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Large scale storage




List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

NEXT-BUILDINGS

The NEXT-Buildings project focuses on low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target is to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas. The solutions... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings

GrowSmarter

GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of smart solutions by using the three Lighthouse cities Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain) as a way to showcase 12 Smart City solutions: from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, SCC 1 - 2014 Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

Electricity storage can smooth out fluctuations in supply and can overcome mismatches between supply and demand of electricity. All storage of electricity involves: the transformation of electrical energy into another form of energy, the storage of energy over time, and the reconversion of that stored energy back into electricity. A wide range of technologies is available, including those based on mechanical, chemical and electrochemical processes.

Power storage technologies include hydropower, compressed air energy storage (CAES), flywheel storage systems, chemical storage and super capacitors. Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) is a relatively new power storage technology that stores energy in a magnetic field created by a direct current (DC). Large scale storage for electricity can be combined with photovoltaic plants and managed due to smart grid capabilities. Large scale storage also applies to thermal storage which is a part of district heating and cooling networks powered by biomass boilers with co-generation (CHP) functionalities. 

mySMARTLife Helsinki

Where history and presence lead into a smart future

 

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has a population of over 626,300 inhabitants and greater Helsinki does even count up to 1.4 million. Helsinki is Finland´s major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe´s major cities.

 

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GrowSmarter Site Barcelona

Voted European Capital of Innovation 2014, Barcelona is a vast metropolitan hub with a long tradition of industry and entrepreneurship. Barcelona City Council encourages strategic initiatives aimed at generating international collaboration, and promoting a global and forward-looking vision to businesses and public bodies, as well as scientific and technological centres.

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NEXT-BUILDINGS Site Amsterdam

Houthaven used to be a harbour and timber handling area, situated close to Amsterdam city centre, where many wood factories and related companies were located. After a long history of industrial activities, Houthaven is being transformed into a residential area. In total, seven islands are under development, providing space for 2 200 dwellings, 70 houseboats and 50 000 m2 facilities. In the NEXT-BUILDINGS project, 30 000 m2 of net zero-energy buildings were realised within Houthaven in the area named Blok 0.

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NEXT-BUILDINGS Site Lyon

The goal of the demonstration project was to build a 12 300 m2 zero-energy building in the Lyon-Confluence area in Lyon, France. The public company in charge of the urban project had had previous experience with its involvement in a demonstration project for the construction of the first buildings of this major urban regeneration project (CONCERTO Renaissance project).

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NEXT-BUILDINGS

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The NEXT-Buildings project focuses on low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target is to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas. The solutions will reduce CO2 at no or negative cost seen in a total perspective. Targeted CO2 reduction cost can be minus € 80/tonne taking the benefits of lower energy bills into account, to even better figures when national grants are included.

GrowSmarter

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GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of smart solutions by using the three Lighthouse cities Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain) as a way to showcase 12 Smart City solutions: from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to incorporating renewable energy sources directly into the city’s supply network. This will provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication.

The 12 Smart City solutions are split into three areas of action: