Projects on renewable heating and cooling
The projects section aims at tracking the ongoing projects in the area of renewable heating and cooling with focus on those which are funded at EU level. Available since 2019, this database currently includes more than 100 projects and it was officially presented during RHC ETIP’s annual conference 2019, in Helsinki.
Each project displays a logo, the project acronym, a short summary and information about patners and the corresponding funding programme. You can look for a specific project by using the filters listed on the side of this page!
The RHC-ETIP projects’ database is growing and by 2021 we will feature a robust collection of national and international projects on renewable heating and cooling. In line with this objective the possibility to submit projects via an online form is possible since September 2020.
Thermal demand and supply as flexible elements of future sustainable energy systems
<p>For an effective implementation of highly flexible, sustainable and renewable driven DH systems a combination of research and demonstration was chosen to implement a broad share of flexibility measures with an increased share of renewables. The research needs addressed based on several demonstrators, which provide the background for developing, implementing and optimising both, innovative system as well as technical solutions. The expected results will lead to more efficient and effective flexibility measures due to close cooperation between DH operators, technology and know-how providers as well as research institutions during the whole innovation and implementation process. The outcomes and experiences from implementation and operation will be used to derive best-practice solutions, develop promising concepts and pathways and show quantitatively technical, economic and ecological benefits and impacts for the DH sector.</p>
Renewables for clean energy buildings in a future power system
RES4BUILD will decarbonise the energy consumption in buildings by developing integrated renewable energy-based solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of users and installers. The consortium’s multidisciplinary team of experts will: - Improve the performance and reduce the cost of the most innovative components of the RES4BUILD solutions. - Develop tools for simulation, sizing and control, making optimal use of integrated energy systems and the flexibility of consumption, while respecting the wishes of end-users. - Engage all relevant stakeholders in an interactive process to co-design integrated energy systems that suit current needs and future expectations. - Test and validate various RES4BUILD solutions in different climates. - Pave the way for bringing the developed solutions to the market using rigorous life cycle assessments to measure their real impact, ensuring wide adoption.
Deployment of novel GEOthermal systems, technologies and tools for energy efficient building retroFITting
GEOFIT is an integrated industrially driven action aimed at deployment of cost effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) on energy efficient building retrofitting. This entails the development technical development of innovative EGS and its components, namely, non-standard heat exchanger configurations, a novel hybrid heat pump and electrically driven compression heat pump systems and suite of heating and cooling components to be integrated with the novel GSHP concepts, all specially designed to applied in energy efficient retrofitting projects.
Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat
HyCool Project Mission is increasing the current use of Solar Heat in Industry Processes, and to do so the project proposes the coupling of a new Fresnel CSP Solar thermal collectors (FCSP) with specially build Hybrid Heat Pumps (HHP) (a “two-in one” combination of adsorption and compressor based heat pumps) for a wider output temperature range (Solar Heating & Cooling –SHC-), and to provide a wide range of design and operational configurations to better fit each case, hence increasing the potential implementation of the proposed Solar Heat in industrial environments.
Mobile thermal energy storage based on recycled ceramics
Waste heat recovery solutions have emerged: they offer massive potential in costs/energy savings as well as reduction of environmental impact. However, due to financial viability, existing solutions are mainly implemented for large industries & not compatible with all types of processes. Main challenge is to offer reliable, efficient & affordable heat recovery solution with reduced CAPEX & OPEX.
Minimal Size Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage System for In-Situ Residential Installation
The EU-funded MiniStor project is developing an advanced compact integrated system that stores heat. The solution is adapted to existing building stock in EU cities and supplies sustainable heating, cooling and electricity storage. This system is fully innovative using solar-based renewable energy sources.
Compact bio-based thermal energy storage for buildings
ComBioTES will thus develop a modular compact thermal energy storage (TES) solution for heating, hot tap water and cooling fully adapted for electricity load shifting. A first modular TES will be able to store hot tap water to be converted into ice storage during summer (cooling needs). A second compact latent TES, using high performances (ΔH≈260kJ/kg) bio-based non-aggressive PCM, will store high heating energy amount, for space heating or hot tap water demands.
Accelerating the decarbonisation of islands’ energy systems
Borkum is an island of about 30 km2 and 5,500 residents, located 20 miles from the north-western coast of Germany. Following concerns of the population regarding air quality due to a new coal fired power plant, Borkum started on a path towards renewable energy many years ago. Following several initiatives in that direction including a citizen dialogue, the island decided to become emission-free and fully decarbonized by 2030.
Bringing advanced heat batteries in residential heat and electric systems closer to market through real life demonstration in different climates
HEAT-INSYDE advances a ground-breaking closed-loop concept using thermochemical material to a compact domestic heat storage prototype at a Technology Readiness Level of 7 through a user-centric approach with real-life demonstrations in 3 different European climate zones.
FLAmeless, affordable & high efficiency MIcro turbine system for sustainable residential Cogeneration
The EU-funded FLAMINCO project provides for an ultra-efficient gas heat pump that consists of an innovative micro combined heat and power unit. It is mainly power by natural gas, and gas mixtures, providing an average efficiency of 160 percent. Development of this system allows for integration into smart grids.