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Through our business creation programmes we support the following start-ups
The current product is the highly-efficient aH60 hybrid solar panel, but the ultra-efficient aH72 panel is already in development for release this year.|
The continual annual price increase of different sources of energy cause a corresponding rise in both electricity and thermal energy prices.|
Product with the latest solar technology, profitable and quality, which allows significant energy and economic savings. In addition, customers can see with our “Hybrid Viewer” the consumption and savings of their installation.|
- Competitive service.
- Cost effective.
- Enhanced design.
- High quality.
Act&Sorb has developed an innovative self-sustaining recycling strategy for several barely recyclable waste streams, to produce high value raw materials and energy (heat and/or electricity). The produced raw materials find applications in a broad range of industries, such as waste treatment, chemical processing, food and beverage processing. The business model is based on the development of complete tailor made projects, from R&D to commissioning and servicing in various industries worldwide.|
Every year, only in Europe, around 10 million tonnes of fibreboard waste is generated without any recycling solution at hand, resulting in an environmental issue and high disposal costs for producers and end-users. The world’s activated carbon consumption is forecast to rise to 2.6 million tonnes in 2025. Around 23% of this is derived from fresh wood resources; around 8 million trees felled annually. The high demand for wood will lead to a supply deficit. Furthermore, these trees lock-up 29 million tonnes of CO2. A solution is urgently required.|
Our solution is an innovative carbonisation-gasification process, turning fibreboard waste into renewable energy and high value activated carbon (avoiding huge volumes of CO2 emissions). Act&Sorb plans to commission its first commercial recycling facility by 2021. This pioneering industrial fibreboard recycling set-up will process around 50 000 tonnes fibreboard waste per year and produce 2MWe (34 GWh) electricity – a world first. To further grow and accelerate, Act&Sorb plan to set-up its own new plants, selling plants for a license fee and a lump sum. At a later stage this would be followed by licensing the technology with service contracts. Discussions with end-consumers, investors and multinational market leaders resulted in several letters from those interested in buying FibreCarb activated carbon, supplying feedstock or investing in Act&Sorb with the goal of scaling the company together. In addition, Act&Sorb plans to further broaden and accelerate its specialised research department and its collaboration with universities and industry in Benelux and in Europe|
- Production of high value raw materials.
- Clean technology to shift waste towards resources with the production of energy.
- High-end R&D evaluation of the end products.
- Constant R&D evaluation of new input materials for recycling technology.
- Highly scalable and adaptable.
Thermoelectric generators have been developed that convert industry waste heat into electricity and which can be used directly for applications onsite, or re-injected into the grid. These waste heat recovery units can be installed at every chimney or pipe where heat is present, to create a modular, scalable and maintenance-free system.
The additional development of an industrial self-powered wireless sensor network system for industry 4.0 allows industries to install wireless self-powered sensors that monitor their processes.|
Industries are inefficient at using energy. More than 60% is wasted in the form of heat. Reducing the cost of the energy bill and lowering the environmental impact of energy are both essential.
At the same time, industries need to monitor their processes when installing sensor grids. Wiring is very expensive and wireless solutions require batteries to feed the sensors, which can also be costly.|
An initial solution provided is sustainable and eco-friendly energy production using a by-product of the industrial process itself: heat. Converting waste into usable energy reduces energy bills and lessens the environmental impact made in industry, aligning it with the requirements of new environmental rules.
The additional provision of a self-powered sensor system, that can be installed everywhere where heat is present, makes installation easier and lowers costs, as well as providing a wireless sensor platform which matches industry 4.0 requirements.|
- Drastically reduces the cost of industrial monitoring.
- Estimated operative life of over 20 years.
- Flexible solution which can be easily installed in every industry.
- Plug and play.
- Scalable, modular and maintenance-free.
- The system can be upgraded with new technologies for higher performance.
AER is a highly aesthetic roofing solution that replaces conventional roofing materials and generates electricity. Based on the best module technology, it offers a good kWhr price.
AER is a modular concept based on active and passive products all with the same homogeneous appearance. The products are based on the best available module technology which guarantee high and longer performances. With their extensive experience in the solar industry and expertise in the building secor, AERspire is a partner from the early stage of a building project so as to realise the most optimal technical and financial solution for the customer. AERspire is more than a design and product supplier, the venture takes the full responsibility up to installation, commissioning and hand-over.|
There is a requirement to meet the increasingly stringent energy label requirements for buildings and a demand to do so in an aesthetic way.|
AER is a modular roofing solution that generates photovoltaic electricity and is integrated in glass panels that fully replace conventional roofing materials and suit every type of tilted roof.
The product portfolio contains ‘active’ and ‘passive’ elements that offer a full roof solution with a homogeneous look.|
- Designed to be a building component.
- Based on best available module technology, longer lifetime and thus low kWhr price
- Equal life span compared to today’s standard roofing materials.
- Optimal water retaining surface, no additional materials needed.
Agronergy provides heating services to buildings; the heat is produced from recycling agricultural left-over, mainly cereals. We target medium-size customers like collective housing, schools, office blocks… Our solution is integrated, innovative, economical and ecological.|
Almost 85% of the energy consumed in France comes from non-renewable energy sources. This contributes to increasing scarcity of fossil fuels, rising energy prices and environmental pollution. Hence the need to design solutions to better control and reduce the cost of heating, to reduce Co2 emissions caused by the production and the consumption of energy and to develop local energy sectors.|
Agronergy sells 15-year heating contracts to buildings or districts (with power ranging from 100 to 2 000 kW). Agronergy offers a turnkey solution: it designs, builds and operates the boilers, and it sources the biomass locally to deliver heating. Agronergy also funds the whole construction project; in return, the user pays a monthly fee, lower than the operating expenses of a fossil fuel boiler. Its activity fosters a circular and local economy around agro and forest by-products.|
- The delivery of ecological heating in a simple and competitive way.
Alent Dynamic operates a patented method for wood drying that subjects the wood to less harmful load and saves both heat and electricity even though it does the work in less time.|
Wood drying is the most critical activity for profitability
in the wood industry. It represents an untapped opportunity for
sawmills to increase production volumes and wood quality, while
saving both heat and electricity.
A wood drying process control system suitable for both new and existing wood drying kilns. It operates a patented drying method where the drying climate (temperature, air velocity and humidity) is alternated in cycles, dynamically adapted to the real-time measurement of the wood response.
- Synchronise – power control and peak-shaving for heat and
- WMC Soft Sensor – automatic drying to target moisture content.
- Optimise – dynamic drying cycle optimisation for increased
- Online kiln control – enables remote kiln operation
- Increased revenues from improved wood quality,
- 10% increase of produced volumes,
- Saves 10% of heat consumption,
- Saves up to 65% of electricity,
- Wood drying expertise, training and related products.
Solutions for the production and distribution of artificial snow with a low CO2 footprint and low weather dependence.|
Climatic changes and customers needs impose to rethink the cold power generation in order to minimize energy consumptions and related CO2 footprint. One of the axis of improvement is to highly increase efficiency of such thermal convertors.|
SNOW FARM X, developped and produced by ALPINOV X, is an artificial snow maker with high efficiency and low weather dependance. The promisses of such equipments are to allow ski resort operators to operate their activities without taking in account weather incidences and to achieve it with reasonnable costs (CAPEX and OPEX).|
- Ski resort operations extended (opening days)
- Ski resort turnover consolidated
- Decrease of CO2 footprint linked to ski resort operations
Altris produces a high energy density cathode material for rechargeable batteries with a low-cost production method using only abundant elements.|
The battery production industry has a need for low-cost, sustainable electrode materials that are free from nickel, cobalt and lithium. Furthermore, batteries capable of low temperature performance are in strong demand.|
A patented solution for producing a practical cathode material for sodium batteries that is free from nickel, cobalt and lithium. Its elements – sodium, iron, carbon, nitrogen – are accessible, economical and pose no health/environmental hazard. The production process is cost competitive since it runs at low temperatures and pressures. Unlike li-ion batteries, it enables reliable sub-zero performance.|
- Can be transported and stored without risk of explosion.
- Cheapest battery chemistry in the long run.
- Good performance in below 0C environment.
- High energy density.
- Low investment needed to scale production.
- The most eco friendly battery technology.
A technology to harvest CO2 and water from ambient air and/or flue gases in a cost-effective way, powered by renewable energy.|
CO2 is an often-used commodity in horticulture for the production of chemicals and liquid fuels. Until now, the production of CO2 consumed a large amount of energy, requiring temperatures of over 80°C to extract it from the air.|
As CO2 capture is a temperature swing process, energy can be saved using low value or waste heat. Antecy has developed a non-amine low cost environmentally friendly solid sorbent that can extract CO2 out of the air at 80°C max. The energy that is still needed can be supplied by renewable energy sources.|
- Create CO2 out of ambient air and flue gases.
- Produce CO2 onsite and save costs on transport of CO2.
- Save money and energy on the production of CO2.
Ari Solar is a design engineering company that helps solar renewable energy projects reduce investment and operating costs through a new heliostat field design.|
The cost of electricity still exceeds the cost of competitive energy sources. There is a need to reduce this cost.|
A new heliostat kinematic that adds special features to the product.|
New heliostat design
No need for future heliostat calibration
Arol Energy proposes an innovative business model based on turnkey solutions, addressing both the economical and technical issues of each customer. Arol Energy has the ability to address the three conversion segments: electricity into biomethane for gas injection and then biomethane for biofuel.|
Current biogas producers experience uncertainty in their expected return when investing in technical solutions aimed at transforming biomass into an energy resource.|
Arol Energy’s Amine product is a purification unit which transforms raw biogas into biomethane based on highly efficient removal of CO2 by heat-driven amine. The biomethane is then available for injection into the natural gas grid or use as vehicle fuel.
Amine uses standardised modules which produce high purity biomethane (> 98% CH4) causing limited methane losses of no more than 0.1% making off-gas treatment unnecessary. The product also recovers latent heat reducing energy costs thus improving the overall financial return and saving energy.
- Gas processing and renewable energy production.
- On-site construction and installation.
- Plant commissioning and maintenance.
- Project management.
- Turnkey engineering design (standardised design or design adapted to the customer’s needs).
Hydrogen refuelling stations to refuel fleets from 1 to 30 cars and fleets of bicycles, including on-site production to guarantee a green mobility (with option to recharge electric battery cars).|
In cities, rural and touristic areas, companies that want to initiate the hydrogen mobility on their territories or to further develop their hydrogen refuelling stations network in parallel to large hydrogen stations.|
Refuelling stations for hydrogen vehicles with a fleet of 1 to 30 cars. Potential customers are public sector (local authorities), companies (last km deliveries) and car dealers (to initiate first sales of H2 vehicles).
The products can be purchased or leased (minimum 3 years).
On-site hydrogen production integrated.
Low maintenance system.
- Decentralised and autonomous solution.
- Legislation and administrative support.
- Partnership with major industrial companies for system operation.
- Turnkey solution.
Beedata tools provides essential information through every customer channel as a means of improving energy awareness, deepening relationships and enhancing the productivity of sales and service teams.|
There is an urgent need to offer a point of differentiation that allows end users to add value to their energy consumption. New products must be developed in a way that meets customers’ specific needs. In addition, internal costs need to be reduced and better business decisions made based on the insights gained from data analysis.|
An open source platform based on big data analytics that offers: (i) useful information to help meet the needs of clients at the right time through tips, insights and energy reports; (ii) analytic support to energy retail companies’ smart call centres; (iii) business intelligence for reducing the costs of customer support services and increasing the ability to sell more effectively through big data analytics and multichannel.|
- Big data and massive treatment of all type of clients, granularity and different nature of data (scalability).
- Company, user and client approach.
- Cost-effective solution as it can be cost inhibitive for customers to replicate big data analytics and digital user engagement strategies.
- High level of data analytics to cover both customer information needs, cross-selling and internal business intelligence needs.
- Integrated in all existing ERP, CRM and database systems.
- Integrated tool and support services for the whole process of user engagement (storytelling, multichannel, analytics, communication).
Based on the energy requirement, 4,2kWh, 33kWh, 408kWh, we do collect, test, assign the right application, reconfigurate, assemble and sell energy storage solutions|
Access to Li-Ion energy storage solutions that facilitates the implementation of greener ways of using energy|
We provide a second life to the electric vehicles batteries when they are not used in the car, either because the car is no used any longer or the battery is replaced. The battery still has a 70-80% storage capacity useble for other purposes less demanding and therefore it can be used for stationary storage systems|
- Access to Li-ion stationary energy storage solutions
- Affordable new Li-ion solutions
- Energy management system. Remote control and balance
- Sustainable energy storage solutions
- Reuse of batteries
The solar unit is entirely digitised, offering monitoring and control systems that maintain electricity production stability, allow energy optimisation and forecasting as well as business intelligence.
Lack of access to energy in African rural and peri-urban areas are an hindrance to business development. This makes many Africa-based commerce and industries uncompetitive and drags down GDP growth between 1 to 3 %. Offgrid businesses in Africa spend more than 50 billions per annum to have access to energy.|
Benoo Energies’ business model is based on two main value offers: (1) a solar PV-based standalone system equipped with a storage device and a set of business equipments (freezer, printer, TV) allowing to sell value-added products and services (fresh goods, beverages, copies); (2) a business support that includes a mobile app solution to manage payments, monitor sales and customers’ energy consumption, as well as a franchise model providing marketing follow-up, ongoing training, and technical support.|
- Real-time metrics
- Predictive tools
- Business intelligence
The BeON Microinverter plugs in to a wall socket like a house appliance, enabling a PV system to become DIY and changing the way we think about the solar business.|
In addition to the need for low-cost PV panels, there is also a requirement to lower the costs of the distributed installed systems and the energy produced as a means of compensating for ever-increasing electricity prices.|
The BeON microinverter has already proven itself a successful solution, rehabilitating the solar business in Portugal in 2015 with a self-consumption DIY model that allows people to assemble their own PV systems and use all the energy they produce.|
- 25-year warranty: the most reliable piece of electronics commercially available.
- High quality: record of zero unit failures in 10.000 units sold.
- Lowers the cost of locally produced energy to less than half of what the electric grid operator offers.
- The only microinverter focused on a DIY solution.
iQ Roomcontrol is an intelligent room control specifically designed for application in hotels. A connection to the hotel software ensures that a hotel room is only heated/cooled when it is in use.|
In hotels, unoccupied rooms are often heated/cooled throughout the whole day. This leads to unnecessarily high levels of energy use, carbon emissions and energy costs.|
The Betterspace system is a heating control system tailored to the needs of non-residential building operators. Based on data concerning past user behaviour, current room occupancy and the forecasted weather, the system automatically controls heating in all rooms. It enables customers to optimise on energy efficiency and save energy costs, raising the comfort level in the building while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.|
The Betterspace software is based on an energy management platform developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES). It uses context-based forecasting algorithms including external information. Its plug and play capability of soft- and hardware leads to a high scalability. Furthermore, it is interoperable enabling the integration of different software and hardware providers.
Bin-e is the best solution for waste management in smart buildings.|
The recycling issue is becoming increasingly urgent. Only 30% of waste is recycled and the rest of it goes to landfills and to the oceans. People don’t want to bother with waste segregation. In other cases, they do not know how to do it properly or there is no required infrastructure. As a result, much waste ends up in the wrong container.|
BIN-e is a smart waste bin designed as a smart building solution for automatic waste segregation and convenient waste management, with an IoT platform, targeting office and public spaces. It also features data collection function and fill level control.|
- Data analysis as a marketing tool
- Eco-friendly work space.
- Possibility of resale segregated waste as raw materials.
- Reduced costs for waste removal.
Budkeep has developed an online platform matching and assisting private owners of storage space with private renters.|
The demand for storage is increasing, met by a rapid expansion of storage facilities charging immense prices. This is not sustainable for the environment nor the users. Meanwhile, the cost of living is increasing, and thus there is a need for creating new revenue streams and reducing costs.|
Budkeep helps owners of private spaces, such as storage, attics, empty rooms etc. to earn money on unused space by renting it out as storage. People in search for storage space will get storage at 30-50% cheaper than traditional models. Budkeep are not a party in the storage contracts, but takes a commission for vetting users, offering safe payments and a legal framework.|
- More efficient use of urban spaces: storage eased by proximity, reduced need for transport or construction of new facilities
- A source of income for owners of unused space
- 30-50% lower consumer price vs market price
We have prepared scalable and easy to integrate Smart House solutions on KNX protocol and different KNX devices – that enables us to provide the best KNX Smart Home quality and price for customers.|
30% world Smart Homes runs on KNX. However, just few of them are really Smart Homes, where you could manage your home to maximaze comfort and have full control by an easy to use app. People waist money and effort not utilizing full KNX potential.|
We aim to help home owners to utilize most KNX Smart Home features to achieve maximum comfort and easy control. We incorporate the best devices from different manufacturers to achieve best functionality at lower costs. We unify all of it into simple Smart Home application.|
- Full Smart Home instalation
- Proffesional advices and solutions
- Lower price
- Everything from one hand
- Fast and flexible instalation
- Smart Home support after installation
C-Green’s solution converts wet sludge from sewage treatment and the pulp and paper industry into clean bio-coal using a hydrothermal carbonisation process.|
Waste-water treatment plants and industries worldwide produce sewage waste with residue sludge difficult to dewater, containing bacteria, pharmaceuticals, phosphorous, toxins, heavy metals. Disposal costs are high and environmental targets not reached.|
A compact, robust and efficient process solution based on hydrothermal carbonisation that separates phosphorous (for further use in fertilising applications) and heavy metals from sludge, degenerates toxins, deactivates pharmaceuticals and transforms the remaining sludge into bio-coal. It enables waste-water treatment plants to reduce their operating and capital cost, while meeting the environmental target for sludge management.|
- Cost-effective sludge management saving 10 to 30% vs traditional waste disposal costs.
- Easy-to-use, small, scalable one-size-fits-all solution.
- Energy-efficient process.
- Environmental-friendly: turns harmful sludge into homogenous biofuel with a high energy density for power production at CHP plants.
C2C technology consists of the use of nickel and carbon electrodes embedded in a safe aqueous electrolyte, resulting in a reliable and high capacitance device.|
Starting the engine in heavy trucks is the single most demanding task for batteries. Moreover, cold weather reduces battery performance. To avoid dead batteries and “no starts”, batteries need to be frequently replaced with a consequent cost increase.|
C2C supercapacitor has the ability to provide quick bursts of power and to operate reliably up to millions of charge-discharge cycles even under extremely cold temperatures. By replacing one battery for a C2C supercapacitor exclusively dedicated to the starting function, trucks and buses can always start even in very cold temperatures or if batteries are seriously discharged|
- Competitive purchasing price facing other supercapacitors.
