DC Domestic Appliances

Project start/finish: 2018-2020



The aim of the DC Domestic Appiances project is to convert the power supply of existing equipment, such as induction hobs, hot air ovens, washing machines, boiling water taps, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc. to 350V DC. 


This involves the implementation of smart DC technology that is able to control energy flows and thus actively influence supply and demand. Using the generated energy directly to, for example, heat water and store it and use it later in the evening to cook, do the dishes etc.


This prevents large-scale electricity network reinforcement with the additional social costs. At the same time, with this solution the share of sustainably generated energy can grow because generation and consumption take place more simultaneously. Moreover, with this solution, for example, the electric car can be used as a buffer, both for absorbing and supplying energy. 


DC System

Direct Current B.V. develops the DC technology for the smart DC microgrid that connects the DC users directly to the solar panels that generates the DC energy and the storage in batteries. The DC technology also ensures safety and controllability of the smart DC grid.  


Project Partners

DC Domestic Appliances is made possible partly by a subsidy from the TopSector Energy and is implemented by the following partners: 

  • Direct Current B.V.
  • ABB B.V.
  • ATAG Nederland B.V.
  • University of Applied Sciences The Hague
  • DC Opportunities R&D B.V.
  • Simulation Research
  • DC Foundation Netherlands

More information: projecten.topsectorenergie.nl/projecten/dc-domestic-appliances-00031493 



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