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Renewable energy and Energy efficiency
Tomorrow’s smart grids will integrate renewable energy, reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and deliver a reliable supply of electricity to consumers.
CEA Tech is contributing to smart-grid development through research conducted by CEA Tech institute Liten, which is investigating architectures, dimensioning, control, and optimization of complex energy systems combining multiple energy sources, energy storage, and users.
Liten is also developing energy trading business models, plus software and management tools to ensure the cleanest, most economical source of energy available is used at all times. The goal is of course to increase the amount of renewable energy integrated into the grid.
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In research conducted for the EU m2M-grid project, CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed advanced microgrid coordination tools that were successfully tested on a real grid operated by electric utility SOREA.
Liten, a CEA Tech institute, is currently developing software to pinpoint losses in solar PV power plants. The software should be helpful in improving plant maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
Differential voltage measurement was used to develop models that will enable more detailed characterization of lithium-ion battery aging.
Energy Observer, the world’s first hydrogen-powered boat, features an innovative end-to-end energy architecture that is 100% carbon-free, distributed, and digital. Didier Bouix, who heads the project at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently won the Mission Innovation Champions award for his work.
The Tunisian government has adopted an energy transition policy that includes multiplying the contribution of renewable energy tenfold within twelve years. To successfully make the transition, the country needed a smart-grid solution tailored to local conditions.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.