ÖkoFEN presents fully self-sufficient family home

09.03.2017
With the new system, ÖkoFEN wants to enable customers to supply themselves with 100 % of ecological heat and self-produced electricity in the future. (Graphic: ÖkoFEN)
With the new system, ÖkoFEN wants to enable customers to supply themselves with 100 % of ecological heat and self-produced electricity in the future. (Graphic: ÖkoFEN)

Independence in terms of energy supply is one of the most important future topics. For this reason, ÖkoFEN presents a new, and as the company says unique system at the ISH expo in Frankfurt. The system allows single-family houses to be independent of power supply.

In addition to pellet boilers that can be retrofitted with a Stirling engine for electricity generation, ÖkoFEN developed a system that also integrates a battery and a photovoltaic system to ensure maximum energy independence. The electricity generating pellet boiler powers itself and delivers up to 600 W of electrical power which can be used directly or stored for other electricity consuming devices. All components of this system such as PV with inverter, battery and boiler with integrated Stirling engine are linked with online weather data and are processed and visualized in the ÖkoFEN controller.

The photovoltaic system is producing solar electricity if the sun is shining. In the morning, the evening and in times without sun the Stirling engine of the wood pellet boiler is producing electricity. The electricity is supplied directly for the house, if needed, if not, all the energy is saved in the battery.

In the event of a blackout, the system is able to start autonomous and is powered by the electricity of the photovoltaic system, the Stirling engine and the buffer function of the battery without the grid. The whole energy system operates self-sufficient.

ÖkoFEN says that the modular design allows consumers to switch step by step to 100% ecological heat and 100% self-generated electricity. The combinable modules are a wood pellet boiler with an e-ready package, a photovoltaic system, battery and as a last step to self-sufficiency the power generation for the wood pellet boiler.

ÖkoFEN / Philipp Kronsbein

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