- Eliminate “no starts” from a “dead” battery under any temperature range.
- High reliability.
- Higher number of start atempts.
- Lower operating and maintenance costs.
CaCharge offers a complete charging solution allowing real estate companies, municipalities and tenant-owner associations to offer a maximum number of charging stations at a reasonable cost.|
Providing a cost efficient charging solution that is profitable for both real estate and parking owners is key to enable the mass market for eletric vehicles.|
CaCharge has developed a complete system and unique business model to charge electric vehicles in parkings, whether at home or at work. The solution includes AI cloud charging service, mobile app and charging box and uses the entire parking time to efficiently distribute power between cars. As a result, many cars can be charged without expensive peak loads.
- Advanced learning algorithms that adapts och optimises the charging based on user and installation needs and usage patterns.
- Intelligent charging system for load balancing and peak shaving
- Up to 6x more charging spots with power management
- One stop shop: payments, users, support and ongoing software updates in one solution
CaCharge’s solution smooths out the property’s energy consumption and creates cost effective charging. It is:
- Profitable thanks to a unique business model that makes the initial investment needed low, and enables to cut energy costs.
- Efficient since cars are charged based on user needs and available electrical power capacity.
- Simple, enabling to charge cars where they are parked, whether at home or at work.
- Scalable with new stations easily added.
Cascade Drives has developed the next generation of electromechanical linear drives for mobile and industrial applications with high load capacity combined with high speed.|
To reduce energy consumption and emissions, an on-going transition to all-electric solutions for industry equipment is required. However, there is no substitute for hydraulic cylinders in large and heavy applications with higher forces, power and robustness requirements.|
Cascade Drives’ electromechanical linear drive utilises a unique gearbox technology which enables high performance capabilities of high load and high speed capacity as well as high energy efficiency. The high performance attributes achieved by Cascade Drives technology make it suitable for heavy-duty operations and enables all-electrification in heavy equipment where it hasn’t been possible before.|
- Combine both high load capacity and high speed.
- Lower life cycle costs – less expensive motion control and reduced operational costs.
- Maximises the productivity of customer equipment.
- Reduces emissions, fuel cost and environmental threat.
Celcibus supplies affordable and sustainable fuel cell catalysts to enable global use of fuel cells through a patented noble metal-free catalyst technology.|
The high cost of fuel cells is restraining the growth of sustainable hydrogen-based solutions. The Transition Metal Chelating Carbon (TMCC) is adressing the fuel cell cost issue and can potentially reduce fuel cell cost by some 30%.|
The TMCC catalyst powder is supplied to Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) manufacturers. The TMCC based MEAs are expected to be just 10% of the cost of conventional Ptbased MEAs. Further businesss development may include in-house MEAs that in turn will be sold to fuel cell stack manufacturers.|
- Cost 10% of Pt-based MEA,
- Pt-based MEA performance.
CityZapNow provides MaaS-services based on light electrical vechies and software applicaiton that will include both booking, payment, driving data and sustainability figures.|
There is an increasing demand for Mobility-as-a-Service, as customer awareness and requirements change. There is a need for environmentalfriendly transportation alternatives that increase the utilisation rate of single vehicles.|
The solution consists of MaaS-services based on light electrical vehicles that are typically rented for 6 to 18 months. The vehicles can be booked and managed through an efficient set-up of third party applications and services. In the near future a software application will be developed that integrates booking, payment, positioning, driving log, fleet management, route planning, sustainable driving data and ride sharing.|
- Sustainable mobility,
- Integrated sofware appliation for booking, planning and payment.
Through flue gas condensation and innovative filtering technique, the Flue Gas Recovery Unit, FGR® from CleanBioHeat produces cold, clean exhaust and it pays for itself through a very high level of energy recovery. Applicable for heating plants sized 100-1000kW.
It can be used on any heating system regardless of fuel, as long as hot humid smoke (flue gas) is generated. The FGR® is offered either as an integrated component of a heating system or stand-alone, mounted on the system’s exhaust pipe. One of its great advantages is that it can easily be used for retrofitting existing systems.|
From 2020, the European Eco-design directive is updated with requirements for solid fuel boilers smaller than 500kW. This means that the legislative requirements for particulate matter and energy efficiency are tougher to meet.
Cleaning equipment used for large heating plants are either too large or too expensive to use on these systems.
In order to make solid bio-fuel a good alternative for fossil fuel, there is an urgent need to develop solutions for cost efficient particulate cleaning.
By a high level of condensation, almost all latent heat is recovered, and the remaining cold and dry exhaust enables efficient particulate cleaning.
The patent pending solution increases thermal efficiency by up to 20% and reduces cost of fuel. With an innovative business model, FGR® can be leased to the same cost as the savings. This means particulate cleaning without cost.
Optimized for 100-1000kW heating systems, it can be used on any new heating system producing flue gases, regardless of fuel, as well as for retrofitting existing systems.
Currently, CleanBioHeat is mainly focusing on wood pellet fueled systems.
- Efficient particulate cleaning device
- Recovers the latent heat from the flue gas
- Improves energy efficiency up to 25%
- Creates cold, clean and dry exhaust
- Reduces cost of fuel
Cleaner Future offers power systems solutions that provide solar energy during daytime, decrease electric system losses 24/7 and provide uninterrupted power.|
Three main challenges need to be addressed. Firstly, the
expensive and polluting energy generation in rural areas. Secondly, poor power quality that leads to inefficient use of power generation and distribution. Thirdly, unreliable grids that cause problems for industrial and commercial processes.
The company solution provides solar power systems that replace the use of fossil fuels in power generation with improved power quality. The systems can be equipped with energy storage that provides uninterrupted power. The typical customer is an off-grid power company or industry that gets its energy from diesel generators or has an unreliable connection to the power grid. Geographically, clients are situated in sunny parts of the world. The clients can buy energy or the entire system.|
- Less component failures and malfunctioning.
- Less expensive and clean energy generation.
- Saves clients power expenses around the clock.
- Keeps clients technological processes working even if
there is an interruption in the power supply.
The Cloud Energy Optimizer predicts the energy demand in a building and deploys various energy resources as efficiently as possible.|
The CEO is a cloud based add-on to BEMS which, based on the weather forecast, predicts the energy needs of the building (zones). This leads to energy savings and cost reduction and improved indoor comfort. Applicable for existing buildings.|
All energy resources are gathered in the technical area: heat pumps, solar collectors, heat exchangers and boilers. They are controlled by a building management system. The CEO uses an intelligent self-learning algorithm as an add-on to the BEMS to predict the energy demand of a building 24 hours in advance, based on the weather forecast among other factors. This continuously ensures the optimal distribution of sustainable energy.|
- Contribution to sustainability goals.
- Enhanced comfort.
- Extending the lifespan of technical installations.
- Instant and significant energy and cost reduction by 10% to 40%.
- Use of the most sustainable and/or cheapest energy available.
CorPower has created a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) that unlocks the world’s largest untapped renewable energy source – ocean waves.|
Harvesting nature’s vast resource of energy contained in ocean waves could sustainably and effectively produce 2000-4000 TWh of electricity per year – covering 10-20% of worldwide electricity consumption. Combining wind and wave energy offers a reliable and competitive alternative to wind and batteries.|
CorPower’s Wave Energy Converter (WEC) operates in resonance with incoming waves. It has a heaving buoy on the surface absorbing energy from the combined surge and heave motion of the waves. It is connected to the seabed using a taut mooring line and has a pneumatic pre-tension module between the mooring line and the buoy to enable a lightweight system with good storm survivability.|
- Competitive: low capital and operations costs, high average output.
- Efficiency and high power density: 5x energy output per ton of device compared to previous known solutions
- Grid balancing: using the ocean as the most cost effective solar battery on the planet.
- Survivability: naturally transparent to storm waves.
Innovative solutions by CYSALYS make it possible to offer smart, cost-saving environmently friendly power units. Three types of reliable and economical energy solutions to connect networks and people, for telecom and isolated sites.|
In emerging countries where the commercial electricity network is not sufficiently developed or failing, mobile operators use fuel generators to power their sites. Operating costs are very high (fuel consumption, maintenance, network failures).|
Independent power supply unit dedicated to mobile telecom sites in off-grid and bad-grid areas. The Smart Hybrid Power Unit is a modular solution (1,6 to 9kW) to fit with the exact customer need, and allows for a significant reduction of operating costs. It integrates patented technological innovations which improve the hybrid efficiency.|
- A cost effective solution ( ROI < 1 year).
- An environment-friendly power unit.
- Insures a reliable energy source on site.
- Reduce significantly operating costs (diesel consumption and maintenance).
Software that allows clients to visualise easily and in real time what is happening in their physical networks, to identify anomalies, to predict them, and to simulate the evolution of networks.|
Complex network managers face 3 main difficulties:
• The need to control and optimise flows and consumptions
• An increased pressure on maintenance costs
• The evolution from traditional to “smart” infrastructure and grid
DCbrain is an artificial intelligence software (based on graph models and machine learning tools) that is able to visualise flows very easily, detect anomalies, predict incidents and model the evolution of networks (resilience test).|
- Data reconciliation (optimisation of data mining processes).
- Increase of asset life expectancy.
- Optimisation of engineering processes.
- Optimisation of exploitation processes.
Deltalys develops, commercialises and operates eco-efficient solutions for renewable gas treatment: improved processes, dedicated digital solutions and an innovative business approach.|
As renewable gases are produced from organic material, they naturally contain high levels of contaminants that need to be removed from raw gas for optimal valorisation. The decontamination process is complex, costly and has a high carbon footprint.|
Deltalys has developed turnkey gas processing solutions based on more than 10 years of academic research. They integrate a patented eco-efficient process, modular plug and play modules and advanced digital tools.|
- Enhanced environmental performance.
- Makes industrial renewable gas production sites really competitive.
- Minimum operational risks.
- Optimal and secured profitability.
Dom’Innov manufactures an innovative modular wood wall system offering exceptional structural, thermal performance and airtight.|
The Blokiwood® modular wall system is designed specifically for the needs of single-family-home builders, offering the ease of use and energy performance only prefabricated building envelope materials can provide.|
Blokiwood® features 21 standard modules, lightweight enough to be hand-carried, and connector units. Custom modules and engineering and consulting services are also available. The solution can enhance the energy efficiency of virtually any type of architecture while speeding construction.|
Blokiwood® breaks down load-bearing walls into 60-cm modules while virtually eliminating thermal bridges and air leaks. This standard product builds insulation and airtightness right into a building’s load-bearing walls. It meets construction-industry professionals’ need for a high-performance, easy-to-use, lightweight solution.
More than 50 billion devices are expected to be connected by 2020.|
In response to this dramatic increase, Dracula Technologies has developed LAYER®, Light As Your Energetic Response, technology that traps light as a means of converting it into energy. An OPV cell manufacturing technique uses digital printing to capture light both outdoors and indoors.
Thanks to these technical characteristics, this technology boosts the usage of connected devices, extending their operating times and simplifying the logistics linked to their energy supply.
The objective is to enable equipment suppliers and manufacturers to provide the energy needed to power their applications and to adapt them to the use of their clients.
A shower dehumidfier working with the cooling power of cold water. Directly installed into the shower, it dehumidifies the air automatically. This protects the building for mold and saves energy.
10% of all bathrooms (EU) are infested with mold. Mold triggers asthma and many other diseases. Besides the users, especially real estate owners have a huge pain with this mold. It leads to rent reduction and high refurbishment costs.|
The dehumidifiers from DUSCHKRAFT are installed directly in the shower and dehumidify the air already during the shower. This minimises the need for ventilation and permanently protects the bathroom from mould. Independent of the behaviour of the user.|
- user independent dehumidification
- most energy efficient dehumidifier
- beautiful design
- costs savings (energy recovery)
- durable product (lifetime 15-25 years)
Low-cost scalable recyclable batteries based on NiCd and NiMH chemistry use expensive materials, most specifically cadmium, which is toxic and prohibited for use in certain applications and areas.|
Innovative fast-charging, nickel-iron batteries.
In using an iron-based anode material, customers have the potential to develop fast-charging nickel-iron batteries at a material low cost, using non-toxic anode materials.|
Low-cost, non-toxic anode materials and designed for cell or battery manufacturers, a simple replace system enables easy servicing and extends the lifetime of the recyclable products at a significantly low cost.
Photovoltaic software to design and sell solar panels.|
The design and selling process of the rooftop PVI is comprised of several phases which involve the use of various types of software.|
The system is a professional tool created to simplify, accelerate and streamline the PVI installation sales process.|
- “One-stop-shop” – all necessary functions integrated in one software.
- Easy to use.
- Time saving.
eBikeLabs is the only company that helps mobility operators to create ebike sharing fleets that are easy to maintain, hard to steal and that enable safe and enjoyable riding experience.
Ebike sharing services find a significant portion of their cost goes into theft challenges and vehicle maintenance. While trying to decrease theft and operational costs, services struggle to provide safety to the riders. eBikeLabs delivers solution to mobility operators that decreases theft rate, accelerates maintenance and makes the riders happy.|
Consulting & partner network: Consulting on building the connected ebike per clients’ budget and time to market: ebike technical and design consulting services, shared micro-mobility best practices
Partner network: Opportunity to benefit from partner network which includes ebike manufacturers, drive system providers, IoT device providers, fleet insurance, ebike repair shops|
The eCloud solution is a patented system enabling the authentication of an EV-vehicle and a standard power outlet through an RFID sticker. Automatic billing reconciliation is done by the software.|
The lack of available charging points, which fuels the EV drivers’ “range anxiety” – the inability of corporate fleets to efficiently cover home charging. Companies lack solutions to reimburse the employees using EV cars for home charging.|
eCloud developed a patented system enabling the authentication of an EV-vehicle and a standard power outlet. It incorporated this system in an adaptor, including metering of electricity consumed and communication with the eCloud software platform. Any (PH)EV user can charge its vehicle by plugging the adaptor into a standard power socket equipped with a RFID sticker. Automatic billing reconciliation is done by a software.
- Adaptor with metering
- RFID sticker
- Communication through WIFI, 4G, Bluetooth, SYSFOX, …
- Selling the adaptor
- Monthly subscription
- Fee on the consumption of electricity
Thermal energy storage solutions using refractory ceramics produced from inorganic industrial waste. Eco-Tech Ceram develops new eco-efficient, transportable and modular thermal storage solutions. Inorganic secondary raw materials (such as coal fly ashes) is transformed into refractory ceramics, thus offering a low cost storage material.|
The main challenge is the reduction of CAPEX (€/kWh th installed) for a thermal energy storage technical solution for heat intensive industries.|
A new concept for waste heat recovery for temperatures of between 200 and 1.000°C, with low CAPEX/OPEX, based on the implementation of ceramic materials inside a container (20 feet) named Eco-Stock, well adapted to small and medium industries. With Eco-Stock, waste heat can be captured, stored and delivered from 5 €/MWh th.
- Constant outlet temperature.
- Efficiency > 92% per cycle.
- Low-cost energy (from 5€/MWh th).
- Plug & Play.
Ecoisme helps customers to understand clearly how they use electricity and how they can use it more efficiently. Also, Ecoisme is integrated with solar panels and IoT devices.|
30% of consumed energy in households is wasted. Users do not understand clearly how they spend (or produce, if they have solar panels) electricity.|
Our solution consists of a sensor and a mobile application. Sensor connects to the fuse box and tracks the current and the voltage. Then the mobile application gives customers a full details of their home energy consumption. We are focusing on customer engagement and user experience.|
- Advance recommendations
- Advance statistics
- Home automation
- Home safery
With a complete digital platform for financing and delivering solar projects, ecoligo removes the barriers that prevent such projects from going ahead. Supplying these businesses with affordable electricity enables them to grow and therefore boost the local economy. The solar projects are financed through the crowdinvesting platform www.ecoligo.investments, offering fixed and attractive returns to private investors.|
Commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses in developing countries pay high prices for electricity. Solar solutions are available but financing is not.|
ecoligo combines solar-as-a-service with crowd investing. This offers an attractive investment opportunity to private investors as well as low-cost energy to C&I clients.
ecoligo’s solution reduces electricity costs for C&I enterprises by >40% with predictable escalation rates.
- Energy cost hedging.
- Reduction in electricity costs by >40%.
Ecotropy provides unlimited access to smart energy management.
Based on real time energy data, weather forecasts, and thermal building modeling, the web portal Buildsense enables sophisticated and real-time analysis of the operating conditions of buildings and optimises their energy performance.|
Buildings such as swimming pools or large complex office buildings cost thousands of euros per year due to energy and water consumption. A major part of this cost is due to non optimal operating conditions and discrepancies between the design and building characteristics.|
Buildsense combines energy modelling of the building and real-time consumption data collected on site. Based on this data, Buildsense checks the optimal operation of the entire building, detects any discrepancies leading to unnecessary consumption and suggests optimisation plans based on real time systems control.
- Energy gains with low investments.
- Secure energy savings in the long term.
Ecovat has created an underground thermal storage vessel with an integrated heat exchange system. The Ecovat Control System (software) connects the thermal storage vessel to electricity markets.|
Renewable energy is not always available when needed and, just as often, when energy is available the quantities produced amount to more than is required.|
Ecovat is a thermal, seasonal storage system that enables heat storage of up to 90°C with minimal energy and exergy loss. Over a period of >6 months, less then 10% energy is lost, exergy losses are less then 7%. Ecovat’s storage system is designed for net balancing with power-to-heat and integration in a hybrid smart microgrid.|
- Construction costs are substantially lower than comparable systems.
- Ecovat is the first storage system that can store up to 90°C and retrieve the energy after a long period with less than 10% loss.
- A steering system enables power system balancing and flexible utilisation of energy markets.
The offer includes sales and also lease of devices, the cost of which is covered by the savings obtained.|
At least 25% of all street lighting luminaries are energy inefficient, generating the largest potential for energy optimazation. The Street lighting of cities, villages is generating high energy costs and CO2 emissions. 80% of the current lighting solutions is operated by sodium luminaires, not just resulting high energy consumption but having significant hamrful impact on the environment.|
Proposal is based on a 3-step action:
• accurate lighting audit to estimate the power of lighting circuits,
identification of light sources
• Production of equipment based on the performed audit
• Device assembly, programming and commissioning
- High volume energy-saving
- The ability to monitor the lighting infrastructure
- Protection against surges
Elestor has developed flow batteries with an extensive lifespan that can store electricity safely and at a fraction of the cost of traditional batteries.|
Given the unpredictability of renewable energy producers, such as sun and wind, grid owners are looking for cost effective means of storing electricity. This is essential to solve issues such as instability and overload of the electricity grid.|
Elestor electricity storage systems are based on hydrogen bromine flow battery technology. Originally developed by NASA, Elestor has further engineered the concept to enable its use in a wide variety of grid and industrial applications.|
- Fast reaction kinetics, resulting in very short response times.
