Research infrastructure for energy efficiency
There are constant efforts to improve the efficiency of systems. A great deal of energy can be saved by doing this. Many entrepreneurs have new ideas they would like to bring on to the market. Quantifying the energy gain here is an important element of convincing a customer. The most plausible method is a test that is carried out under factual test conditions, and in which data is available from similar technologies.
GreenBridge features a demonstration area equipped with a plethora of measurement infrastructure, where systems such as heat pumps, batteries, PV panels, wind turbines and ventilation systems are monitored.
In addition to the physical data from the existing technologies, meteorological data and the usage data of the building are also collected. All collected data can be read remotely. The unique link here with knowledge-based institutions makes it possible to deliver measurement data and a draft of measurements containing some valuable suggestions.
Here you can find some of the techniques that are monitored;
- Several heat pumps (soil-water / air-water)
- Test panel for facade elements which can be monitored
- Electrical μ-grid, suitable for testing DSM technologies
- Geothermal Storage - Borehole Energy Storage (BES) field (9x100m deep) & Energy poles (40x15m deep)
- Field Laboratory of Ghent University for small wind turbines (SWT Field Lab - more info)
Make an appointment with our innovation support manager, Roy Campe (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss which research infrastructure we can help you with.