Enertronics is to make energy systems intelligent, using electronic technologies of power, control and communications, combined with the analysis and design of electrical and energy systems.
The scope of enertronics apply to the area of renewable energy, smart grids, smart city and electric mobility.
CIT UPC provides companies and institutions our knowledge and experience in the field of enertronics:
- Analysis of energy consumption patterns for prognosis, diagnosis and optimization.
- Optimization of energy consumption in buildings and industrial plants.
- Diagnostic and monitoring techniques of electromechanical systems.
- Intelligent control of the power grid.
- Design and development of electric chargers and V2G/V2H systems.
- Design of electrical machines as its monitoring and control.
- Design of electric motors for electric and hybrid vehicles to plug network.
- Design of small power generation systems.
- Management of energy storage systems.
- Electronic power applied to the emulation of computers.
- High voltage systems for sustainable transportation energy.
- The research group Plastics and Ecological Composites (e-PLASCOM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), and the Catalan Plastics Center (CCP), work in a project that aims to design ad hoc natural rubber-based composites, with specific compositions and geometries, to be optimally integrated into both EC and BC technologies at prototype level.
- The research group Eco-friendly Plastics and Composites (e-PLASCOM) at the Universitat Politècnica Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) is participating in the European Advanced Engineering and Research of aeroGels for Environment and Life Sciences (AERoGELS) project. This project is designed to bring together the knowledge of academic, industrial and regulatory experts on the research and technology of aerogels at European scale.
- Researchers in the Polymer Materials and Textile Chemistry (POLQUITEX) research group of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) participate in the WAVE project, who aim is to recycle elastomeric waste (such as tyres and scraps from building roofs), for its subsequent reuse and recovery in various industrial sectors (automobile, civil, electrical).
- The Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) is taking part in PhotonHub Europe. This is a European project to establish a single pan-European hub for innovation in photonics as a one-stop shop solution that brings together the pioneering photonics solutions, facilities, knowledge and experience of 53 European partners.