RE18 – Advanced Smart Grid Technology

 

RE18 – Advanced Smart Grid Technology

The RE18 Advanced Smart Grid Technology system provides students with a self-contained modular system, allowing an in-depth understanding of the complex interactions between renewable energies, energy storage and consumers on a laboratory scale.

The system allows the construction of a controllable Smart Grid on a laboratory scale. Providing multiple pre-set scenarios but additionally allows for bespoke or user-created setups.

Description

The RE18 Advanced Smart Grid Technology system provides students with a self-contained modular system, allowing an in-depth understanding of the complex interactions between renewable energies, energy storage and consumers on a laboratory scale. 

The system allows the construction of a controllable Smart Grid on a laboratory scale. Providing multiple pre-set scenarios but additionally allows for bespoke or user-created setups. 

Contained in the system are multiple components for renewable energies such as wind and photovoltaics as well as energy stores such as lithium-iron-phosphate batteries / fuel cells that allow a large variety of fundamental experiments to be conducted in conjunction with smart grid experiments. 

Technical Specifications

  • 2 x Base unit Professional 
  • 2 x Smart meter 
  • 1 x Wind turbine module Pro 
  • 1 x Solar module 5.33V, 370mA 
  • 1 x Wind machine 
  • 1 x Motor module Pro 
  • 1 x Base for solar panel 
  • 2 x Power module 
  • 1 x Wind rotor set 
  • 2 x Light bulb module Pro 
  • 1 x Capacitor module Pro 
  • 1 x AV-module 
  • 1 x Battery module holder 1xAAA Pro 
  • 1 x LiFePo-battery AAA 
  • 1 x Fuel cell holder Pro 
  • 1 x MPP Tracker Pro 
  • 2 x Grid module Pro 
  • 1 x Diode module Pro 
  • 1 x Potentiometer module 110 Ohm Pro 
  • 1 x Bulb 120W, 12° 
  • 1 x Lamp housing 
  • 6 x Safety short-circuit plug, with mid socket 
  • 1 x Aluminium case 
  • 5 x Safety test lead, 25cm, red 
  • 4 x Safety test lead, 25cm, black 
  • 4 x Safety test lead, 50cm, red 
  • 4 x Safety test lead, 50cm, black 
  • 1 x Propeller 
  • 1 x Reversible fuel cell 
  • 1 x Azimuth angle scale 

Features & Benefits

  •  Setup of a complete smart grid on a laboratory scale 
  • Investigating the influence of renewable energies on grid stability 
  • Additional fundamental experiments on wind, photovoltaics, fuel cells and energy storage 
  • Laboratory scale 
  • Modular design 
  • Supplied in a self contained aluminium case 
  • Includes in-depth manual and predefined experiments 

Downloads

Smart grid experiments: 

  • Daily power fluctuations of a photovoltaic (PV) power plant 
  • Daily power fluctuations of a wind power plant 
  • Energy supply of a building by conventional power plants 
  • Energy supply of a building by conventional and PV power plants 
  • Energy supply of a building by conventional and PV power plants with storage 
  • Voltage behaviour and grid stability in a radial distribution system 
  • Grid stability with PV power plants 
  • Grid stability with PV power plants depending on consumer load 
  • Grid stability with PV power plants depending on wire length 
  • Grid stability with PV power plants and smart transformer stations 
  • Grid stability with PV power plants and storages 
  • Grid integration of E-Mobility 
  • Conductor rope management 

Fundamental experiments: 

Photovoltaics 

  • IV-Characteristics of solar panels 
  • IV-Characteristics depending on illumination 
  • IV-Characteristics depending on temperature 
  • MPP-Tracking 

Wind energy 

  • Turbine power dependent on blade shape and pitch angle 
  • Turbine power dependent on number of blades 
  • Turbine power dependent on wind direction 

Fuel cell and electrolyzer 

  • Functionality of an electrolyzer 
  • IV-characteristics of an electrolyzer 
  • Functionality of a fuel cell 
  • IV-characteristics of a fuel cell 

Storage technologies 

  • Charge and discharge characteristics of a capacitor 
  • Functionality and charge procedure of a LiFePo battery 
  • Operation of fuel cells and electrolysers 

  • Renewable Energies 
  • Electrical Engineering 

  • RE10: Advanced Photovoltaic Energy 
  • RE12: Advanced Wind Energy 
  • RE14: Advanced Fuel Cell Technology 
  • RE16: Advanced Thermal Energy 
  • RE24: Advanced Battery Technology 

  • Storage Temperature: -10°C to +70°C 
  • Operating temperature range: +10°C to +50°C 
  • Operating relative humidity range: 0 to 95%, non-condensing 

Electrical supply: 110-230V AC 50-60Hz 

  • Level and stable work surface 

PACKED AND CRATED SHIPPING SPECIFICATIONS

  • Volume: 0.038m³
  • Gross weigh: 10Kg

  • Length: 0.640m 
  • Width:   0.165m 
  • Height:  0.370m 

RE18: Advanced Smart Grid Technology 

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