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Nov 12

Cyprus

A new freescoo unit is now installed in a demohouse in the CYL, Cyprus Institute in Nicosia. The activity is inside the Zero Plus project, a research for new highly energy performing buildings (www.zeroplus.org), and this is one of the four case studies funded by EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020.

The freescoo system can be configured in different ways, the unit developed for the ZERO-PLUS project has been designed to be integrated into the wall structure of a ventilated facade.

Zero Plus Cyprus Case Study

freescoo in CYL
Jul 03

Green Salina Energy days

Labeled by everyone “the greenest of the Aeolian islands”, Salina decided to give honour to its name and start its clean energy transition. It started with signing the Pact of Islands in 2013, followed by the establishment of Sustainable Energy Action Plans with clear targets for 2020 in all three municipalities. Since then, the island has taken initiatives to promote eco-tourism and reduce pollution and environmental degradation, and is planning to implement energy efficiency and energy saving measures particularly in public lighting systems and the heating and cooling of its public buildings.

The island of Salina will organise its “Clean Energy Days” from 28 to 30 June 2019. The three-day event will feature exhibitions, seminars and meetings, and is organised jointly by Italy’s national agency for new technologies ENEA, together with regional administrations, local authorities, the Sicilian scientific community as well as private companies.

During the event, freescoo system will be presented by Pietro Finocchiaro, like an energy-efficient solution for climate comfort.

Green Salina Energy days

Salina – Clean Energy for EU Islands

Green Salina Energy days

Oct 17

EeB PPP Technology Brochures 2018

ECTP has just issued the 2018 edition of the EeB PPP Promising Technologies Brochures that showcase successful technologies with a high market potential identified among the EeB PPP projects.
Freescoo is one of the 5 innovations selected for the HVAC & Lighting Solutions topic of this brochure.

This technology brochure highlights the highly promising innovations from selected co-funded European projects under the
7th Framework Program (FP7) and the 8th Framework Program (H2020).
The Energy-Efficient Buildings (EeB) Public Private Partnership (PPP) is a joint initiative of the European Commission (EC) and the Energy Efficient Buildings Committee of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP).
This initiative aims at promoting research on new methods and technologies to reduce the energy footprint and CO2 emissions related to new and retrofitted buildings across Europe.

2018 – EeB PPP Promising Technologies – HVAC and lighting;

EeB PPP Technology Brochures 2018 available online;

ECTP Innovative Built Environment.

 

Oct 16

EuroSun 2018

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EuroSun 2018 attracted a fair number of researchers and solar energy specialists from around the world. In all, 350 attended the event, which took place between 10 and 13 September at the HSR University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Three organisations, namely ISES, Swissolar and the SPF Institute for Solar Technology, joined forces to prepare this 12th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry.

Marco Beccali, Professor on Applied Physics and HVAC Systems at the University of Palermo’s Polytechnic School in Italy, presented intriguing figures from the monitoring of a freescoo unit which is being monitored at the research centre of ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, on Lampedusa Island, Italy.

Huge innovative potential for solar air conditioning;

Presentation of freescoo by Marco Beccali;

EuroSun 2018 official page.

Sep 20

IEA SHC Solar Academy Task 53 Webinar

This webinar will delve into the realm of New Generation Solar Cooling and Heating Systems (PV or solar thermally driven systems).

It’s organised by the Solar Academy of the IEA SHC Programme and hosted by ISES, the International Solar Energy Society.

Five experts will speak during the 1.5 hours webinar: Dr. Daniel Mugnier, Prof. Marco Beccali, Dr. Sonia Longo, Daniel Neyer and Dr. Chiara Dipasquale.

Jul 25

“Friends of Sorption” Workshop 2018

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On July 16 – 18, 2018, at the CNR research area in Pisa (Italy), we joined the “Friends of Sorption” Workshop.

It was a meeting with interesting targets: “share ideas and increase networking among experts and industry; highlight the main challenges in the field of sorption H&C and heat storage; define strategic activities and provide input to achieve these targets; define a concrete workplan and identify possible collaborations”.

Here a short overview of the Meeting Agenda.

Here the Official Website.

 

Friends of Sorption

May 29

Future of cooling – IEA

The International Energy Agency has released a special report about energy efficiency: “The future of cooling. Opportunities for energy-efficient air conditioning“.

Here the words of Fatih Birol the Executive Director of IEA:

“Growing demand for air conditioners is one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. Setting higher efficiency standards for cooling is one of the easiest steps governments can take to reduce the need for new power plants, cut emissions and reduce costs at the same time.”

 

 

Apr 30

Solar cooling demand

Solarinvent recently mentioned by Solarthermalword in an interesting article about the rising demand for solar thermal cooling in Italy, Spain and the Middle East in 2017.

 

Solarthermalworld.org is a new and global knowledge-based web portal for solar thermal professionals. It offers the latest news and background information on the development of the international solar thermal sector.
This unique website forms a worldwide forum for experts on solar thermal technology and those interested in the development of the market. It is hosted by the Global Solar Thermal Energy Council (GSTEC), a collaborative platform between industry, research institutions and NGOs. Managed by the International Copper Association (ICA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Solarthermalworld.org

Apr 27

IEA SHC Task 53

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April 12, 2018, ILK Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Solar Cooling describes the use of solarenergy (thermal or PV) to provide air-conditioning or cooling for food preservation. The goal of a 4-year project (Task53) within the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency is to assist a strong and sustainable market development of solar PV new innovative thermal cooling systems.

