The energy sector covers a very wide wide range of applications. mSemicon has involvement in several areas in this sector.
Through our involvement with HVAC applications, we are engaged in projects that promote the all electric approach to heating, where potentially clean electrical energy from renewable sources can replace fossil based fuels. This involves more than just developing heating controls, but also coordination on a wider scale within the electricity network on how and when to consume available electrical power.
mSemicon has developed an electricity meter for a specific domestic HVAC application.
The company has also developed OCR technology for reading old type rotary dial based meters. Along with IoT technology, this allows intelligent network systems to be deployed more widely.
In December 2018, the CENTS consortium, of which mSemicon is a part, was successful in securing Irish government funding under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) for a project that will see Blockchain being used to enable energy trading between small producers and users on a micro scale.
mSemicon is also involved in several projects with the IERC in the field of energy.
The company has a background in motor drives and power electronics in general, and is therefore active in the hardware aspects of renewable energy systems.