- DC-INDUSTRIE2 direct current research project successfully completed
- Open Direct Current Alliance (ODCA) founded
- DC-Industrie and the United Nations‘ sustainable development goals
Electrical energy is one of the most important ressources for industry. Availability of this energy is crucial. DC-INDUSTRIE system approach with a DC grid that directly connects loads, sources (e.g. solar panels) and storage devices enables this efficiently.
A DC grid connects renewable energy and uses braking energy directly, no need to waste it in resistors anymore.
Compared to traditional industrial AC systems about 50% less copper is needed for cabling and bus bars – this is resource friendly and reduces CO2 emissions.
Easily connected energy storage also reduces the in-feed power of the factory leading to lower investment for transformers and energy distribution within the factory, as well as reduced peak-power electricity rates.