- High accessibility, enabling easy maintenance and updates.
- Independent configuration of storage power (kW) and capacity (kWh).
- Modulary scalable, from 50kW up to several MW.
- No self-discharge when system is idle.
- Storage costs per kWH 5-10 times lower than incumbent systems.
ECOMESH panels simultaneously produce electricity and heat, thereby generating the same energy as conventional thermal and photovoltaic panels separately while reducing the collecting surface by 40%. Additionally, unlike existing hybrid panels on the market, panels increase electricity generation by 15% due to heat dissipation that allows the panels to operate at an optimum temperature, and triples thermal output at elevated temperatures.|
The reduction of the collecting surface make the residential sector a clear target, yet significant energy savings can also be obtained in businesses where hot water and electricity consumption takes place, such as pools or industries.|
The ECOMESH panel reduces the collecting surface by 40% thanks to the combined production of electricity and heat in a single panel. Additionally, it increases electricity production by 15% as well as tripling thermal output due to the Transparent Insulation Cover (TIC).|
This product provides a means to obtain zero-emission buildings. Apart from contributing to environmental protection, it allows for energy savings as it produces electricity and heat simultaneously in a single panel with very high efficiency. In addition, it reduces the payback period without subsidies thanks to the economic value of simultaneous generation of energy along with improved efficiency.
Eneida`s DeepGrid IoT platform, made of specially designed, low cost, secure smart sensor together with specific data analytics and a collaborative software, enables electric utilities to optimise their Low Voltage Networks.|
The use of renewables, electric vehicles, growing energy demand, increasing QoS expectations, regulation and an ageing infrastructure is forcing distribution system operators to search for new optimisation solutions.|
Eneida’s highly efficient electric grid optimisation platform, based on an especially designed suite of wireless smart sensor networks, is integrated with specific machine learning algorithms and a collaborative software platform.|
- Allow higher penetration of renewables, electric vehicles, distributed energy resources.
- DNOs and TNOs increase their quality of service.
- Explicit learning mechanism for continuously improved recommendations.
- Improve asset productivity: do more with less.
- Increase efficiency, security and safety, reducing risk.
Energiency provides industrial manufacturers with real time and powerful web analytics tools. Algorithms allow them to drive their own energy management system and to achieve up to 15% energy savings.|
Industrial manufacturers lack energy competitiveness, which increases their energy bill. Operational teams cannot easily manage this problem as they lack relevant KPI analytical means. In fact, data is all around them.|
Energiency helps industrial companies save energy, thanks to machine learning and predictive analytics that continuously scan data related to energy and fluids. Data available relates to production, maintenance and weather conditions.|
- 20% energy savings without additional investments, and more competitively.
Piezoelectric microgenerators based on harvesting ambient energy and the integration of low-cost, self-powered wireless autonomous sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT).|
Avoiding the maintenance associated to charge or replace of batteries in sensor networks. Especially, when there is a great number of sensors or with difficult access.|
Our product can use the residual ambient energy present in the application environment, in the way of vibrations, electromagnetic fields associated to current-carrying cables and the flux of a gas or a liquid inside a pipe. This allows the deployment of autonomous wireless sensors that makes possible the new concept of “self-powered Internet of Things”.|
- Autonomous and smart.
- Low-cost manufacturing.
- Modular and reliable.
- Multiple energy sources.
- Reduced size.
Energy Floors develops, sells and rents innovative floor systems that convert kinetic energy from pedestrians and solar energy into electricity.|
In the fight against climate change raising awareness about energy production and energy consumption is an important element. People need to be engaged and educated about the importance of renewable energy and reducing their footprint.|
Energy Floors offers a tool to produce local clean energy and educate at the same time: a Hybrid Energy Floor. This floor converts kinetic and solar power to electricity, which is used to power educational energy games, lighting and usb devices.|
- Helps meet sustainability targets, while interactively teaching about renewable energy.
Turnkey projects that combines extreme energy efficiency with IoT technology. Our system is designed to customize and easily expand the network of intelligent lighting with smart sensors and software. We apply advanced controls, facility-wide analysis, and data-driven operational insights to create new value streams for our customers across the globe.|
Sustainable strategies are currently seeing as costs with a ROI, therefore are not prioritized and/or are implemented in a small scale. Energetika simplifies this for our customers by: significantly reduce energy consumption (meeting sustainable goals) while helping improve primary processes and activities for our customers: safety, logistics efficiency, occupancy, climate comfort, predictive maintenance, location services.|
We integrate the newest sustainable technologies in our (IoT) cloud-based platform. Our system is designed to customize and easily expand the network of lighting nodes with smart sensors and software. We apply advanced controls, facility-wide analysis, and data-driven operational insights to create new value for our customers across the globe.
- Max reduction of energy/maintenance costs
- Prediction of downtime
- Accurate Reporting (energy performance report)
- Project financing
- Penalty/discount based ROI
- Flexible alert/monitoring/control integration (API’s)
- Service takeover via monitoring and reporting
- Max energy savings (+light)
- Project financing
- Facilitate sustainable initiatives (fine avoidance/image/Max subsidy)
- PR; Waste project Upcycling / market reporting
ENER-PACTE manages existing PV plants to improve technologies, cost and financing to provide a guarantee of the existing revenues to its owner|
EU farmers who built PV plants from 2007 to 2012 benefitted from government-guaranteed tariffs. PV plant revenue is crucial to ensure exploitation is financially viable. PV revenue declines over time due to the degradation of the installation.|
With its solution called “Serenity”, ENERPACTE offers owners of existing solar power plants to fully secure their existing income until the end of their purchase price. This solution adresses solar power plants that are more than 3 years old or that reached more than 90KWp.
The value proposition of ENERPACTE is to be found in three main aspects:
- Secure revenues: future revenues of the farmers are guaranteed based on historic revenues.
- Increased profitability: thanks to technical and financial optimisation, the profitability of the plant is increased.
- Reduced commitments: renegotiation of the loan for reducing rates and removing personal guarantees.
|The solution adds intelligence to end-to-end EV propositions, as well as solar/wind installations, batteries, building energy management systems and grids.|
|Due to a global shift towards sustainable energy sources, there is an increased demand for energy supply security and independence from current energy supply models. Enabling this requires more efficient management of all energy supplies, storage and demands.|
|The cloud-based SMARTPOWER-Suite offers production and consumption forecasting for optimal green-energy utilisation; wholesale energy market integration for the lowest energy purchase cost and extensive interoperability; security, and app and user interface layers: all of which can be combined as needed.|
A tank filled with phase change material (PCM) that allows for the easy storage and transportation of heat energy for short distances (of up to 30 km).|
Around 60 TWh of heat energy is lost to the industry in the form of waste heat in Poland alone every year. Due to its nature (low-parameter energy) it is not possible to effectively manage this amount of energy.|
Thanks to this system, waste heat energy could be made productive by transporting it to those areas where it can be made useful. This can be done without the need for any significant investment in the traditional heating network.|
- Obtaining new customers for heat energy in small CHP and biogas plants.
- Possibility of making heat production independent from electricity production in small CHP (maximising electricity production volume during peak demand).
- Possibility of managing waste heat energy in industry and profiting from it, instead of wasting it.
- Possibility of replacing mobile oil boiler used in large CHP.
The Enline solution is a real-time application based on Internet of Things (IoT) concept. This product provides energy dispatch optimization, evaluation of the operating conditions and the asset management.|
There is a lack of innovative tools for transmission line monitoring and optimization systems. Enline fills this gap by applying analytic and stochastic processes to correctly model and make forecasts for the transmission operation.|
Enline provides a monitoring solution for transmission lines. The technology does not necessarily use sensors or any high voltage equipment to access the interested measures. Its evaluation depends on the power system analytic and stochastic models. The remote database and cloud computing explore the IoT concept. The clients can buy a software license according to the interested monitoring measures and energy optimization routines.|
Power generation optimization
Optimization of O&M time and costs
Power grid connectivity
Biomethanation uses microorganisms to efficiently convert H2, CO and CO2 into methane that is able to be injected into the gas grid.|
Renewable gases need to be upgraded in order to be injected into the gas grid. Biomethanatinon makes it possible to increase methane content by converting CO2, CO and H2 into methane and by reaching grid specifications.|
Enosis’ product is a methanation unit comprising of a reactor which is inoculated with methanogenic microorganisms and its control command. Enosis also provides maintenance services linked to its methanation reactor and sells specifically developed methanogenic consortiums.|
- Simple reactor architecture
- Biocatalyst self-regeneration
- Biocatalyst resilience to pollutants and on-off cycle
- Output gas matching gas grid specifications (CH4 > 97%)
- Increased turnover for biogas plants
- Low CAPEX
- Low OPEX
Entech ESS is an integrated solution to provide cost effective, reliable and renewable energy to grids, whether interconnected or not.
Existing solutions (conventional energy sources) are very well implanted. ESS needs to demonstrate reliability to perform for decades and to adapt to all situations, from energy consumer behaviour to environmental changes (sun, wind, etc).|
The Entech ESS product provides 24/7 energy from different sources. It is comprised of storage / conversion / control / supervision / thermal management / integration in various boxes / services for operation.|
This solution brings added value on many points:
- Decarbonates energy
- Decreases energy expenses
- Makes energy more reliable
- Reduces oil dependency
EOLOS LiDAR buoy can take wind measurements from sea surface up to 200 meters with a precision similar to a met mast, but only for the 10% of its cost. Additionally, the buoy measures wave and current data, which up to now had been done by a smaller buoy.|
Offshore wind farm investments need reliable wind assessments in order to estimate the wind energy potential of the site where the wind turbines are to be installed. Performing wind assessments with no high quality on-site data increases uncertainty, hindering the project’s bankability and increasing its financial risks.
The current costs for performing offshore on-site wind measurements are very high, as those include the installation of costly bottom fixed met masts. Additionally, these systems are stationary, only allowing them to take measurements at a single coordinate point.|
EOLOS LiDAR buoy offers a low cost, accurate and reliable offshore wind data source, allowing the performance of measurements at heights over 200m above sea level, and at much lower costs (up to 10 times less) than conventional bottom-fixed offshore met masts. Moreover, it offers positional flexibility and can be reused in other areas within a wind farm site (or on other sites), potentially reducing the uncertainties of wind speed measurement.|
EOLOS’s competitive advantage relies on the precision, availability and completeness of data acquisition as well as its sturdy and optimised structure designed to withstand offshore operations, and at the same time easing its transportation. It also offers an advanced data processing tool based on a purposely-developed wind, wave and current combined numerical model, providing an integral solution for the current challenges of offshore wind assessment.
EP Tender is a range extending service for electric vehicles. It takes the form of a light trailer, which carries a range extender, and rented on demand.|
Electric vehicles are unable to satisfy occasional peak range requirements. This is proving a prominent limitation to user acceptance. The marginal cost of an additional range is very high, whereas the frequency of long distances is low. These dual constraints cannot be compromised!|
With the occasional rental of an energy module (a Tender), the owner of an EV gets access to the same range as a classic combustion engine yet at a low marginal cost (pay per use).
The Tenders will be available 24/7, every 50km, in the Tender’Lib network.|
Own an affordable EV, travel 98% of the time fully electric, and benefit occasionally from the same range capacity as classic combustion engine vehicles. The model is pay per use, and the vehicle’s payload is not impacted by the range extender.
EP Tender is convenient to use: it attaches to the car in one go and offers easy backing without knife jacking.
The technology used by EVOLO is a combination of sustainable alternatives and its management, especially the use and operation of cargo trikes and bikes.|
Demand in the urban delivery industry is growing, yet there are no efficient or even effective responses. It consumes too much money, time and fuel, and makes cities less habitable.|
Evolo proposes new and cost-effective solutions based on business models related to urban logistics: freight transport and reverse logistics.|
- Cost-effective and sustainable solution.
- Enables customers to save on availability (time ranges and accessibility).
- Enables customers to save on fuel cost.
- Enables customers to save on vehicle cost (acquisition, maintenance, insurance).
- Improves existing urban logistic business models by between 25% and 40%
Expektra offers a range of innovative products and services for electricity trading business, focusing on physical power trading and balancing management. Expektra’s solutions are based on new methods such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, filled with a high degree of automation.
Expektra’s offering both improves precision in the planning stage and makes available new regulating capacity in the operating phase, which strengthens the power system’s tolerance for intermittent power generation such as solar and wind power.|
Increasing shares of renewable power generation makes the challenge of balancing the grid increasingly costly. Predicting the near future electricity consumption and production is an important part of the power utility’s daily operations striking directly at the operating costs.|
Expektra’s offering includes:
- Solutions for daily power trading such as short-term electricity forecasting of consumption and intermittent power production based on artificial intelligence with machine learning (Expektra Predict);
- A platform, designed to monitor and manage flexibility to increase or decrease consumption, to be used when balancing the power system (Expektra Green Connect);
- A cloud service that gives you access to updated electricity market data and price information direct within Excel through a simple Excel Add-In or a web service API (Expektra Link).
Expektra Predict is more precise than conventional methods, reducing the need to purchase balancing power and so resulting in substantial cost savings to power utilities. The service is provides as a SaaS (Software as a Service) which allows simple integration, high level of automatisation and low administration costs.
With Expektra Green Connect, both electricity consumers, power retailers and grid owners can take advantage of flexibility as a resource for balancing the electric energy system. The solution enables to reduce balancing and network tariffs costs, to reduce peak demand, to find new revenues or cost savings as well as tools for a more sustainable energy consumption.
Expektra Link enables to save time on tedious and unnecessary routine tasks. The service allows you to increase your productivity with easy automation of tedious data downloads, to minimise risk of data corruption (no more copy-paste), to increase the update frequency and therefore improve the quality of your decision.
EzzingSolar is the “all-in-one” solution that simplifies the photovoltaic value chain and allows companies to develop and be profitable in distributed generation.|
Today energy companies face the challenge to sell photovoltaic installations. With this platform we make solar energy more accesible to everyone, streamlining the process of selling, buying and installing solar.|
EzzingSolar is a fully integrated online platform covering all the steps of the value chain of the solar business. The platform optimizes all the resources needed to sell and install residential and commercial photovoltaic installations.|
Through our technological platform, we simplify the whole process, supporting 4 main areas:
- Bringing the customer acquisition cost to the minimum.
- Allowing anyone to sell or design photovoltaics anywhere.
- Interconnecting everyone in the value chain to reduce overhead costs.
- Creating engagement with the end customer during sales and during the after sales, being the door to cross-sell other energy products.
Ferroamp provides highly efficient power electronics and also smart grid services for future needs. Power control, integrating PV, storage and EV charging into a DC nanogrid offers economic benefits both for prosumers and grid operators.|
As a response to the increasing proportions of intermittent and low marginal cost electricity generated from renewable resources, future power markets will also price the capacity demand of consumers in addition to electricity consumption. Today, the total transmission and distribution costs are already exceeding the total market value of electricity itself in several markets. However, available solutions meeting the needs of prosumers and grid operators are often neither future proof nor life cycle cost efficient.|
Ferroamp has developed the EnergyHub system, a DC nanogrid integrating the three main components driving the future capacity demand – PV, storage and EV chargers – with the grid. The modular system, optimised for medium-sized residential and non-residential buildings, is available from 7 kW to MW scale and easily adapted to future needs. For prosumers, EnergyHub enables increased self-production and self-consumption of electricity as grid operators benefit from demand response and reactive grid support functionality.
The Ferroamp concept is also expanded to enable connections, not only within one building but also connecting different buildings with the DC net. Through their PowerShare concept they enable sharing of PV power, energy storage and grid connections between different buildings.
- Increased self-consumption from behind the meter storage and DC distribution.
- Life cycle cost efficient.
- Low conversion and transmission losses by only one inverter.
- Modular scalability and future proof – from 7 kW to MW range.
- Powerful DC charging of EVs.
Increased demand for high-performance materials with tailored properties makes nanocellulose one of the most promising and attractive material originating from renewable resources. However, the production process has been so far too energy-intensive to be commercially viable. The development was also hindered by the complex industrial implementation.|
FineCell has developed a novel method to produce a nanomaterial originating from wood using substantially less energy and water in the process. The material itself has unique qualities and can be produced both as a gel and as a dry compound opening up multiple application possibilities including in solar cells and energy storage.
FineCell’s patented production method offers low energy consumption, low production costs and minimised environmental impact where only renewable chemicals are used. The nanocellulose can be tailored to fit different applications and easily transported.
- Simple processing
- Adaptable solubility
FlexiDAO is blockchain-based software that helps energy retailers sell cleaner, cheaper electricity to acquire customers and generate new revenue streams based on energy services. This includes certificates of origin, smart consumption based on market prices and grid balancing services.|
Energy retailers have decreasing margins from renewables and self-consumption. Moreover, it’s hard to acquire customers, who complain about an expensive, non-transparent bill. Retailers need to shift their business model from selling a commodity to selling energy services. However, they lack the internal IT capabilities for this.|
Our software helps energy retailers automatically manage, control and optimise data and electricity flows from their consumers’ assets – such as HVAC, batteries, EVs, etc. – and from their renewable generation. Consumers can track real-time their 100% green energy and their consumption, while obtaining savings of up to 30% through smart consumption. Remote control is done through a plug and play third party IoT hardware.|
- Acquire and retain consumers through cheaper, greener electricity and new energy services.
- New revenue stream: grid balancing services.
- Cost reduction: process automation and portfolio optimisation.
foreseeti enables companies to conduct cyber attack and risk simulations on IT-architectures. By monitoring cyber risk exposure and by revealing both technical and structural vulnerabilities of IT-infrastructures, foreseeti enables IT decision makers to access the robustness of the IT-architecture.|
A holistic assessment of cyber risk exposure is only possible by understanding the implications of both technical and structural vulnerabilities in an architecture. Legacy technologies and consultants rely on subjective opinions and approximations of data, where foreseeti relies on objective and quantitative facts.|
securiCAD features cyber risk simulations and risk mitigation suggestions. securiCAD enables cyber risk professionals to assess the security robustness of a current or future IT-architecture. Changes and security mitigations are automatically suggested by securiCAD and can be tested virtually before deployment in the infrastructure.|
- Enable to prioritise security investment.
- Maintain operations.
- Prevent financial loss and damage to reputation.
- Protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
Fresh-r® addresses the global need to use less energy to slow down climate change – which is a threat, but also a chance. A chance to increase comfort and health, by monitoring and refreshing indoor air, while making heating and cooling unnecessary.|
By installing a Fresh-r people do not need to heat or cool their homes, if they isolate properly and keep windows closed. Fresh-r® takes care of the indoor air with responsive and connected ventilation through a patented fine wire heat exchanger.
- Optimal thermal efficiency because the connected and patented heat exchanger is made of copper, that conducts heat 1000 X better than plastic, the material other heat exchangers are made of.
- Passive House certified –one of the strictest home energy certifications in the world– and award winning. According to international jury because of the least costs per cubic meter for refurbishments.
A fleet of natural gas industrial vehicles that are available to customers to meet their transportation needs.|
Improve the energy efficiency of companies and reduce their environmental impact.|
Gas2Move, operator of ecological and sustainable transport, makes its green fleet available to its customers. 1)Transformation for the positive evolution of the management of people in the sector. 2)Innovation of the current paradigm of the sector, migrating to a scenario where the “customer centric” vision prevails. 3) Promotion of a sustainable eco-mobility model with all our vehicles powered by alternive energies (natural gas, hydrogen…).|
- Improves the energy efficiency of companies.
- Decreases the environmental impact of companies.
- Money savings.
- Increase of green perception.
- Autonomous car risk:% of personnel by TEA to reduce labor liabilities.
Multifunctional GasLiner module is a self-contained plug and play active CNG storage system that is both mobile and stationary, biomethane compatible and hydrogen adjustable. It integrates compression, storage and unloading functions usually performed by three different pieces of equipment.|
GasLiner addresses a major obstacle in a rapidly growing gas-powered vehicle market: the building cost and resulting availability of gas fuelling infrastructure.|
GasLiner utilises its field proven, patented technology that significantly reduces the cost of vehicle fuelling infrastructure. Pipeline gas is replaced with a fleet of mobile GasLiner trailers to deliver a continuous gas supply to transportation customers. Gasliner’s solution eliminates within the gas supply chain the need for both the compression and the booster (unloading) devices and their respective high CAPEX and recurring OPEX.|
- Reduces CAPEX of virtual gas pipeline by 60% for gas companies and fuel retailers.
A low-cost quality metering instrument that allows for the correct energy balancing of gas grids at natural gas metering, mixing and injection points.|
With gas market liberalisation, gas properties vary frequently due to the mixing of gases and injections of biogases. This affects domestic, commercial and industrial gas applications and creates a need for the continuous measurement of gas quality.|
The GasQ-meter is a low-cost measuring instrument for real-time measuring of quality characteristics of natural gas.|
- Comparably simple technical implementation/customisation/repairs.
- Low operation and maintenance costs.
- Lower price tag for backup/redundancy analyser.
- No need for specifically qualified personnel.
- Portable and customisable implementation.
willpower-energy makes it possible to transform atmospheric CO2 into fuel and to store energy – in your own home for your own home.|
To meet targets of energy revolution, customers need more reliability in renewable energy production technologies. Part of the problem is fluctuation in energy cost and production. This affects private homeowners and commercial customers equally.|
Our product adds stability and reliability to renewable energy generation technologies by making energy storage possible for long-term usage requirements. Methanol as a medium, produced using our technology, can be easily integrated into current infrastructure. Moreover, the whole process is energy efficent, cost efficient and CO2 neutral.|
- Actively contributes to fight against climate change
- Generates a single bill for all power consumptions for private consumers
- Low effort in installation
- Uses efficient technology in comparison to competitors
GLEAM develops light electric vehicles that can run at speeds of up to 25 km/h and 45 km/h. The company can also provide software and battery swap solutions to set up a new express delivery system for groceries.|
|A new generation of consumers wish to make purchases online whenever they want and wherever they are. Many also require immediate delivery of within the hour (express delivery). So far, this has proved complex and inefficient to achieve.|
GLEAM sells narrow light electric vehicles that enable clients (e.g. food retailers) to make speedier deliveries to their consumers or customers. Tests have shown that GLEAM Cargo E-Bikes are up to 30% faster than ordinary delivery methods as they can use bike lanes and find parking spaces more easily in dense urban areas.|
Glowee develops a bioluminescent raw material to tackle the environmental and health related issues of electricity for lighting.
There is a need to offer an alternative solution to reduce the 15% share of electricity used in the world for the purposed of lighting, which accounts for 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. There is also a need to reduce light pollution.|
Glowee has developed a bioreactor-based technology called “Pipelight” that is dedicated for use in the urban landscape, using optimised bioluminescent microbes. Target customers are the green building and urban furniture industries.|
- Highly aesthetic light.
- Wide environmental benefits.
Gradi’s product: PhoCa, is platform for design, control and managing outdoor lighting infrastructures.
By using the state of the art AI algorithms, energy savings for a single project can exceed 70%.
More than 20% of the world’s energy is consumed by lighting. Any energy savings in this area have a tremendous impact on operating cost reduction and CO2 emission reduction. Before a lighting installation is deployed all luminaries, their parameters and distribution have to be chosen, that is, designed. Lighting infrastructure operators or owners preparing for retrofitting or the design and construction of new lighting installations require the designers and suppliers to support the improved efficiency of lighting systems, decreased time and expenditures on the design phase, decreased maintenance cost and satisfactory ROI.|
Design and support services based on proprietary PhoCa software enable the deployment of optimised and well-tailored lighting systems which comply with operator’s needs, such as minimised energy consumption and legal regulations. Additionally, the software enables both the designer and the operator to easily review alternative scenarios of the lighting system layout and operations that are already at the design phase. GRADIS offers unsurpassed design quality based on precise photometric calculations, and quick delivery. For example: preparing a regular design for 6,000 light points takes approximately 2 weeks, while a higher quality, optimised design can be obtained from GRADIS in just 2 days.|
- Complete ecosystem for outdoor lighting installation (inventory,design and control).
- Ability to calculate optimal parameters for (existing and new) lighting infrastructure.
- Optimisation of energy usage (even 80% of energy consumption reduction for new installations).
- Compliance with existing lighting standards and regulations.
Graphene-based nanocomposites address key industrial challenges in markets where high electrical- /thermal conductivity, high wear resistance, low friction, or a combination of these is needed.|
More than 50% of all electronic failures are due to poor thermal management; approx. 33% of energy losses in cars are due to friction. Materials that combine high electrical/thermal conductivity with self-cooling and low friction are needed.|
Graphmatech has developed graphene-based nanocomposites the properties of which can be tailored to many different applications including thermal management, moving electrical contacts and tribology, energy storage and self-lubricating systems. The clever design of the nanocomposites make it graphene technology easy to use in industrial volume applications. Products can be made entirely from Graphmatech materials or reinforced or coated with them, for example.
- Enables graphene technology in industrial applications.
- World record thermal conductivity.
- Cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manufacturing.
- Easy to use for the industry, even 3D-printable.
- Great properties regarding low friction, electrical conductivity, hardness, corrosion barrier.
Greenely offers the next generation energy management tool and helps households to monitor and reduce their electricity consumption using a mobile application.|
There is a huge information gap about households’ energy usage today. Repeated efforts have been made trying to solve this with expensive hardware that requires unreasonable costs and complicated installation for the households. Millions of smart meters across the world are being deployed to provide information to the users and the utilities. But the capacity of the smart meters has so far been greatly underutilised since there has not been a service making use of this data.|
Greenely makes sense of all this data and provides residents with smart analytics. Using Greenely’s mobile app, households will be able to get an overview of their energy consumption and personalised feedback on their energy behaviour, all with minimum effort and with no additional hardware installation.
The tool utilises learning algorithms that track and analyse the households’ energy behaviours and then adapts accordingly. Through in-depth and targeted analysis, gamification and comparison with neighbours, the households will be incentivised and guided towards a decreased energy consumption.|
- Enables energy and costs saving
- Requires no hardware installation
- Provides superiour user experience
Greinon produces an innovative, fully modular and autonomous smart city control system turns conventional infrastructure into smart city units, interconnected in a wireless mesh network. The system ensures efficient energy consumption, and runs using lightweight machine learning algorithms. It is primarily designed for street lighting, but it can also be used for intelligent control of indoor lighting, façade lighting, traffic monitoring systems and more, within many different types of urban environments, including parks, roads and residential areas.|
City infrastructure is becoming more “intelligent” and responsive to need, ensuring smarter energy use, reducing waste and pollution, and improving predictive maintenance. Infrastructure owners have a legal obligation, as well as a marketing need to attract people and investment, to optimise urban energy use, decrease their CO2 footprint, and enable easier, lower cost management.|
Greinon has developed an innovative, fully modular, autonomous smart city control system that turns conventional infrastructure into smart city units interconnected in a wireless mesh network. Greinon’s system ensures efficient energy consumption, and runs using innovative lightweight machine learning algorithms. The system is primarily designed for street lightning, but can also be used for intelligent control of indoor lightning, façade lightning, traffic monitoring systems and more.
The system includes:
- A modular intelligent hardware unit that can be installed as a stand-alone plug-and-play system into existing LED fixtures or distributed together with LED luminaires.
- A server software which bridges secure connections within the system and keeps track of the system, enabling efficient management of city infrastructure.
- A Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows end-users to monitor and control key system parameters and relevant infrastructure performance.
Greinon offers small-sized products that are cost efficient to install. The company makes it possible to combine a variety of smart solutions, and the option of updating and upgrading as new needs and standards emerge. It offers optimal power consumption, which makes Greinon’s the only control system that can operate on installations powered by renewable sources.
- Modularity and scalability (pick and combine features as required, add new ones in the future)
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Flexibility and inter-operability with third-party systems
- On-demand development and customisation
gulplug proposes a combined hardware (E-cube sensors) + software (Save-it-Yourself platform) solution that measures the electricity consumption of machines and produces savings recommendations for energy managers.|
Reducing industrial and manufacturing power consumption
Manufacturing and industrial firms have worked hard to implement efficiencies across their operations: lean processes, smart supply chains, and just-in-time procurement have cut waste and streamlined production.
Energy efficiency has a key role to play in cutting costs and increasing competitiveness. Even during non-productive periods, when machines are not running, energy use can be as much as 50 to 70 per cent of total power consumption. gulplug’s solutions have been developed to make energy efficiency as easy as possible for energy managers at manufacturing and industrial plants of all sizes in all sectors.|
gulplug provides a disruptive technology based on magnetic electrical connection with a smart energy sensor in order to plug and measure easier, faster and safer!
The magnetic electrical connection is a new shape of flat and twistable plug.
The energy sensor is a ready to clamp wireless and self-powered electrical energy estimator. Not intrusive, the sensor reports by radio energy data without any loss.|
Repeatable, controllable cost reduction
The guplug solutions help industrial energy managers to monitor energy use and to reduce energy consumption by up to ten per cent. They require minimal capital expenditure and typically deliver a return on investment within one year. The solutions continue to deliver cost savings year on year, enabling energy managers to meet strategic corporate goals for reducing operational expenditure. The guplug solutions also support a company’s efforts to achieve ISO 50001 certification for energy efficiency.
gulplug’s energy sensors and connectivity solutions have been deployed by food processing company, Bonduelle, and the automotive manufacturer Line-Fenwick. Industrial giant, Schneider Electric, has also installed gulplug’s solutions in its Carros plant in France.
Stop&Start has been deployed by food processing company, Bonduelle, and the automotive manufacturer Line-Fenwick. Industrial giant, Schneider Electric, has also installed Stop&Start in its Carros plant in France.
Hoterway is a standalone device that instantly heats the water that cools down in distribution pipes when it is not used. This avoids continuous recirculation, which is responsible for more than 50% of the energy consumed in the boiler. It also avoids the water wasted while waiting for the heated water to reach the point of use.|
Hot water distribution systems in buildings have a problem related to the response time of the hot water in the distribution network, and conventional solutions limit energy and water efficiency significantly.|
Hoterway is a standalone device that corrects the response time of the hot water distribution systems passively, saving the energy that would otherwise be wasted in recirculating circuits, and saving the water usually wasted while waiting for it to heat|
- Average saving of 30% on the global energy spent on water heating.
- Avoid the utilisation of recirculating circuits.
- Increase comfort and saving for users.
- Reduction of water and energy consumption.
Heat Power has developed the Rankine Compression Gas turbine (RCG), a turbine capable of providing heat and power for industrial processes at a significantly reduced fuel cost and with minimum CO2 emissions. The RCG system is truly unique, as it is capable of providing both steam and power at fast response times. Its multi fuel capability can be applied to waste streams, enabling manufacturers to achieve higher resource utilisation, reduced cost of energy and green manufacturing.|
The competitiveness and environmental impact of heat intensive industrial processes can be much improved by reducing the use of energy. However, efficient and fast responsive co-generation systems are not yet available for small-scale industries. Heat Power satisfies that need|
The novelty of the Rankine Compression Gas turbine (RCG) is, when compared to existing steam cycles, that the steam turbine drives the compressor of the gas turbine cycle. The RCG offers a highly responsive and efficient power and steam production in the range of 1-10MW electric and 3-30MW thermal power|
- Combined steam and electrical power production
- Flexible decentralised energy supply
- Multi fuel, crude biomass and waste stream compatibility
- Black start capability
- Fuel consumption reduction ranging from 10% to 30%
HeliosLite has developed and field tested in France and in UAE a 1,5 axis tracker based on a patent pending design and distributed electronic control that boost energy output to lower the cost of energy. The scalable design also opens tracking solutions for small scale PV applications not covered by today’s utility scale solutions.|
Prototype and 1st pilot project results confirm the 1.5 axis tracker’s potential, but more work is necessary to “go industrial” as a means to drive the cost down for large scale PV farms.|
HeliosLite Tracker combines a new, distributed mechanical and electronic architecture with proven linear actuators and cost effective installation techniques. HeliosLite’s tracker has 30% less metal per m² and greater reliability. The in-house control software drives the tracker based on optimal electrical output without the use of costly and unreliable sun sensors|
- Adaptable (slopes, irregular terrains, movable).
- Design lifespan of 20 years.
- The energy yield achieved with HeliosLite HLVP1.5 axis tracker is increased by +9.6%.
Hepta has developed the first autonomous end-to-end power line inspections technology|
EU has over 11 million kilometres of power transmission and distribution lines. Currently 90% of the critical infrastructure inspections are made by on-foot patrol. The manual inspections are resource-demanding, error-prone.|
Hepta has developed the first autonomous end-to-end power line inspections technology. Consisting of in-housed developed UAV, upgraded measurement sensors and autonomous post-flight data analysis platform. The technology can automatically inspect hundreds of kilometres of and analyse collected data. Network operators receive a detailed overview of their assets, automated defect reports and vegetation analysis.|
- Cost effectiveness
- Fast response and reliability
- Comperhensive service
HYGEN’s at-home CNG supercharger is a refuelling infrastructure solution for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV). Utilising already existing the natural gas distribution grid HYGEN solves the ‘chicken and egg’ problem of NGV market and presents a new, much more convenient way of 3 min at-home refuelling, also bringing significant economic and environmental advantages. By introducing a proprietary gas compression technology, HYGEN reduces the total cost of ownership of an at-home refueller by a factor of 6. This results in reinventing the at-home fuelling concept where we enable gas companies to deliver clean and inexpensive fuel to your doorsteps at a competitive price. HYGEN’s supercharger is the last missing key for existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure to become the largest alternative vehicle refuelling infrastructure on Earth.|
The barrier to a rapid NGV adoption is the lack of fuelling infrastructure and а poor perception of NGVs versus trendy EVs.|
HYGEN brings to the market a low cost supercharger that can fuel your Natural Gas Vehicle at home in just three minutes and transform the outdated NGV image into an appealing and modern EV like concept.|
- Decrease fuel costs and increased convenience for the driver.
- Increase gas consumption and regulated asset base for gas companies.
- Reduce total cost of ownership of at-home refueller by a factor of 6.
Hymeth is a Copenhagen-based start-up with a mission to contribute to a more sustainable world. What began life as a product, hyaeon™ specifically developed for replacing lpg cylinders in cooking appliances has, through several innovations, led to an alkaline electrolyser with the potential to produce cost and energy-efficient low-carbon hydrogen and oxygen. Hymeth’s unique technology is able to make alkaline electrolysis competitive and is reducing both opex and capex compared to today’s technologies.|
According to the UN, the world’s emission of CO2 is at a record high. There is an urgent need for clean energy sources. However, many of these sustainable production methods are intermittent, meaning that supply and demand balance is irregular. Thus, a balancing technology and energy carrier is needed to enable more sustainable sources in the energy mix.
According to IEA, hydrogen is promising in many areas; as fuel to PEM fuel cell vehicles, as storage for intermittent renewable electricity, or as an enabler for more sustainable industry, for instance in steel production. Conventional electrolysers for sustainable hydrogen production are very expensive since they require platinum or iridium-based catalyst, energy inefficient and physically large. Moreover, they can compress hydrogen gas only up to 35 bar which makes storing Hydrogen without an additional compressor very difficult, a gas compressor normally compress hydrogen gas at least to 300 bar before storage. A compressor adds additional OPEX and CAPEX on top of the already expensive electrolysis unit for sustainable hydrogen production.|
Hymeth’s product, BEAUTY is a low-temperature alkaline electrolyser, which is compact, lightweight and supports high-pressure electrolysis. Beauty is the result of many radical patent pending innovations like: (1) A new non-precious core-shell CuNiFe metal alloy electrocatalyst, (2) the use of electromagnetism in the conversion process, (3) the spiral design of the anode and cathode, (4) the electro-hydraulic valve and unique nozzles through which it is capable of delivering highly compressed gases that can potentially eliminate the need for an external gas compressor and (5) the design, material and cooling system to ensure that the electrolyser is lightweight and compact to reduce the physical footprint compared to commercial alkaline electrolysers on the market.
The prediction is that BEAUTY will produce hydrogen at a reduced cost by up to 40% compared to existing alkaline electrolyser competitors, thus levelling production cost with other mature technologies like SMR.|
- A matured technology with higher catalyst and electrolyser stack efficiency.
- Compact and low weight makes installation easy.
- Robust construction minimizes O&M-cost.
- Output pressure up to 50 bars (pilot applications testing up to 300 bar).
- Lower operating temperature (30-40 degrees Celsius).
- Low CAPEX and Low power consumption reduces operating cost.
