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"Development and demonstration of a dynamic, web-based, renewable energy rating platform"

Objective

"In order for the EC to achieve ambitious renewable energy targets there is a strong need to accelerate market penetration of Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in both industrial and domestic sectors. The domestic sector is of major significance, as it will reduce reliance on large centralized energy plants. There are several domestic options including solar thermal, solar electric, heat pump and biomass systems. Of these, solar and heat pump technologies have the widest potential application as they require no physical feedstock. However, despite steady market growth, these technologies still make up only a small fraction of total household energy supply. One of the main reasons for this is the initial investment required, coupled with uncertainty over return on investment. This is compounded by the huge range of available products and a lack of objective information relating to system performance. As a result, consumers are often confused and unable to make informed decisions. In addition, installation companies often experience difficulties when advising customers on the various options and their respective benefits. Hence, despite considerable technological advancements in terms of system performance and efficiency, there exists a significant knowledge and confidence barrier that restricts increased market acceptance. In order to address this problem, we propose to develop a system that can automatically provide accurate and objective information about the suitability of a renewable energy technology for a given user scenario. The system will be intuitive and easy to use employing a unique dynamic grading technology. This will enable consumers to make better informed decisions and will allow our membership to provide better service. This will help to significantly increase market penetration and revenues for our pan-European membership involved in the design, manufacture and installation of domestic renewable energy technologies."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PLUMBING & HEATING ENGINEERING
Address
Station Lane 64
RM12 6NB Essex
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 668 659,50
Administrative Contact
John Griggs (Mr.)

Participants (13)

LANDESVERBAND THURINGEN DER DEUTSCHEN GESELLSCHAFT FUR SONNENENERGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 281
Address
Kranach Strasse 5
99423 Weimar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antje Klauss-Vorreiter (Mr.)
Makedonsko zdruzenie za sonceva energija SOLAR MAKEDONIJA
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 57 821,50
Address
Veljko Vlahovic Br./mezanin 18
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ilija Nasov (Dr.)
SVENSKA SOLENERGIFORENINGEN SEAS I
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 265 977
Address
Torsgatan 12
11123 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jan Olof Dalenbäck (Prof.)
SOLAR TRADE ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 255,40
Address
Waterloo Road 91
SE1 8RT London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stuart Pocock (Mr.)
ALEMANY SALUDES ASOCIADOS SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Av Alfonso El Sabio 9
03002 Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Santa De Ollala (Mr.)
BLUESKY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 520 656,30
Address
"The Old Toy Factory, Coalville Business Park, Jackson Street"
LE67 3NR Coalville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Eddy (Mr.)
SOLARTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 697
Address
Top Angel Road Sterling Business
MK18 1TH Buckingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Adorno (Mr.)
SOLIMPEKS ENERJI SANAYI VE TICARET AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 183 720,50
Address
Fevzi Cakmak Mahallesi 10753 Sokak No 3-3A
42050 Karatay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ali Cetinkaya (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 22 199,80
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heike Birkel (Ms.)
STEINBEIS GMBH & CO KG FUR TECHNOLOGIE TRANSFER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 760
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Drueck (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 000
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Ms.)
SOFTWARE COMPANY EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 24 520
Address
Tzarigradsko Shosse 133
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolay Palov (Mr.)
SELCUK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 4 000
Address
Alaaddin Keykubat Yerleskesi, Akademi Mahallesi, Yeni Istanbul Caddesi N369/1
42130 Selcuklu Konya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Arslan (Prof.)