Murata wireless monitoring system for smart houses makes it possible for each form of electricity to receive direct instructions on which household appliances to assign power
Murata has installed energy system experimental equipment and a wireless monitoring system targeting next-generation smart houses in smart cells constructed by the Yokohama Smart Community in tvk Housing Plaza Yokohama and commenced verification experiments from April 26. Recent electricity shortages and the rising cost of fossil fuels have resulted in a burgeoning demand for the development of energy systems that provide increased stability and efficiency. In response to this demand, Murata has started verification experiments on a next-generation (autonomous cooperation) energy system with the use of the world’s first model-based development method based on the next-generation smart house concept being advocated by the Yokohama Smart Community.
Integrating combinations of two-way DC/DC converters and two-way DC-AC converters, solar power batteries, storage batteries, grid power and other elements into a single system has enabled the creation of bi-directional energy control, adaptability and monitoring. This makes it possible for each form of electricity to receive direct instructions on which household appliances to assign power, etc., which allows energy to be controlled. This provides control for systems based on “Creating, Storing and Using Energy Wisely” that smart houses require, and enables energy to be used efficiently while providing visibility.