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Visit to our two demo sites in Gemany

Visit to our two demo sites in Gemany 1024 768 SunHorizon Project

On the 18th and 19th February 2019 some of the SunHorizon partners visited our two demo sites in Germany: Berlin and Nuremberg.

During the visits, our partners checked the spaces where the SunHorizon technologies will be installed in the following months.

Details of the two demo sites:


  • House of 220m2 composed by 2 apartments.
  • Right now there are 2 gas boilers and 2 solar PV panels.
  • We will install: air- water heat pump ( BOOSTHEAT ), thermal solar panels (TVP Solar) and thermal storage tank (RATIOTHERM).


  • Multifamily residential house (1897), 4 floors (320 m2).
  • Right now there are singular gas boilers.
  • We will install: air-water heat pump ( BOOSTHEAT ), solar thermal panels (DUAL SUN) and thermal storage tank (RATIOTHERM).


SunHorizon, Heat4Cool, Thermoss Workshop @ISH – 12.03.2019

SunHorizon, Heat4Cool, Thermoss Workshop @ISH – 12.03.2019 800 400 SunHorizon Project


12th March 2019 / 09:00 -15:30 

Register here

We kindly invite you to our joint event “TOWARDS LOW CARBON HEATING AND COOLING IN BUILDINGS — three different perspectives”, organised by Heat4CoolSunHorizon and Thermoss projects. 

Buildings account for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe; to achieve full decarbonisation of the building sector, we must initiate the installation of smart heating & cooling systems. 

This event aims at discussion available and existing renewable energy solutions that will reduce buildings’ energy consumption and CO2 emissions while increasing cost savings. 

Heat4Cool is promoting the application of six technologies for the refurbishment of buildings. 

The Sunhorizon project aims at unlocking the potential for a cost-effective solution based on innovative heat pumps and solar technologies. 

Thermoss aims to contribute to wider deployment of advanced building heating and cooling technologies and facilitate their connection with district heating.

When: 12thMarch 2019 

Time: from 09:00 to 15:30 

Where: ISH fair – Room Transparenz 2 in Portalhaus, level 1 (download map here) – Frankfurt (Germany)


Please note that in order to attend the workshop you will need to obtain a ticket to ISH fair. 

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AGENDA (Downloadable version here)

09.00 Welcome Coffee & Registrations
09.30 Welcome, Thomas Nowak, EHPA
09.35 Keynote Speech on ongoing policies – Mrs. Eva Hoos (Policy Officer at the European Commission- DG Energy)

Projects presentation by project coordinators

10.00 Heat4Cool – Smart retrofitting of heating and cooling systems in buildings, Marcello Aprile
10.10 Thermoss – Building and district thermal retrofit and management solutions, Federica Fuligni
10.20 SunHorizon – Sun coupled innovative heat pumps, Stefano Barberis

Session 1: Coupling renewable and heating & cooling solutions/ New technologies

10.35 Adsorption and friends: Development of flexible solutions for solar thermal cooling, Fahrenheit – Heat4Cool, SunHorizon
10.50 Sewage heat recovery for district heating and cooling, Thermowatt – Heat4Cool
11.00 Solar and Heat pumps: how to couple the most socially accepted low carbon H&C technologies (BOOSTHEAT, TVP Solar, DualSun) – SunHorizon
11.30 PMC thermal storage: The new era of batteries, Sunamp – Heat4Cool
11.40 Bringing Natural Gas at the highest electrical efficiency: The case of SOLIDpower – Thermoss
11.50 Panel discussion

12.15 Lunch break

Moderator Mr. Stefano Barberis

13.45 How Monitored data can make H&C more sustainable: Schneider Electric monitoring and communication system – SunHorizon and Thermoss
14:05 Data checking analysis and validation, STAM – Thermoss
14.15 Heat4Cool Smart Energy Management Tool: From monitoring to comfort profiling andcontrol automation, Hypertech – Heat4Cool
14.25 From data to value – Connectivity Solutions, Bosch Thermotechnik – Thermoss
14.35 Panel Discussion

15.30 End of the meeting


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Article published about SunHorizon: Innovative solar-assisted heat pumps

Article published about SunHorizon: Innovative solar-assisted heat pumps 1024 576 SunHorizon Project

Written by Riccardo Battisti and published on Solar Thermal World.

