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.

 

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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Planning has been approved by Donegal County Council for two renewable, solar powered, electric vehicle charging stations with additional energy...

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The SMARTrenew Pilot Showcase event, which takes place on Thursday. the 2nd of December, will showcase 7 renewable energy and energy storage pilots...

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The Oulu University of Applied Sciences’ SMARTrenew project team has set up a new hydrogen working group to identify future competence needs for the...

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SMARTrenew presents a pilot showcase event, December the 2nd, at 1pm (GMT). During this event SMARTrenew partners will profile 6 renewable energy and...

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Discover the latest edition of the SMARTrenew newsletter with all the latest project news and pilot initiatives across the Northern Periphery and...

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A new Clustering project, HEATER-Heat and Energy Empowerment and Education in Rural Areas, has been approved under the EU Interreg Northern Periphery...

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SMARTrenew partner, Leo Starwbridge, Energy Manager at Derry City and Strabane District Council, is among the speakers announced for this year's North...

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Recap on the GREENER/HEATER Joint Launch Conference, which took place on Tuesday the 4th of October, outlining the background to the development of...

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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.