electronics engineering for green energy

 

 

Electronics Engineering for Green Energy

MIT has recently published an annual Technology Review with the list of the most influential technologies for 2021. Among them, they highlight Green Hydrogen as the most ethical fossil fuels replacement. 

Some would argue that this title is now reserved for electrification. Well, that's it, but it's not a panacea. You cannot electrify the entire energy system. Firstly, it's very challenging. Secondly, it is not cheap at all. So it's just about right to get on the track of decarbonization through hydrogen made from renewable power sources.

Colorless hydrogen getting more and more colors

Market research agency Wood Mackenzie distinguishes the commonly used types of hydrogen as a chemical for industry: 

Brown hydrogen – is one made from lignite or coal gasification.

Gray hydrogen – hydrogen made via steam methane reformation of natural gas. 

Both substances are far from being carbon-free. The same can't be said about blue hydrogen. 

Like grey hydrogen, blue hydrogen is produced via natural gas steam methane reformation, except that the generated CO2 emissions are captured and stored, so it's "greener", although its production process is not. 

That's where the green hydrogen comes into play. It is the birth product of solar and wind energy electrolysis. It is starting to gain momentum as renewable sources installations are mushrooming across the globe. In the article "Cheap renewables could make green hydrogen a practical replacement for fossil fuels" for MIT Technology Review, Peter Fairly states that this will lead to the vast global network of green hydrogen electrolysis plants in the future.

The international coalition of energy industry executives, ETC, in this week’s report, claimed that the investments required for decarbonising throughout all industries reach $15 trillion over the upcoming 30 years. They insist on the widespread adoption of clean energy across the economic sectors as a key for zero emission goal by 2050. Notably, hydrogen consumption is expected to grow to 500-800 million tonnes per year by mid-century, accounting for 15-20% of total energy demand. For reference, currently, it amounts to 115 million a year. Around 85% of the required investment would be in electricity generation and 15% in electrolysers, hydrogen production facilities and transport and storage infrastructure, said ETC.

Electronics engineering for alternative energetics at Promwad

Promwad supports the concept of green energy and green hydrogen as an alternative to diesel and gas, in particular, in both words and deeds: we are launching an advanced R&D for green energy and e-mobility initiatives. We gather best practices from the completed projects in hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen electrolysis, smart charging, and various EV solutions. 

Now our automotive department is launching a project connected with green hydrogen generation. We hope the trend will grow as it's a flexible way for energy storage, fuel in vehicles, raw material in industry or fuel for heating, especially in regions where direct electrification is challenging to realize.

Promwad is a reliable partner in green energetics for scientific institutes and energy sector companies. So let's make the planet greener by cooperation in the accomplishment of promising projects!

 

Our projects

 

Microcomputer 88F6282 to design network devices We designed a solution that decreases the time, costs and risks when designing new products with WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Smart WiFi router design + ad filter & parental control We've designed working prototypes of a Smart CPE router for advertising filtering, blocking malicious content, and parental control

TI DM373-based SoM for video surveillance projects We've designed the CPU module based on the TI DM3730, which helps cut the time, costs, and risks of designing new products

Broadband SDR satellite modem on Zynq Ultrascale+ We designed a hardware & software platform for a broadband software-defined radio satellite modem

Industrial switches with 10GbE and 48 ports We have designed a new product line of 1Gb/10Gbps Ethernet switches operating at an industrial temperature range (−20 to +70°C) 

AI application for set-top box: searching and buying products from video streaming

Shoppable video: AI-based app for STB & Smart TV We've developed and installed on STBs the first AI application for searching and buying clothes directly from the video stream

digital signal processing module for wireless communication systems

DSP + FPGA platform We have designed a platform with an open architecture for wireless communication systems based on the SDR technology

A model range of industrial managed gigabit switch equipment with 8 and 16 ports
L2 industrial switch We created reference designs of industrial managed switches with 10Gbase-X and 10/100/1000Base-T ports
Network traffic analyzer with Bypass function
BYPASS Network Analyzer We created prototypes of a network traffic analyzer for setting in a network connection gap (BYPASS function)
a series of managed 16- and 24-port Gigabit switches based on Realtek 83xx chipset
L2 Switch with PoE support Promwad engineering team designed a custom managed L2 switches based on the Realtek 83xx chipset and Linux kernel
DECT base station, VolP gateway, WiFi router, Office PBX, Server
Modem 7-in-one device We have designed and prepared for mass production an advanced VoIP modem router that provides all types of office communications
we developed a specialized Embedded Linux distribution for routers and other network devices

OpenWRT for RealtekWe developed a specialized Embedded Linux distribution for routers and adaptable web interface to manage LuCi based

VoIP broadband router design
VoIP broadband router Our engineers designed a subscriber router for providing voice over IP services in broadband networks
we created a reference design of a set-top box DVB-T/C + IPTV, which is intended for rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices
IPTV+T/C hybrid set-top box We created a reference design of a set-top box with rapid platform development and launch of a series of new digital devices
promwad have designed a digital IPTV STB with DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 support, based on the SMP8654 processor by SigmaDesigns

IPTV STB with DVB-T/S/S2We have designed a digital IPTV STB with DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 support, based on the SMP8654 processor by SigmaDesigns

we have developed a computer for networks with a client-server architecture that transfers basic processes to a remote server

AK1100 thin clientWe have developed a new turn-key product, the AK1100 thin client based on the processor Marvell Sheeva 88F6282

SmartLabs IPTV set-top box We have developed a range of IPTV set-top boxes, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video
we developed a video registration device for digitalization, storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources

JPEG2000 4-channel recorderWe developed a video registration device for storage and distribution of audio and video streams on request from 4 analogue sources