<< The principal objective of a recently launched, EU-funded project named SunHorizon is to optimise solar-assisted heat pump systems in residential and commercial buildings. The endeavour will demonstrate a wide variety of solutions for both technologies, such as thermal compression, adsorption and reversible operation regarding heat pumps and photovoltaic, thermal and PVT systems in the case of solar, at eight locations. It will also involve the creation of a cloud-based monitoring platform to develop enhanced, KPI-focused algorithms and tools to maximise solar yields and carry out predictive maintenance.

SunHorizon is an industry-driven consortium comprising 21 partners and includes technology suppliers such as German chiller manufacturer Fahrenheit, French PVT equipment manufacturer Dualsun, French-based BoostHeat, which produces gas-fired thermal compression heat pumps, TVP Solar, an evacuated flat plate collector manufacturer headquartered in Switzerland, heating solutions provider BDR Thermea from the Netherlands and Ratiotherm Heizung + Solartechnik headquartered in Germany. Launched last October in Milan, Italy, the project is being coordinated by Italian-based RINA Consulting. It will run for four years and end in September 2022.

“One focus of SunHorizon under the lead of Schneider Electric Italy has been to develop a platform providing cloud-based monitoring. The project partners are currently sifting through data on demonstration site buildings, as well as solar and heat pump systems, to evaluate the most proper modelling approach to analyse the data,” explained David Chèze, a researcher who works at the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in France. He also participates in Task 60, titled Application of PVT Collectors, a research platform set up under the aegis of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling programme. The SunHorizon project will add four additional case studies to the Task 60 database on operational systems. The cooperation also enables partners in the project to use and improve upon approaches shared in Task 60, such as those for assessing systems and buildings, testing PVT installations and evaluating key performance indicators.>>

Read the full article here

The article was written by Riccardo Battisti, a solar thermal consultant and market researcher working at Ambiente Italia (Rome, Italy).  

Article published on Solar Thermal World.

SunHorizon Project News

SunHorizon at WSED 2019

SunHorizon at WSED 2019 1024 576 SunHorizon Project

SunHorizon has been pleasantly invited by FENIX TNT to present its objectives and mission at World Sustainable Energy Days conference.

If you are planning to attend the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, (Austria) and you are interested in the topic of sustainable heating and cooling, don‘t miss the workshop called “Save today, use tomorrow” on 28 February 2019 dedicated to how to integrate thermal storage in innovative thermal systems.

The workshop will be organised within the session Innovation Workshops Energy and Buildings and it will be dedicated to researchers, industrial companies, professionals and the wider public. Project representatives from THERMOSSCREATE, HYBUILDSCORESTESSE2B and SUNHORIZON will introduce their results and lead interactive discussions related to the topic. SunHorizon project will be introduced by Alessandra Cuneo, from RINA Consulting. The workshop registration is free of charge, but it is necessary to register on the WSED conference here in order to participate in the workshop.

Conference Venue: Stadthalle Wels, Pollheimerstrasse 1, A-4600, Wels, Austria

Date: 28th February 2019, afternoon session

Workshop registration here.

Contact person: Mrs. Petra Colantonio:

Download the workshop flyer here

SunHorizon Project News

Visits to SunHorizon Demo sites

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SunHorizon consortium started to work visiting project demo sites in order to study how to integrate SunHorizon technology packages in each of them.

The project team started from Verviers on 13th of December 2018.  

Great things are going to happen…

SunHorizon Project News

SunHorizon Kick Off Meeting

SunHorizon Kick Off Meeting 737 553 SunHorizon Project

SunHorizon consortium met on 11th and 12th October in Milano, in RINA offices, to officially start the project. It has been a fruitful two days meeting where partners’ delegates had the opportunity to meet each other and start technical discussion towards the forthcoming project activities.

Great things are going to happen…

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