Heat Pump and solar appliances are the most socially accepted residential Renewable Energy based energy systems. SunHorizon will demonstrate up to TRL 7 innovative, reliable, cost-effective coupling of solar and HP technologies. SunHorizon addresses three main research pillars that interact each other towards project objectives achievement, demonstration and replication: i) OPTIMIZED DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING OF SUNHORIZON TECHNOLOGIES, ii) SMART FUNCTIONAL MONITORING FOR H&C, iii) KPI DRIVEN MANAGEMENT AND DEMONSTRATION.
The main objective of SunHorizon is to demonstrate up to TRL 7 innovative and reliable Heat Pump solutions (thermal compression, adsorption, reversible) that acting properly coupled and managed with advanced solar panels (PV, Hybrid, thermal) can provide heating and cooling to residential and tertiary building with lower emissions, energy bills and fossil fuel dependency.
A cloud-based functional monitoring platform will be realised in the project to be the “performance data mine” for the development of Data Driven/KPI oriented optimized algorithms and tools for predictive maintenance, optimize the management towards maximisation of solar exploitation and give to the manufacturer inputs for new installation design.