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The Ministry of Bulgaria is planning to launch a EUR 30.5 million grant for replacing inefficient heating system into photovoltaics panels and solar collectors. In particular, households that will install rooftop solar power systems will be reimbursed for 70% of the investment.   The call, which should be launched by the end of the year, will be for all sectors except for agriculture, fisheries and forestry and electricy production.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2023
Type: News

Professor Zhibin Yu from University of Glasgow has found a solution to recover the waste heat of heat pumps and divert it to resolve the frosting problem, improving the heat pump´s overall performance. The main point is that heat pumps, instead of just genereting heat, they can also capture it and spread it all over the house.  
Post date: 18 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

The city of Poznań in Poland has been involved in different projects to tackle air pollution and decarbonise heating. For example, through the partnership with Veolia which was aimed at designing an energy transition and clean air strategy, the have facilitated the connection to district heating networks and transformed the network by shortening the connection period.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2023
Type: Case

British houses are among the oldest and less efficient in Europe, hence households are currently challenged by rising energy bills. The government has set a price cap that limits the average bill to no more than £3,000 ($3,600) a year until April 2024. Moreover, it is planning to spend an average cost of around £10,000 for each house that needs to be retrofitted in order to reach the 2035 energy efficiency targets.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

According to Finnish Heat Pump Association SULPU statistics, Finland has seen in 2022 an increase by 50% of selling of heat pumps. In particular, the number of air-to-air heat pumps was 160,000, whereas the number of air-to-water heat pumps sold was 19,000 but with an increase by almost 60%.  
Post date: 17 Jan 2023
Type: News

SINFONIA project has reached successful results with the deep retrofits in Innsbruck and Bozen. The interventions allowed substancial heating energy savings, with an average of 77% saved in the projects in Innsbruck, and also a substancial improvement of thermal comfort.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: News

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy and a group of heat pump manufacturers have started a project to replace gas and oil in multi-family homes with propane heat pumps. This type of heat pump will include low-charge propane (R290) as the refrigerant.   In fact, propane has become a recognised refrigerant for the heat pump industry and is widely used in outdoors heat pumps.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: News

REHVA Journal published and article about a Reinforcement Learning control framework that helps to optimise the control of the building energy system, taking into consideration occupants´ behaviour and PV power production.
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

Heat pumps are expected to become the most important and effective technology to decarbonise heating. The Regulatory Assistance Project, CLASP and the Global Buildings Performance Network have developed a heat pump policy toolkit which includes several tools and advices on how to use them. The toolkit is targeted at policymakers and advocates interested in the deployment of heat pumps.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

MEP Erik Bergkvist (S&D) and Gothenburg European Office invite you to join on January 31, 2023 at 4pm in the European Parliament in Brussels for a panel discussion on the role that district heating (DH) can play to overcome the dire challenges facing Europe's energy systems and to drive Europe’s fossil-free energy and heating transition.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Event