Solutions Database

Solutions Database

This database compiles companies, research institutions, and other solution providers from across the world who can provide the technical expertise to help your city develop more sustainably. Oftentimes cities may wish to carry out sustainable projects, but lack specific knowledge or capacity. The listed solution providers have experience in supporting cities and regions to achieve their sustainability goals.

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Solution Information

Solution Title

Energy Box: Smart ‘energy boxes’ to optimise self-consumption installations with EV charging systems

Solution Title (in English)

Energy Box: Smart ‘energy boxes’ to optimise self-consumption installations with EV charging systems


Product, Service, Process


Self-consumption system manufacturers (e.g., batteries, EV charging station), Energy Service Companies (ESCo), and Energy Managers.


A hardware solution for optimal management of energy and empowerment of energy prosumers.
SDGs and Topics

Sustainable Development Goals


Energy transition
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Sustainable production/consumption
Solution Provider

Provider Name

IREC Catalonia Institute for Energy Research

Legal Form

Foundation with public resources

Size (Employees)



Jardins de les Dones de Negre, 1 2ºPl


Sant Adrià de Besòs




+ 34 933 562 615

Additional Information

Corporate Social Responsibility


Management System Certifications


Research and Development Activities

The areas of expertise of the Energy Systems Analytics research group where the Energy Box has been developed are Statistical Analysis & Data Visualization, Modelling & Optimization, and Sustainability & Economic Assessment. R&D activities are focused on Smart Energy Management and Systems, Sustainable mobility integration, Sustainability and Economic Assessment, Novel energy systems optimization methods, and Data science for energy systems.
Information for B2C


The Energy Box is a product for the optimal management and rational use of energy. More specifically, it is a hardware solution for the smart and dynamic energy management of self-consumption solutions that is able to include multiple types of consumption and generation units, energy storage systems, as well as electric vehicle charging infrastructure or vehicle-to-grid systems. The Energy Box offers the intelligence necessary to find the optimal operation of the system, to minimize energy costs, energy consumption peaks and emissions, all autonomously and automatically. The Energy Box targets self-consumption system manufacturers and Energy Service Companies (ESCo), among others. The Energy Box will allow them to offer to their clients a better integral solution capable of delivering economic and environmental benefits.

Reference Projects

Adaptation and deployment of the solution in two real demo sites in client facilities through the industrial project Sunbatt. The prototype testing in the real world: Adaptation for new system architecture in the cloud and integration in commercial devices. The solution has been tested in its “final” version within the H2020 pilot/demonstration project ‘GrowSmarter’ in real life conditions. For a technology, it corresponds to TRL 7-8.