SunHorizon- Sun coupled innovative heat pumps
The heating and cooling sector in Europe accounts for 50 percent of the total energy consumption and space heating equals half of it. The demand is mostly met by fossil fuels, with natural gas having the main share. SunHorizon aims at developing innovative technology where heat pumps are coupled with solar systems in order to decarbonize the sector.
The purpose of SunHorizon is to demonstrate innovative heat pump solution that acting properly coupled with solar panels (PV, hybrid and thermal) to provide heating and cooling to residential and tertiary buildings. Reduced emissions, lower energy bill and reduced fossil fuel dependency are some of the foreseen benefits of implementing the systems. Eight demonstration sites are building built around Europe (Germany, Spain, Latvia and Belgium) in order to develop and test the technology.
A social acceptance survey to explore various stakeholder groups attitudes
SunHorizon is performing a social acceptance survey to explore various stakeholder groups attitudes, and perception of barriers, to adopting the technology developed in the project.
We encourage you to participate with your opinion!