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Delta gets Victorian Government Grant for EV Charging Research with Nissan and CSIRO

By Delta on August 26th, 2018
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Steve Dimopoulos, MP (front, left), Wayne Harris, Nissan Australia - Electrification and Mobility back, 2nd from left), The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio (front 3rd from left), Minister for Energy; Allen Chao (back 4th from left), Delta Australia Director; Rd. David Harries, Director of the Low Emissions Technology program in CSIRO, Matti Dinkelmeyer (1st on right), Delta Australia E-Mobility and Energy Storage Division

Steve Dimopoulos, MP (front, left), Wayne Harris, Nissan Australia – Electrification and Mobility back, 2nd from left), The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio (front 3rd from left), Minister for Energy; Allen Chao (back 4th from left), Delta Australia Director; Rd. David Harries, Director of the Low Emissions Technology program in CSIRO, Matti Dinkelmeyer (1st on right), Delta Australia E-Mobility and Energy Storage Division

Melbourne, Australia, August 17, 2018–Delta Energy Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd. announced it received a grant from the Victorian Government for a research project on EV charging it is conducting with Nissan Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).  The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, approved $210,000AUD in funds from the New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) towards the 18-month research project. The NEJF supports Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.

The joint research project aims to develop a smart controller and a platform which combines Delta’s residential RPI Series Photovoltaic (PV) E5 inverter, BX 6.0 battery and AC Mini Plus EV charger. Besides providing hardware for the project, Delta also developed in-house software and controller to manage its integrated system. Researchers will leverage Delta’s integrated system to study off-grid EV charging, using solar power and battery backup, and the optimisation of EV charging profiles to reduce grid impact and maximise the use of renewable energy. The system will undergo tests to confirm its performance in various environmental conditions in the temperature control chamber at the CSIRO Monash facility. After initial tests are successful, researchers will deploy the system at Nissan Australia’s Melbourne facility. Here the system will undergo extensive field trials with a fleet of the new Nissan Leaf which awaits release in Australia.

Delta demonstrates its combined PV inverter, EV charger and control solution

Delta demonstrates its combined PV inverter, EV charger and control solution

Minister Lily D’Ambrosio spoke on the positive impact that Delta’s renewable solutions have on the community during her visit to the CSIRO Monash facility, “The project will address a key need in the electric vehicle market by increasing the accessibility to charging stations for domestic, commercial and mobile customers.  Such a benefit certainly will contribute to a more stable electrical grid, shorter payback time and more control for the user on charge rates.” she said. Project coordinator, Mr. Matti Dinkelmeyer, Delta Australia E-Mobility and Energy Storage Division, demonstrated the system to the Minister and highlighted the key role that Delta’s energy-efficient products play in the solution. “Once we developed the concept it was fairly easy to integrate the solution with the different Delta components.” Mr. Dinkelmeyer said.

 

As a renewable energy solutions provider with global operations, Delta welcomes collaboration with industry leaders and government institutions who are driving transformation in Australia’s transportation landscape. Delta’s motto: Smarter. Greener. Together. is an apt description of the powerful synergy between Delta, Nissan and CSIRO to create an innovative off-grid EV charging solution for users seeking a greener lifestyle.