HySiLabs has developed highly innovative solutions to facilitate hydrogen transportation and storage, by charging and releasing it in a unique liquid carrier. Using the industrial Power-to-Liquid process, one of HySiLabs’ solutions, hydrogen is charged into HydroSil, a liquid silicon hydride derivative, which is stable, non-toxic, non-explosive, has a long storage-life and is considered a non-dangerous good. This solution permits the same logistics as conventional fuels and thus revolutionises the hydrogen delivery market. The other high-potential innovation solution is the Hydrogen on-demand process, which enables the release of hydrogen from HydroSil on demand, on site and without any energy input.|
In the course of reducing emissions to comply with the goals fixed by the European Union, hydrogen is foreseen to be a key player in a future low-carbon economy, especially in the industry and mobility sectors. Nevertheless, the existing barriers on storage, delivery and safety have to be overcome beforehand.| |
HySiLabs’ breakthrough innovation has the potential to remove all those barriers hindering the deployment of hydrogen solutions by tackling safety, regulations and supply chain issues. HySiLabs’ high degree of novelty is characterised by the fact that hydrogen can be easily transported in liquid form, HydroSil can be carried everywhere without any specific restrictions and stored for long periods of time, just like conventional fuel. Furthermore, due to its high density, one truck load of HydroSil transports seven times more hydrogen than by high pressure transportation, which reduces the OPEX for transportation and the emissions related to hydrogen transportation.
PERSEO Bioethanol® Technology has developed a completely innovative urban solid waste valorisation treatment that obtains two commercial high value products for energy use: second generation bioethanol for fuel vehicle uses, and a high calorific value solid organic fuel capable of producing heat and electricity by cogeneration. PERSEO Bioethanol® demonstration plant, located in L’Alcúdia (Valencia, Spain), has a processing capacity in wfermentation of up to 25 tons / day of organic fraction of municipal solid waste.|
Biowaste treatment is a big issue in Europe where there is a demand for a sustainable and competitive waste treatment process (Directive 2008/98/EC). The demand for sustainable biofuels is increasing (Directive 2009/28/EC). The demand for processes that reduce GHG emissions (flagship initiative SET-Plan).|
PERSEO Bioethanol® has developed a biotechnological process that applies in the field of MSW management and impacts directly the production of biofuels, with a reduction of GHG. The business model is based on the development of tailor made projects for each client: from design to building up.|
PERSEO Bioethanol® has developed a process that is feasible, replicable and profitable:
- Development of a simple biotechnological process with good yields of bioethanol conversion.
- Process proven at semi-industrial scale: optimisation and improvement to obtain a feasible and profitable process.
- Biorefinery concept development.
- Solving sorting problems in order to guarantee a stable process.
- Better economical results than current WT technologies.
3D artificial intelligence cloud platform, that hosts 3D data of the plant and its equipment, receives IoT data and processes them with that 3D context.|
IoT cloud platforms in the market just digest big data without any 3D context. This limits significantly the accuracy of the predictions and does not allow to run what-if scenarios on new technologies in the plant.|
We have developed a 3D cloud platform that hosts the 3D design of a plant and its equipment, receives real-time IoT data and uses a mixture of artificial intelligence and physics calculations to make predictions. The results can be output to VR and AR systems. With our 3D approach, we are more accurate for maintenance prediction and are the only ones to run scenarios for the impact in the production of the implementation of new technologies.|
What-if scenarios for new technologies
Reverse engineer of current technologies
Ingelia’s plants turn organic waste, sludge, digestate, green and food waste into hydrochar, with lower operating expenses (OPEX) than competing technologies. Plants are modular and scaled up by adding reactors.|
Organic waste is usually composted or digested, these processes imply high operating expenses (OPEX) and the compost produced does not comply with EU specifications in most cases. There is a need of new proven processes at industrial scale to deal with organic waste products.|
HTC Plants are able to treat organic wastes and turn them into hydrochar, reducing OPEX and GHG emissions. Organic waste is transformed into hydrochar for further applications in the bioeconomy. Ingelia provides HTC technology (engineering and equipment) to waste managers, municipalities and food and drink industries.|
- Advanced developed technology to valorize organic waste
- Project sustainability protecting the environment and contributing to a circular economy
- An automatized process, easy operation, odour free and low OPEX.
- Flexibility to operate and maintain plants, reduction of waste transport.
- The project encourages job creation and dynamizes the local economy, attracting green investments.
- Involvement of technology provider in the projects to ensure best plants performance.
|A portable power supply with a standard CEE outlet that provides full mains power (3.600W) in a lightweight (<15kg) and compact (<15l) way. It is robust and waterproof, makes no noise and emits no toxic fumes.|
Professionals need a reliable mobile power supply, e.g. craftsmen, who need to operate large machinery on construction sites. The only available solution at present are generators which are noisy, heavy, emit toxic fumes and have high operational costs.|
|Instagrid builds the world’s most advanced portable power supplies tailored to the needs of professionals. Combining our proprietary power conversion technology with the latest li-ion technology, power levels of more than 3.600 Watts can be provided by a compact unit weighing less than 15kg. Designed for professional use, our portable power supplies are robust, waterproof and store up to 2kWh of energy, which usually lasts the entire working day.|
System for rapid temperature monitoring with a low thermal inertia consisting of a temperature measuring sensor and software with a special algorithm for necessary calculations.|
A very significant reduction of dynamic temperature measurement error when compared to conventional thermometers used in the industry for high pressures and flow of fluid.|
A dedicated temperature measuring sensor – thermocouple – built in the form of a cylinder cover and software with its own special algorithm for necessary calculations.|
- Elimination of metal overheating (by 10-15%).
- Faster and safer start ups, shut downs, and load changes of the power plant units by up to 12%.
- Lifetime extension of pressure elements in industrial installations.
- Optimisation of the heating and cooling processes.
- Superheated steam temperature control can be significantly improved (by up to 70%).
Systems of production of renewable energies in grid connected or stand-alone facilities. From a few kWp to many MWp. Portable systems. Easy deployment and withdrawal, and quick commissioning. Modular and scalable according to power needs. Guarantees a continuous supply 24/7.|
Reliable electricity anywhere: including on humanitarian or peace-keeping missions, in isolated villages, in defence work, in natural disasters, civil works, etc|
Portable electricity generation systems that produce electricity with renewable sources. These systems produce electricity with photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. Electricity is supplied directly to the consumers or stores in batteries or in hydrogen. The facility is pre-installed in standard containers (40 or 20 feet).|
- Electricity cost 0.10-0.15€/kWh (diesel group > 0.30€/kWh).
- From a few kWp to many MWp.
- Hybridisation of different energy sources: photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, solar thermal, chemical, genset, grid…
- Maintenance and monitoring of the production facility by regular status and incident reports on the systems.
- Temporary or fixed renewable electricity generation solutions.
- Up to 350 kWp in one container.
Klugit is a plug that can be connected to any existing electric water tank, converting it into a smart one, Wi-Fi connected. Through AI, learns and manages your hot water needs.|
A tank is not 100% isolated, it loses heat throughout the day, having to switch on to maintain the temperature, generating large waste of energy and money. Also, during their use families never know if the water they have is enough for their needs.|
Klugit allows programming the need for hot water in the tank during the day by switching on and off as needed. Through an intelligent algorithm learns the family’s consumptions and programs itself to warm up water whenever necessary. It also allows to receive notifications if the water tank is not working, or request additional showers in the app if needed. The installation of Klugit can be done very easily in all tanks, without tools.|
Wi-Fi app to control
Energy storage and grid balancing for utilities
Dynamic tariffs and smart grid ready
No tools required
More wind and solar in electricity grids requires more balancing of these with increased resiliency and flexibility. KOENA tec does this with flexibility in commercial coffee machines.|
Increasing the share of renewables in electricity grids requires more balancing of volatile wind and solar systems with increased resiliency and flexibility.|
KOENA tec’s flagship product does this with commercial coffee machines by utilizing their already-integrated thermal and electrical flexibility. Decentral, economical appraoch to the control of many units in parallel and the focus on frequency and local voltage stabilization make the service attractive for grid operators.|
- Balancing of electricity transmission grid frequency
- Balancing of voltage at local DSO grid level
- Premium value to existing machine lines of manufacturing partners
- Integrated control and communication in software with minimal additional hardware
- Monitoring plattform for francise owners and energy market actors
- Display option for endcustomers increases awareness and engagement
The company La Roue Verte offers a carpool solution called illicov. A unique experience that requires no planning, no need to make appointments and with passengers guaranteed to depart in under 15 minutes on both outgoing and return journeys.|
The cost of commuting (in terms of price and stress levels) is a concern for commuters. The supply of public transport is growing at a slower pace than demand, and there is no easy and reliable way to share a daily trip.|
For commuters: illicov offers the ability to enjoy a smooth and reliable commute, save money, socialise or network, and take action against climate change.
For public transportation authorities: illicov is the way to increase their public transport offer in a cost-efficient way.
For cities/territories: illicov enables city authorities to enhance the attractive qualities of urban settings and to tackle the problem of traffic jams and pollution (noise, air, …).
- Drivers: carpool without any planning and earn up to 200 euros per month easily.
- Passengers: carpool without constraints or worries about possible cancellation.
- Spontaneous use without planning.
- Departure guarantee in less than 15 minutes for the passenger on the outward trip.
- Earn up to 200 euros per month on the daily trips budget.
Power production in off-grid communities and mining sites often relies on diesel generators, which results in high costs plus detrimental effects on health and environment. This situation is especially problematic in arctic communities, where expenditures for electricity can amount to 10% of GDP. Moreover, although many arctic regions are rich in natural resources, utilising their commercial potential is hampered by excessive costs for power, which may constitute more than one third of the total cost for producing a finished commodity. An affordable, reliable and sustainable off-grid alternative to diesel generators would thus be most welcome. Small nuclear power plants can meet this need – as long as they fulfil the key condition that no conceivable accident should require evacuation of site workers or communities.|
In collaboration with the Swedish steel industry, the founders of LeadCold have developed an aluminium-alloyed steel (Fe-10Cr-4Al-Zr) that is highly corrosion resistant during long-term exposure to molten lead. Based on this technological breakthrough, the company has designed a small reactor named SEALER (Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor).
SEALER uses conventional uranium oxide fuel to produce 3-10 MW of electric power without fuel reload. The lower level is adequate for supplying power to arctic communities and corresponds to a reactor life of 30 years. The higher level is suitable for mining applications and has a core-life of ten years. Importantly, the residual waste produced by both types requires less than 1000 years of storage, in strong contrast to the more than 100,000 years’ storage needed for the high-level waste produced by today’s nuclear reactors. Furthermore, no accident scenario can lead to a situation where evacuation becomes necessary.
Lyv has developed with his partners a platform that provides insight into energy consumption, feedback about consumption and matches demand en supply.The user is supplied with hardware, such as batteries and gateways, to have the product ready for use.|
We go from central fossil energy production to decentralized sustainable production. The production of sustainable generation depends on sun and wind, and does not match demand.This creates imbalance and overloading of the network.|
Lyv has developed with his partners a platform that provides insight into energy consumption, feedback about consumption and matches demand en supply. The user is supplied with hardware, such as batteries and gateways, to have the product ready for use. The platform is highly scalable, which means that a large number of users can be connected. A solution for energy companies and energy communitys that want to optimize their sustainable energy use.
Monitoring, Virtual Power Plant, Demand Response, Scalable, Home batteries, Neighborhood battery|
User in control
It’s designed for effective management of power generated by photovoltaic cells, where the energy is stored in batteries.|
The devices were not able to manage energy by adjusting the energy consumption to the amount of energy produced, which drastically accelerated the use of batteries. Instead of working for 5-10 years, they had to be replaced after no more than a year|
Xanron is a system that consists of a controller and cloud based software. It’s designed for effective management of power generated by photovoltaic cells, where the energy is stored in batteries. You can use it for low-power devices at places with no electrical grid supply.|
A tool holder with a self-tuning mass damper that can effectively remove vibrations, under a wide operation range. The solution is plug and play and has no maintenance costs.|
Vibrations naturally occur in metal cutting operations and it damages the parts and creates energy and material waste in manufacturing. The current vibration dampers need complex mechanical system and requires an intricate set-up process before it works.|
A cost-effective and reliable self-tuning mass damper that can self-adjust to ensure high vibration damping efficiency on a wide operation range. The self-adjustable function removes the intricate tuning process and provides a plug and play product for end-users.|
- Extended lifetime of insert by x10.
- No need for tuning.
- Reduces scrap metal.
- Reduced OPEX.
Activities focus on R&D of advanced technologies for energy storage applications. The first product is an innovative technology of manufacturing nanocomposite cathode material for Li-ion batteries.|
Current LiBs can be inefficient when used for more demanding applications, such as xEV and ESS market segments for renewable energy solutions and smart grids. The market requires better performing, cheaper and safer solutions to meet a growing demand.|
The developed technology concerns high performance CCL/nano-LFP nanocomposite cathode materials with improved capacity and power density, improved chemical stability, durability and security and with a reduced environmental impact.|
- High power, improved capacity and power density.
- Long cycle life, improved cyclability up to 2000 cycles with minimal performance degradation.
- Lower costs, by using environmentally-friendly materials and processes.
- Safety, improved chemical stability, durability and security.
New advances in catalysts, polymers and production methods have allowed us to offer a drastically better product to the market, that can lower productions costs of our clients by up to 33%.|
The challenge is the low power density and significant production cost of current hydrogen fuel cell systems, which also affects the competitivenes of fuel cell technologies in various market segments.|
The solution involves our new, highly-active copper/platinum-alloy catalyst, improved polymers, which we developed in co-operation with the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, and a new production method of this type of product, for much higher production accuracy and efficiency. The result of all of the above is a membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) with double the power density of current state-of-the-art on the market.|
- Double Power of exiting products and systems
- Up to 40% production cost reduction through reducing the amount of components required to achieve desired power output
- 75% reduction in Platinum used in production
- Manuel Seiffe (CEO), 12+ years management in solar and management consulting, M.A. International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Greg Nau (CFO), 11+ years accounting / consulting, MBA Business Administration at IE Business School
- Michael Eschman (COO), 6+ years consulting, development finance, M.A. International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Alejandro Jimenez, 10+ years in Software Development, B.A. Multimedia Engineering, / Y Combinator
At present, more than 1.3 bn people live without access to electricity worldwide, and millions more suffer from unreliable grid connection that fails for hours every day. Off-grid and underelectrified households and SMEs rely on expensive, dangerous and unreliable fossil fuel-based products to meet their energy needs and lack access to products and financing to buy solar-based affordable alternatives upfront.|
MPower Ventures addresses the pressing challenge of energy access and financial inclusion and empowers communities in emerging markets by providing a unique combination of financing, hardware and software solution. Through a highly scalable B2B partnership model, we eMPower households and SMEs by financing and by providing affordable clean energy and related products|
- Plug&Play, mobile and affordable hardware
- High-end software for data collection (Big Data) and operations optimization
- Financing scheme allowing for product affordability
- Scalability through B2B partnership model
- Focus on credit risk mitigation via financing scheme and software solution
NAWA Technologies is developing an ultra-fast, long life green carbon battery to complement and/or replace batteries in applications where high power is needed. Provider of innovative products and solutions based on organised carbon nanostructures (VACNT).
Batteries are becoming increasingly outdated in terms of life cycle, reliability and environmental impact. The requirement for cleaner, safer, more reliable and longer life storage systems is critical.|
NAWA cells, modules and systems help increase power availability for any application. This implies rethinking the way of designing energy storage systems by combining NAWA cells with other technologies, like batteries or fuel cells, to comply with new usage for IOT, 5G technology, power tools and all electrical vehicles.|
- An ultra-fast storage system.
Ngenic creates a platform for the smart home and has chosen to start the revolution with intelligent control of indoor climate.|
The built environment accounts for 40% of the world’s energy consumption. Managing energy consumption more efficiently in buildings is therefore key to sustainable development. In addition, households take increasingly ownership of the energy transition and are willing to benefit from new technologies to reduce both their impact on the environment and energy bills.|
Ngenic has developed Ngenic Tune, a smart thermostat that enables houses and villas owners to save energy and money. Combining three small devices and a mobile app, it collects accessible data – indoor temperature, outdoor temperature, and weather – and let the user choose and control the desired indoor temperature, while seeing the heating patterns and following the energy savings at the same time.|
- Environmentally aware heating, enbaling both energy and cost savings
- Increased comfort with a more uniform indoor temperature
- Supporting today’s hydronic heating systems
- Easy to install – “Plug-n-play” system installed in 20 minutes
- Easy to use and control via a mobile app, regardless of where the user is.
Dry texturing volume production technology for use in the PV solar cell manufacturing industry leveraging the cost savings of diamond-wire cut multicristallyne wafers and novel wafer technologies|
Industrial demonstration site for our ADE Tech.|
One texturing technology for any type of Si wafer. A flexible, future-proof solution that will allow you to switch to any type of wafer.|
Suitable for all PV cell wafer types
High throughput capacity – 250Mw per tool
Small tool footprint
Scalable and sustainable PV manufacturing for future generations
Nnergix’s cutting-edge technology combines satellite weather data and energy production values, providing customised solutions and specific monitoring designed for energy integration purposes.|
Due to the complexity of renewable energy resources and their dependence on changeable weather conditions, companies need to predict their energy production in order to integrate it correctly and efficiently, while also reducing economic costs.|
Renewable energies are clean and endless but hard to deal with due to their unpredictability. Nnergix provides cloud-based software as a tool that easily integrates and displays key information from the electricity market. This enables the forecasting of short-term availability of solar and wind power production and monitoring, creating essential information for self-consumption, electricity grid and supply management.|
- High accuracy forecasts and customisation.
- Meterological data for infrastructures.
- Monitoring solutions designed especially for electricity grid integration purposes.
NOEM designs and produces a prefabricated construction system based on locally sourced natural materials that has minimised and controlled CO2 emissions at every step of the process. The company has designed a versatile wood-based construction system that combines modularity and pre-industrialisation to allow personalised energy efficient buildings to be designed, built and assembled on site, in a matter of weeks. NOEM is a ThinkCO2 project.|
Private landowners need energy efficient buildings to keep maintenance costs affordable, but the market has a lack of expertise in combining architecture materials- installations to address efficiency. Modular building solutions only offer catalogue solutions, and ignore design and customisation.|
NOEM has developed a wood-based and modular construction system that can be personalised according to project and customer needs, which allows individually designed solutions and fast implementation. A methodology and an expert team can deliver high-performance building solutions.|
NOEM offers an integrated solution that covers design, manufacturing, installation and final delivery. That means a clear goal-oriented and measurable solution in four key axes: efficiency in kWh/m year, time to delivery in weeks, cost in euros and carbon footprint in CO2 tonnes. It also allows total customisation and design, thereby offering unique buildings and healthy houses.
