Smart Green Power Node

Benefit

  • Integrated solution with sophisticated algorithms and hardware that require minimal user input
  • Peak shaving capability during high power demand times yielding economic savings for the utility and consumer
  • Incorporates energy storage and “green” sources reducing carbon emissions
  • Mitigates outage times by operating as independent power supply (islanded operation)
  • Customizable for diverse application landscape increasing utility

Market Application
Smart Grid Controller Systems

Other
Industry:

  • Power Industry
  • Smart Power Controller Manufacturers

Status of Technology:

The Smart Green Power Node (SG PN) is a suite of control methods and algorithms implemented in a power router. This router is composed of de/de converters and an ac/dc inverter. The router is connected to on-site power generation, on-site power storage, on-site loads, and the grid. The suite of control methods and algorithms manage individual converters and circuits, and manage the power flow through the entire system.

For a residential setting the full power prototype was set at a power level that was
appropriate for verification of design, 2kW. The implementation ofSiC switching devices, more robust hardware control, and greater functionality high level control are currently being investigated.

Regulatory:

This technology may be subject to regulatory measures and control.

Contact Information

Name: Technology Ventures

Email: ventures@uark.edu

Phone: 479-575-7243