We bring together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.
Our Horizontal Working Groups bring together interested experts from different technology panels to work on common horizontal topics, defined on the basis of main challenges to be addressed by the RHC-sector.
Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil Free Technologies
Three technical work packages are included. The core WP focuses on development of best practice for applying co-creation to the adoption of low carbon approaches to heating. The other work packages apply co-creation in two key modes: firstly to develop city strategies for low carbon heating, with practical experience informing guidance on a structured approach for other cities and towns to follow. Secondly, co-creation informs the selection of specific low carbon heating technologies in current buildings in each of the four states of the 2 Seas region. These solutions will be implemented to replace fossil fuel systems in one building in each state, allowing us to assess the practical experience of implementation and the operational performance of the newly installed technology.
To demonstrate the ability to adapt agricultural production to climate change, limited water supply, and use of renewable energy sources for heating and cooling.
Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources.
The TRI-HP systems are based on electrically driven natural refrigerant heat pumps coupled with renewable electricity generators (PV), and are using cold (ice slurry), heat and electricity storages. They will be providing heating, cooling and electricity to multi-family residential buildings with a self-consumed renewable share of 80%. Two system concepts are developed for two different combinations of heat sources: i) dual ground/air source and ii) solar with ice-slurry as intermediate storage. These concepts combined with the developed heat pump types (carbon dioxide and propane) will lead to three complete systems (CO2-ice, propane-ice and propane-dual) that will be tested at the laboratory scale.