BERLIN partners discussed the activities achieved and planned the next steps to implement their pilots


Due to COVID-19 restrictions that have been introduced by the national governments, the 2nd physical meeting of BERLIN project that would take place in Eilat in June 2020 was postponed. The rescheduled date is in November 2020.

Instead, an extensive online meeting has been organized on 23 June 2020, to reinforce the cooperation and ensure the timely implementation of the project activities. The partners discussed the progress of all the Work Packages (WPs) during the first nine months of the project, identified the critical issues regarding the implementation of the pilots and planned the next steps of the project activities. All the partner organisations were represented by research scientists and experts involved in different technical tasks.

The BERLIN project aims at the implementation of cross border pilots that will support innovative and cost-effective energy rehabilitation in public buildings based on the nanogrid concept. Thus, BERLIN project focuses on the increase of photovoltaics (PV) penetration, which coupled with energy storage and demand-side management (DSM) will increase the energy efficiency (EE) of the buildings. The implementation of these technologies in a cost-effective way will result in a high level of self-resilient public buildings that are green, smart, innovative and sustainable. 

The six pilot buildings, where the nanogrids will be implemented are as follows:

  • One pilot building located in Cyprus at the premises of FOSS Research Centre of Sustainable Energy at the University of Cyprus campus area. 
  • Two pilot buildings located in Greece at the dormitories building of the University of Western Macedonia and the town hall building of Koilada, a village and a community of the Kozani municipality. 
  • Two pilot buildings located in Israel, at the existing Grammar School in Eilat and the new Grammar School in Eilot. 
  • One pilot building located in Italy at the Building F of the University of Cagliari (UNICA) Campus. 

A big thank you to the whole team for its participation and valuable contribution!

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