One day after the final Task meeting the Solar Cooling Workshop hosted by ILK Dresden presents some major results of Task 53 to the public. Several additional presentations from industry, researchers, consultants and architects will give a broad overview of recent developments in the sector.

In the official page of the meeting it’s possible to find links to download some presentations.

Sep 27

4th ZERO-PLUS progress meeting

On the 21st and 22nd of September 2017, Solarinvent joined the 4th ZERO-PLUS progress meeting, that took place in Chania, Greece . The meeting was hosted by the project partner TUC (Technical University of Crete). The main focus of the meeting was on the status and planning for the construction of the case studies but also on the integration of the ZERO-PLUS technologies in the design.

 

Mar 19

In Palermo the 3rd meeting of Zero Plus project

From the 15th to the 17th of March 2017 in Palermo (Italy)  the 3rd progress meeting of Zero Plus project, funded by EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020, took place. The aim of ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of “Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology”) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this project a comprehensive, cost-effective modular system for Net Zero Energy settlements will be developed and implemented in four case studies across Europe (in Italy, United Kingdom, Cyprus and France).

The partners are working together even by periodic meetings to develop an innovative and readily implementable system for near zero energy residential neighbourhoods that will significantly reduce their costs. Among the innovative technologies used to implement Zero Plus project there is also freescoo system patented by Solarinvent.
www.zeroplus.org

Mar 09

Enel’s Innovation Lab in Catania

On Saturday March 4th Solarinvent has been invited to the presentation of Enel’s Innovation Lab in Catania. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni partecipated in the presentation and affirmed the primary role of green economy in Italy. In this occasion Enel CEO Francesco Starace presented the company’s investment programme of over 100 million euros in the Sicilian technology hub. Planned investment for the project includes over 80 million euros for the 3Sun solar PV panel factory and 20 million euros for the Innovation Lab. Thanks to this contribution the center, already the HQ for laboratories for the testing of new energy technologies, will become a tech campus and an accelerator for young entrepreneurs in Italy and internationally.

Watch the video of the presentation

Mar 07

Solarinvent at BIAT2017

Solarinvent joined the third edition of BIAT – Innovation and High Technology Lab held in Catania at “Le Ciminiere” on 2-3 March 2017.
The event, promoted by ITA – Italian Trade Agency, showcases the innovation and excellence of enterprises and research systems in Italy’s Convergence Regions (Campania, Calabria, Apulia and Sicily).
BIAT aims to promote the placing on the market and/or the transfer of innovative products and services or high technology and intangible assets (patents in particular) by matching commercial and technology supply and demand between startups, innovative SMEs, business networks, universities, technology parks and foreign counterparts.
Solarinvent presented freescoo system to companies, research centers and investors from all over the world.
http://innovationlab2017.ice.it/home

 

Feb 24

Zero plus Project goes forward

During the workshop “Smart Buildings for a greener Europe: Emerging Policy and Practice” led by EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises) in Malta on the 14 February 2017 ZERO-PLUS was mentioned as a good Horizon 2020 project example with this motivations:
•  Demonstrate positive energy settlement
•  Manage energy loads between NZEB using smart micro-grid and energy storage
•  Achieve 16% investment cost reduction using a modular system
The aim of Zero plus project is to achieve near zero and positive energy settlements in Europe using advanced energy technology. This 4 years long project is supported by The European Union Funding for Research & Innovation, Horizon 2020.
Freescoo is one of the technologies that will be installed in some of the 100% sustainable buildings.
For more information:
http://zeroplus.org/

Oct 13

freescoo in Marrakech

In the framework of an international bilateral cooperation between the Agence Marocaine pour l’Efficacité Energétique (AMEE) and the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS), a freescoo Air Handling Unit was installed at the library of AMEE (previously known as ADEREE) in Marrakech in October 2016. The project is managed by the Italian University Politecnico di Milano and has been carried out with the collaboration of the company Pleion which delivered the solar evacuated tube collectors.

The freescoo unit is going to be installed next week, exactly in time for the upcoming COP22 in Marrakech. AMEE is one of the supporter of this global event, and this is surely an important opportunity of visibility for freescoo and Solarinvent.

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Oct 13

COP22 Marrakech 2016

The “Conference of the Parties”, COP is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Until now, there have been twenty-one COPs, with the most recent one organized in Paris this past December. The next one, COP22 is scheduled to take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 to 18, 2016.

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The Convention stipulates,”Parties should protect the climate system for the benefit of present and future generations on the basis of equity and in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.”

During the COP, member States, who have common but differentiated responsibilities, strive to reach agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity, assess the evolution of their commitments and review the implementation of the Framework Convention and other legal instruments that the COP adopts. Typically a series of negotiating sessions are carried out beforehand in order to optimize the agenda and discussions.

As of today there are 197 Parties to the Convention (196 States and the European Union).

About COP22 Marrakech 2016 it’s possible to find a lot of informations and materials in the official Marrakech COP22 website.

Jun 17

Zero-Plus Project

We’re proud to announce the participation of freescoo in the Zero-Plus project.
The European Union Funding for Research & Innovation, Horizon 2020, is working to achieve near zero and positive energy settlements in Europe using advanced energy technology. Innovative technologies and renewable energy systems are implemented in four different case study settlements located in different areas of Europe.

Official page of Zero-Plus

Freescoo technology in Zero-Plus

Zero Plus Booklet 02_03_2018