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Maximising renewable energy use for more energy-efficient buildings

The EU needs more renewable energy sources, but the Sun and wind’s unpredictability means that the electricity ecosystem must become more flexible. Empowering consumers can play a major role in electric grids’ flexibility.

Because buildings’ energy use levels aren’t constant, national electricity grids always have to seamlessly balance supply with this fluctuating demand. If this load […]

August 26th, 2021|Popular News|

Sim4Blocks -The final partner meeting

Having received a six month extension to the project, Sim4blocks has had time to validate the results from its pilot sites in Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Despite the outbreak of Covid-19 and the interruption this presented, the project has been able to finalise the results and gain some valuable insight into the different demand response strategies […]

September 3rd, 2020|Popular News|

Sim4Blocks to host workshop at EUSEW 2020

Sim4Blocks has been selected to host an important workshop at the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week’s (EUSEW) Policy Conference, the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. EUSEW 2020 takes place in Brussels between 22nd and 26th of June and the date and time for the 90-minute Sim4Blocks workshop will […]

March 3rd, 2020|News Latest, Popular News|

Sim4Blocks extended for six months

The Sim4Blocks project has been extended for six months to maximise the opportunities presented by results from the demo sites, with a new end-date of 30 September 2020.
The extension was requested to give the project time to validate the exciting results from the pilot sites in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. This will provide valuable insight […]

February 10th, 2020|News Latest, Popular News|

Sustainable Places: Making the built environment sustainable

Insight will be attending this year’s Sustainable Places conference, providing coverage on the latest developments in the field of sustainable built environments and supporting our partner project Sim4Blocks.

Sustainable Places 2019 will take place in Cagliari on the island of Sardinia between 5-7 June, bringing together experts and other stakeholders working towards the common goal of […]

May 10th, 2019|Popular News|

Sustainable Places 2019 – Contribution deadline

Deadline is fast
approaching to submit your contribution to SP2019 in Cagliari, Italy.

Sustainable Places is Europe’s number one event for the
dissemination of research, collaboration, networking and the creation of market
opportunities in the field of smart and sustainable buildings.

Taking place on June 5-7, 2019 in Cagliari, Italy, the contribution
deadline for SP2019 is the 10 May 2019.
Participants […]

May 7th, 2019|Popular News|

Webinar highlights Sim4Blocks’ significant progress in delivering demand response services across the EU

With ambitious targets set by the EU to significantly reduce
energy consumption and greenhouse gases, workable strategies for flexible
energy use are fast becoming essential. Sim4Blocks is an
EU-funded project developing the best way of delivering demand response services
to the market while ensuring commercial viability
for energy suppliers.

The project recently held its first webinar, titled “Testing
innovative demand response systems: An introduction and
discussion of energy flexibility initiatives at
the blocks-of-buildings-scale developed by the […]

May 2nd, 2019|Popular News|

Sim4Blocks webinar – Testing innovative demand response systems

Sim4Blocks Webinar

Testing innovative demand response systems
An introduction and discussion of energy flexibility initiatives at the
blocks-of-buildings-scale developed by the Sim4Blocks project

29 March 2019 – Watch Live and on demand. Register today!

With ambitious targets set by the EU to significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases, workable strategies for flexible energy use are fast becoming essential. Sim4Blocks […]

March 20th, 2019|Popular News|

Flexible renewable power: Spain to triple solar thermal capacity by 2030

Sunny Southern Europe will become increasingly connected to its Central and Northern European neighbours with the ongoing development of cross border interconnectors. This is one of the crucial factors behind Spain’s decision to include an additional 5 GW capacity from STE/CSP plants in its Integrated National Energy and Climate plan (NECP). Complete with inherent storage capabilities, STE can provide flexible, dispatchable power […]

March 14th, 2019|Popular News|

Centrica eyes gigawatts of household solar and storage

Centrica hopes to tap domestic flexibility by targeting households with solar power, selling them battery storage and heat pumps and tying it all together through energy management systems.

According to latest government data, there are some 976,000 solar PV installations in Great Britain. By volume, the vast majority (93 per cent) are sub-4kW, suggesting around 900,000 households […]

February 25th, 2019|Popular News|