Intersolar 2018: Harnessing synergies between solar energy, heat and mobility
integrating the heating, electricity and mobility sectors is essential for
achieving the Fronius vision1 of 24 hours of sun. “Energy sector integration is no longer a
dream of the future. At Intersolar, we will be exhibiting various application
examples for both the home and the commercial sector. For example, the Fronius
Ohmpilot not only maximises your rate of self-consumption by heating water, it
is also a simple energy storage solution,” reveals Martin Hackl, Head of
Solar Energy at Fronius International GmbH. Fronius will also be providing detailed
information about the integration of third-party components such as heating
elements or heat pumps.
Using Fronius Solar.web as an analysis tool
Using the Fronius Solar.web online portal, users can monitor their PV system, analyse data and thus optimise their energy usage, with ease. The benefits for installers include a clear overview, automatic yield comparisons of multiple inverters and the ability to manage several systems. “Fronius Solar.web and the Fronius Smart Meter combine to create an outstanding analysis tool. System owners can find out what happens to their energy and how they can optimise their usage of it. Solar.web offers installers detailed analyses to help them decide which products and services may be suitable for their customers in future, as well as a practical means to carry out remote updates,” explains Product Manager Thomas Obermüller.
Thanks to Fronius Energy Profiling it is now possible to measure consumers and generators using more than one Fronius Smart Meter. In addition, Fronius will be unveiling a brand-new portal function. “We will exclusively reveal the feature for the first time at the trade fair. There’s plenty for visitors to look forward to!” enthuses Obermüller. In the future, the portal will also provide tips and recommendations for further improving your energy balance, as well as weather forecasts.
Custom storage solutions
It is important for system operators to be able to use as much of the electricity they have generated as possible, in the most optimised way possible. They must therefore be able to store solar energy efficiently and use it whenever needed. Fronius has a wide range of products available to offer bespoke solutions with custom components to meet the exact requirements of the customer. “Finding the best storage solution for the situation on the ground is becoming ever more difficult for an increasing number of manufacturers. Fronius offers a comprehensive range of storage solutions that can be used to meet a wide variety of customer requirements,” explains Martin Hackl.
Efficient energy sector integration for the commercial sector
The Fronius Eco and Fronius Symo inverters as well as the Fronius Smart Meter will also be exhibited in Munich. They offer an excellent foundation for energy sector integration in the commercial sector. Targeted use and constant measurement and monitoring allows users to make significant savings. The latest trends in hydrogen technology from Fronius will also be on display. Hydrogen allows electricity, heating and mobility to be further integrated and thus encourages the usage of renewable energy sources. Whether for long-term energy storage or e-mobility for businesses, this technology is enabling us to take another big step towards 24 hours of sun.
Even after the trade fair, there are still exciting things to look forward to, such as a preview of the new inverter generation.
Fronius at Intersolar 2018: Hall B2, Stand 310
1 Fronius’ vision of 24 hours of sun describes a future in which 100% of the world’s energy needs are covered by renewable sources.