New year’s greetings to the energy community
WIP Family would like to take the chance and wish you and your loved
ones a wonderful new year of 2022, much happiness, laughter and health.
The past two years have been extraordinary and challenging, but in a way
it brought us closer together and showed us how the environment can
quickly adapt, when we as humans take a step back from our usual ways.
Let’s learn from this and put our joint effort into making the world a
greener place and taking a step further toward the global energy
We are looking forward to a year full of new exciting projects, new
collaborations and hopefully, to meeting the global energy community
again in person soon.
THI & WIP conference recordings available
THI & WIP conference showing the pathway towards an enhanced collaboration between industry and higher education in Africa
Together with the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), WIP
successfully organised at the end of 2021 the final conference of the
project “HAW Kenya - Network of Excellence for Universities of Applied Sciences”
The project HAW Kenya was funded by the German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD), and its objective was 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”
provided a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences about
challenges and opportunities of renewable energies in Kenya / Africa.
One of the main conclusions of the event was that, even though there is
still much to be done to bridge the gap between industry and higher
education institutions, efforts are already underway from both sides and
both parts would highly benefit from an enhanced collaboration.
Full recording of the conference and the presentations will be soon uploaded HERE
EnergyMatching selected for the Dutch National BIPV award
WIP is pleased to announce that a demonstration site of the EnergyMatching project
, for which WIP is responsible for the Dissemination & Communication activities, has been selected for the Dutch National BIPV award
The demonstration site in the Netherlands features the largest Dutch
industrial BIPV installation, with a size of 540 square meters and a
total output of 900 KWp, more than double the building’s energy demand.
The solar panels were installed with the innovative Click-&-Go
system from TULiPPS, which enables seamless building integration, fast
installation and easy maintenance. Panels were provided by Solitek and
ONYX. Discover more about the Dutch Demonstration site at the
EnergyMatching website: https://www.energymatching.eu/demo-sites/dutch-demo-site/
AgroFossilFree online workshops in February
In the framework of the AgroFossilFree project
, three workshops are organized together with LandSchafftEnergie. The first workshop is about open-field agriculture
with a main focus on innovative drive types
Tractor manufacturers will present the Fendt e100 Vario electric
tractor and alternative drives from John Deere. This is complemented by
overview lectures of experts from LandSchafftEnergie at the Technology
and Support Centre (TFZ), the Bavarian State Institute for Agriculture
(LfL) and WIP Renewable Energies (WIP).
The second workshop will include topics on energy efficiency and renewable energies in greenhouse agriculture
while the third workshop will handle topics on energy efficiency and renewable energies in livestock farming
Participation in the workshop is free of charge
, registration is requested. The workshop will be held in German
RE4Industry webinar: Decarbonisation of the Energy Intensive Industries through renewables
online webinar that is taking place on the 7th of February will focus on the Decarbonisation of the Energy Intensive Industries
through renewables as one of the possible pathways for energy
transition. An inter sectoral perspective on potential solutions for the
energy transition from steel, aluminium and chemicals industries will
be presented followed by the RE4Industry Project
existing achievements, with an interactive tool providing information
on the carbon emissions of a specific installation among others.
For more details about the Agenda and for registration please go to the following link
DibiCoo virtual study tours in different regions
In the spring of 2022, three exciting study tours will be held as part of the DibiCoo project
These tours will be organised by project partners in Argentina, South
Africa and Indonesia. The Argentinian and Indonesian study tours will be
held as virtual events, with videos of local biogas plants that can be
watched prior to the live discussion with plant operators in the
webinar, whereas the event in South Africa is planned to be held
physically, visiting local biogas plants together with South African and
Besides these activities, DibiCoo is also organising additional capacity
building and design trainings in these and more areas. If you are
interested in taking part in one of these events, visit www.dibicoo.org
and stay tuned for more information coming soon.
DiBiCoo is a cooperation project between biogas technology exporting and
importing countries, with the overall objective to support the European
biogas/biomethane industry by preparing markets for the import of
sustainable biogas/biomethane technologies from Europe to developing and
BIOFIT Final Policy Conference
18-20 January 2022, the BIOFIT Final Policy Conference on “How to
implement bioenergy in existing industrial installations” took place as
online event. The conference presented BIOFIT results in four Industry Sessions, each of them addressing a specific industry sector, namely first-generation biofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and CHP.
In each of these sessions, an overview of the respective industry
sector was provided, followed by presentations on specific case studies
and sectoral policy recommendations.
