Coordinator: Siemens,Roland Weiss
Brno Technical University, EBM Papst Mulfingen, TU Eindhoven, Emerson, E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate, Fraunhofer IISB, Heliox, Infineon Technologies, Micro Turbine Technology, Philips Electronics, Siemens, Solcalor
(Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden)
Buildings consume 40% of Europe‘s energy. Over 50% of use in commercial buildings is for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting. The European Commission has decided that, from 2020, all new construction must consume net-zero-energy. This will only be possible using integrated renewable energy sources. Direct current (DC) grids in buildings can increase efficiency of electricity distribution and equipment by 5% and boost solar power system efficiency by 7%. The ENIAC JU project DCC+G is developing energy-efficient, integrated DC energy distribution based on advanced semiconductor power technologies.