Reducing energy waste in retail chains requires flexibility
Research from the University of Southern Denmark shows that flexible and accurate monitoring of light, ventilation, refrigeration, and freezers in retail chains reveals hidden resource waste.
When it comes to optimizing resource consumption, there is room for improvement in the retail industry. This can be detected by using ReMoni sensors that measure the consumption profile in technical installations.
“We move the wireless sensors from equipment to equipment and measure consumption directly on the outside of the cables,” says Professor of Center for Energy Informatics at the Southern University of Denmark, Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, about the FlexRestore research project supported by EUDP.
“In this way, we get a quick and concrete response to how the consumption profile looks. This procedure reveals energy waste as well as deliver important data. The project took us less than a day, and the data speak for themselves. For example, we see the influence of different ways to fill up products, which can lead to energy waste,” Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard says.
The future is flexible
The future’s way of producing power is becoming more flexible in terms of resources like solar and wind energy. That’s why the future monitoring of resources must be more flexible and detailed, explains the professor. This is where the ReMoni sensors have an important say. Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard concludes:
“The sensors are wireless and it makes our work easy because they are so flexible. They stand out because they are so easy to work with.”
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