KNX builds a bridge between smart building and e-mobility
From the photovoltaic system to the charging station to the electric vehicle: intelligent, safe and cost-saving control of charging processes with KNX energy management.
The global market of e-mobility is expected to grow to 27 million EVs by 2030. When it comes to climate protection, the clean and efficient charging of all these vehicles moves into focus and thus KNX.
As a technical standard for building automation, KNX enables the seamless integration of charging stations for electric vehicles into the energy management of smart buildings. In this way, KNX builds a pioneering bridge between the worlds of e-mobility and building automation.
The basis for this is KNX technology for optimal, secure interaction of all devices, installations and charging stations in smart homes and buildings, as well as the ETS tool for smooth configuration and commissioning.
The solutions based on these KNX technologies include, among others, ‘SMART CONNECT KNX e-charge II’ from ise GmbH and ‘EibPC²’ from Enertex Bayern GmbH. They make it possible for their users to use their own sources of power generation via KNX, such as PV systems, for charging EVs by intelligently integrating the charging stations into the KNX energy management system of the smart home or building. Up to five different charging points from various manufacturers can be connected to the same system.
“In addition to electrified vehicles and charging stations, technologies that enable e-mobility to be safely, easily and, above all, seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructures and thus our everyday life is also decisive for its success,” KNX Association president Franz Kammerl says.
“In this respect, KNX is a key player in the field of smart homes and buildings and provides the technological foundation for using electromobility effectively for climate protection by combining power generation from renewable sources with intelligent energy management and the connection of charging stations from various manufacturers.”