Get the latest TRACER report “Projections for the transition to 2030/2050 in nine coal regions”
The TRACER project
prepared a new report titled Projections for the transition to 2030/2050 in nine coal regions
It shows that most of renewable energy and other new energy
technologies have a potential to develop in TRACER regions as a
substitute for coal. Different pathways will need to be adjusted to
local conditions and the transitional dynamics will be different in each
country. While in Czech Republic, Serbia and Ukraine end of coal usage
is not expected until 2030, the UK Government has committed to remove
coal from the electricity mix by 2025 and it is consulting on bringing
this forward to 2024.
Final conference of WIP’s HAW Kenya project in December
Conference: "Linking Science and Industry: Renewable Energy Research,
Innovation and Higher Education in Africa", 15-16 December 2021
Together with the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), WIP is organising the final conference of their project “HAW Kenya - Network of Excellence for Universities of Applied Sciences”
The project HAW Kenya is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service
(DAAD), and its objective is to familiarise interested Kenyan
universities, scientists, and junior staff with teaching practices at
German universities of applied sciences in the field of renewable
The final project conference, titled “Linking Science and Industry: Renewable Energy Research, Innovation and Higher Education in Africa”
will take place online on 15-16 December 2021
and will provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences
about challenges and opportunities of renewable energies in Kenya /
Registrations are open
Get the latest REPLACE report on “Residential heat decarbonisation solutions”
report “Residential heat decarbonisation solutions – A handbook for
installers, plumbers, chimney sweepers and investors” and all the latest
WIP, supported by the partners of the REPLACE project
, has recently published the report “Residential heat decarbonisation solutions – A handbook for installers, plumbers, chimney sweepers and investors”
which provides professional intermediaries and investors with in-depth
knowledge of the renewable heating and cooling systems options available
on the market today.
The objective of the report is twofold:
- To make intermediaries (such as installers, chimney sweepers, building developers, energy advisors, etc.) well-trained facilitators of replacements and to enable them to measure and communicate expected energy and financial savings and wider societal benefits of heating and cooling replacements.
- To informs investors (either financing institutions, public authorities, energy suppliers, or homeowners) about economic issues, best practices and innovative business models, as well as model contracts, for renewable heating and cooling solutions.
report includes a comprehensive list of the renewable heating and
cooling technologies currently available on the European market through
concise and illustrated technology factsheets.
The report is available in English
and in seven other languages
This and many other latest news about the REPLACE project and its results are available in the new bi-annual newsletter
Join the BIOFIT Final Conference in January
(Hybrid) Final Conference – How to implement bioenergy in existing
industrial installations, 18-20 January 2022, online and Brussels
Colleagues from WIP Renewable Energies are involved in the organisation
of the Final BIOFIT Conference presenting results from the project
BIOFIT for fossil firing power, CHP, refineries, pulp & paper and
On the first and the second day (18-19 January 2022)
of the BIOFIT conference, four industry sessions take place. In each of
these sessions, an overview on the respective industry sector is
provided, followed by presentations on specific case studies and
sectoral recommendations. After each industry session, interaction with
sector experts and associations is enabled by a moderated roundtable
discussion. The first and the second day are held online
. The third day
(20 January) starts with a policy breakfast at which recommendations,
drivers and barriers will be discussed. The policy breakfast takes place
The aim of the conference is presenting and discussing main results of the BIOFIT project for industry stakeholders and policy makers
to support bioenergy utilization as an alternative to fossil energy.
Updates on the Final BIOFIT Conference will be published on the project website www.biofit-h2020.eu
RES4BUILD Pilot system installation in Greece started
The RES4BUILD project
began the installation/assembly of the components, sensors and consumables of their pilot system in Greece (located at the NCSRD
campus) in October 2021. The outdoor installation was finished by the
beginning of November 2021 and we are now proceeding with the indoor
part of the installation. The containerized room will host the
multi-source heat pump of PSYCTOTHERM
, a hot water tank, the building energy management system (BEMS) of THERMOVAULT
, and all controls and power supplies.
The aim of the installation is to test in a real environment (office
building) the innovative system developed in the project for covering
all energy needs of a building with clean energy generated on-site.
Find more information at www.res4build.eu
HYPOSO platform opens to more regions
HYPOSO Platform is an exclusive, password-secured online forum for
hydropower stakeholders and was developed to enable also smaller
companies and organisations to make direct contacts and facilitate
business relations with each other.
Initially, access to the HYPOSO Platform was limited to
companies/organisations from Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador in Latin
America, and from Cameroon and Uganda in Africa, as well as from
Following requests from the European hydropower industry, it was decided
that the HYPOSO Platform will be open from now on for stakeholders from
Latin America and Africa, who come from other than the five HYPOSO
It is necessary to register for the HYPOSO Platform to use its full functionality.
In addition to the business forum, the so-called HYPOSO Map will be made
available within the HYPOSO Platform. On the HYPOSO Map, for the five
target countries, detailed information can be found about background
& infrastructure, climate & hydrology, operational hydropower
plants, and hydropower resources (i.e., > 2,000 potential sites).
Register now for the HYPOSO Platform for free!
MOST Closing Event in December
current electricity grid has evolved over 100 years. Now, Smart Grids
offer a bi-directional way of exchange of electricity and information
between sources and consumers, and the devices they power, adding
flexibility as a result. They are digital, foster renewable energy
sources, energy efficiency and electrification of end-users.
To unleash all the benefits smart grids can offer, well-skilled experts
must be trained. The MOST project lies in the center of energy
transition – the highly innovative master course is designed to equip
tomorrow’s experts with competencies crucial for the next step towards
The MOST Consortium invites you to join our Closing Event on 13 December 2021, from 14:00 to 16.00 (CET). The conference will mark the end of the MOST project and look back on its results. Sessions will include:
- A visionary keynote speech looking at the future of Smart Grid Technologies
- Virtual tours to the Smart Grid laboratories of three top universities
- A panel
discussion on the role of the future Smart Grid professionals in the
energy transition, featuring international energy experts
WCPEC-8 call for papers opens soon
The 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
will take place from 26 – 30 September 2022
in the Milano Convention Centre in the beautiful city of Milan, Italy
The WCPEC is the world’s biggest platform for PV research and development
offering a unique possibility of international exchange by combining
the three largest and most prominent international PV conferences: the
European PV Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC
), the Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (IEEE PVSC
) and the International PV Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC
In 2022, Europe has the honour to host the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
in Milan, interchanging the prestigious EU PVSEC for this year, that is being held annually for more than 40 years.
The Call for Papers opens mid-December 2021
and all researchers, scientists and PV experts are cordially invited to
submit their abstract and participate in this truly international event
to share their knowledge and connect to fellow PV professionals.
Submit your abstract
and stay tuned for more information at www.wcpec-8.com
On our own behalf
Helm, who has been at the head of WIP for over 50 years, is handing
over the direction to Rainer Janssen and Jonas Bergmiller and will move
from the management to the advisory board.
Peter Helm will continue to support WIP in an advisory capacity and assist WIP with his many years of experience.
We thank Peter Helm for his commitment and dedication to the energy transition and look forward to continuing to work together.
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Newsletter includes short reports on projects that have received
funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under Grant Agreements No 836819 (Project: TRACER), No 847087
(Project: REPLACE), No 817999 (Project: Biofit), No 814865 (Project:
RES4BUILD), No 857851 (Project: HYPSO). The sole responsibility for the
content of contributions related to these projects in this Newsletter
lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of
the European Union. Neither the EASME/INEA nor the European Commission
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