Cooperation for integration of electric vehicles in intelligent energy management

The photovoltaic industry in Germany is concentrating more and more on electric mobility. One example of this is the cooperation between the PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG and Belectric Drive GmbH, Menneskes Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH and Schletter GmbH, all of which are active in the area of charging infrastructure for electric mobility. The goal of the companies is to jointly develop solutions for the integration of charging stations for electric vehicles in domestic energy management.

Roland Grebe, board member for technology at SMA, believes that electric vehicles that are charged with renewable energy have a high potential for the future, as part of the energy turnaround. Photovoltaics is particularly suitable for this, since electric vehicles can be charged directly where the electricity is generated. "In this context, the integration of electric mobility with intelligent energy management is becoming more important, either purely as a consumer or as a bidirectional storage system," Grebe said. "It enables operators of PV systems to increase their own consumption and significantly reduce electricity costs. In addition, the loads on electricity grids are reduced."

The cooperation partners are also planning to set up a demonstration area with several charging stations for electric vehicles at the SMA Solar Academy in Niestetal, in order to allow persons interested in the subject to try it out themselves.

Jeannine Gehle

Similar Entries

Sometimes one and one add up to more than the mere addition of numbers. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of rotor blades is a complex and demanding task that requires very good hardware as well as professional data analysis in order to be able to make really precise and early statements about structural damage to the rotor blade. For this reason, two specialists have now joined forces to offer wind farm operators the best possible combination of forces on the market.

Excelsior Energy Capital (“Excelsior”), a renewable energy infrastructure fund focused on long-term investments in wind and solar power plants in North America, and Unico Solar Investors (“Unico Solar”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC that develops, owns and operates commercial and community solar installations, announced the completion of a 300-kilowatt solar energy system at Central Station, a new four-story, 125,000-square-foot office building. Developed by SteelWave and owned by Principal Real Estate Investors, the building is located at 285 Sobrante Way in Sunnyvale, California.

Integrated-Solar-Bickleigh (pict. ViridianSolar)

Viridian Solar announces today that leading UK roofing systems manufacturer, Marley has acquired 100% of the share capital of its business. The move provides the foundation for further growth for the roof-integrated solar specialist as it prepares for rapid growth driven by changes to building regulations and its expansion into international markets.

Assela Wind Farm (pict. Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets.