Research Projects

  • ALPRO - Solar radiation forecasts
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    Solar radiation forecasts (red) with uncertainty (gray) compared with measurements of solar radiation (blue). The graph shows a low forecast uncertainty on days with clear skies and a high forecast uncertainty on days with varying cloud formation. Data basis: Forecasts based on numerical weather predictions for the next day.

    Project in the Business Area Photovoltaics, Energy System Technology, Topic: Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants, Smart Grid Technologies, Fields of Work: Forecasting of Solar Irradiance and Power, Photovoltaic Power Plants, Duration: September 2016 - December 2019

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    Data-driven design and operational management of decentralized electrical storage systems in manufacturing SMEs

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    Project in the Business Area: Power Electronics, Grids and Smart Systems, Topic: Smart Grids, Duration: 12/2020 - 11/2023

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  • DiGO - App to optimize grid expansion
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    App to optimize grid expansion. Power grids and the connected generators and consumers can be loaded into the app. If the power grid is overloaded in this way, the cost-optimized grid expansion projects are determined. At the top right, the grid planner can select which technologies may be used to plan the grid expansion.

    Project in the Business Area Building Energy Technology, Topic: System Integration - Electricity, Heat, Gas; Smart Grid Technologies; Duration: 09/2018 - 08/2021

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  • EDGE - frequency distribution
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    The frequency distribution of the load of a typical 3-person single-family house over one year shows that for most of the time a storage system would only have to provide low power. The superimposed discharge efficiency curve of a typical 2,5 kW inverter still shows significant potential for improvement in this partial-load range.

    Project in the Buisness Area Power Electronics, Grids and Smart Systems, Topic: Power Electronics, Smart Grid Technologies, Battery System Technologies, Smart Grids, Duration: January 2018 - June 2020

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  • EnWiSol – Solar Thermal Energy in the Municipal Energy Supply

    Energy Economic Analysis and Demonstration Project Freiburg-Gutleutmatten

    EnWiSol - Row of thermal solar connectors
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    Row of thermal solar connectors on a flat roof in the building area Freiburg-Gutleutmatten.

    Project in the Business Area Energy Efficient Buildings, Solar Thermal Technology; Topics: Ventilation and Air-Conditioning, Thermal Systems Engineering, Smart Grid Technologies; Duration: June 2013 - April 2018

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