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Development of a tri-generation solar heating and COOLing System including the Use of the heat extracted from the adsorptioN chiller re-cooling circuit

Objective

"About 400 solar cooling pilots have now been installed, tested, living and analyzed throughout Europe. Yet, none of them combines in a single integrated system the solar thermal tri-generation: sanitary water heating, space heating and space cooling. The on-going HighCombi project will result in a first tentative of such a concept. However, the partners of the COOLSUN project have already identified sources of comparative performance improvement, using the EnerSun system basis. To do so, the COOLSUN concept will combine : i)pure glycol stable in liquid phase at ambient pressure up to 170°C as the thermodynamic fluid, ii) a set of heat storage tanks, iii) an adsorption chiller delivering chilled water at 20°C to cool the building floor, which re-cooling extracted heat will be valorized and iv) a single intelligent control system performing solar energy injection on demand. The proposed concept has the potential to enable the full thermal autonomy to any inhabited building under the Mediterranean climate. This is why 5 SMEs from different southern European countries have asked Enersun, Honeywell, SWT, InvenSor and LNEG, acting as RTD Performers, to validate the technical and economical potential of this new solar heating and cooling system. In two years, the project objective is to develop, test and validate a prototype system that will optimize the thermal energy use, reaching a ready-for-industrialization system. The project will conclude on a public demonstration at the test site in the south-West of France. The coordinator, Enersun, is a research SME, whose Manager was already involved in a ""Research for the benefit of SMEs"" European project. Combined with industrial capacities of 2 manufacturing SMEs of the consortium, the COOLSUN system has a high potential to meet the market within short time beyond the project."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

ENERSUN SARL
Address
Chemin Du Carme
83560 Rians
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 28 103,98
Administrative Contact
Catherine Baldo (Ms.)

Participants (11)

DI NATURA LTD
Malta
EU contribution
€ 174 934,66
Address
Psaila Street 90-92 Di Natura
BKR 9037 Birkirkara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Godfrey Formosa (Mr.)
JOHNSUN HEATERS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 161 818,52
Address
Voukourestiou Odos
2033 Strovolos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Ioannides (Mr.)
SUNREASON SARL

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 126 074
Address
Avenue Des Gabians
83700 Saint Raphael
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Morfouace (Mr.)
SOLARNI TERMO SISTEMI - STS RAZVOJPROIZVODNJA IN PRODAJA SOLARNIH TERMO SISTEMOV DD

Participation ended

Slovenia
Address
Obrtniska Cesta
3220 Store
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joze Felicijan (Mr.)
Tansug Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 174 371,27
Address
Ceyhan Yolu Uzeri 10 Km
1920 Adana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Utku Tansug (Mr.)
CIDADE SOLAR ENERGIAS RENOVAVEIS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 240 389,56
Address
Rua De Portugal
2675-248 Odivelas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Lobato (Mr.)
DI LUZIO ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 299,16
Address
Via Sebino 16
00199 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Loredana Chisena (Ms.)
HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGIES SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 950
Address
Route Du Bois 37
1024 Eclubens - Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvan Prunier (Mr.)
STEINBEIS GMBH & CO KG FUR TECHNOLOGIE TRANSFER

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 846,22
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Drueck (Dr.)
INVENSOR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 402,32
Address
Nussbaumweg
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Ruebbert (Ms.)
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 2 597,80
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Cláudia F. Ferro De Carvalho (Ms.)