The supply of renewable energies requires decentralized production and sufficient storage options. In the best case, energy is either generated directly where it is consumed, or in any case in the direct vicinity. This results in low energy losses through transmission and thus high energy efficiency. In particular, photovoltaic systems on roofs could cover a large part of the power supply. Decentralized energy storage systems ensure a continuous supply and are able to absorb overproduction and compensate for shortages.
In the "Smart Photovoltaics" project, the approach is to be taken one step further: through the factors of measurement, control, decentralized energy production and decentralized energy storage, as well as the digitalization of processes, all the necessary elements are to be implemented in order to test and implement smart grid principles. Furthermore, data on energy production and consumption will be integrated into the Urban Data Platform to enable a variety of use cases. In particular, a reporting system for e.g. climate balances will be developed (incl. energy dashboard) and the mapping of relevant key figures in the digital twin of the city of Dormagen will be enabled.