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SunHorizon @webinar 19.12.2019

SunHorizon @webinar 19.12.2019 679 238 SunHorizon Project

Webinar “An innovative approach to thermal energy storage as self-sufficiency in buildings”

19th of December 2019 / 11:00 – 12:30 (CET)

?️ SAVE THE DATE! 19th of December 2019

For the webinar “An innovative approach to energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings”

? 19 December 2019

⏰ 11-12:30pm CET

? projects presentations & debate

Organised by Chess Setup project in participation with ReLATED project, Fedarene, SunHorizon project, HYBUILD project

Register here

SunHorizon @HPSummit – 22/23.10.19

SunHorizon @HPSummit – 22/23.10.19 1024 512 SunHorizon Project


On the 22 and 23 October 2019 in Nuremberg (Germany) .

Come to the European Heat Pump Summit, and discover more about the SunHorizon project by visiting the booth Foyer Brüssels – no. 5.

The European Heat Pump Summit looks at the heat pump and energy system topics from an international perspective, with a focus in particular on the following: 

  • Current market developments
  • Research and development
  • Components and products
  • Heat pump applications and operation

You will find our colleagues from the European Heat Pump Association, ready to answer to all your questions.

SunHorizon video

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We are happy to present you the first SunHorizon promotional video, created in the framework of D8.4.

The video presents what are the project goals, technologies and targets.

Continue to follow SunHorizon channels to be always informed of the project updates.




SunHorizon General Assembly – M12

SunHorizon General Assembly – M12 680 510 SunHorizon Project

On the 18th and 19th of September 2019, SunHorizon consortium met in Le Bourget du Lac (France) for the M12 General Assembly, kindly hosted by our partner CEA.

In this occasion the 21 partners took the chance to present what have been implemented in this first year of the project and what are the next steps for the following 3 years of the project.

Particular attention was expressed on the 8 demo sites and in their upcoming technical activities.

In this first year all the activities have been realised smoothly, submitting 13 deliverables and 1 milestone.

SunHorizon @EREK international conference

SunHorizon @EREK international conference 734 280 SunHorizon Project


25-26.09.2019, Brussels (Belgium)

We are pleased to inform you that SunHorizon project will be exhibited at EREK international conference, on the 25th and 26th September 2019, in Brussels.

If you haven’t done yet, Register here, participate in the conference and stop by to visit the “Heat Pump Innovation Center” and ask questions about SunHorizon project.

We will be there to reach as many stakeholders as possible and answer to all your questions and curiosity about our technologies, project’s outcomes and next steps.

Don’t miss this opportunity.

See you there!

At the “Heat Pump Innovation Center” you will get the chance to know more about: SunHorizon, DryFiciency, Geoatlantic and Heat4Cool projects.

Publication about “Solar and Thermal energy” workshop

Publication about “Solar and Thermal energy” workshop 150 150 SunHorizon Project

On the last 7th of June 2019, SunHorizon project participated with other four H2020 projects (HYCOOLSHIP2FAIRTHERMOSS, and HYBUILD) to “Solar and thermal energy: Europe’s precious energy sources for efficient industries and buildings” workshop, organised in the framework of Sustainable Places (Cagliari – Italy).

The five projects are implementing the most social acceptance renewable energy technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps for both the residential and the industrial sectors, by reducing the energy consumption and increasing the thermal comfort and high performances in industrial processes.

After the workshop, the workshop authors published a paper about it on Proceedings platform – Proceedings 2019, 20 (1), 3

You can find the Abstract here:

In this workshop, we discussed the progress of five Horizon 2020 projects —HYCOOL, SHIP2FAIR, THERMOSS, SUNHORIZON and HYBUILD — all implementing solar thermal and renewable technologies for buildings and for the industrial sector. The discussion offered opportunities to identify and benchmark key challenges being faced by the projects, both technical and non-technical, and allowed to identify cooperation opportunities.

And the full publication, available here.


1ST SUNHORIZON NEWSLETTER 1024 341 SunHorizon Project

On the 13th of June 2019, SunHorizon first project newsletter has been published.

Check it out here.

If you want to be always updated on the project’s status and activities, register here.

Discover more about our demo sites in Germany

Discover more about our demo sites in Germany 1024 768 SunHorizon Project

Interview to Steven Paupe from BoostHEAT.