All conference presentations will soon be available at: https://www.biofit-h2020.eu/biofit-final-policy-conference/
Key BIOFIT Policy Recommendations are summarised in a paper available at:
SAVE THE DATE – REPLACE workshop coming soon
REPLACE workshop “Towards Renewable Heating & Cooling: Replacement of Inefficient Systems in the Residential Sector”
The REPLACE project
partners are pleased to invite you to the event “Towards Renewable
Heating & Cooling: Replacement of Inefficient Systems in the
Residential Sector” to present the key findings of the project and
discuss the framework conditions for replacement, exchanging old
conventional fossil fuel systems with renewable ones. The workshop will
take place in the afternoon of the 07th of April 2022 in Wels (Austria)
, as part of the international World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED)
This event is an excellent opportunity to learn how the phase-out of
fossil-based heating systems can be brought forward in the European
agenda and to find out more about modern renewable technologies. The
event will also provide the chance to engage with key policymakers,
industry and end-users representatives on the potential and challenges
of renewable H&C solutions in buildings. We invite you for
discussions on how renewable energy at home can contribute to Europe’s
energy transition, while empowering consumers in their energy choices.
You will find the event agenda and registration information at this link
SocialRES – new reports online
Two relevant reports have just been published in the framework of the SocialRES project
to support social innovators in the path towards energy democracy: “Toolkit for Policy Assessment”
and “Guidelines for successful social innovation in the energy sector”
Find out more at Resources - Social Res
MOST webinar recording available
The MOST project
has been successfully completed with the organisation of the webinar “The Smart Grid as Digital Superhero leading the Energy Transition”
. The aim of the MOST project was to establish a Master Course on Smart Grids Technologies.
Find out more about the MOST project at https://smartgridsmaster.eu/
The webinar is available for free on the WIP Youtube Channel
Become a Digital Superhero
and contribute to a sustainable energy future!
CitizEE webinar in February
The CitizEE project
is organising a free webinar on how crowdfunding platforms help public authorities to involve citizens in public funding decisions
and co-investing through crowdfunding platforms. Luis Couto, Co-founder, GoParity - Impact Investing
will share details of their involvement and set up of Citizens Finance Schemes!
The webinar will be held on the 4th of February at 11 AM CET
Register today to receive information on how to participate in the webinar: https://lnkd.in/dtwcd9en
Hyposo – a dynamic start into 2022
The HYPOSO project
has started the year 2022 with several activities. Despite the ongoing
Covid-19 pandemic, the capacity building course for stakeholders from
the African partner countries Cameroon and Uganda has started, and the
first Workshop on Framework Conditions in Cameroon, and the site visits
of high potential sites in Cameroon are about to start or are currently
The first of two weeks of capacity building
was carried out from 10 to 14 January 2022
. The lectures were organised as online lectures and included the topics Basics of hydropower
exploitation, Hydropower systems, Dams and storage basin, Power
waterways, Hydrology, Hydraulic design, GIS & HP potential, and
Computer based tools for HPP resources
. A positive side effect of the organisation as online lectures was, that more participants could benefit from them.
Figure 1: Participants of the first week of the capacity building course in Uganda
The second week of the capacity building course
will be held from 31 January until 5 February 2022
as physical event in Cameroon.
The Workshop on Framework Conditions
will be held on 28 January 2022 in Yaoundé
and will discuss the actual situation and needs for hydropower in Cameroon
together with policy makers, local authorities, private and public
financing institutions, and project developers and investors. In
January, HYPOSO experts visited three promising sites in Cameroon
to prepare pre-feasibility studies which will be presented first exclusively on the HYPOSO Platform for the EU industry. Interested stakeholders
are of course still invited to join the online forum
via the HYPOSO Platform
Join the PV IMPACT Matchmaking Events on Vehicle-integrated PV and Perovskite PV
the date for the next PV IMPACT Matchmaking Events on
Vehicle-integrated PV and Perovskite PV which will take place online on
- Vehicle-integrated PV: March 2nd from 9:30 to 13:00 CET
- Perovskite PV: March 8th from 9:30 to 13:00 CET
you are looking for partners to work with on future projects on these
topics under EU or national funding schemes, do not miss the opportunity
Registration is open until 18th February.
Find all details at: Matchmaking events - PV Impact
and register now
WCPEC-8 call for papers deadline and early bird exhibition
The call for papers for the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
is open until 4 February 2022
and we encourage PV experts from all fields to submit an abstract and
help shape the programme of this special edition of the conference that
brings together European, American and Asian experts for this event in
The conference topics are structured into five main topics and you can
find all information about them, the submission guidelines and more in
the author’s worktstation
The 10% Early Bird Discount
for the international Exhibition
is ending today, the 31st of January
, at midnight , but you can still save 5% off
the normal fee if you book your spot until 28 February 2022
. The available space is decreasing fast, so be quick and secure your spot now!
Find more information about the paper submission and the exhibition space at www.wcpec-8.com
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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 768766 (Project: EnergyMatching), No
101000496 (Project: AgroFossilFree), No 952936 (Project: Re4Industry),
No 857804 (Project: DibiCoo), No 817999 (Project: Biofit), No 847087
(Project: Replace), No 837758 (Project: SocialRES), No 847147 (Project:
CitizEE), No 857851 (Project: HYPSO), No 842547 (Project: PV Impact).
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 are responsible for any use that
may be made of the information contained therein.