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Sustainable Oriented and Long-lasting Unique Team for energy self-suffIcient cOmmuNities

Objective

The SOLUTION project mobilises public / private resources to build showcases of energy self sufficient communities in Austria, Croatia, Finland and Switzerland (together with the associated Slovenian community) with a strong potential for replication throughout Europe. SOLUTION is designed to respond to the needs of an effective take-off of the European SET-plan by demonstrating novel applications of different energy technologies and techniques integrated in an intelligent way within model areas. Although the individual demonstration projects are independent from each other, being designed to fulfil local energy needs and using local resources, there are many similarities between them. The implementation plan is a mix of local and integrating activities, such as 1)sharing latest research results especially of electricity storage, customer behaviour and intelligent RES integration, 2)demonstrating appropriate energy solutions in order to reach self-sufficiency, 3)establishing adequate business environment favourable for CONCERTO demonstrations, 4)serving as benchmark for sustainable communities and spreading best-practice, 5)developing a transparent SOLUTION model for immediate replication. By deploying an interdisciplinary approach, an innovative / cost-efficient mix of actions, a set of sustainability oriented solutions will be pointed out and transferred to and among the identified target groups of SOLUTION. The outcomes and related benefits will be fully exploited by an effective range of actions generating local activities with high visibility character together with the major stakeholders. Thus the members of the consortium will act as forerunners towards the low carbon future. The consortium composition is a balanced mix of representative model areas ready for demonstration and of 17 communal, industrial and scientific European partners (incl. 6 SMEs) with a wide geographical spread, complementary resources and expertise.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2008-TREN-1
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Coordinator

PLANAIR SA
Address
Rue Du Cret 108A
2314 La Sagne
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Bauer (Mr.)

Participants (18)

COMMUNE DE CERNIER
Switzerland
Address
Rue De L'epervier - Hôtel De Ville
Cernier
Administrative Contact
Pierre Studer (Mr.)
COMMUNE DE VAL-DE-RUZ
Switzerland
Address
Rue De L Epervier 6
134 Cernier
Administrative Contact
Raymond Huguenin (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfred Rufer (Mr.)
Contren SA
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du College
La Chaux-de-fonds
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Maître (Mr.)
STADTWERKE HARTBERG VERWALTUNGS GMBH
Austria
Address
Am Ökopark
Hartberg
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Fink (Mr.)
Ökoregion Kaindorf
Austria
Address
Kaindorf
Kaindorf
Administrative Contact
Joachim Ninaus (Mr.)
KW Solartechnik Planungs-Entwicklungs-Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH
Austria
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse
Graz
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Korpitsch (Mr.)
FH JOANNEUM GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Alte Poststrasse 149
8020 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Bobik (Prof.)
Interessensgemeinschaft Passivhaus Steiermark / Burgenland
Austria
Address
Ökopark
Hartberg
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Lackner (Mr.)
Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Croatia
Address
Domovinskog Rata
Split
Administrative Contact
Ranko Vujcic (Mr.)
HEP-Obnovljivi izvori energije d.o.o. za proizvodnju elektrićne energije
Croatia
Address
Ulica Grada Vukovara
Zagreb
Administrative Contact
Ivana Hum (Ms.)
IC CONSULENTEN ZIVILTECHNIKER GESMBH
Austria
Address
Schonbrunner Strasse
Wien
Administrative Contact
Ivan Vrankovic (Mr.)
LAPUAN KAUPUNKI
Finland
Address
Valtuustontie
Lapua
Administrative Contact
Jouko Vuolle (Business Development)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)
Thermopolis Oy
Finland
Address
Poutuntie
Lapua
Administrative Contact
Mika Yli-Petäys (Mr.)
Schneider Electric Finland Oy
Finland
Address
Kalkkipellontie
Espoo
Administrative Contact
Timo Ranne (Mr.)
AGENCIJA ZA PRESTRUKTURIRANJE ENERGETIKE DOO
Slovenia
Address
Litijska 45
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Franko Nemac (Mr.)
Schneider Electric Buildings Finland Oy
Finland
Address
Kellokukantie
Vantaa
Administrative Contact
Lauri Heikkinen (Mr.)