SMARTrenew is a project, led by the WiSAR Lab and 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 6 project partners in SMARTrenew have developed innovative renewable energy and energy storage pilot solutions, across the Northern Periphery and Arctic Area, to address the unique challenges faced by periphery, rural communities in the energy transition.
This event will showcase the seven SMARTrenew pilot initiatives, exploring the far reaching impact and outputs of the project.
Date/Time: Thursday, December 2nd, 1pm (GMT)
Dr Nick Timmons, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland
Pilot: Solar array with battery storage and grid back-up to power EV slow charging stations on the LYIT campus
Bjarti Thomsen, Umhvørvisstovan (Environment Agency), Faroe Islands
Pilot: Borehole thermal energy storage combined with water storage
Øystein Kleven, SINTEF Research Institute, Norway
Pilot: Remote monitoring of solar, wind, and temperature together with energy consumption, to reach an off-grid solution using optimal mix of renewables
Sanna Hiltunen, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Pilot: Heat storage and district heating to reduce oil use in Kuusamo district
Ragnar Ásmundsson/Sigurður Friðleifsson, Iceland Energy Fund, Iceland
Pilot: Conversion renewable mix of biomass, wind, solar and battery storage in Grimsey Island, Iceland
Peadar Espey, Donegal County Council, Ireland
Pilot: Retrofit of existing public buildings with pumped insulation, solar array, and air-to-water heat pumps
Leo Strawbridge, Derry City and Strabane District Council
Pilot: Retrofit of historic public buildings with intelligent wireless heat management system