IDEAS project at a glance
IDEAS is an innovative integrated renewable energy system (RES) which cost-effectively improves energy efficiency in buildings. The system is optimised for mixed-use building types, across various climate conditions, maximising RES output under diffuse solar radiation climate conditions through luminescent and geometric concentrator techniques which lead to current solar energy system efficiencies being exceeded electrically. Improved thermal efficiency is achieved by using enhanced phase change materials (PCM) for heat storage and discharge. A heat pump exploits the main energy sources (sun, air and ground) to power an integrated underfloor heating and hot water systems. This building integrated RES uses advanced control techniques and intelligent design to maximise performance in solar energy, thermal storage and heat pumps.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 815271. This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.