Nordluft Automation is a Swedish development company working to automate a range of forestry and agricultural businesses via unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. Their technology reduces production costs, increases green industrial processes efficiency, and protects the environment.|
Tractors, modified forest machines and helicopters are used to spread forest feriliser and bio ash. An alternative technology that can perform the same task in a more efficient and sustainable way is needed.|
Nordluft Automation has developed an automated spreading system based on the world’s first commercial application of a heavy lift drone swarm for forest fertilising and forest bio ash recirculation as main applications.
- A small of collaborating heavy lift electric multicopters
- An avdanced drone swarm control system for maximum autonomy, performance and safety
- A system approach with the base station logistics and functions integrated in the product
- Up to 80 % cost reduction of spreading
- Lower CO2 emissions compared to current spreading methods
- Less noice
- More even spreading
- High flexibility in work area size and position with regards to distance from a road.
Ogarniamprad.pl allows small scale customers – households and SME – to execute bulk-buying power and shop around for the best energy deals, and switch to the most competitive retailers offering black or green electricity and gas.|
Today, energy consumers find it difficult to shop around for the best energy deals and need encouragement to go green. They can either search for alternatives by themselves through hundreds of suppliers or use price comparison websites, which are just sales “leads”. To meet consumers expectations there is a strong need to bring the energy wholesale market down to a retail level.|
Ogarniamprad provides customers with the most competitive, safe, easy and transparent remote and 24/7 energy company switching procedure. A one-stop-shop.
The platform aggregates energy packages based on tariff, location and profile, and uses real time reverse auctions to bid the lowest prices automatically, economically and safely. Energy sales and purchase transactions are made simple and both sides of transactions (consumers and retailers) are represented. It fully supports the growth of renewable energy sources.
The platform has been built in an open for development model, using open standards and proven technologies that highlights cloud computing model, Web2.0 model, semantic web. It is compatible with most popular web, mobile and desktop, browsers. It is integrated with social media platform Facebook. It follows the General EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.|
- Bulk-buying power resulting from collective purchasing of dual fuel.
- Easy access to most competitive offers for black and green energy.
- Online and in real time negotiations.
- Savings 10-40%
- Secure – full support in switching procedure and during contract term.
- Value added to retailers.
OGGA designs, develops (fabless) and markets a range of innovative solutions for the intelligent energy optimisation of housing. OGGA aims to revolutionise energy management in homes and become a key player in the new house building and renovation sector. With ‘Eco-Touch’ it offers an intelligent product that is both easy to install and to use.|
The cost of energy in homes is continually rising and home automation solutions for the management of energy are too expensive for property developers.|
Eco Touch optimises energy consumption automatically and saves energy by: a) controlling a heating system based on the specific habits of residents; b) switching off standbys and lighting during absences; c) monitoring and displaying the energy consumption. It also supports additional services, such as smart and facility management.|
- A connected solution (thermostat, energy meter and circuit breaker).
- Adopts a first level of home automation that is available to all.
- Easy to install (no configuration, no programing).
- Easy to use (self-learning, optimising heating in real time).
- ECO TOUCH allows developers to meet RT2012 standards while offering smart connected homes and respecting the requirement of cost control.
- Saves energy (reduced rental charges).
|OmegaLambdaTec provides a solution that combines sensor-based water leakage signal extraction algorithms with extensive physics-based digital twin simulations to optimally localise defects in water grid infrastructures.|
|Even in modern water grid infrastructures (e.g. in Germany) more than 5% of drinking water is often lost between the source and the consumer. Utility companies are officially required to reduce this percentage of lost drinking water and therefore must take action.|
|A novel data-driven solution that localises water leaks in infrastructure grids. It is based on a new ‘virtual triangulation’ method that uses the flow measurement data of the existing water sensor infrastructure as input. By combining the actual signal extraction from the flow sensors with hundreds of physics-based digital twin simulations, it is possible to detect and constrain the most probable location of the actual water leakage.|
OneWatt predicts and detects faults in industrial motors by literally listening to motors with our EARS and understanding those signals with AI and frequency analysis.|
Motors are prone to failure and it takes just one bad motor to stop a production line, which leads to lost revenue, unproductivity and costly repairs. Even with good maintenance staff, faults cannot be caught before they cause massive downtime.|
OneWatt uses its EARS to literally listen to motors. Using these acoustic data, we are able to detect and predict faults before they cause unnecessary downtime. This protects the facility from revenue losses, prolongs the lifespan of the asset and ensures the optimal operation of motors.|
- Reduce unplanned downtime.
- Prevent revenue losses.
- Increase productivity of maintenance work.
- Prolong lifespan of assets.
BLUEMEM are carbon dioxide-selective membranes. A patented and non-toxic chemical additive confers them with a high degree of selectivity towards CO2 even at atmospheric pressure.|
More CO2 is produced than any greenhouse gas, but there is still no affordable technology to prevent its emission. What’s more, CO2 can also be found in biogas. To upgrade biogas to biomethane and inject it into gas grids, CO2 needs to be removed.|
Orchestra Sci. is developing BLUEMEM, membranes for selective CO2 separation: removal and purification. The selectivity process is high, even at atmospheric pressure, eliminating the need for a compression system and its associated costs. This is the first economically viable technology that avoids CO2 emissions; the emitted CO2 is captured, purified and returned to the market as a new product. For biogas upgrading, operation costs can be reduced by up to 25%.|
- Converting CO2 from a waste product to a marketable one.
- Economically viable technology for biogas upgrading.
It has never been so easy to book transport. The ingenious concepts of carpooling and web-comparison are applied to the logistics industry and merged into an easy-to-use online platform.|
Four problems have been solved: a non-transparent market, high transport prices, the considerable effort required for booking transport, and the large number of empty trips.|
An easy-to-use online platform has been created for the logistics industry that combines and applies the ingenious concepts of carpooling and web-comparison. Transportation companies digitise all their offers in minutes by uploading pricing tables, services and empty trips onto the platform. Shippers can directly compare the prices and services of the companies for free, and decide for themselves with which to entrust their delivery.|
- A one-off effort for participating hauliers.
- Compare prices, attributes, customer feedback and quality of all hauliers in one go.
- Direct booking process – no more waiting for offers and reactions.
- Innovative route-vicinity-algorithm.
Peafowl Solar Power develops highly transparent and ultra-thin plasmonic solar cells.|
Local power production requires aesthetic solutions. Low-power off-grid solar cells could solve the following problems: in cities, the infrastructure vulnerability to grid-fluctuations and blackouts; as a means to power IoTs in a market expected to consist of trillions of connected devices.|
This technology provides solar cells with a unique plasmonic nanoparticles architecture, fabricated via self-assembly layer-by-layer deposition – a scalable, economical and
environmentally friendly process.
Peafowl solar cells can be made transparent or customised in colour for seamless integration. They are also stable for outdoor use.
Free from toxic and rare materials, they are produced at low cost and in compliance with UN sustainable goals.
- Customisable – enable seamless integration into architecture and design without compromising aesthetics
- Provide an economical and environmental-friendly solution
- Scalable production
- Sustainable solar cells
Percy Roc’s mission is to deliver technological solutions based on intelligent focusing of microwave power for material processing.|
Microwave-based technology transition from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 driven by intelligent and adaptive systems integrating hardware, software and data.|
A high power transistor-based microwave material processing technology platform, driven by machine learning algorithms.
Applications can be found in the extractive, processing and mining industries.
- Volume heating of materials (rapid and efficient)
- Industry 4.0 ready technology platform
- Improved productivity
- Improved energy efficiency
- Improved product properties
- Improved process intensification
- Intelligent and adaptive hardware, software and data offering for industrial microwave material processing applications,
- Facilitates Industry 4.0 transition/adoption in industrial microwave material processing applications,
- Future-proof industrial equipment during technology transition.
Phoenix BioPower’s mission is to reach 60% electrical efficiency from biomass by 2030. The technology is optimal for both fossil and nuclear power replacement for base load, combined heat and power, and plannable power production.|
The rapid move towards renewable energy has lead to heavy investments in intermittent power, primarily wind. In addition, nuclear is being phased out in many markets and fossil power needs to be phased out in order to meet the obligations set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. Many countries and markets are now running the risk of power output shortages; not enough power when it is needed! This will increase the demand for power generation that is both renewable and plannable.|
BTC technology offers planable, renewable and profitable biopower. As the BTC concept doubles electrical efficiency and halves the levelised cost of production, it gives plant operators a superior return on investment. The plant can be ramped up to meet increased demand and capture value at high spreads. Waste products from the forest and agro industries can be utilised, turning waste into a resource. BTC is a both a CHP technology, providing 2-3 times more power per heat grid at very high resource efficiency, and can be used in power-only applications due to the low LCOE.
- Marginal cost <40€/MWh without subsidies.
- Plannable power.
- Positive NPV without subsidies.
- Renewable power.
Mobile app that locates and connects electric vehicle drivers with charging points, or hosts (businesses, institutions or individuals) that have sockets available to charge their electric vehicle.|
‘Range anxiety’ is a major concern among drivers of electric vehicles. A map indicating charging points may not be enough to reassure drivers who are running out of battery.|
Place to Plug is a platform that enables electric vehicle drivers to know the status of specific charging points and book or activate them from their smartphone. EV drivers will pay a subscription of 12 € per year and will also pay 0.99 € per each charging point booking. Charging points’ providers will pay 890€ per each charging point they may buy plus a subscription of 48 € per year.|
- Booking a charging point for a specific date and time.
- Charge on thousands of charging points with a single app.
- Charge with points from another user.
- Smart charging points for hotels and restaurants.
- Subscription service that will add users to an exclusive EV club.
Prime Design Sweden AB manufactures the next generation of smart logistics and energy-efficient light equipment based on state-of-the-art LED technology. Products like its mobile Baselight self-contained LED light tower help users to minimise logistics and maintenance costs and provide extremely energy-efficient light in all climates. These attributes will be especially well appreciated for challenging situations and tough working environments, such as emergency scenes, construction sites or film sets.|
Lighting equipment is often not mobile enough or strong enough to handle demanding situations: most manufacturers have merely put LED-armatures on old designs without fundamentally rethinking them.|
Baselight is a new-generation LED light tower built from the ground up with input from rescue and rental professionals. It uses the latest technologies to create a flexible solution superior to much heavier tower or tripod setups. As the only self-contained lighting system producing 50,000 Lumen from only 420W with a weight of 30 kg, it is ideal for construction sites, maintenance work, military and rescue ops, airports, media, film sets and other events
- Dimmable light.
- Easy and safe to operate: no prior training or certification required.
- Little or no maintenance.
- Low energy consumption.
- Simple, cost-effective logistics: low weight plus high lumen output.
- Small storage space.
Pro-Drone develops technologies to carry out the inspection of energy infrastructures, using cost-efficient, robust and automated airborne solutions.|
The renewable energy field in general, and wind in particular, is looking for ways to lower OPEX. Inspections to date have remained essentially expensive, complex and reliant on specialist intervention.|
Pro-Drone has an integrated approach to aerial inspections, developing an autonomous navigation approach which delivers consistent and high quality data which is then processed on our cloud platform BladeInsight to produce high quality, fully customisable reports, soon to be assisted by automatic damage recognition.|
- Controlled process.
- Different solution for the customers.
- Gains in time, quality and robustness of the service provided.
PVComplete makes the solar design and engineering platform for solar professionals everywhere from 1kW to 1GW|
Solar developers and engineers create a custom design for every project site. Costly engineering is required for project design, construction plan sets and permits. This manual process makes project development lengthy and costly.|
The PVComplete platform is a suite of software that provides intuitive sales layout and proposal software paired with a precision CAD for solar engineering software. PVComplete offers the software to design and engineer solar combined with in-app purchases for any solar drawing or documents requirements.|
portable data between sales and engineering
All solar project sizes
Their product: PhotoVoltaic Evaluation Tool (PVET) is an advanced performance analysis service that assures a real time and comprehensive audit of large PV plants portfolios. PVET is based on a Big Data system aimed at optimising the production and O&M costs of PV plants.|
Current monitoring systems do not provide accurate analyses of faults in plants – many of which can be detected – producing large losses. In addition, performance analyses and diagnosis is performed manually requiring a substantial workload.|
PVET offers an advanced system for the detection and diagnosis of failures using big data techniques and artificial intelligence. It includes accurate failure detection and diagnosis, predictive maintenance and energy forecasting with low uncertainty. The analyses are not limited to the individual plants but study photovoltaic assets as a whole, obtaining higher levels of optimisation. This new approach allows clients a greater strategic vision of photovoltaic assets and enables a more precise evaluation of their operation.|
- Advanced fault detection.
- Automatic fault diagnosis.
- Easy asset management.
- Preventive analysis: soiling, PID, hot-spots, etc.
- Strategic vision of clients assets.
Smart materials and nanotechnologies combined with a digital solution using powerful algorithms mean energy production can be increased by up to 39% and the lifespan of existing solar plants doubled.|
PV plants suffer from growing production losses over time due to the degradation of solar panels. Monitoring solutions, when implemented, do not identify or anticipate problems at panel level, resulting in expensive and inefficient maintenance.|
The proposal is a 3-step turnkey solution:
- a thorough performance audit to quantify production losses, identify root causes and define solutions
- an upgrade of the plant using optical and electronic technologies to increase energy production
- the implementation of a digital solution for performance monitoring at panel level, using algorithms to analyse electric signal and detect degradations, allowing efficient and predictive maintenance.
- Minimum 10% increase of energy production
- Optimal performance maintained over time
- Extension of the lifespan of solar plants
- Improvement of the value of solar assets
Innovative battery repair service for sustainable development of energy storage technologies.|
One of the major environmental problems that society faces today is the increasing volume of waste generated by the disposal of secondary or rechargeable batteries.|
Remanufacturing sold, worn or non-functional batteries, returning them to a ‘like-new’ or even ‘better-than-new’ condition with warranties in performance level and quality.|
- 2-5 year warranty.
- 50-70% cost savings for the customer.
- 75% life extension for batteries.
reCircula created the Recysmart system, the key piece of the project since it is responsible for recognizing type material packaging and quantity. Citizens are rewarded for recycling thanks to our incentives portfolio.|
Eighty-four mT of domestic packaging waste are produced yearly in Europe and 40% is being incinerated& landfilled causing 10.64 mT of CO2 and losses of €5,199 million. The main causes of low recycling rates stem from citizens’ lack of involvement.|
RecySmart system that is an easy-to-implement waste container device and mobile app that interacts with citizens offering an incentive system in order to increase packaging recycling rates by 15%. The system is the key piece of the project since it is responsible for recognizing the type of material packaging and others and hosting to RecySmart platform. The purpose of this platform is to integrate all the information obtained from the RecySmart device.|
RecySmart is able to increase packaging recycling rates by 15%.
Gamera is a line of product based on the rocket stove thechnology. It’s a wood stove with 2-3 times less fuel consumption and up to 100 times less air pollution in the exhoust gases.|
Clean and efficient wood stove for home heating.|
We offer clean and efficient wood stove with advanced burning technology for home heating to end customer.|
- Economical heating
- Clean heating
- Less labor
- Easy to operate
- Divers fuel
- No need for electricity
Deploying a unique, innovative turnkey solution, KUDURA enables access to clean energy – for cooking, lighting and make water drinkable – and guarantee the lowest level cost of energy and water for a given location. We create better rural lives by improving health, decreasing deforestation and carbon emissions and creating job opportunities. Our solution, KUDURA, is offered in four variants for SME businesses, rural communities, healthcare centres and schools.|
Annually, 1.6M+ people die from respiratory illness caused by open-fire fuel wood and charcoal cooking, which emits over 520M tCO2. Water borne diseases cause 5M+ deaths. Lack of electricity and water has been shown to stunt improvements on education, healthcare and communication.|
KUDURA is a utility in a container, providing clean water and energy where there is none. It provides cost-effective utility access in a market characterised by a strong consumer desire to purchase quality products and services, but that lacks access in places where current strategies are not cost-effective.|
KUDURA is the only holistic, integrated solution of its kind in the market. We offer lower relative costs and deployment time coupled with increased scalability, usable life, ISO9000 quality and sustainability. RVE.SOL’s and our partners’ technical capabilities and access to the market enable us to quickly assess local needs and availability of usable raw material, and deploy a complete solution in weeks, rather than months.
Sadako has developed Wall-B, a device that integrates state-of-the-art computer vision and robotics for the automatic recognition and sorting of valuable material in waste treatment plants. Wall-B is intended to complement existing machinery and human labour to enhance waste recovery rates. Generating economic, environmental and regulatory benefits in a sector with few recent technological inputs and which is becoming more critical to society.|
Waste Treatment Plants are subject to the loss of huge amounts of valuable material (2 M € per plant/per year on average) because current processes and technology are not able to recover them in a cost-efficient way. Waste streams and regulation are increasing.|
Wall-B is an automatic sorting system comprised of a robotic arm with a suction cup and 2D and 3D cameras, all controlled by in-house developed computer vision software. The system is able to recognise and pick up any targeted material from an on-going waste stream.|
Wall-B is a disruptive technology for waste sorting processes. It allows waste treatment plants to increase their waste recovery rate, a critical metric in terms of economic results, environmental impact and regulatory compliance.
Furthermore, Wall-B is marketed under a revenue sharing model, meaning that no initial investment is required. In addition, Wall-B enables low operating and maintenance costs.
Samster provides a hybrid non-isolated solar panel with a thermal backside.|
Heat pump systems rely on geoenergy. The bore hole in the ground normally gets increasingly cold. In larger systems with lots of bore holes there is an essential requirement for recharging.|
This hybrid restores the holes to initial status with solar energy every year. It also uses the surrounding air and water vapour around the clock, as long as the outside temperature is above
zero. Samster delivers hybrids up to whole systems, including heat pumps , control system and geoenergy layer.
With Samster’s solution:
- Buildings in central Europe can rely on hybrids instead of bore holes.
- Energy containers can be built from a combination of hybrid systems and heat pumps.
- Lower costs and higher ROI can be achieved in large systems where the geoenergy layer can be reduced if hybrids are installed.
- A package of 10 hybrids with all required components can be offered to heat pump installers.
- Low cost energy for developing countries.
- System annual performance ( SCOP ) exceeds 5 in large systems.
- Systems have an excellent performance and high ROI.
- The same package can be offered with 2 hybrids.
SCiBreak’s breaker technology combines mechanical breaking elements and power electronics, and is based on standard power components. This helps to lower costs substantially.|
To allow for renewable energy sources penetration, power transmission capabilities must be radically extended, replacing alternating current (AC) with high voltage direct current (HVDC). HVDC requires stable protection equipment such as circuit breakers, which makes it very costly.|
SCiBreak’s technology combines power electronics and mechanical interrupting elements and allows for safe and fault-tolerant operation of HVDC grids at a substantially lower cost compared to existing breaker solutions. This is particularly important in an HVDC grid since the fault currents are not limited and a fault, if not isolated, will rapidly lead to the collapse of the entire grid.|
- Allows for safe and fault-tolerant operation of HVDC grids.
