Duration: April 2017 – September 2020; Coordinator: Holger Schmidt (Infineon); ARCES Principal Investigator: Prof. Aldo Romani.

CONNECT aims to provide concepts, technologies and components that support enhanced integration of renewables and storage combined with intelligent monitoring and control of the power flow. The overall demand for primary energy and the carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced and a decentralized energy infrastructure will be facilitated by the adoption of innovative ICT concepts. CONNECT investigates new concepts and technologies for power conversion that will be specifically developed for bidirectional power exchange with the grid and for controllable power flow in order to support the extended integration of renewables like PV and local storage.

ARCES participates to the project as third part of IU.NET consortium.