Integration of renewable energy on neighbourhood level is a key point in reaching the goals of the Swiss energy strategy 2050.
The following points are addressed within the project:
- Bottom-up initiative concerning substitution of fossil driven heat converters on building/district level and best use of thermal energy storages.
- Integration of new renewables such as PV and utilisation of economy of scale—providing best ROI of capital invested
- Build a demonstration case to exemplify the possible decarbonisation of buildings/neighbourhoods.
The neighbourhood “Wesemlinquartier” in Lucerne serves as test case to roll out different approaches on electricity self-production, thermal conversion emitting CO2 and most fitting integration of thermal storages taking into account best revenues of capital. The public will be closely accompanied on a social research level to build a bottom-up initiative within the neighbourhood to strengthen the case.
Outlook and next steps.
Already, eight industry partners could be bound and the social impact will be a key success criteria. Are you interested in contributing your expertise? Then let us know.