SocialRES: Final Review Meeting
After four years of successful implementation, the SocialRES
project has come to an end. The SocialRES project was coordinated by
WIP Renewable Energies. SocialRES focused on business models and
services of social innovation for the renewable energy sector such as
renewable energy cooperatives, crowdfunding and Peer to Peer (P2P)
energy trading platforms to support energy democracy through the
citizens’ participation in the clean energy transition. Projects as
SocialRES are needed nowadays to provide citizens with tools to
contribute to global warming mitigation and to be independent from
energy generated with fossil fuels.
The final review meeting was held in the beginning of February and all
results were shared with CINEA, the European Climate, Infrastructure and
Environment Executive Agency of the European Commission. Project
reports can be found here
. Energy and social innovation experts are welcomed to join EESIP - European Energy Social Innovation Platform
which was created in the framework of the SocialRES project to increase
common knowledge about renewable energies, as well as social
HYPOSO B2B-Matchmaking Events
The HYPOSO project
has taken a major step of its mission. The first B2B matchmaking event
was organized in Medellín (and online) in which six different potential
hydropower sites were presented to potential business partners from
Europe. After several hours of talks (live and online) the site
providers left the venue, saying that it was worth every minute, as they
could make good new contacts and have also received interesting ideas
for the sites.
The next HYPOSO B2B-Matchmaking Event will present six different
potential hydropower sites from Uganda and Cameroon. The event will be
organised by WIP and EREF on 30 March 2023
along Renexpo Interhydro. Find here more information
how to participate and what to expect.
SERENDI-PV: Webinar - The role of PV in a 100% Renewable Energy System – Highlighting Europe
A joint webinar in cooperation between SERENDI-PV
projects was held on February 8th. Christian Breyer, ETIP PV - Steering Committee member and partner in the SERENDI-PV
consortium was the main speaker to present 100% RES scenarios in the long-term. The webinar is available here
IWG5: New Website online
The Implementation Working Group on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (IWG5
provides expert knowledge on decarbonizing the buildings sector to the
European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. WIP Renewable Energies,
as one of the consortium members, is responsible for organizing annual
study tours to introduce best practices of energy efficiency in
buildings. Read the press release
to learn more about it and discover the new website here.
RHC ETIP is continuing to bring together and assist renewable heating and cooling stakeholders.
are happy to announce the launch of a new horizontal working group
(HWG), namely "Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), which will be a
part of the technology platform. The new horizontal working group aims
to bring together the various SSH disciplines and stakeholders in order
to find a common working ground for the cross-cutting issues in the
renewable heating and cooling (RHC) sector. You can find more
information about the new working group on our RHC ETIP website
, and to be a part of the SSH-HWG, you can send an email
to Olgu Birgi or directly become a member on our website
Another exciting news from the platform is the upcoming annual
conference of RHC ETIP which will be organized by WIP Renewable
Energies. RHC Annual Conference, "Towards 100% renewable energy-based
heating and cooling in Europe: A secure energy supply in times of
crisis" will be held on 25 May in Torino
at the AC Hotel Torino by Marriott in Italy. The conference will
feature political and technical panel discussions, presentations on
different renewable and heating technologies, and an Italian national
roundtable. We would like to invite you to this conference cordially,
and registration to the conference can be done online
Agrofossilfree – new FEFTS solutions
The Agrofossilfree Project
has exciting news for all readers!
The AgEnergy platform
now has 640 more FEFTS solutions. You can search through more than 1400
FEFTS solutions to find the one that best meets your needs.
to view our newly updated content!
MUSIC Business Mission to Gent
In the framework of the European project MUSIC
– Market Uptake Support for Intermediate Bioenergy Carriers, a Business
Mission to Gent was organized by project partner Bioenergy Europe on
15-16 February 2023. The mission included a workshop on “Prospects of
biocoal for the metallurgical industry” and a field visit to the
ArcelorMittal steel mill in Gent.
The workshop on 15 February served to discuss prospects of biocoal
applications in the metallurgical industry. More than 50 participants
discussed about biocoal quality requirements and feedstock availability
to produce large quantities of biocoal needed in industrial processes.
Workshop presentations are available on the MUSIC website!
On 16 February colleagues from ArcelorMittal organized a field trip to
the large steel mill in Gent showcasing recent achievements of the
European projects Torero
aiming at the exploration of innovative technologies to move towards the decarbonization of the steel industry.
Thereby, Torero demonstrates the use of biocoal produced from wood waste
via torrefaction technology as (partial) replacement of fossil powdered
coal in a steel mill blast furnace, while Steelanol demonstrates the
transformation of carbon-rich industrial waste gases into advanced
bio-ethanol for use in the transport sector by way of a novel
The MUSIC project will come to an end in February 2023 – thus please visit the project website for final project results!
BIPVBOOST event: Cost-effective and innovative solar energy integration in stock and new buildings
On the occasion of the BAU 2023, the BIPVBOOST project
organizes the event “Cost-effective and innovative solar energy
integration in stock and new buildings - how to generate revenue with
your building façade and roof”, on Thursday, 20th April 2023 in Munich
(Holiday Inn, Hochstrasse 3)
Nowadays, the sole use of solar energy generation products on building
roofs does not produce enough electricity for a building to be
self-sufficient. Energy autonomy is achieved with the use of additional
solar integration on other surfaces of the building (windows, facades,
etc.) with BIPV products. At this event, we will present the latest BIPV
innovations and products for the building and construction industry.
Take a look at the programme
and register here
As the project is in its final stage, we invite you to check its results and innovations
, categorized in four main areas:
IBC4EU new project website
IBC4EU project, that will develop cost effective and sustainable
bifacial interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cell and module
technology on pilot line level, just launched its new website
. Learn more about this project and follow us on LinkedIn
so you don’t miss any updates!
The IBC4EU will be present at the 40th European Photovoltaic Solar
Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC) in Lisbon, Portugal.
EU PVSEC 2023 – contribute to the event
European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition received
an impressive number of abstracts from PV experts from all over the
world. While the Scientific Committee now prepares to create an
inspiring and memorable programme for the global PV community, the
wheels continue to turn for additional event disciplines:
Call for Parallel Events
If you would like to be part of the programme of the EU PVSEC, organise your own Parallel Event
and attract the interest of global decision makers from industry, research, finance and politics.
Call for late abstracts
There is still a chance to submit late-breaking research findings to the EU PVSEC and secure a slot in the oral sessions. Submit your abstract for consideration
The PV Academy
will once again take place in the framework of the EU PVSEC on Sunday, 17 September 2023
. The programme will soon be published online.
See you in September in Lisbon!
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Newsletter includes short reports on projects that have received
funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 / Europe research and
innovation programme under Grant Agreements No 101075398 (Project: ETIP
PV), 837758 (Project: SocialRES), 953016 (Project: SERENDI-PV),
101075700 (Project: IWG5), 825998 (Project: RHC ETIP), 101000496
(Project: AgroFossilFree), 857806 (Project: MUSIC), 817991 (Project:
BIPVBOOST), 101084259 (Project: IBC4EU),
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.