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Combined HEat SyStem by using Solar Energy and heaT pUmPs

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CHESS-SETUP (Combined HEat SyStem by using Solar Energy and heaT pUmPs)

Reporting period: 2016-06-01 to 2017-11-30

This project is proposed to tackle the large amount of used for heating in buildings. It is important to note that the building sector alone consumes 40% of the European total energy demand and its associated carbon dioxide emissions, of which around 60% is used for space heating and domestic hot water production.

Providing a solution to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in this field is therefore key to mitigate climate change and ensure energy security.

The project objective is to design, implement and promote a reliable, efficient and profitable system able to supply heating and hot water in buildings mainly from renewable sources. The proposed system is based in the optimal combination of hybrid solar panels for thermal and electrical energy generation, heat storage and high efficiency heat pump use.

The system will be tested and optimized by building three demonstration projects under different boundary conditions (i.e. climate and building use): in an office building in Manlleu (Spain), in new dwellings in Corby (England) and in a swimming pool of a sports center in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Spain).
Since the beginning of the project,the several deliverables have been uploaded to the EC portal, almost all of the ones related to the proposals research and design.

Deliverables issued are mainly on: Management and project progress, analysis of storage materials and solutions, system energy simulations and optimization, monitoring and controls, pilot's design and dissemination and communication work carried out so far.
The expected results until the end of the project are mainly the construction of the pilot projects and its monitoring and results analysis, business models and finalizing the communication and dissemination activities.

The potential impacts that are expected are: energy savings in the pilot projects and the possible implementation of the system in other projects where this could be favorable, increase of renewable energy (in particular the introduction of solar hybrid panels) and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions overall.