SMARTrenew is a project funded under the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014 – 2020 with an allocated budget of €1.6 million.
The aim of SMARTrenew is to transfer to knowledge from partners across the NPA region to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of renewable energy sources and implement innovative and sustainable energy storage solutions.
The SMARTrenew Good Energy Practices Guide showcases the outputs from project SMARTrenew across the Northern Periphery and Arctic region.
Over the lifespan of the project, each of the 7 partners have completed a number of pilot initiatives aimed at increasing the uptake and awareness of renewable energy and smart energy storage solutions across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway.
As leader of project SMARTrenew, WiSAR Lab completed a pilot initiative at the ATU Donegal campus, installing solar-powered electric vehicle chargers to help accelerate the electrification of transport in Northwest Ireland.
The SMARTrenew Good Energy Practices Guide brings together these innovative pilot actions, outlining the background to the relevant regions and the pilot activities and impacts including:
WiSAR Lab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland
Pilot: Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging with Battery Storage
Donegal County Council, Ireland
Pilot: Retrofit of Public Buildings with Heat Pumps, Solar Array & Cavity Insulation
Derry City and Strabane District Council, Northern Ireland
Pilot: Retrofit of Historic Buildings with Intelligent Energy Efficient Wireless Technology Heating System
Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Pilot: Heat Storage & Geothermal for District Heating & Hydrogen Competence Mapping
Umhvørvisstovan Environmental Agency, The Faroe Islands
Pilot: Borehole Energy Storage Combined with Ground Source Heat Pumps
Sintef Research Institute, Norway
Pilot: Remote Monitoring of Energy Consumption in Off-Grid Households
Orkusetur Energy Agency, Iceland
Pilot: Replacement of Diesel Power with Wind Turbines, Solar & Battery Solutions