Short description: The challenge owner wants to extend its service that allows customers to optimise their energy consumption by a “recommender tool”. This service will recommend options for optimal use of solar electricity (e.g. charging e-cars/batteries, operating heat pumps, pool pumps etc.).
Market potential: With high annual growth rates of photovoltaic systems (18% in 2020), e-cars, solar batteries and changed electricity tariff models, there is a growing market for improved energy management solutions.
Timing: Due to the booming market, the sooner, the better!
Desired result: The tool will enable customers to optimise their energy management and solar self-consumption in increasingly complex systems. Input data could be variable electricity tariffs or weather/PV/load forecasts. Output should be recommendations for e-cars, solar batteries and other variable loads.
Information on challenge owner: Large company (> 3,000 staff).
Market presence of challenge owner: Global presence.
Keywords: Recommender software; Energy management; Photovoltaics Solar energy; AI and machine learning tools