SMARTRENEW

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.

 

SMARTrenew Good Energy Practices Guide


The SMARTrenew Good Energy Practices Guide showcases the outputs from project SMARTrenew across the Northern Periphery and Arctic region.

Over the...

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The SMARTrenew partners are delighted to announce details of our Closing Conference event, Energy Innovation in the Arctic Region, which take place...

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Under project SMARTrenew, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, together with Evo, is piloting a major heat storage solution for district heating in...

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One of the largest challenges Faroese communities face today is how to store the excess energy which is mainly produced from fluctuating wind power.

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The next Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme HEATER cluster event, Energy Education for Behavioural Change and Sustainability, which will take...

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The European Commission has today proposed an outline of a plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030, starting with...

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Local Authority in North West Ireland, and partner in project SMARTrenew, Donegal County Council, has been announced as a finalist in the Construction...

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Heat Solutions for Rural Areas, hosted by the new NPA cluster project HEATER, took place on Wednesday, the 9th of February.

The event showcased the...

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Heat Solutions for Rural Areas, hosted by the new NPA cluster project HEATER took place on Wednesday, the 9th of February. The event showcased the...

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2nd and 3rd October 2019

The Second SMARTrenewSteering Group Transnational Meeting will take place on between the 2nd and 3rd of October in Akureyri, Iceland. There the SMARTrenew partners will visit local companies focused on energy, renewables, heating and waste management.

The partners will be discussing potential pilot projects to promote and enhance Smart Renewable usage and help address energy poverty in rural regions.

3rd - 4th April 2018

The first SMARTrenew Steering Committee was hosted by NORUT in the city of Narvik, Norway. The partners received presentations focussed on cold climate research and renewables. Nordkraft presented the challenges with building and operating hydropower and wind farms.

The Norwegian Water resources and Energy Directorate have digitally mapped all rivers to allow modelling of potential power from hydro-power see (www.senorge.no). There is potentially a power surplus in northern Norway and some weeks when Norway needs to import energy, especially when rivers supplying hydro power freeze up and wind is low. Norut presented the unique challenges of solar power in northern Norway and some of the innovative technical solutions being adopted including the use of bifacial panels which are less sensitive to high latitudes and dual axis tracking systems. The team also visited LKAB who ship iron ore pellets on a massive scale from Sweden via heavy haul electric train for further processing.