On the 5th and 6th of October 2022, SunHorizon consortium met in a hybrid way – both in Madrid (Spain) and online – for the M48 General Assembly, kindly hosted by our partner Empresa Municipal de la Viviendaa y Suelo de Madrid (EMVS).
In a General Assembly, the partners present what they implemented over the previous six months of the project, the difficulties encountered, and what are the next steps. For organisational reasons, the Assembly was divided as follows. The first day was about each work package and the visit to the Madrid demo site; while the second day was about each demo site.
We have a new Project Coordinator: Serena Scotton, with Nora Ganzinelli’s help, took over!
On the first day, each WP representative (except for the WP6) provided an update on the status of the WP and deliverables, as well as the next steps. In particular, the WP4 – Pillar 2: Functional Monitoring Platform and Optimization Tool leader presented the cloud-based monitoring platform: KPIs, tools and systems to optimize the design and the monitoring of the different components of the heating and cooling systems. After that, the Consortium had a workshop on the simulation tools, in particular about the demo and visualisation of different tools and their operation. The leader of WP5 – Pillar 3: Thermal Comfort and Monitoring Data Driven Control System is working on the integration of the overall SunHorizon control approach into the cloud-based monitoring platform and in defining guidelines for the integration of SunHorizon control loop with different TPs and validate its operation.
After the presentation of each work package, the Consortium visited the Madrid demo site. It consists of a 10 flats social housing apartment block (1072 m2), envelope under retrofit.
Below you can see some photos of the building.
The second day was dedicated to WP6 – Demonstration at TRL7 and demonstration sites. WP6 aims to demonstrate the TRL7 and run the SunHorizon technologies in the demo sites. So each demo site leader showed a general update on their work. In particular, in Nuremberg, the installation has not started due to some problems. In Cluj Napoca, the involvement of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca has started actively by February 2022. Saint Cugat and Madrid demo sites finalised the commissioning, so they already started collecting monitoring data.
You can find some photos of the General Assembly M48 below.