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Liten's "smart energy systems" strategy addresses the unique characteristics and constraints of each scale in these multi-scale systems.
Dimensioning of PV systems (renvoi page système PV) to support frequency regulation.
Selection of architectures and components that ensure optimal grid stability.
Hybrid renewable energy/battery systems.
Off-grid systems combining solar energy and generators.
Liten research is focusing on:
These tools, designed as enablers, are validation tested on a pilot grid (either on physical components or emulators) before they are rolled out in real-world environments.
As the number of electronic devices people use every day grows, higher-yield, more compact power converters will be needed more than ever. In research conducted for a Carnot Energie du Futur project called Nice GaN, CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, developed software that can rapidly dimension the magnetic components inside power converters.
CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, has invented the first-ever thermal sensors to utilize thermoelectricity to keep power electronics like HEMT transistors from overheating. The innovation does not impact fabrication processes or costs.
Electrolyzers used to produce hydrogen from electricity, can help balance supply and demand on electricity grids. CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently took part in the EU QualyGridS project, which addressed the topic.
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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.