- Minimises the distortion caused by grid fault, interrupting fault current in milliseconds.
- Substantially less costly than alternative solutions.
|SEEDiA Future benches solve a problem regarding the availability of electricity and the internet in public spaces. Benches are energy independent, powered by the sun, equipped with phone chargers, speakers, screens, mobile apps, and WiFi.|
|Residents and tourists moving in the public space are faced with the problem of access to energy for charging mobile devices, access to the internet and to municipal real-time information.|
|A solution has been found in developing smart furniture for urban settings that are powered with solar energy. Bus stops, benches, trash cans and information kiosks are aimed at facilitating the life of citizens and tourists.
They provide access to free energy to charge mobile devices, access to the internet and to urban information. Urban furniture is equipped with mobile phone chargers, free hot-spots, e-paper displays with real-time information and smart LED lighting.
Sensorfact enables medium-sized industrial companies, many of which lack the knowledge and investment capability to make best use of new technologies, to leverage the advancement of the ‘internet of things’ (IoT), and in doing so minimise their operating costs.|
Sensorfact offers a (i) product and a (ii) service.
- The product is a software tool, which helps the manager of a plant increase its efficiency by providing data-driven feedback.
- Data-driven process optimisations are offered as a ‘no cure, no pay’ service.
Sensorfact is unique through:
- Market specific algorithms
- The combination of a product and a service
- No cure, no pay
- The cooperation between a start-up and a large corporation
- A complete service
Providing real-time data about energy consumption, big data about the end customer, process simplification and automation by implementing new technologies in utility businesses.
SEPIN helps retail utilities in business and operational processes resulting in reduced costs, increased customer engagement and increased sales. The venture provides metering data and unique data about energy customer behaviour which can be used by marketing, sales and project teams to create personalised offers, real-time promotions and campaigns. SEPIN also optimises other processes, such as master data management, billing and invoicing, and strategy planning and reporting. Utilities are made ready for digital transformation.
A major challenge for energy providers is the lack of solutions to provide and analyse real-time energy consumption data, to provide and manage big data about the end customer, and the extremely complicated business processes in which the end customer is not engaged.|
SEPIN Utilities Platform is providing real-time energy consumption with beacons and big data about customers. Customers can monitor their consumption on a web portal and mobile app, make contact with their energy provider, view their invoice, and participate in a gamification program. On the utility site, tools are provided to analyse all data and use it in all business processes, from the meter to payments.|
- Costs decrease by simplifying business processes.
- Customer engagement increase.
- One, end-to-end solution eliminating need to maintain expensive infrastructure from different niche vendors.
- Sales increase thanks to new sales channel and ability to cross sell.
The advantage of the Simplex Motion smart integrated servomotor is that it offers a very powerful motion control capability, while its maximum weight and size is only half that of other integrated motors on the market.|
The industry is going through a transition with Industry 4.0, electrification and integrated servomotors as driving forces. This is leading to an increased demand for small integrated smart servomotors. The difficulty for customers is to find small sized, low weight and cost effective servomotors. Simplex Motion has a solution.|
By utilising a patented sensor technology, Simplex Motion integrated servomotors offer a compact, high performance and a complete servomotor system. Compared with other existing integrated servomotors on the market, Simplex Motion servomotors excel in output torque for their size and weight, as well as cost efficiency.|
- Reduced cost due to cost effective production, installation and maintenance.
- Reduced size due to the patented sensor solution.
- Reduced weight due the usage of outer runner motor.
Sit & Heat offers fully integrated electrically heated seats for stadiums, hospitality and homes.|
Prominent on terraces, in stadiums and in gardens are inefficient, environment-unfriendly gas and electric outdoor heaters. These heaters are a waste of energy!|
Sit & Heat heats from the seats themselves. This is 95% more energy efficient and much more comfortable than the conventional gas powered heaters.|
- 95% more energy efficient than traditional gas heaters.
- Considerably reduced CO2 emissions when compared to traditional gas heating systems.
- More comfort for customers
- More revenue for business owners.
Smalle Technologies works in the energy harvesting industry. The company owns technology designed to transduce mechanical energy into electrical energy through an innovative electromagnetic system design, and will commercialise a device for generating electricity from low frequency oscillations. The first applications of the device are buoys and sailboats.|
Due to increasing global scarcity of traditional energy sources, society is currently demanding autonomous energy systems for a wide range of applications. Buoys and sailboats need alternative energy sources to recharge their batteries in the middle of the ocean.|
Smalle Technologies devices can generate clean electrical energy from the movement of the waves. Its devices are able to work at random and in low wave frequencies. They are also plug and play products, suitable for marine environments and able to resist extreme weather conditions.|
Smalle Technologies designs and develops devices for generating electrical energy from oscillating movements. These small devices generate clean energy from movement, working independently of weather conditions 24 hours a day, are long-lasting and have an acceptable size and weight. They are also silent, and affordable.
An EV battery charger plus an e-mobility management system: technical solutions that are scalable to suit any type of common charging stations and grids.|
EV users lack the ability to charge an electrical vehicle anywhere and with minimum hassle. There should also be improvements in charging infrastructure maintenance and monitoring, and in charging infrastructure operator business modelling.|
The solution focuses on upcoming technologies and standards, in addition to technologically advanced IOT with smart grid-ready communications.
The company offers the following products: an EVSE with OCPP protocols and management software;
an IOT EVSE charging controller for any existing charging infrastructure; and operator software with business management models.
- Charging infrastructure usage predictions
- Easy, fast and convenient EVSE management
- Infrastructure business modeling system
- Infrastructure management system
- Optimized charging, dynamic overload protection
- Smart grid integration
Smartive develops IT solutions for the energy market. It provides advanced services of real-time SCADA data processing to diagnose windmills and focus on the development of low cost diagnosis systems based on cloud computing, smart devices and real-time data processing.
Smartive provides access to IT platforms allowing the supervision, monitoring, diagnosis and prognosis of the performance of wind turbines. By means of smart devices (smartphones and tablets) it provides solutions to not only improve the performance of a wind turbine but also to plan maintenance operations, as well as obtain online information about the machine and the components.|
At least 3% of wind turbines have production downtime due to breakdowns and maintenance problems. In some wind farms, this can affect some 10-15% of turbines and in extreme cases up to 30%.
This high number of incidents leads to global production losses of over €2.9 billion annually. That means that a standard wind farm of 50 MW of installation power and 2,100 hours of annual power production can face production losses of between €378,000 and €5 million annually.|
SmartCast remotely connects SCADA and sensor data with a virtual database to monitor wind turbines. It involves algorithms currently based on SVM, cloud computing and data mining. IoT (Internet of Things) technologies have been also introduced to allow real-time online monitoring and control.|
This innovative solution – a combination of our SmartGear and SmartCast products – allows faster detection of turbine system failures. It does so through complex algorithms that implement intelligent sensor fusion therefore optimising the performance of wind turbines. In contrast to our competitors, this does not require onsite visits as all information is provided online. Our technology is thus able to:
• Reduce wind turbine maintenance costs by some 20%: €44 million annually in the Spanish market, €190 million per year in Europe and €440 million annually in the world market.
• Reduce wind turbine operation costs and component replacement costs by 20%: a standard wind farm of 50 MW (16 turbines) installation power working 2,100 hours per year faces production losses of at least €378,000 annually. Our system enables 20% savings of €75,600 (€4,725 per turbine).
SmartMonkey learns from operations extracting behavioral patterns that allow to optimize field routes. It boosts the customer’s productivity up to 30% and reduce company’s expenses and environmental footprint.|
Field operations rely on workers experience. For this reason, companies don’t have a reliable master data. Without a reliable data source it’s impossible to automate the planning process or improve consistently the performance.|
SmartMonkey’s Business Intelligence for Last-Mile operations is able to autonomously digitalize the relevant information from current systems in order to improve field operations productivity up to 30%. The company´s AI is able to autonomously geolocate clients or assets, extract employee and clients behaviors just from current ERP and GPS systems. Their route optimizer is fed with this high precision information to suggest up to 30% more efficient routes.|
Improve operations productivity up to 30%.
Autonomously master data cleaning.
Operations risk reduction.
Detailed view of business data with operational data merged.
Smartroof develops, produces and installs solar roof tiles that have integrated photovoltaic elements and are able to be used for renovation and construction projects.|
While a great deal of people are interested in solar energy, many are not keen on the aesthetics of standard solar panels. Smartroof Suntiles offer an alternative.|
Smartroof Suntiles are completely integrated into the roof, making the photovoltaic elements look attractive and natural. They can be combined with several types of ‘classic’ tiles (Neopan/Renopan, ceramic). Integrated cooling channels result in an important increase in efficiency and lifespan.|
- BIPV with internal cooling solution and heat recuperation.
- Cost-effective: financial return in 10 years.
- Easy to install and repair, no special chassis is needed.
- High efficiency: 125 Wp/m²; full energy coverage is possible.
Sol-Ionics provides tribo-chemical solutions for a wide range of lubrication systems.|
The market needs an enabling technology for the energy efficient lubrication of lightweight materials and non-ferrous coatings, and lubricant formulations for increasingly harsh operating conditions, including high vacuum and high temperatures.|
Sol-Ionics delivers a broad range of novel halogen-free and hydrolytically stable ionic liquids for lubrication and other applications.
- Lubricants for a variety of industrial applications,
- High quality greases that can be successfully used in extreme-pressure conditions, off-road vehicles and water-resistance operations,
- Industrial chemicals on customer’s demand.
Their ionic liquids are based on halogen-free anions that are environmentally benign and provide high performance. The patented technology is designed for a wide range of tribo-materials and improves energy efficiency and enhances conservation of natural resources.
- Friction reduction
- Wear reduction
- Energy saving
An integrated waste water heat pump that offers an 80% energy saving. The optional LaVie treatment can eliminate any pollutant, chlorine or bacteria before showering.|
Energy efficiency concerning domestic hot water. Skin can be affected by allergies (pesticides, medicines…), and inhaling chlorine is 1000 times more dangerous than ingesting it. The occupation of space is also an issue in smart cities.|
This patented technology comes in a compact and aesthetic device that is placed in the bathroom. An optional static heat pump increases the amount of stored hot water available by five times, and for free (200L of hot water can be made available for a shower with only 40L stored and heated). The UVA light treatment, LaVie eliminates chlorine molecules and destroys micropollutants prior to showering.|
- Low energy, unlimited usage, small and smart.
- A lifetime of over 20 years. Very short ROI from 1 to 5 years depending on the EU country.
Solaga has developed and patented an unique technology that enables the use of microalgal facades to covert atmospheric carbon-dioxide into burnable biogas|
With rapidly growing cities and increased living standards, consumption of resources are peaking in urban areas where production of such resources is not taking place. Also, green-house as emissions, such as CO2, are becoming an urgent problem.|
Solaga develops and commercialises microalgal products and production processes. Access to the wide application set of nature has instigated projects ranging from architecture, decentralised energy production, decarbonisation to marketing novel foods. A key innovation is a patented technology for turning CO2 into burnable methane using immobilised microalgae.|
The following features provide the highest value for the users:
- Air pollution monitoring
- Carbon-dioxide removal from ambient air
- Green beautiful facades
- On-site energy production
- Reducing urban pollution by improving the micro-climate
Solaris is a modular solar home system with integrated pay-as-you-go technology. It allows the consumer to purchase a 20W system and upgrade it over time up to 200W as their energy needs grow, without replacing the main control unit or replacing the original installation. Solaris is offered with a range of energy efficient appliances, from lighting to clothing irons. The system is paid weekly via mobile money over a period of up to 3 years.|
More than 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa struggle to access modern energy services and must rely on unhealthy and dangerous energy solutions such as kerosene lighting. Solar home systems provide an extremely promising technology for providing clean energy access, drastically improving livelihoods, education, and standards of living. Yet the current market for solar home systems leaves consumers with a poor product and an inadequate customer experience.|
The Solaris pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business model, combined with the innovations made in customer service, hardware, software, and deployment efficiency, enable the company to rapidly build momentum and scale. Solaris hardware is fully modular, when a customer installs an entry level 20W system, for example, they will be able to keep the base system and wiring intact while they add additional panels (up to 200W), batteries, and consumer electronics (TV, fridge, etc.). This modularity allows for a strong relationship to be maintained with clients and makes upgrades much more affordable for them.|
The company owns all technology and the Solaris control unit is purpose built using off-the-shelf components, which keeps production costs very low. Most PAYG solutions use GSM technology to reach consumers, but research shows that most rural homes lack a reliable mobile signal making these PAYG solutions irrelevant to the majority of the market. Innovative SMS encryption technology allows the company to collect valuable service data for predictive maintenance, while also reaching households that other technologies can’t reach with a service that requires no data connection fees. The company’s technological innovations extend to its back-end system which enables automated payments and customer care, as well as helping with marketing and distribution operations through lead tracking, stock management, and logistics. This back-end system is also capable of being used without a data signal. Once the system is installed maintenance is minimal.
A modular solar system for off-grid villagers that meets future and present electricity demands for home applications and small businesses.|
22 million off-grid households in the East African community need electricity using fossil fuels instead. Kerosene used for lighting causes 2.4 billion kg of CO2 p.a. Cost barriers for electricity due to low income of 200USD/month need to be overcome.|
The solar systems provide electricity to off-grid villagers to cover their basic needs lighting, phone charging, other home appliances and can also serve as an enabling tool for businesses (e.g. agricultural). The system is repaid on monthly installments to local distributors within the warranty period of two years until it becomes customer property. Its modularity allows easy up selling/after sales services to adapt to growing customer energy needs.|
- Quality of life improves significantly due substitution of inefficient, toxic fossil fuels
- Children can study at night and experience renewable energies first hand
- On the long run customer has substantial savings in energy cost
- Customers can generate income by offering phone charger business or other productive use
- Electricity in general leaves a strong positive socio-economic impact on populations
- On lighting alone 300kWh/33l of kerosene are saved annualy. Substituting diesel multiples more.
A highly innovative assembly unit based on “ErgoRobotCentric Technology” completely transforms the paradigm of robotisation. Made of 3 modules sellable as a complete unit or stand-alone.|
Competitiveness of the assembly of solar panels, the relocation of some PV manufacturing in Europe, reduced money investment, low TCO, reduced labour, all due to very specific robot use. Allowing very competitive building integrated PV manufacturing.|
A fully automated assembly unit with total product flexibility (size, cells layout…)
- Flexible (complete geometry, number of parts)
- Fully automated
- TCO /2 vs. state of the art
- Only one person/unit vs. five people
- OPEX / 5 vs. state of the art
- Small footprint equipment 80m² vs. 400m²
Solmove commercializes SOLWALK which produces CO2-free electricity, reduces noise and can be equipped with a de-icing function. It is also planned to develop self-illumination, data collection and sensors as a means of improving safety.|
More renewable energy production is necessary to reach climate targets. This should be done without consuming potential agricultural land and without an effect on the landscape. There is a requirement for local power generation, consumption and exchange in neighbourhoods and a reduction of snow clearing costs, improved safety and the refinancing of street construction costs.|
Not all suitable roofs are accessible for the installation of conventional PV technologies. SOLWALK is a solid, horizontal photovoltaic module that can be laid on flat sealed surfaces such as driveways, bike paths and car parks. The module surface is skid-proof and catches sunlight perfectly despite its horizontal design and the installation is relatively quick and easy.|
SteadySun makes management of power grids and photovoltaic power plants easier, enabling its customers to reduce their operating costs by using its solar forecasting systems|
Solar plant operations result in higher operating and maintenance costs due to the low performance of solar cells, originated by the variable and unpredictable solar resources.|
SteadySun offers solar forecasting solutions to anticipate solar resources.
The SteadySun method combines physical modelling and mathematics: artificial intelligence, expert system, fuzzy logic, image processing. Production forecasts are made by linking analysis of photovoltaic power plant data to meteorological indicators: insolation, wind, pressure, humidity, cloud cover, temperature; satellite imaging; on-site video images.
The SteadySat and SteadyEye intraday packages are based on image processing and form recognition. After retrieval of the information, learning models (artificial intelligence), linked to power plant modelling, are put in place. They are used to produce statistical analyses, then production forecasts.|
Steadysun offers single and combined services to predict solar production taking into account specific national regulations and energy mix. Our service modules cover three different time horizons from few minutes to several days.
Value propositions :
- Reduce uncertainty of production
- Reduce imbalance cost on energy trading (up to 2 € / solar MWh produced)
- Reduce spinning reserve (energy management system) and costs associated (for MW system very short term forecasting by using sky imager reduce costs up to 25 k€/year per MW of PV plant
- Quality of service (service availability > 99,8%)
Stockholm Water Technology develops low pressure, low cost & low energy electrochemical water desalination/purification systems based on Capacitive Deionisation.|
Access to freashwater is quickly deminishing. The water treatment market is 500 billion USD today and growing at 20% per annum. Removing charged species from aqueous media is of interest in diverse water treatment applications.|
Stockholm Water Technology develops low pressure, low cost & low energy electrochemical water desalination/purification systems based on Capacitive Deionisation. Units are highly modular and can be used in small to large scale operations. They use low-costs and widely available activated carbon cloths as electrodes, with a novel setup of assembling. Systems can be powered by small scale PV panels and are suitable for various applications: from off-gris desalination of well water to industrial waste water treatment (i.e mining).|
- Low-cost water desalination and cleaning.
- Can be used off-grid due to lower power consumption.
- Can be used to clean industrial waste water.
- Can be tailored to fit different capacity needs.
- Chemical free.
Sunaitec is a 100% Portuguese-owned company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced solutions in the field of Solar Energy.|
Current solar panel solutions have high maintenance costs and low profitability due to its fixed position during winter, as well as limited duration because of corrosion. They also lack proper architectural integration.|
Based on a concept that intends to combine renewable energy, technology, and energy efficiency, Sunaitec has developed products that enable to capture solar energy and convert it into thermal energy. In addition, it supplies a design for full architectural integration within different architecture variants.|
This technology, which has been patented nationally and internationally, allows the capturing of solar energy with various purposes (swimming pool heating, DHW – water heating, heating/cooling – solar air conditioning without heat pumps and production of electrical energy
The Sunaitec equipment, in the form of a solar structure, consists of technical columns and of a variable number of solar thermal or thermoelectric receivers, aligned with the sun by active guidance sensors.
