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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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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The new GREENER/HEATER NPA Cluster projects showcased a joint launch event on Tuesday the 4th of October, outlining the background to the development...

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SMARTrenew will be featured during this year's EU Sustainable Energy Week Energy Talks. EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place on 25-29...

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The new Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Cluster projects, HEATER and GREENER will hold a joint launch conference on Tuesday, October 5th, at...

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In a bid to combat excessive oil consumption, the Faroe Islands has set a goal of producing their entire electrical energy needs from renewable...

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Under SMARTrenew, one of Derry's most historic buildings, the iconic Harbour House, has been retrofitted with smart, efficient heating controls. Built...

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The head of the United Nations labelled a devastating new report on climate change as a “code red for humanity” as the renewables sector said a...

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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.