LG Electronics is set to showcase its Energy Management Solution at IFA 2023, highlighting the company’s commitment to sustainable living. The centerpiece of this display is the “Net-Zero House”, which embodies LG’s vision of a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.
Central to this vision is the comprehensive LG Home Energy Platform, an integrated solution designed for efficient household energy management, heating, and cooling. This platform combines the Energy Storage System (ESS) and the Therma V R290 Monobloc air-to-water heat pump (AWHP).
The LG Home Energy Platform offers a holistic approach to sustainable living. By integrating the LG ESS and LG Therma V AWHP, the platform not only provides effective heating and cooling but also streamlines energy management across all stages, from production and storage to consumption and conservation. The Therma V AWHP is a pivotal component of this platform, offering year-round indoor comfort with a strong focus on energy efficiency.
Designed to meet the decarbonization objectives in Europe, the Therma V R290 Monobloc employs R290 refrigerant, which boasts a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of three. This system effectively extracts heat from the surrounding air and is compatible with existing radiators, contributing to reduced carbon footprints and enhanced energy conservation.
The Energy Storage System (ESS), which can be integrated with the Therma V, represents an innovative means to maximize renewable energy utilization within homes. It also functions as a backup power source during blackouts. Surplus energy generated during daylight hours, particularly from solar panels, can be stored in the ESS battery. This stored energy can later be channeled into the AWHP’s integrated water tank for heating purposes in the evening when energy consumption tends to peak.
A Focus On The Essential Services
Additionally, the ESS can power home appliances during periods of high energy demand, boosting overall energy efficiency and self-sufficiency. In case of power outages, the ESS ensures that essential services such as heating, refrigeration, and lighting remain operational. Any surplus energy can be stored for later use or sold to contracted electricity providers.
Moreover, the ESS can integrate with a wide array of LG home appliances, from washers and refrigerators to ovens, dishwashers, and even electric vehicle chargers. A visual representation at the Net-Zero House demonstrates how stored energy flows to various appliances, reducing reliance on the electrical grid and cutting down monthly power expenses.
The Home Energy Platform is compatible with the energy management solution called LG ThinQ Energy, a system that allows users to remotely manage their smart appliances, control the HVAC system, and monitor energy storage and consumption via smartphones. Appliances equipped with Energy Saving Mode, accessed through the ThinQ app, further contribute to efficient energy usage.
Lyu Jae-cheol, President of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company, emphasizes the company’s dedication to sustainable solutions that enhance lives and support the environment. Visitors to LG’s booth at IFA 2023 will have the opportunity to explore the Net-Zero House and learn about LG’s latest innovations geared toward a more sustainable future.