RES4LIVE is a project on the development of renewable energy solutions to achieve fossil-free livestock farming (swine, dairy and poultry) to provide advanced and cost-effective technologies to the livestock sector; it is a 6 million euro project with 17 other partners within the EU. To know more click here. Click here to watch the video.
Funded by H2020, this project develops renewable energy-based solutions for decarbonizing the energy used in buildings. This project boosts a flexible approach, so that the solutions are applicable to a wide variety of buildings: new or renovated, tailored to their size, their type and the climatic zones of their location. In the heart of the solution lies an innovative multi-source heat pump with a cascading configuration, including a magneto caloric (bottom cycle) and a vapor compression heat pump (top cycle). To know more click here.
MODULAR SOLAR LAB
Funded by the Swedish Development Agency, this project established partnerships between universities and companies from both EU and Non-EU countries on the development of a solar laboratory capable of evaluating solar thermal, PV and PVT collectors for research, industry and education purposes.
This project was funded by FP7 and ended in 2016. This project aims at developing the machinery for producing softer cell interconnecting ribbons. This project had a 4M€ budget over 3 years with 8 partners.
“Under the EU’s energy and environment objectives, the “PowerUp MyHouse” project, a strategic partnership funded by the Erasmus+ programme, aims to increase knowledge and awareness in general about solar energy applications and in particular on photovoltaic thermal technology applied to more sustainable buildings through the development of innovative educational approaches.
In addition to MG Sustainable Engineering AB from Sweden, it involves 8 partners from 5 countries. Adana Science and Technology University, Kampüs and Kurttepe Şehit Ali Öztaş from Turkey. Polytechnic Institute of Tomar from Portugal. University of Gävle from Sweden. Technical University of Denmark and Panevėžio kolegija from Lithuania.”
The FRIENDSHIP ( Forthcoming Research and Industry for European and National Development of Solar Heat Industrial Processes) project aimed to demonstrate that solar heat can also be a reliable, user-friendly, high quality and cost-effective resource to meet the heat requirements for other industrial sectors such as Textile, Plastics, Wood, Metal, and Chemistry. The project brought together research centers, industry leaders, technologies & heat suppliers into the same consortium. Different coupling of technological and control innovations was investigated: optimization of heat transfer coefficients; coupling and reliability of different solar technologies; introduction of high-temperature heat pumps; combined heat storage bringing flexibility on both solar and process loops with guarantees of continuous operation as well as plug-and-play integration; thermal chillers for cooling demand; and smart control to ease operation of the overall installation according to the process specifications. The proposed systems will be able to supply together heat at temperature up to 300°C and negative cold at temperature down to -40°C. In order to guarantee the replicability and scalability of the proposed demonstration, specific work will be carried out with world-class industries involved in the consortium. To know more click here. To know more click here.
Solar CPC PVT Production
Funded by Eureka Eurostars, this project had two main goals: the first one is to develop a production line for a unique CPVT, and the second one is to perfect the CPVT design for mass production at a low cost. Additional goals were certification conformity, durability checks to ensure profitability, reflector design and extensive collector design and design of a concentrating Thermal collector making use of the same collector box and the same collector box production line. This 3 year project was successfully concluded in 2019. Total budget was 3.7M€ with 7 partners.
Concentrating Bifacial Photovoltaic Panel (C-BFPV)
This H2020 SME project develops an innovative CPV panel using bifacial cells combined with a highly studied and well suited reflector technology, a novel encapsulation method and an innovative passive cooling system aiming at cost reduction in the PV sector
This Eureka Eurostars project has a budget of €3.2 Million for propelling a widespread penetration of solar thermal installations in industries through the development of 2 innovative solar kits & a demo plant of a simple, easy to install, low cost, modular and standardised prototype. In addition, it will include development of tools and methodologies for large scale deployment. SolarSimple will remove technological, financial and commercial barriers to the deployment of solar thermal energy technologies and revolutionize energy usage in the industrial sector. SolarSimple will remove barriers associated with solar process heat and greatly expand the solar thermal market. The Solar Kits are innovative solutions that eliminate the need for heat exchangers and secondary pumps, reducing system components by more than 50%.