The research is strongly focused on technological innovation, (from engineering of materials, optics, thermodynamics, robotics, to the most recent digital electronics), resulted in a sophisticated and efficient product that reduces the thermal charge and the energy bill. Moreover, it is architecturally integrated and with unique features such us 19x solar concentration and a significant lifetime.
Supersola has created plug-and-play solar panels that can be easily installed by anyone in under 15 minutes|
|Solar Panels are a big investment, yet it is not possible to test solar panels first or to start out with just a few; it’s a complex process that involves choosing an installer, selecting solar panels, inverters, etc. Furthermore, solar panels are only bought by home owners, not renters.|
The Supersola allows anyone to create solar energy and carry it with them when they move house. Simply place the Supersola on a flat roof (or on any other flat surface), fill the ballast tanks with water with a garden hose or under the faucet, and plug the panel in any regular socket. Done! Start with a single Supersola, or place more and interconnect them with a simple plug-and-play connecting cable. It is that easy to generate electricity and help counter climate change.
SurfCleaner develops and markets skimmers eliminating and separating all types of pollution from water surfaces with a patented and energy efficient separation process.|
Human society generates immense amounts of pollution and waste ending up in nature and in our oceans, which requires highly efficient methods for cleaning polluted water.|
SurfCleaner develops and markets skimmers that eliminate and separate all types of pollution from water surfaces including litter, microplastics, oil, floating sludge and debris. They can be used an be used on the open seas, offshore, rivers, ports, wells, rainwater tanks and water towers. Designed to be as energy efficient as possible, the products can be powered by solar cells, batteries or via grid connection.|
- Collects and separates multiple materials simultaneously
- Energy efficiency enables off-grid operations
- Low lifecycle cost due to minimal service and maintenance needs, including over long operation times
Swedish Algae Factory produces an innovative material that boosts the efficiency of solar cells. This material is based on the nanoporous silica shell that surrounds a specific strain of diatom, an algae species that grows well in the bottom of dark and cold Nordic seas. The material is naturally designed to trap light efficiently in order for algae to be able to survive on sunlight in this dark environment.|
Solar panels are known to be inefficient. They only transform 15-20 % of the light that hits them into electricity. Since the main cost of solar energy today is no longer related to the cost of the solar cell but rather its installation cost, one of the most reasonable ways to cut the cost of solar energy is by finding a way to enhance the efficiency of the solar cell.|
The nanoporous silica shell that surrounds a specific strain of diatom, an algae species that thrive in the bottom of dark, cold Nordic seas, is a material naturally designed to trap light so efficiently that algae can survive on harnessed sunlight in this dark environment. When incorporated into solar cells, the light trapping ability of the solar cell is increased and its efficiency enhanced. The material is produced in a process where wastewater is treated and an organic biomass produced that is able to utilised in a variety of applications beneficial for society.|
- Increased efficiency of solar cells,
- Lower cost of energy,
- Environmentally-friendly produced natural nanomaterial.
Sylfen produces the Smart Hub, adapted to cover a wide spectrum of power range and to ensure energy autonomy and flexibility in buildings and eco-districts. The Hub can store excess of energy generated by solar panels for several days or weeks, and can cover electricity and heating needs, even in periods of high demand or low renew. energy production.|
Although capable of using buildings to produce energy, there are still uncertainties regarding the security of the total energy supply required. Batteries alone cannot provide sufficient autonomy and an additional technological solution is needed.|
Sylfen combines batteries with a reversible technology, acting firstly as an electrolyser to store energy in the form of hydrogen, and secondly as a fuel cell to produce heat and electricity from stored hydrogen or from biogas.|
Sylfen offers an optimum combination in associating batteries and a breakthrough technology: the reversible electrolyser. This innovation is protected by 22 patents and allows for a compact hydrogen chain with low costs and high efficiency. Moreover, Sylfen’s development is oriented to serve the construction market with a highly modular product that is, thanks to its modelling tools, fully integrated, as well as optimised to each configuration.
Tecnoturbines has patented an electronic control system based on regenerative braking technology that recovers energy from the reduction of excess hydraulic pressure. This, along with a hydraulic turbine, is capable of producing electrical power in a controlled manner in different modes, making the process significantly more efficient and providing it with a high capacity to adapt itself to current conditions. This reduces costs and increases efficiency.|
Water distribution markets need to reduce the pressure in the water supply in order to prevent breakage of the pipelines and to increase the energy efficiency of the process. They need to reduce the costs of water extraction and distribution in order to offset the increment of the electricity bills. Sites without access to the electric grid need an electric power supply for monitoring and commanding remote stations.|
Tecnoturbines offers an electronically-controlled regenerative turbine that is able to adapt its operation to the hydraulic conditions available. This allows the production of electricity from currently unused hydraulic pressure to drop at the pressure control valves. This energy can be auto-consumed, or sold to the electricity company to generate income.|
The regenerative turbines provided by Tecnoturbines are extremely flexible. They can work in different control modes (maintaining pressure at inlet or outlet, regulating flow, maximising on power generation and on efficiency) so they can be integrated into complex water distribution systems. The system proves a very attractive investment for clients, with a payback of 4 – 5 years (depending on the installed power), clients receive a direct income for the remaining 20 years of product life.
The Verv IoT hub unlocks rich data from the home using AI to offer unique services across energy efficiency, bill reduction and peer-to-peer renewable energy sharing
Utilities are struggling to acquire, engage and retain customers and customers struggle to reduce their energy bills. Carbon emissions and energy bills are increasing and a good ROI on domestic renewables is getting increasingly difficult.|
The Verv hub unlocks granular energy data providing unique real time insights at an appliance level to users, providing utilities with a competitive advantage and the ability to personalise their services. Its P2P energy trading feature improves access to cheaper, green energy and incentivises the uptake of renewables by providing domestic renewables owners with a better return.
- High-frequency appliance dissagregation in real time
- Individual appliance usage cost & usage activity
- Budgeting function
- Safety notifications if key heated appliances are left on Blockchain-based renewable energy trading
- Acquire, engage, retain customers – utilities
- Reduced energy bills – Users
- ROI for domestic renewable owners
- Improved access to low carbon energy
We offer an easily adoptable energy management solution. It consists of hardware (sensors and controllers) that are installed in a facility and cloud software that provides management capability.|
Technical systems in buildings (e.g., lighting, heating, cooling) are in most cases not optimally configured for energy efficiency. Energy is wasted by lighting areas that are not used or heating or cooling areas more than needed.|
More precise monitoring of building parameters, such as occupancy, lighting levels, temperature, humidity or CO2 levels provides information on the actual condition of different areas in the building. Thinnect offers a comprehensive building monitoring/control solution consisting of sensors and cloud software that can be used to collect condition information from the building and control building systems optimally for energy efficiency.|
- Support for multiple applications (e.g., lighting and ventilation) in the same solution
- Minimum energy consumption while providing the required environmental conditions
- Obtained energy savings visualized with comprehensive reports
Flexible WEB platform to control several systems that has intelligence models that allow the automatic and efficient control of water and energy consumer systems.|
Irrigation automation and water and energy waste.|
A WEB platform, portable to many devices that can be integrated with several equipment in the market. Rigger also developed proprietary equipment for three types of automatic irrigation systems central controllers, battery operated controllers and pivots. These three products are connected to the platform and are very efficient compared with the solutions available in the market.|
The proven team is developing highly efficient and reliable industrial compressor based on patented technology that has already been proved its superior performance.|
Compressed air systems annual world electricity consumption only in industrial application is 764 TWh (4.2% of all electricity in the world). The cost of energy weights between 70% and 82% of compressor’s life-cycle cost.|
Our vane compressor comprises of a patented vane machine and a unique sliding valve. The vane machine has a cylinder and lateral plates that rotate together with the rotor and the vane. This technology reduces friction and volumetric losses and enables high energy efficiency and long operational lifecycle. The sliding valve permits acting upon the air output of the compressor and as such additionally improves the efficiency of the compressor.|
- Superior energy efficiency than any compressor available today.
- Enhanced compressor reliability.
- Low maintenance costs.
- Pay off investment in compressor in 25 months.
STEP is a patented technology that allows a worker to reach any part of a structure with a simple harness and a remote control.|
The risks of working at heights and its low productivity.|
This unique system provides a simple and practical way to allow workers, including handicapped workers and amputees, to work at heights more safely and efficiently. The system uses only one harness, moving workers both horizontally and vertically, while controlling everything by remote control. S.T.E.P is adequate for any type of structure, whether it is a building, bridge, silo, wind tower or even an oil rig.|
- 40% cost reduction in cleaning and maintenance works.
- Lighter system to the structures.
- Social inclusiveness.
vilisto offers an energy saving solution for radiator heated office buildings, enabling savings of up to 40% off heating costs. The AI-based proprietary technology uses self-learning algorithms and integrated presence detection to turn off heating when users are not detected. It also reduces energy use by anticipating user behaviour based on past room occupancy. vilisto additionally utilises collected data to offer digital facility services, providing added value for energy and building management.|
Inefficient energy consumption has become a major issue for companies and local authorities. Employees often use energy inefficiently as the cost is borne by the company, creating a free-rider problem. This issue creates a huge potential for energy and cost savings as offices are being continuously heated even when they are not used up to 80% of the time.|
Fully automated self-learning heating technology offers a new solution. vilisto allows companies to effortlessly achieve the highest energy consumption savings available on the market without requiring a change in user behaviour or manual programming. This is achieved using an AI-based radiator thermostat with integrated presence|
- Saves up to 40% heating energy with RoI < 3 years.
- Low investment for hardware and software with fast and simple installation.
- Added value for energy and building management by digital services.
An optical gas imaging (OGI) camera based on infrared technology designed to detect fugitive emissions of natural gas and VOC’s.|
Avoiding methane emissions and greenhouse gases from the oil and gas sector is key to reducing the global carbon footprint.|
A flexible and cost-effective optical gas imaging instrument for monitoring the fugitive emissions of natural gas based on new spectrally-adapted, high-sensitivity, uncooled infrared technology.|
- Maintenance free.
- Portability and flexibility.
- State of the art solution.
- Sustainable in time.
|We believe that through combining existing techniques in a smart way with IOT solutions renewable energy can become the heart of mobile energy supply|
|There is a need for stable mobile energy supply, without the noise, smell and emission which you will get from traditional mobile solutions like (diesel) generators.|
An innovative mobile energy supply that uses renewable energies,
on location, to power the energy demand of the customer on sight.
IOT integrated (to secure power)
Easy to use
High accuracy laser welding process, avoiding gaskets which tend to set over time and can cause leakages, Volterion stacks are inherently leak-tight and very robust.|
Storing generated energy is a relatively new capability in the electricity industry. Energy storage solutions will eventually become a ubiquitous component of the electricity grid and and many players lack in-house expertise.|
Unlike other battery technologies (Lead-Acid, Li-Ion, NaS, NaNiCl), the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery shows decisive advantages: the battery can be completely discharged and recharged for more than 20,000 cycles, deep discharging without any long term consequences, it is scalable and the system design allows it to be repaired. Volterion sells both VRFB stacks as complete system.|
- Low cost
- No leakage
- Long-life, scalable modular approach with high cycles and high power
- Fully adjustable to the customers needs
VoltStorage SMART is the safest, most durable and most environmentally friendly power storage system available for private households with PV systems.|
|A photovoltaic system generates solar power – but only when the sun is shining. In order to optimise utilisation of solar energy it is necessary to find a solution that can temporarily store the self-produced surplus solar power in an efficient, cost-effective and secure way.|
Unlike conventional storage solutions made of lithium and lead-sulphuric acid, VoltStorage’s solar power battery system is not only less expensive and more durable, but it also offers enhanced safety in domestic use and ecologically sustainable production: the recyclable vanadium electrolyte used for the battery consists mainly of pure water and is therefore not flammable or explosive, even under extreme conditions or in the case of malfunctions.|
Watch-E is a web-based application (MyEnergyBundle) where housing corporations, building companies and other relevant stakeholders get the needed insight to maintain a sustainable energy housing project.. The main focus of MyEnergyBundle is the energy neutral/ Nearly Zero on the Metre market. Housing corporations that invest in sustainable homes in the social housing market typically make arrangements with their residents about comfort level and energy consumption. With MyEnergyBundle both parties have insight in the most important parameters and the agreed energy bundle, at a fixed monthly fee.|
In the targeted markets there is a need to strictly monitor several energy parameters for a long term period. The companies need this insight to guarantee the sustainability of the house and the proper working of the building-related installations|
Watch-E’s MyEnergybundle provides insight into all relevant energy parameters for both residents and managers of the sustainble housing project.|
- Opportunity for housing corporations and builders to manage their portfolio
- Opportunity for residents to get personalised insight in their energy use
- Extra encouragement by setting targets
- Monitoring and displaying all relevant data like electricity production and usage, water & gas consumption, temperatures and tips & tricks
- User friendly application
Advanced Lithium Power Systems: a modular battery system designed for demanding applications that is more cost effective, more flexible and faster to implement.
There is a requirement to replace the diesel engine by a battery in the construction, material handling and agricultural equipment markets.|
For a cleaner and more pleasant city, we need to replace the diesel engine by a clean power solution in construction and material handling equipment. High performance and modular batteries specifically adapted to this market are the solution.|
WATTALPS batteries offer:
- Full power in any conditions
- Full range covered by the same technology
- Full service with a set of tool to optimise life and productivity
- Lasts a full day without charging
The Wattsun is a portable, plug and play powerstation that gives you the freedom to have power with you at all times.|
In off-the-grid situations it is common to use fuel generators as a power supply. These generators typically have low energy efficiency, emit vast amounts of CO2, smell and are noisy.|
Wattsun provides a portable, easy-to-use and silent off-grid power supply called ‘The Wattsun One’ that can be charged with renewable energy. This means no emissions (CO2 NOx) no smell and no noise.|
- Cost-effective compared to ‘traditional solutions’ like generators.
- Enables the use of green power.
Watty monitors and keeps track of the energy use of home appliances in real-time. It enables to take control of energy consumption and use the insights to make better everyday choices.|
Households are increasingly aware that reducing their energy usage can mitigate climate change. Smart solutions that can help altering energy usage at home without compromising the comfort of the home itself are needed.|
The Watty box is a compact device easily installed in the household’s fusebox. Once connected to the WiFi, Watty’s algorithms can detect and identify most appliances at home, thus giving power to households in providing access to high-quality data, with an intuitive interface, to see what is happening at home and take control of their energy consumption. It can also detect anomalies at home.
- Simple and compact hardware installed by the fusebox
- Platform for real-time energy data analysis and appliances patterns’ identification
- Mobile app for iPhone and Android where users can see and provide feedback to the system
- Advanced Machine Learning / unique Artificial Intelligence technology for pattern recognition
- Allow to keep track of what is happening at home in real-time
- Easy to get and install
- Smart: Watty’s artificial intelligence solution can detect and identify households’ appliances.
- No need to retrofit or change appliances
Innovative Serration design and several small flaps adhered to rotors via adhesive technology. A passive model and pneumatically controlled models are planed to enhance the yield of wind energy facilities.|
The payback of wind turbines is decreasing, but the technological developments required to increase efficiency are progressing in micro steps. Due to noise, suitable locations to run power plants that have a minimal impact both on humans and animals are limited.|
Serrations and Back flow flaps on the wings of wind turbines enhance the aerodynamic stream. The technology is based on an bionic principle: birds’ feathers rising at a high attack angle of the wind increase ascending forces while reducing turbulence. WTS addresses operators of wind parks interested in enhancing efficiency and profit. First as retrofit solution for existing plants, later as add-on in cooperation with producers of wind turbines (e.g. licensing).|
- 0.5-1.5% increased efficiency.
- Improved flow profile relieves wings and bearings.
- Noise reduction (extra noise reduction of approx. 1-3 dB compared to state of the art technologies).
- Payback within 2 years.
We convert existing homes to gasless or energyneutral, renovating them with our comfortable, sustainable, beatiful, financially attractive and worry-free integral solutions.|
Environmentally motivated Dutch people no longer want to heat their homes with gas. This is already the case for 22% of Dutch people, research shows. They are ready to take the step if the gasless proposition is comfortable, reliable, beautiful, completely worry-free and financially beneficial. This is exactly what the Woon Duurzaam proposition delivers.|
Woon Duurzaam helps the environmentally motivated Dutch get their houses off the gas with a proposition that fits the above needs, making it energy neutral, eliminating the entire energy bill (one of the highest monthly expenses of households) in a financially attractive and worry-free way and making their home more comfortable, more beautiful and safer. Average annual ROIs for home owners vary widely between 2-20%, being positive and attractive in most cases.|
Wohnwagon offers innovative solutions for high level off-grid living. These systems for self sustained living provide water, energy and heat all year round, plus a high level of comfort for tiny houses, family homes and even larger settlements.|
Customers are looking for innovative living solutions that meet their ecologic standards, that offer an independent supply of water, heat and electricity, and that can be set up and dismantled easily without connection to the grid.|
WOHNWAGON provides modular, high class solutions for self sustained living. The flagship product, a tiny house, integrates sustainable and independent living in just 33m2. With its consulting and planning department, the company can also offer solutions for bigger projects, such as family homes or even settlements. New ways of building and land use are arising with these new and independent systems.|
- Can often be used as living space where normal buildings are prohibited.
- Independent supply with energy through PV and wind with big capacity for storage.
- Individualised to the needs of customers.
- Solar and wood heating system with intelligent heat control.
- Water circulating system with a green filter on the roof of the wagon.
X1 Wind is a disruptive floating system with significantly lower weight and easier to install than other existing floating solutions, which allows to achieve a competitive overall cost.
- Light weight structure (260t/MW compared to 1.000-2.000t/MW state of the art)
- Improved stability (using TLP mooring system, vs catenary systems)
- Wider depth range (TLP range 40-1000m vs. 50-250m state of art)
- Quicker connection using local vessels
- Cable unwind mechanism (to remove torsion on cable)
- Built-in crane (to lower components from nacelle on to a barge)
Offshore wind has reduced significantly its price during the past years, but shallow water sites (<30-40m depth) are becoming scarce. Projects need to move to deeper waters, but current floating designs are too heavy and expensive to be competitive.|
X1 Wind has redesigned floating wind platforms to cut 80% the weight and 50% the costs, while expanding the operation depth range in comparison to other floating solutions. The platform is specifically designed to reduce installation, operation and maintenance costs, with the potential to achieve a cost of energy of 50€/MWh. It has less active systems than current designs and can be fully assembled at port and installed using a small tug boat.|
-Lower structural costs of platform (lower CAPEX)
-Lower installation costs (lower CAPEX)
-Less active systems and easier maintenance (lower OPEX)
-Improved scalability (downwind turbine allows larger rotors)
-Wider potential market (TLP allows installation in deeper waters)