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.
The STREAMER project
STREAMER is an industry-driven collaborative research project on Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) with cases of mixed-use healthcare districts that aims to reduce the energy use and carbon emission of new and retrofitted buildings in healthcare districts in the EU by 50% in the next 10 years. Such districts are the best real examples of neighbourhood with integrated energy system consisting of mixed building types (i.e. hospitals and clinics; offices and retails; laboratories and educational buildings; temporary care homes; rehabilitation and sport facilities).
GEO PAC RET an Innovative Heat Pump for Geothermal district heating in Europe
While Europe undertakes an energy and ecological transition toward cleaner way of producing electricity, transportation and heating remains highly dependent of fossil fuels. We believe that heating systems in Europe could be rapidly transformed into low carbon systems using geothermal sources coupled with efficient heat pump, and that this transformation can be done with great benefit, a reduction of the cost of energy and the use of a well-known almost unlimited resource: the geothermal energy. Technologies are available, the potential is big, regulatory barriers are low, but new players are required to make things change on the market at a greater scale.
Next Generation of Heat Pumps working with Natural fluids
The main objective of the project is the development of several reliable, safe, high efficiency and high capacity heat pumps working with the two most promising natural refrigerants: Hydrocarbons and CO2, together with a set of improved components and auxiliary devices adequate for the efficient and safe use of the two refrigerants.
The objective of this project is to develop new innovative products and advanced test methods for a next generation of compact combined renewable energy systems based on solar thermal and heat pump technology for space heating and hot water preparation, using breakthroughs in ICT, new materials and technology. The goal is to achieve 25% energy savings compared to current state of the art systems, with still competitive prices on the market.
TEMPerature Optimisation for Low Temperature District Heating across Europe
The technical and economic viability of today’s district heating (DH) networks are undermined by transitions to highly efficient building stocks and ineffective business models which fail to benefit all stakeholders. TEMPO tackles this by 1) innovations to create low temperature (LT) networks for increased network efficiency and integration options for renewable and residual heat sources; and 2) new business models to boost network competitiveness and attractiveness for stakeholder investment.
New Business Opportunities for Solar District Heating and Cooling
Solar district heating (SDH) plants are a large-scale solar thermal technology supplying renewable, zero-emission heat from large solar collector fields via district heating networks to residential and industrial areas. Long term experience is available from demonstration projects in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Austria. The commercial application of SDH is presently starting in some countries. In particular in Denmark, where SDH is operated at feasible heat costs, the realisation of plants is booming. Newcomer SDH activities are developing e.g. in Italy, France, Spain and Norway.Innovative business models with SDH can create additional benefits.
Regional strategy for efficient districts in Navarre (Spain)
The purpose of this project is to carry out an integral energy renovation project in districts as a regional strategy against climate change via energy saving and use of renewable resources (biomass) in a social district of Pamplona. The strategy would start being applied in the Pamplona district of Chantrea to be extended later to other Pamplona districts and towns of Navarre.
Solar Thermal in Major Renovations and Protected Urban Areas
Article 13 of the 2009/28/EC Directive requires minimum share of renewables for new buildings and major renovations. Given the current very low construction rate for new buildings, renovation play a key role for addressing a large part of the building stock, thus assuring a fruitful implementation of the Directive.However, building codes very often do not allow a wide use of renewables, because their scope just include only new buildings and not renovations and since building located in protected areas are often exempted, even though the extension of these areas is actually relevant.
Energy-Hub for residential and commercial districts and transport
The ambition of this project is to enable the utilisation of the full potential of renewable energy (up to covering 100% of the energy demand on district level). In order to reach this goal, the E-hub concept is developed, which is crucial for the implementation of such a large share of renewables. An E-Hub is a physical cross point, similar to an energy station, in which energy and information streams are interconnected, and where the different forms of energy can be converted into each other and/or can be stored.
Energy Local Storage Advanced system
Storage is one of the core elements of the forthcoming energy supply system to enable an increasing local production of renewable energy sources (RES) with fluctuating power output. Storage is actually a key enabler to accelerate the Smart Grid transition, as outlined by European climate and energy policy. ELSA does not only give additional life to electric vehicle batteries before they are recycled, but also creates stationary storage solutions that comply with the high safety standards required for electric vehicle batteries in a cost-effective manner. ELSA proposes scalable, easy-to-deploy energy storage solutions for factories, large offices and residential buildings and districts.