Scaling up renewables in cities: Opportunities for municipal governments

Renewable-based solutions for cities, whether in buildings, power-generation, transport or other systems, help to ensure energy security and fulfil climate commitments, as well as to secure social benefits for urban residents. Fortunately, cities are making progress and achieving key successes in the shift to renewables.

EU's Call for Applications: Horizon prize for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation in a hospital using 100% Renewable Energy Sources

This inducement prize will reward a hospital that has an innovative and within its premises perfectly integrated combined heat and power (CHP) installation. This installation has to use at least three different European renewable energy technologies, include energy storage component(s) and be able to provide 100% of hospital's annual needs for energy consumption. In this context any renewable energy source is allowed.
Application Deadline in 2 months

EU's Call for Proposals: New developments in plus energy houses

New designs, making use of already developed and validated materials and components and smarter control systems ready to treat vast amounts of data are needed. The surplus of energy should come from renewable sources (geothermal heat, photovoltaics, wind, etc.), obviously optimizing the dynamic character of the energy balance all along the year.
Application Deadline in a month

SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.
Application Deadline in 10 days

Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a mass production method based on printing technologies to manufacture patterned organic solar modules. The method enables freely customised solar modules to meet the architectural requirements of buildings and to add value to their visual appearance in addition to energy production.
9 months ago

Wireless Sensors and IoT Platform for Intelligent HVAC Control

This paper describes the design, prototyping and validation of two components of this integrated system, the Self-Powered Wireless Sensors and the IOT platform developed. Results for the use of IMBPC in a real building under normal occupation demonstrate savings in the electricity bill while maintaining thermal comfort during the whole occupation schedule.
9 months ago

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE Explore Using Electric Car Batteries as Renewable Energy Storage for Office Buildings

Hitachi Europe, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE have demonstrated a pioneering project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. For this demonstration, the consortium linked the first vehicle to everything (V2X) charger to ENGIE's office building in Zaandam.
10 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Smart Cities and Communities

The COP21 Paris Agreement recognizes the role of cities and calls on them to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.
Application Deadline in 15 days
a month ago

Integration of net zero energy building with smart grid to improve regional electrification ratio towards sustainable development

Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) is an energy efficient building which can produce energy independently from clean and renewable sources. The energy that is generated by NZEB can be used for the building itself, and can be exported to the central grid.
a year ago

A Cellular Approach to Net-Zero Energy Cities

The present paper describes a cellular approach to a Net-Zero energy concept, based on the balance between the potential solar energy supply and the existing consumption patterns at the urban unit scale.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Smart home solutions focused on Energy efficiency in domestic properties

ENGIE is looking to identify innovative connected home solutions focused on the efficient use of energy in domestic properties in the following areas: Smart controls of electric heating systems such as Storage Heating, Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Connected solutions that improve preventative maintenance services for home appliances and domestic properties, Smart Home solutions to enable residential energy loads to be used for demand response services.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Smart finance for Smart Buildings: Investing in Energy Efficiency in buildings

The Smart Finance for Smart Buildings facility will improve use of public EU funding and will multiply the effect of the EU money invested. It will help to de-risk investments in the buildings sector, giving investors and financiers a better understanding of the risks and benefits of energy efficiency investments.
3 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Demonstrate significant cost reduction for Building Integrated PV (BIPV) solutions

Proposals will involve multidisciplinary consortia including the PV manufacturing industry. The building materials industry, certification bodies and market actors who are committed to adopting/implementing the results will also be included where relevant.
Applications are closed
a year ago

A key review of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Systems

Building integrated photovoltaic/thermal systems (BIPV/T) provide a very good potential for integration into the building to supply both electrical and thermal loads. In this study, we comprehensively reviewed the BIPV and BIPVT applications in terms of energy generation amount, nominal power, efficiency, type and performance assessment approaches.
2 years ago

A Review of Systems and Technologies for Smart Homes and Smart Grids

This review article, by introducing the concept of the smart home and the advent of the smart grid, investigates technologies for smart homes. The technical descriptions of the systems are presented and point out advantages and disadvantages of each technology and product today available on the market.
2 years ago

A Nearly Net-Zero Exergy District as a Model for Smarter Energy Systems in the Context of Urban Metabolism

The present status of Uppsala is further analysed based on Sankey diagrams to provide insight into the present urban metabolism of the city. The results indicate that the best practice values of Östra Sala backe based on phase two can achieve significant savings in per capita values, which include 5.5 MWh of energy usage, 6.1 MWh of exergy consumption, 33 m3 of water consumption, 22 kg of waste generation, and 4.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
2 years ago

Urban Scale Application of Solar PV to Improve Sustainability in the Building and the Energy Sectors of Saudi Arabia

This study investigates the prospects of application of PV in buildings to improve the sustainability standards in the building and energy sectors of the country by considering the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) as a case study.
2 years ago

Smart Technologies/Systems in Home Automation: A Review and Guideline to Implement for Smart Real Estate Projects

Smart home technology started for more than a decade to introduce the advanced technological systems that allow the automation of domestic tasks are developing rapidly. New technologies and applications which enable communication between the household applications and users, thereby improving the monitoring and control capabilities can now be installed in Smart Homes today.
2 years ago

Autonomous Domicile

“AUTONOMOUS DOMICILE” stands for self-reliant structure or net zero energy building. An autonomous domicile can be defined as a building in which renewable energy is created on the structure itself and same is used for the meeting energy requirements of the structure.
2 years ago

Solar Shading in Low Energy Office Buildings - Design Strategy and User Perception

The objective of this paper is to investigate the visual comfort and quality of daylight in modern office buildings in the Nordic climate. A study of various daylight-related aspects and qualities was carried out for three different office buildings, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods.
2 years ago

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