The NEON project helps to achieve my goals in further electrification of industry and mobility. Besides working on the scientific challenges it will definitely help the Dutch industry to become a relevant player in this field. I like the cross over aspects of this program, because technology alone will not drive the necessary changes. It is great to learn from the other scientific and industrial experts what can help to change the world, starting in the Netherlands.
For fast charging of large vehicles such as buses, trucks and ships, a high power connection to the grid is required. Nowadays these chargers are fed by a transformer station that converts the Medium voltage to Low voltage. With the technology, developed in Neon, the classical transformer can be significantly reduced and integrated in the charger. In the end, this will save space and cost.
My main contributions will be situated in work package 5, where medium voltage fed charging is researched by 4 PhD’s supported by staff and many students. The many involved Industrial and governmental partners will help to connect the research with social challenges and limitations.