Would you install a photovoltaic plant but you don't know if you will be able to amortize the costs? Have you relied on government incentives and now you are in trouble?At least you are not alone. In fact lately there has been a big improvement in the usage of the renewable energies, but the approach has been often expensive, unefficient and for many people inaccessible.
In fact until now big plants have been built, but they are often oversized. Very smaller plants could be sufficient. Why? An high percentage, up to the 50%,is given by a constant consumption made by the sum of small common loads, like for example in charge devices or in stand-by mode. If we could cut-offthese costs from the bill, we could obtain with little photovoltaic plants the same saving obtained today with bigger investments.
Selling the energy produced to the energy provider and re-buying it later for a bigger price is not a good deal. Maximizing the direct usage of theself-produced energy for our purposes is convenient!
Energy Switch is a device that can commutate the electric energy source used in real time without any need of interrupting the working of the connected devices.With it a new approach to the photovoltaic is possible, with the goal of optimizing the "self-consumption": the device in fact can "understand" whichelectrical outlet has to be fed with the energy produced by our plant and which ones to assign to the energy provider, automatically and without any"human" interaction. We will be able to know that it is working only at the bill reading!
Now Energy Switch is my master thesis topic, but the results obtained are good so it's possible to build a real working prototype. For doing it I need moneyand this is why i called on Eppela and mainly to you: 5000€ are necessary to buy the components for the prototype! It will be used for the thesispresentation and it will be showed to the "Maker Faire" in Roma from the 3th to the 5th of October.
I want to build something useful for everybody that can give a real contribution for a better future.
I'm sure I can do it, and you?
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My name is Daniele and I'm a Computer Engineering student at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". Inquiring by nature, I love technology. I'm sure that technology can improve the world, and I want to give a concrete contribution to make this happen.
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