Via EUREC members, FOSS
FOSS, the Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus is progressing with convincing steps forward with notable successes worthy of sharing them with you. In this month’s communication we would like to inform you of:
The project eNeuron that has just been ranked first in the Energy Island’s call of Horizon 2020 with FOSS being the TechnicalCoordinator led by Dr Christina Papadimitriou.
FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy Start up SOLEX wins the Social Impact Award led by Special Scientist Michalis Florides.
eNeuron is a response to the desire of EU to shift towards a low- or even carbon-neutral pan-European energy system that brings many challenges and opportunities.
Achieving this goal requires fully integrated energy systems able to supply low-carbon energy for all sectors from different energy sources, while integrating multiple energy carriers and exploiting the synergies coming from this interplay. In this context, storage in all its forms and types plays a crucial role by involving the end-user in the management of the energy system using local and user-friendly energy exchanges and by providing flexibility services to the system itself.
FOSS as the Technical Coordinator and ENEA as the Management Coordinator of the eNeuron project together with 15 strong partners and 4 demos spread throughout Europe will study the above systems and tackle the demanding challenges. With strong motivation and high ambition, the partners of eNeuron aim to develop innovative tools for the optimal design and operation of Local Energy Communities integrating distributed energy resources and multiple energy carriers.
FOSS through the Startup SOLEX and being the winner of the Social Impact Award of the RG Accelarate pitching event in the context of the Reload Greece Young entrepreneurship Program 2019, plans to explore to the full the promising breakthrough ideas put forward by Special Scientist Michalis Florides.
More specifically, his project focuses on the development of a low-cost sensor, which will be installed on PV systems for the early detection of faults without interrupting the operation of the system.
The Social Impact Award includes working with a UK company to develop a marketing strategy for the commercialization of his scientific idea to the market.