EnergySolaris is proud to be founding partner of the DanubeHEAT network project to advance renewable heating and cooling in Eastern Europe. DanubeHEAT aims to develop innovative collaborative projects for the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
DanubeHEAT was launched in November 2017 at workshops in Osijek, Croatia and Bucharest, Romania. EnergySolaris was represented at the Bucharest workshop by CTO, Roman Vasilascu.
EnergySolaris is the only founding partner from the Republic of Moldova. In 2015 the company was invited to support the original DanubeHEAT project funding application by the project initiator and (now) coordinator, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, in Freiburg, Germany.
Interested parties can register to join the network on the DanubeHEAT website.
Update: In February 2018, EnergySolaris was delighted to be part of the first DanubeHEAT consortium to apply for Horizon 2020 research funding.
The DanubeHEAT Vision:
“DanubeHEAT brings together experts and executives of the renewable energy sector in the Danube Region to develop innovative ideas and push forward environmentally-friendly and sustainable heat generation in Eastern Europe. Together with SMEs, universities, schools, research facilities and city legislations we develop new ideas for collaborative projects in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme and accompanying funding schemes. Our proposals are embedded in the following topic areas:
Industrially used process heat and renewable alternatives by studies on technical potential and branch analyses.
Public private partnerships for civic energy projects or procurement measures.
Exploiting the economic and ecological potential of the Danube River by help of innovative market-cases with solar heat and biomass.
DanubeHEAT is harmonized with the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the European Solar Heating and Cooling Strategy. Its goals are aligned with the vision supported by the Solar Heating and Cooling Roadmap by the European Solar Thermal Technology Platform (ESTTP).