E3S Web Conf.
Volume 414, 20232nd International Conference “SUstainable PolyEnergy generation and HaRvesting – SUPEHR23”
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|Energy Micropolygeneration and Harvesting
|25 August 2023
Performance of the main technologies demonstrated in the ENVISION project
RINA Consulting S.p.A., via Cecchi 6, Genova (Italy)
Within the context of ENVISION project, different technologies have been developed aiming to harvest energy being integrated into the building façade. These technologies have been tested in different demosites with a monitoring phase of around one year in order to assess their performances on-field. The technologies developed within ENVISION and reported in this article are solar façade collectors coupled with Heat Pumps and PV windows. The present paper reports the assessment of the performance of the ENVISION technologies in the different demos. This analysis is carried out through the calculation of normalized KPIs related to four different domains (energy, social, economic, and environmental) and the aggregation of these KPIs in domain scores to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each demo. In all the different demosites, the monitored data have been collected and processed to calculate the most valuable KPIs, which are compared with state-of-the-art values found in the literature to calculate a normalized KPI. Depending on the obtained value of the normalized KPIs a score from 0 (worst performance) to 5 (best performance) is assigned, considering that a score of 3/5 has been assigned to the State-Of-the-Art. Some KPIs are specific for the single demo (e.g. the SCOP of the heat pump), while others are common to all the demos and were used to carry on a direct comparison between the technologies. All the demos showed promising results in the social, energy, and environmental domains. For the last domain, in particular, the best results are obtained, as each technology leads to significant savings in GHG emissions. There is room for improvement on the economic side, which can be filled by progressively lowering the cost of technology over the years.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2023
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