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New innovative solutions, components and tools for the integration of wind energy in urban and peri-urban areas

Objective

European Commission plans for wind energy development by 2020, highlights a fully competitive onshore wind power with 20% penetration. One of the better opportunities to fulfil this aim is the integration of small and medium wind turbines into urban and peri-urban environments, due to the potential market given. However, nowadays there are several barriers) that have relegated the Small Wind Turbines (SWTs) sector to stand as a minority choice among the renewable energy options.
SWIP project expects to suppose a critical burst to the expansion of SWTs in Europe and worldwide. SWIP aims to develop, implement and test innovative solutions and components for tackling the current barriers the technology have, opening the way for a successful market uptake in the near future. These cutting-edge technology improvements will result in an important reduction of maintenance costs (near 40%), an increase in 9% in SWTs performance, the mitigation and/or elimination of noise and vibrations, likely reducing final users investment. All in all, SWIP will provide a new methodology for wind resource assessment in urban areas with a maximum of 8% RMS error in speed prediction. The whole development performed within the project, will be supported on the basis of aesthetical design and integration into urban environments, as well as scalability of solutions, as main drivers for project success. Three pilots for testing different solutions and different urban applications are envisaged.
In order to achieve these goals, a well-balanced consortium, including ten different nationalities is given. The project is industrially driven, mainly by SMEs, which are the main actors in the small wind energy market. These five SMEs will provide their experience and knowledge, supported by a large company with expertise in the sector and 5 best in class research institutions. Finally, a public authority and an European Economic Interest Group closes SWIP competitive consortium.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 929 815,02
Administrative Contact
Leonardo Subias (Mr.)

Participants (14)

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812 AR Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Priscilla Wittenberg (Ms.)
UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE POLIPLASTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 373 705,30
Address
Nemuno Gatve 3
46159 Rokai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Artūras Dimša (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 577 256,80
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Britt Hansen (Ms.)
FOR OPTIMAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 330 900
Address
Calle Celsa 17 Nave 13 A
50197 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Lopez Andia (Mr.)
METEODYN SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 322 236,80
Address
Boulevard Winston Churchill 14
44100 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julien Berthaut-Gerentes (Mr.)
DNV GL NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 253 342
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Priscilla Wittenberg (Ms.)
GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 210 954
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Katharina Krell (Ms.)
SOLEARTH LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 363 377,05
Address
Meath Street 93
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brian O Brien (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 152 613,66
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 446 640,80
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oliver Gutfleisch (Prof.)
BALTYCKA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 197 842,30
Address
Ul. Budowlanych 31
80 298 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Grecka (Mrs.)
ETULOS SOLUTE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 293 330
Address
Av. Cerro Del Aguila 3
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Aznar (Mr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 119 720
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 333 957,72
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Brown (Mrs.)