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Technical and aesthetical integration of renewable energy sources in a new settlement

The construction of new settlements offers significant potential for the integration of renewable energy into these municipalities. This project involved the complete study of the potential for renewables integration into a town which is actually to be built, and devised appropriate tools to ensure their optimum development.

A new town is to be built in Thrace to re-house Greeks repatriated from Eastern European countries. This will consist of 300 dwellings and several public buildings. It is foreseen that employment for the future inhabitants will be in greenhouse-based agriculture. The objective of this project was to supply the energy needs of the settlement and nearby agricultural greenhouses, as far as possible, with renewable sources of energy. The main scope of the project was the development of new methodologies and urban planning tools. This focused on the integration of renewable energy technologies into new and existing settlements, for application during all levels of urban planning, architectural design and energy supply system design. It is suspected that such applications will help to minimise the environmental impact of the development of new settlements. A pilot settlement design for the town will be produced along with an integration plan for renewable energy which integrates locally available renewable energy and energy conservation features in order to meet both thermal and electricity demand.

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CRES - Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
Marathonos Ave.19 Km RES_OG_PCD 19009
Pikermi Attiki
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