In this project, we are optimizing the energy production and distribution to operate the vessel with renewable energy. The vessel is equipped with water turbines, solar panels, and fuel cells to takes on the challenge of a 100% emission-free vessel operation. We try to come up with a microgrid design that optimally harmonizes power generation and energy storage to tackle the main problem of green power technology: its irregular power yield.
We aim to smooth out intermittent generation patterns to provide constant, reliable power at any time, any location, and in any condition.
At the moment, we are developing the overall system, we might be able to do some testing with similar, smaller-scale, components in the spring semester 2021.