Demo site ID: 

Location: Berlin and Nuremberg (Germany)

Type of building:  

Nuremberg : 4 family residential housing (320m²), built in 1897 with limestone and brick
Berlin : 220m² house constituted of 2 apartments

Climate: temperate

Technologies and partners involved in this demo site: 

Nuremberg : Thermal CO2 heat pump (BoostHEAT), hybrid PV/T panels (DualSun), stratified thermal storage tank (Ratiotherm), monitoring (Schneider Electric), data collection (Checkwatt), modelling of the system (CEA)

Berlin : Thermal CO2 heat pump (BoostHEAT), High-Vacuum Flat Solar Thermal Panels (TVP solar), stratified thermal storage tank (Ratiotherm), monitoring (Schneider Electric), data collection (Checkwatt), modelling of the system (CEA)

Date of the demo site visit: 18 & 19 February 2019

Presentation of the demo site:

Two demo sites have been identified by BOOSTHEAT in order to implement SUNHORIZON’s technologies package in Germany : 

  • One in Berlin in a multifamily residential housing of 220m²
  • Another one in Nuremberg in a 4 family residential housing of 320m²

In Berlin, the house is composed of 2 apartments, near the city centre. From the visit, we didn’t identify any incompatibility with the future technologies integration and installation in the site. 
The narrow access to the basement can be an obstacle, but the technology partners already foresaw solutions on how to get in and set-up their technologies.

In Nuremberg, the house is constituted of 4 equal apartments (one per floor level), located near the city centre. The integration of all the technologies looks well established, but first we have to evaluate the structural integrity of the roof, in order to define the maximal weigh for the solar panels. 

What are the energy challenges of your demo site?

The two projects have high ambition in term of reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions reduction, while increasing the comfort level from centralized heat and DHW. The installation of the technologies in the two demo sites (DualSun, BOOSTHEAT, Ratiotherm, TVP solar…) have to be firmly fixed and easy to maintain, in order to have fewer and cheaper maintenance activities. 

Do you see any policy obstacles referred to SunHorizon technologies application, specifically related to the local/national regulations where the demo site is located and, more in general, at EU level?  

No specific policy obstacles have been identified regarding the application of SunHorizon technologies, but we will have to pay attention to the chimney and its maintenance at commissioning (common)while designing the installation/integration of these new technologies.

What is your motivation to participate in the project and which is your role?

BOOSTHEAT is very motivated to play a role in in these 2 demos, in order to demonstrate the use of its technology in Germany, as we can learn for the application of our system solutions in future German projects and make good reference for future German’s projects and demonstrate the benefits of using different renewable energy systems and covering the energy demand with RES. 

We decided to take part in the SunHorizon project to explore these opportunities with other companies located all around Europe, which makes this a unique opportunity on technological and professional level.

Which are the expected benefits your company aims to demonstrate in the SUNHORIZON project?

BOOSTHEAT aims at demonstrating that thermal CO2 heat pumps can cover the entire energy demand of a house, with the best energy efficiency as possible. 

Pictures from the demo sites

Berlin (Germany)

Nuremberg (Germany)

SunHorizon @SustainablePlaces – 06 June 2019

SunHorizon @SustainablePlaces – 06 June 2019 1024 768 SunHorizon Project

“Solar and Thermal energy: Europe’s precious energy sources for efficient industries and buildings” workshop

06thof June, 14:00 – 15:30, Room Cala Mariolu in LAZZARETTO, @SUSTAINABLE PLACES, Cagliari (Italy)

On the 06th of June 2019SUNHORIZON within other four innovative H2020 projects HYCOOL, SHIP2FAIR, THERMOSS,  and HYBUILD, organised a joint workshop “Solar and Thermal energy: Europe’s precious energy sources for efficient industries and buildings” in the fr.

These projects are implementing the most social acceptance renewable energy technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps, for both the residential and the industrial sectors, by reducing the energy consumption and increasing the thermal comfort and high performances in industrial processes.

During the workshop, the projects’ coordinators first presented the goals and the applications of the projects, and then an interactive session between the panel and the audience started, in which we presented the different projects’ approaches and solutions.

The debate followed the below questions:

What is the highest technological challenge of your project? 

How digitalization and monitoring data can facilitate the promotion of the technologies of your project?

How to increase social acceptance of your project technologies? And what are non-technological barriers?

How are you targeting the cost reduction of your technologies?

Presentations available here:

HYCOOL – Mr Andrea Frazzica (CNR ITAE) – download available here

SHIP2FAIR – Mr Stefano Barberis (RINA)- download available here

SUNHORIZON – Ms Alessandra Cuneo (RINA)- download available here

THERMOSS – Ms Federica Fuligni (EXERGY)- download available here

HYBUILD – Mr Sergio Valentino Costa (COMSA)- download available here

Some pictures of the event below:

SunHorizon @EUSEW19, on the 19th of June

SunHorizon @EUSEW19, on the 19th of June 1024 342 SunHorizon Project

SunHorizon at the Networking Village @EUSEW19

on the 19th of June, from 14:00 – 18:00, at Charlemagne building, Brussels


 SAVE THE DATE: 19th of June, from 14:00 to 18:00, in Charlemagne building – in the framework of the NETWORKING VILLAGE @EUSEW19, SunHorizon project will be presented at the  “Heat Pump innovation center”.

Come to meet us and discover more about our project, what we are implementing and our technologies.

Register to EUSEW19 here. 

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