Over the last two years the University of Debrecen’s Faculty of Engineering has developed new processes of energy-efficient management for public and office buildings.
Thanks to a grant of six hundred million forints, Polaris-Nord Kft. and the University of Debrecen have completed a joint project, whose basic objective is the development of a solar energy-based electricity- and hot water energy recovery system for buildings, tailored to usage habits.
Researchers at the University of Debrecen Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics Department have developed a system which follows the sun and moves rooftop solar panels and solar collectors and their hybrid panels in line with the sun to produce the maximum amount of energy they can. This can result in an annual saving of 30 to 40 percent in electricity and gas usage.
- With the help of a supercomputer we can perform physical building modeling and with computer simulations we can create more energy-efficient building solutions, which can represent alternatives when the building is being renovated. Furthermore, we have developed an intelligent battery charger for electric vehicles, which will help to ensure that the electricity generated from the building’s solar panels can be used directly to charge vehicles in the building's parking area – reported Péter Szemes
, Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics Department.
The new products and services developed by the Faculty of Engineering will soon be featured among the products of the project partner firm.