The efficient generation of electricity through the use of diverse technologies (thermodynamic cycles, electronics, sensors, etc.) contributes to a better utilisation of the primary energies. Rational use of energy leads to a reduction in waste and direct economic savings for both the product lines and the environment. In addition, developments in the field of storage and use of energy are complementary to the lines of work and knowledge of this R&D unit.
The DEWI project seeks key solutions for wireless communication and wireless interoperability in smart cities and infrastructures, taking into account the everyday physical environments of citizens such as buildings, cars, trains and aeroplanes, thus contributing significantly to the emerging smart homes and smart public spaces. The overall goal of the DEWI project is to provide key technologies and reference architectures with a focus on the sensor and the internal communication bubble and its interfaces with the environment. This means the following:
- Reliable, self-configurable, optionally safe short-range communication
- Local energy management: efficiency, utilisation, and storage
- Location of sensors and mobile devices; integration of wireless sensor networks
Project for the development of a reliable embedded wireless infrastructure. This pilot innovation project, contracted by Artemis, establishes two lines of work: automation of energy and production systems and development of smart urban constructions and infrastructures for sustainable cities.
The goal is to increase the energy efficiency of buildings, infrastructures and industrial processes through the use of embedded technologies.
Development of an efficient system for energy accumulation, with the aim of allowing both accumulation during the braking process of electric motors and the use of recovered and accumulated energy, to facilitate motor start-up. This greatly mitigates excessive consumption in this phase of operation, reducing noise and electromagnetic emissions, as well as ensuring greater reliability and durability of key components of the overall system.
All systems are connected to both the power source and the load through an inverter developed by Fagor Electrónica, which allows the optimal control and utilisation of the assembly.
Recharge Stations Project
Development of a new generation of Fagor recharge systems for electric vehicles, which have been designed to operate in public outdoor or indoor environments and feature control electronics with microprocessor-based technology.
The electrical system is protected by thermal-magnetic switches, differential switches, and a surge protector switch. The recharge point has to different 2 assemblies controlled by microprocessors, one intended to manage the electric vehicle (VE) load variables, and one intended to serve as a user interface. The union of these assemblies allows the creation of two groups of action of recharge points:
- PUBLIC: insulated or multiple
- PRIVATE: individual or community-based