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Sun coupled innovative Heat pumps

Objective

Heat Pump and solar appliances are the most social accepted residential Renewable Energy based energy systems. SunHorizon will demonstrate up to TRL 7 innovative and reliable Heat Pump solutions (thermal compression, adsorption, reversible) that acting properly coupled and managed with advanced solar panels (PV, Hybrid, thermal) can provide heating and cooling to residential and tertiary building with lower emissions, energy bills and fossil fuel dependency. A Cloud based functional monitoring platform will be realised in the project to be the “performance data mine” for the development of Data Driven/KPI oriented optimized algorithms and tools to predict maintenance, optimize the management towards maximisation of solar exploitation and give to the manufacturer inputs for new installation design, via an innovative “robust design under uncertainty approach” which aims to overcome classical H&C equipment oversizing due to safety factors . This monitoring platform will also drive smart end user interfaces that will be applied at building level to collect thermal comfort data towards a new end-user driven H&C control system. SunHorizon tools will be applicable not only to proposed solar coupled HPs, but to all H&C appliances towards a global increasing efficiency of EU H&C stock and its decarbonisation. 5 low emission H&C Technology packages (TPs) will be tested coupling HP and solar installation. SunHorizon aims to be a breakthrough demonstration to market project involving 21 partners and 8 demosites all around EU focusing its activities on “reducing system costs and improving performance as well as optimising existing technologies for H&C applications”. SunHorizon will be focused on three main research pillars interacting each other towards project objectives achievement, demonstration and replication: i) OPTIMIZED DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING OF SUNHORIZON TECHNOLOGIES ii) SMART FUNCTIONAL MONITORING FOR H&C,iii) KPI DRIVEN MANAGEMENT AND DEMONSTRATION.
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Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA

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Via San Nazaro 19
16145 Genova

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 698 250

Participants (20)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 816 663,75

EXERGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 401 100

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 447 956,25

BOOSTHEAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 640 850

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 390 625

FAHRENHEIT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 427 000

FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 547 500

IES R&D

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 333 375

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 315 550

EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

TVP SOLAR SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 129 935,63

DUALSUN

France

EU Contribution

€ 758 625

CHECKWATT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 292 600

AJUNTAMIENTO DE SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 103 625

GROUPEMENT DE REDEPLOIEMENT ECONOMIQUE DU PAYS DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 345 000

BDR THERMEA GROUP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 365 750

RATIOTHERM HEIZUNG + SOLARTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 437,50

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 155 000

EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE LA VIVIENDA Y SUELO DE MADRID SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 113 951,25

VEOLIA SERVEIS CATALUNYA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 356 021

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818329

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 646 610

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 815,38

Coordinated by:

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy