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INEES Volkswagen, SMA, Lichtblick, Fraunhofer

Summary

German 'lighthouse' project which demonstrated the real world technical feasibility of V2G through the use of 40 SMA bidirectional inverters and modified Volkswagen UP vehicles. Although technically feasible, project concluded V2G was unlikely to be economically feasible.

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Germany (DE)

Europe

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Timespan

2012 Fill 1Created with Sketch. 2015

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Chargers

20

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Lead partner

Volkswagen

  • SMA Solar
  • Franuhoffer Research Instute

Focus: Technical, Social & Commercial

Segment: Individual

Charging location: Home

Tech: SMA 10.5kW DC

Charger Type: DC

Services

  • Frequency
    Response
  • Reserve
  • Arbitrage
  • Distribution
    Services
  • Time shifting
    for energy users
  • Emergency
    back-up

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