Delta, a global leader in energy and thermal management solutions, demonstrated how its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure solutions can improve the energy resilience and efficiency of existing buildings at eMove360° Europe 2022. The proof-of-concept, which includes electric vehicle charging stations, photovoltaic panels, energy storage and energy management systems and was recently installed at Delta’s own EMEA headquarters in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, helps building managers meet the growing demand for electric vehicle charging services while reducing the impact on building energy infrastructure and the power grid. Delta’s solution is suitable for a wide range of commercial, targeted and public applications.
“Legislation that will ban the sale of internal combustion engines in the EU in 2035 will accelerate this trend. Delta already offers a comprehensive portfolio of electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specifically designed for residential, commercial and public charging applications. This makes it easy to respond to the different charging needs of e-drivers while reducing the impact on the power grid. Delta’s scalable solutions simplify the process of planning, installing and managing charging infrastructure in preparation for the evolving EV future,” explained Vincent Lin, Senior Director of e-Mobility & Smart Energy Solutions Business Development, Delta Electronics EMEA in conversation with Robert Metzger, organiser of eMove360° Europe in Berlin.
Smart EV charging infrastructure solutions
Research into the charging behaviour of e-vehicle users shows that 80 to 90 percent of charging takes place at home or at work, resulting in peak demand either in the evening after returning home or in the morning after arriving at work. In order to manage peak demand so that grid operators do not have to charge for peak demand, and to optimise the feed-in of renewable energy, smart charging profiles and battery storage are needed for peak load reduction or load shifting, especially given the recent significant increase in energy costs.
Delta’s EV charging infrastructure solution is an important enabler for the energy transition. It combines EV charging stations, PV systems, energy storage systems and energy management systems, all working together in a fully integrated system that ensures energy optimisation. It can handle the highest energy and charging peaks and is designed to integrate seamlessly with current electricity grids.
As a core part of its smart EV charging infrastructure solution, Delta also showcased its new EV charging management system – DeltaGrid® EVM – at eMove360° Europe in Berlin, which can help EV charging station operators increase their management efficiency and reduce their capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX).
Commercial and destination charging
Delta offers the SLIM 100 and DC Wallbox 50kW, the ideal charging infrastructure for locations where e-drivers park for extended periods of time, such as commercial environments with large car parks, shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment venues, offices and hotels. These very compact and highly efficient products are also perfect for EV fleet operators, car dealers, office buildings and industrial applications. The SLIM 100 is an EV charger with a robust and compact design that delivers a maximum power of 100 kW and rectifiers with an efficiency of 96 percent. It allows simultaneous charging of up to three vehicles and offers DC and AC charging. It is an ideal solution for space-constrained applications as its footprint is 55 per cent smaller than other products offering the same power. The DC Wallbox 50kW offers a charging efficiency of 97 per cent, is only 25 cm deep and has a footprint 60 per cent smaller than other products with the same power range. It also supports simultaneous charging with a maximum output power of 50 kW DC via two charging ports. The DC Wallbox 50kW has a high charging efficiency, space utilisation rate and charging turnover, providing optimal space and operational efficiency for charging station operators and business owners.
Charging for private households
Delta’s residential charging solutions enable a dedicated private charging infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and optimise household energy bills by combining a PV system, EV charger and Delta mobile app. The chargers are designed to be easily installed by a qualified electrician, are user-friendly and available with authentication and payment systems for multi-unit dwellings. Delta’s AC MAX EV charger is a plug-and-play solution that minimises installation complexity and commissioning time, making it a cost-effective option for home applications. www.delta-emea.com