Empowerment "Double Carbon": Energy Storage Monitoring System Solution Developed with Embedded Core Board

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised China's active participation in global climate and environmental governance at a press conference of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow on November 2, local time, confirming the importance of our carbon summit and carbon neutrality commitments in addressing global climate change, according to news reports.

As early as March this year at the two national meetings, carbon peak, carbon neutral was first included in the government work report, "double carbon" has once again become a hot word of concern from all walks of life.

Q/A: What is carbon peak, carbon neutral?

Carbon peak refers to China's commitment to 2030, carbon dioxide emissions will not increase, after peak gradually reduced;

Carbon neutralization refers to enterprises, groups or individuals to measure the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions directly or indirectly generated in a certain period of time, and then through plant afforestation, energy conservation and emission reduction and other forms, offset their own carbon dioxide emissions, to achieve carbon dioxide "zero emissions."

The important decision of our government on carbon peak and carbon neutralization highlights the strategic determination and big country's responsibility of ecological civilization construction in our country, and also brings broad prospects for the development of green low carbon technology in our country, and becomes a new opportunity for new energy science and technology reform.

In fact, we are no longer stranger to the term new energy, which mainly refers to photovoltaics and wind power, belonging to renewable energy, which is very important to promote the realization of "double carbon". Previously, due to the volatility of new energy generation, intermittent and other characteristics, the force can not be controlled on demand, there is instability, once there was a grid-to-grid elimination contradiction, resulting in the abandonment of wind, waste of light problems, affecting the construction of new energy projects. Therefore, the energy storage system, which can cut peaks and valleys and reduce the fluctuation of power grid, is considered to be the main tool to solve the instability of new energy generation, and becomes an indispensable part of the construction of a new power system with new energy as the main body.

What is carbon peak, carbon neutral?

In a complete energy storage system, energy storage monitoring system is the core equipment. Taking the example of battery energy storage, which is widely used in China, the energy storage monitoring system can carry out comprehensive monitoring of PCS (converter), energy storage battery and other supporting auxiliary equipment (sensor) of the energy storage power station, collect its operating status and parameters in real time, and realize the real-time remote monitoring and dispatch of the energy storage system through the communication between the network and the dispatching layer. At the same time, the energy storage monitoring system can also collect environmental data such as water immersion, smoke, access control and temperature from the sensor, eliminating the need for a separate dynamic ring monitoring system.

With the continuous development of embedded technology, there are many models of ARM microprocessors that can replace the X86 architecture to meet the hardware requirements of energy storage monitoring systems. On July 23 this year, the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Energy Administration issued guidance on accelerating the development of new energy storage, which stated that "by 2025, the transformation of new energy storage from the initial stage of commercialization to the development of large-scale energy storage will be realized." "The lower cost advantage is a very positive factor for the energy storage industry, which will be expected to grow explosively in the number of installed aircraft in the future."

Forlinx embedded in the power industry for many years, has a very mature experience in the implementation of power industry products, the introduction of a series of embedded ARM core board can be very good adapted to the storage monitoring system product development needs.

Recommended Product: FETMX8MP-C Core Board

Forlinx's FETMX8MP-C core board is based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus processor design and features a 4-core Cortex-A53-Cortex-M7 heterocorduclear architecture with a main frequency of up to 1.6GHz. The core board is equipped with 4GB LPDDR4 memory and 16GB eMMC storage, with rich functional interface and great expansion. The following energy storage monitoring system functions can be achieved using the FETMX8MP-C core board:

  • 1, 2-Lane Gigabit network: 1 Lane is used to connect to the dispatching host, and another lane is used to communicate with other devices in the LAN;
  • 2, 2 CAN FD: 1 channel collects battery stack data, 1 channel collects PCS data. CAN FD data transmission rate is up to 8Mbps;
  • 3, Support 8-channel UART: used to connect various sensors and supporting auxiliary equipment. (4 channels of native UART, 4 channels through USB expansion)
  • 4, Rich display interface: supports multiple display interfaces such as HDMI, LVDS, MIPI, etc., which can be used for local display;
  • 5, Support 4G/5G: wireless communication is possible;
  • 6, Long supply cycle: The core board supply cycle can reach more than 10 years, escorting the product's market life cycle.