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Energy Smart Home Lab - Selected Landmark 2012!
Energy Smart Home Lab - Selected Landmark 2012
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Within the framework of the ICT for Electic Mobility-Initiative

 

Are you still housing, or are you experiencing the future already?

In the project MeRegioMobil, the KIT is doing research in the domain of energy-efficient living of the future.
We are looking for test residents who want to move in to our newly built 60m² big smart home which is located on the KIT campus
and is equipped with a variety of smart appliances.
If you are interested, please contact us under:

mailto:smarhome@forschung.kit.edu

0721/608-4470


Further Information

Scientific and Technical Goals

The major goal of the MeRegioMobil research project is to efficiently integrate mobile electrical storage units in vehicles into the existing energy system by means of developing innovative information and communication technologies and their implementation in conclusive overall concepts.

 

Objectives of the field „Conception of services, business models, and incentive systems“

  • Design of business models and incentive systems (among others pricing models)
  • Fast identification of energy-efficient routes taking into consideration the characteristics of electric vehicles
  • Conception of an identity management system that as a basic service represents a significant requirement for higher-level services, such as e.g. identification of the vehicle/driver at every charging point or billing processes on the energy provider‘s side.

 

Objectives of the laboratory experiments

  • Construction and extension of a research and demonstration laboratory for the integration of electric vehicles into a smart home
  • Testing of various pricing models and control options
  • Development of methods for the adaptive cooperation among laboratorial components

 

Objectives of simulations

  • Investigation and development of intelligent charging strategies
  • Evaluation of the integration potential for renewable energies considering the use of electric vehicles
  • Evaluation of alternative software architectures as well as analysis of the robustness and scalability inherent to the prototype ICT-systems
  • Development and testing of intelligent (co-operating) components in the smart home with intelligent integration of electric vehicles
  • Investigations of system perturbations
  • Analysis and estimation of ways of fast battery charging

 

Objectives of the evaluation

  • Determination of the acceptance of business and pricing models developed regarding different groups of users
  • Evaluation of business models and incentive systems (e.g. various pricing models), regarding different factors, such as costs, load shifting potential, and environmental impact
  • Evaluation of costs and benefits resulting from the usage of switchable battery concepts
  • Evaluation of the impacts electric mobility has on the power grid
  • Techno-economic and environmental analysis and evaluation of the integration of electric mobility into regional power systems
  • Legal analysis with special emphasis on the options for supplying balancing energy as well as for inter-vehicle communication