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With more than 15 public, science, education, industry and SME partners, the Smart Energy DIH acts as a coordinator and facilitator of digital-based technology solutions for renewable energy industries. To this end, the DIH seeks to:

  • Provide all-round support and specialised services in R&D and deployment of innovations in renewable energy sector;
  • Facilitate partnerships in collaborative development, technology transfer and industrial uptake of high-tech innovations;
  • Link national innovation projects, startups and SMEs with wider international initiatives and competence networks;
  • Contribute to and strengthen the national and European technological infrastructure.

Services

Smart Energy DIH provides full range services: concept validation and prototyping, testing and validation; pre-competitive series production; education and digital skills development; Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses,  Collaborative Researches, Incubator / accelerator support, Market intelligence, Mentoring, digital maturity assessment, visioning for digital transformation, fostering the integration, adaptation and customisation of various technologies, testing and experimentation with digital technologies (software and hardware), knowledge and technology transfer, supporting the preparation of business and financial models, access to financial institutions and investors, supporting the use of InvestEU and other relevant financing mechanisms, advertising, hosting or providing of training, boot-camps, traineeships.

Case studies

Advanced bifacial SoliTek solar plant
A new generation 2MW solar power plant, the first of its kind in Europe, is equipped with top of the line bifacial glass-glass solar panels and horizontal single-axis sun tracking system. Plant will generate up to 40% more electricity than a conventional solar power plant. The benefits of horizontal single-axis sun tracking system is more efficient use of solar radiation in the morning and the end of the day, exactly when there is a peak of power consumption all around and thus the highest price of electricity.

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Floating solar plant in Kruonis PSHP
Floating solar power plant project in Kruonis pumped storage hydroelectric power plant (PSHP) is developed by Lithuanian state-owned company Ignitis with the scientists from Kaunas University of Technology. During the primary stage of the project 60 kW pilot solar power plant will be installed with the aim to develop an algorithm for managing the power plant and energy storage system. The algorithm will take into account constantly registered network and other physical parameters of the Kruonis PSHP. According to initial calculations, covering the whole Kruonis PSHP’s upper reservoir with the floating solar power modules would result in a power plant generating enough electricity to supply more than 120k households yearly.

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Detra Solar virtual reality software
Detra Solar developed software that creates 3D rendered images of the solar park design. These images can be manipulated and explored on screen or uploaded into a virtual reality environment such as Oculus Rift. The user gets a 100% accurate representation of the future solar park and being able to walk around it before ground has even been broken. The benefits of a VR help to spot any aesthetic problems early on, lets user get an accurate feel for the project while planning the construction phase and is an impressive way to showcase the project to investors.
Keep the Energy at the right place
The overall aim of the Energy Keeper project is to design, develop and test a novel, scalable, sustainable and cost competitive flow battery based on organic redox active materials. A 30kW redox flow battery with a capacity of 100 kWh will be constructed and equipped with an interoperable Battery Management System enabling plug and play integration into a Smart Grid. The developed technologies will be integrated with real RES (Renewable Energy Sources), Electric Vehicle chargers and variable power consumption demonstrated at the ACRRES test site. Finally Energy Keeper will develop several prosumer business models oriented to different types of communities in order to demonstrate that EnergyKeeper storage system will bring economic profit to end-users while providing stability to the electricity grid.

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Solar PV on the Distribution Grid
The goal of the iDistributedPV project is to develop affordable integrated solutions to enhance the production of energy through solar photovoltaic distributed generation. The project will look into energy storage devices, accurate monitoring strategies and procedures, and active demand management approaches. Additionally, iDistributedPV will contribute to better defining the concept of prosumer, i.e. a consumer who not only consumes but also produces energy. PV developers, equipment and components manufacturers, electricity distribution companies, energy policy experts and research centres will work together to propose affordable technical, regulatory and business solutions to promote the development of distributed solar PV and overcome the existing barriers.

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