CHESS SETUP, a European project seeking buildings' energy selfsufficiency

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CHESS SETUP, a European project seeking buildings' energy selfsufficiency

08/07/2016
Equipamiento y Servicios Municipales

The European project CHESS SETUP has started with the celebration of its Kick-off meeting in Barcelona.  The project is part of the Horizon 2020 Program, 2014-2015 Work Program “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”.

 

CHESS SETUP stands for “Combined Heat Supply System by using Solar Energy and heaT pUmPs”. It is an evolution of a former project implemented by the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona: SCACS (Storage and domestic hot water System by means of Seasonal Thermal Storage).

 

The project focuses in the implementation of a system to provide heating and Domestic Hot Water (DHW) from solar energy, heat storage in large reservoirs and heat pumps.  The possibility to integrate other heating sources will also be considered (geothermal energy, biomass or heat residual) as well as other technologies (cogeneration, solar cooling production, hybrid solar panels). In addition, a monitoring and control system that would allow energy and economic optimization of the system will be designed. It will rely on electricity prices, users’ habits, renewable energies integration into the mix, or weather forecast among other factors.

 

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