Why DC?

Electricity is a resource we expect to naturally have at our disposal. But what if it isn't always the case?

Last update on 26 July 2022
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Electricity is considered a basic need in this day and age. And though it is not an unlimited resource, society goes on to use and abuse it. With our world being highly digitized, our current power grid is completely outdated and does not meet today's massive electronic requirements of the modern technological age.

Case and point: our local power grid in the Netherlands.

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Current grid situation in The Netherlands. Sourced from Liander.

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DC working with AC

Most modern devices like phones, laptops, and now electric vehicle chargers as well as PV panel connectors use Direct Current (DC), while the grid distributes electricity in Alternating Current (AC). This conversion from AC to DC leads to power loss and increased costs.

Our research and development focus on a more efficient power distribution system that yields the benefits of working with DC:

  1. 15 to 25% energy savings by harvesting braking energy
  2. Up to 10% less CO2
  3. 35% Copper reduction
  4. Systems simplified by moving complexity to components
  5. Autonomous, self-regulating systems that match demand with supply
  6. 3 P's: Protection for People and Property, with our innovation Solid State Protection

A new protocol

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The electrical world is more familiar with AC systems, which are not well-adapted for DC distribution. This requires a new protocol to ensure resilience, safety and cybersecurity curated for cutting-edge DC systems.