During the THERMOSS month 30 project meeting at Riga Technical University, project partners were able to view one of the 5 THERMOSS demosites. The challenge is to retrofit 4 family-owned detached houses in Latvia “with innovative, more efficient heating technologies and applying an optimised control strategy for the new equipment to reduce the overall energy consumption and the carbon footprint.” (www.thermoss.eu)
The study is highly significant for the project because this facilitates THERMOSS technology market uptakes in Eastern European countries. Latvia in particular, seems to have very low installed capacity in heat pumps. This seems to be a great area to develop the THERMOSS project. Installing ground breaking technologies in residential houses with live in landlord will have an impact on next potential buyers.
“In the 4 houses, different technologies will be installed, such as micro fuel cells, gas absorption heat pump and hybrid heat pumps. The micro fuel cell uses gas to generate electricity for daily usage without any extra costs, while the gas absorption heat pump produces heat by extracting it from the air. The hybrid heat pump has intelligence to define the most convenient source (gas or electricity) according to air temperature and energy prices” (THERMOSS News)
Next on THERMOSS
THERMOSS partners are organising a workshop that will be held at Sustainable places 2019, with other H2020 Projects focused on more efficient heating and cooling solutions. We will showcase project’s results, explore the biggest challenges of the projects, discuss about how the digitalization can benefit the up-scaling of our solutions, increasing social acceptance and reducing costs.