Savings with DC lighting and infrastructure
Friday, January 16, 2015
In SON-T luminaires, alternating current (AC) is converted to direct current (DC). The centralization of the conversion, in stead of seperate conversions in each fixture, is more energy efficient and can result in savings for greenhouse growers of almost € 10,000 to € 20,000 per ha per year. This has been proven in the project 'DC and sustainability go together in greenhouses' (ed. also called in short "DC in the Greenhouse"), carried out by the DC Foundation in collaboration with Direct Current BV.
Unique DC smart grid in industrial park in use
On Tuesday, October 21, the new public lighting powered by DC has been taken officially into use at a festive opening on the industrial park De Liede in Vijfhuizen. The commissioner Afvalzorg has a scoop with project; this is the first modern and sustainable DC smart grid in the Netherlands that is installed on an industrial park.
Press Release by the DC Foundation
Aalsmeer, October 2, 2014
Publication of 'Groot Gelijk: De Toekomst van Gelijkspanning in Nederland'
(Translation: "Quite right: the future of DC in the Netherlands")
Current insights lead to book on DC
DC. Until recently, an almost forgotten word in energy. But DC is becoming increasingly topical, for example in energy transportation more HVDC connections are upcoming, and also USB connectors for small users and sustainable generation of solar electricity. Moreover, new technical developments lead to more and more electronics in the energy grid. Electronics simply work on DC.