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ERG-Energy for a green society: from sustainable harvesting to smart distribution. Equipments, materials, design solutions and their applications

46 months (2011 - 2015)
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UE-funded research - JTI ENIAC
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The research, development and demonstration activities planned for the ERG project focus on the solar energy supply chain, starting form solar cells and proceeding along with innovative energy extraction (harvesting) techniques, high efficiency power conversion and finally managing the energy distribution inside a smart grid, with the target of different classes of applications, from house to small area, as well as application specific “local grid” (healthcare, automotive, etc.). By considering the full solar energy supply chain, we expect to produce relevant improvements of the industrial state-of-the-art in the efficiency of solar cells, in the optimization of energy generated by photovoltaic systems, in the loss reduction of power converters and finally in energy management strategy.

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Total cost: € 34,922,779.00
Total contribution: € 7,200,644.14
PoliTo total cost: € 900,000.00
PoliTo contribution: € 450,000.00