How can local authorities, installers, businesses and educators accelerate the energy and heat transition?
We all stand for a major challenge to switch to a low-carbon energy and economy. Cities play a central role in this, and the SOLARISE project has been driving innovation and sustainability in solar energy with 9 European and UK city and university partners.
In this final event of the SOLARISE project, you are introduced in new techniques tested in housing, historic buildings, and public buildings, and in educational living labs. The event shared innovative ways of testing, deploying and financing solar energy, while benefiting residents and communities. We also looked forward to the next level of innovation in city-wide energy planning and smart systems.
– Part 1: The SOLARISE Living Labs
– Part 2: The SOLARISE pilots: public buildings, social housing and historic buildings
– Part 3: The future of solar energy
– Part 4: Climate justice and solar energy
Slides & videos
The SOLARISE Living Labs
- The KU Leuven Living Lab, Belgium – Dr. Bert Herteleer, KU Leuven — video — SEEV4-City (EV + V2G)
- The Living Lab, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, France – Professor Ahmed Rachid, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne (no slides – only video)
- Solar Living Lab, University of Portsmouth, UK – Dr. Jovana Radulovic – Head of School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, University of Portsmouth — video
The SOLARISE pilots – public buildings
- Energy transition and sustainable development at Fourmies, France – Marie Henneron Lead Manager – Third Industrial Revolution, Fourmies — video
The SOLARISE pilots – social housing
- Affordable solar energy for residents, Brighton & Hove, UK – Jo Thompson, Regeneration Programme Manager, Brighton & Hove City Council — video
The SOLARISE pilots – historic buildings
- A heritage mill in Middelkerke, Belgium – Wendy Vandenberghe, Environmental Specialist, Middelkerke Municipality — video
- The Q-Roof in the historical city of Middelburg, Netherlands and Graphic design PV panels in a historic surrounding and raising awareness – Tiny Maenhout, EU- project management & Winnie Versol, Project manager — video
- Historic buildings in Zoersel, Belgium – Inne Clinkers, Head of Department, Management and Policy – Zoersel Municipality — video
The future of solar energy
- The role of cities in taking forward renewable energy – Dr Karen Barrass, Policy and Research Manager, UK100
Climate justice and solar energy
- Just transitions in renewable energy – Dr Max Lacey-Barnacle, Research Fellow in Just Transitions, University of Sussex
CIick here to download the magazine with the Interreg 2 Seas SOLARISE Living labs and pilot sites.