HEATER Cluster Webinar Heat Solutions in Rural Areas

HEATER is a cluster of projects with synergies across HANDIHEAT, SMARTRenew, TechSolns, SENDoc and eLightHouse.

The partnership with WiSAR Lab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (SMARTRenew project), Ulster University (SENDoc/TechSolns), Oulu University of Applied Sciences and HANDIHEAT, Northern Ireland Housing Executive aims to collaborate and cluster the transnational outputs from previous projects to educate and empower local communities to effect positive behavioural change and inform decision makers to influence policy across climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustaining communities.

The HEATER Cluster partners will host a free webinar event titled "Heat Solutions in Rural Areas on Wednesday, the 9th of February, from 13.00-14.00pm (GMT+1) exploring  the innovative outputs and renewable energy pilots featured in HANDIHEAT, SMARTRenew and eLightHouse projects, and address the challenges of finding heat solutions for rural, sparsely populated areas within the NPA region.

Event: Heat Solutions in Rural Areas

Date/Time: Wednesday, the 9th of February, from 13.00-14.00pm (GMT+1)


• Robert Clements, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (HANDIHEAT)

Pilot: Hybrid boiler/ASHP, Battery Storage and deep retrofit

• Dr Nick Timmons, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (SMARTRenew)

Pilot: Solar array with battery storage and grid back-up to power EV slow charging stations in Northwest Ireland

• Anu Montin, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (eLightHouse)

Pilot: Retrofitting of public buildings, Waste as energy and the reuse of waste, Smart energy solutions for public infrastructure and housing, Domestic energy retrofit.

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