European Green Bauhaus

A sustainable construction and renovation programme combining energy demand reduction and renewable energy generation for residential and mixed-use buildings.

European Bauhaus Project

Project aim

The EC recently introduced the New European Bauhaus initiative, which aims at overcoming climate change and environmental degradation through an aesthetic game-changing movement based not only on sustainability, but also on accessibility, art and culture, adapting projects to local conditions, and giving special attention to the use of natural building materials, energy efficiency, demographics, future-oriented mobility and resource-efficient digital innovation.

The European Green Bauhaus project is one such cutting-edge project. It brings together a set of innovative energy-saving and energy-producing methods and technologies guaranteeing a positive environmental impact through the entire lifecycle of a building, such as 1) energy-saving design methodologies and tools, 2) energy-efficient construction materials & techniques, 3) integrated renewable energy generation & storage solutions and 4) smart energy management solutions

These innovation will be demonstrated in three lighthouse demonstrations in Spain, Finland and France, featuring new positive energy buildings as well as energy-efficient retrofit of existing buildings, including social housing and mixed usage buildings.
The consortium includes 4 large industrial partners, 16 SMEs, 2 academic/research centers and 3 public authorities.

HORIZON 2020 – POWERBOX

Solar energy, 24 hours, year-round. On or off-grid.

POWERBOX

Project aim (2020-2022)

The aim of the EU-funded Powerbox project is to commercialise the innovative energy storage solution developed by Solenco Power NV.
Solenco Powerbox allows homes and small businesses to cheaply store their own generated energy, for hours or whole seasons. The system combines an electrolyser and a fuel cell in one unit which transform electricity into hydrogen, store it indefinitely and then convert hydrogen back into electricity and heat with minimal losses.

HORIZON 2020 – NETfficient

Energy and economic efficiency for today’s smart communities through integrated multi storage technologies

NETfficient

Project aim (2015-2018)

The NETfficient project deployed and demonstrated local energy storage technologies. It developed information and communication tools to exploit the synergies between renewable energy sources, energy storage, the smart gird, and the citizens. The scope of this real environment project included five use cases, covering low voltage and medium voltage scenarios and a wide range of applications and functionalities. Solenco’s contribution – spin-off of Vandenborre Energy Systems NV – included two low voltage installations where hydrogen technology was used as energy storage. Combination of electrolysis and fuel cell processes were demonstrated as well as two different technologies for hydrogen storage.
The NETfficient consortium brought together 13 companies from 7 different European countries:
3 Industrial partners (large industrial companies);
3 SMEs;
4 Research partners;
1 Academic partners;
1 Public Administration as an end-user;
1 Communal energy provider as an end-user

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SOUL-FI

In the framework of the SOUL FI program, FIWARE General Enablers have been implemented in the SPB™ allowing to manage virtual power plants based on the SPB™ product.

Fiware Technologies

Project aim (2015-2016)

By leveraging Fiware technologies, this project aims to monitor and analyze various metrics from the Solenco installations. The first objective is to gather these Iot measurements into a centralized system. This will allow deeper analysis of field conditions and enable further improvements of the Solenco system.