AES Solar is in sunny Budapest, Hungary for the latest general meeting of the four year Heat4Cool project which is part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
In March, we announced how AES Solar became the only company of its kind in Europe to have been selected to work on the project which will promote the development of renewable technology.
AES Solar received £250K in funding to provide expertise in the design of solar thermal and pv systems.
At the latest meeting, the partners reviewed the progress achieved in year one. The technical details of the work to be carried out over the coming months was also discussed.
The partners include researchers and companies who specialise in other renewable measures. They hail from Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Representing AES SOlar is Grant Feasey, senior design engineer. He said: “We have made some great connections through this project and learnt a huge amount already. It’s been great to contribute our expertise too. We are pleased to meet up with the friends we’ve made and to meet new faces that have become involved during the first year.”
He added: “The project is going well so far. The design software is at an advanced stage. Plans are well formed for the installation of an initial prototype at KUBIC test facility in Spain next March. The next few months will see the prototype being better defined and development of the SCI-BEMS (Self Correcting Intelligent Building Energy Management system) will ramp up.”
Next European meeting
The next meeting has been scheduled to coincide with the MCE exhibition in Milan in March 2018 where the project team will get the opportunity to mingle with the leading technology, academic and business players in the European and global Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry and present their work on the project.