Join us October 26, 2016 for a dynamic presentation and discussion on:
Advances in DC Microgrids
Speaker: Sharmila Ravula, Bosch Director of Business Development for the Building Grid Technologies
Location: On Semiconductor, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Note new location, between Central and Scott. Note “On” logo in front, plenty of parking in back.
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016: 6:00 pm Dinner and Networking, 7:00 PM Presentation
Cost: $10 members, $15 non members
About the talk:
Advantages of DC power distribution in C&I buildings: Ms. Ravula’s presentation will discuss the benefits of using 380 VDC power distribution architecture for commercial and industrial buildings to maximize the utilization of on-site solar photovoltaics by directly powering DC loads. DC power minimizes the dependence on grid-based electricity while providing improved reliability and resiliency. This system cost effectively eliminates wasteful AC/DC power conversions while reusing the current AC wiring infrastructure to operate DC loads.
Benefits include 7-10% higher utilization of on-site generation, smoothing of PV output, lower energy losses, no re-wiring requirements, higher reliability, simplified islanding strategies, and greenhouse gas emission reductions.
About the Speaker:
As the Director of Business Development for the Building Grid Technologies group at Bosch North America, Sharmila Ravula leads the efforts to bring to market new power distribution technology developed by Bosch for the C&I segment. In this role, she leads the strategic marketing, sales and business development activities for the Americas. Prior to joining the Bosch Corporate Business Development group, she led the strategy and business development activities at Bosch Energy Storage Solutions group and Bosch Solar Energy North America. She was instrumental in developing project financing solutions (Bosch PPA), project development and sales operations for the Solar Energy team. Prior to moving into the renewable energy space, Sharmila led the software research activities for wireless sensor networks and internet of things topics at Bosch Research and Technology Center. Sharmila has an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Operation Research from the University of Delaware.
We look forward to having you join us.