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Solar-Biomass Reversible energy system for covering a large share of energy needs in buildings

Solar-Biomass Reversible energy system for covering a large share of energy needs in buildings

Objective

The SolBio-Rev project will develop a flexible energy system suitable for building integration based on renewables for covering a large share of energy demand (heating/cooling/electricity). Its flexibility is derived from the long-term collaboration of key industrial partners with research organisations, having in mind the large variety of EU buildings, especially non-residential (types, uses and sizes).
The overall objective is to develop a configuration based on renewables that allows covering all heating and cooling demand and a variable electricity demand (from zero up to even 100%) in a cost-effective manner. This configuration is based on solar, ambient and bioenergy, while it is suitable to be installed in various buildings types and sizes without any geographical restriction. The main technologies included have already proven their performance and they are combined with the aim to exploit all possible energy flows/sources, ensuring their cost-effectiveness compared to standard solutions.
The SolBio-Rev concept is based on solar thermal collectors with vacuum tubes combined with thermoelectrics, a cascade thermal chiller with electrical-driven heat pump for very high performance under cooling operation even at extreme hot conditions, a reversible heat pump/ORC for enhancing flexibility and switching operating modes between summer and winter, exploiting all available solar heat, and an advanced biomass boiler coupled with the above ORC for CHP operation. A smart control is also envisaged to manage and optimise the system operation with user-friendly features. The project also includes dissemination and communication activities to ensure outreach of its results, as well as an active participation of end-users and installers in the technology development. Moreover, exploitation activities include long-term deployment path development through a technology roadmap.

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 844 250

Participants (14)

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FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 579 500

FAHRENHEIT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 250

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 323 750

T.E.A.V.E LTD

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 283 125

AKOTEC PRODUKTIONSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 323 125

UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 312 500

DAIKIN AIRCONDITIONING HELLAS SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 302 525

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 274 538,75

DBC EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 279 375

TECHLINK ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 164 500

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 351 345

OKOFEN FORSCHUNGS-UND ENTWICKLUNGSG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 202 290

STRABAG BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 172 775

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 150 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814945

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 790 536,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 790 536,25

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece