The Smart Solar House, a prototype house of the future, developed by the Enel Group in collaboration with a team of about 50 students and PhD students from Rome’s Sapienza University, was presented in Dubai for the ‘Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018’ international architecture competition.
This smart and sustainable house design, powered only by solar energy, uses the most advanced technological systems, including the Internet of Things (IoT), home automation and Enel’s infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, and is made entirely of wood and other materials with low environmental impact.
In particular, thanks to the teamwork between Enel and the Sapienza University, two second-generation smart meters have been installed to manage and monitor energy flows: a sophisticated remote management system that uses leading-edge software to provide cloud-based real-time collection of energy data. Using these devices, Sapienza’s scientific team will be able to receive and analyse consumption data and thus schedule energy usage with a view to boost savings, convenience and sustainability.
With this collaboration, the Enel Group reaffirms its constant commitment to developing technologies that improve the energy efficiency of our homes, new products and services, fostering smart grids and smart cities, promoting electric mobility and integrating renewable sources in the energy system.