The Innovation Gallery of GENERA 2017, the International Energy and Environment Fair organized by IFEMA from February 28th through March 3rd in Madrid, has highlighted 14 projects for their contribution to the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Spain.
This initiative is aimed at supporting scientific and technological research carried out by public and private organizations and the innovative activity of companies in the sector. The projects have been selected by a jury of experts, professionals and representatives of the main industry associations, taking into account their level of innovation, their energy efficiency, their applicability and their ability to positively influence the progress of renewable energies and energy efficiency, the organization reports.
In this new edition, GENERA 2017 Innovation Gallery will host solutions that focus on the generation of electric energy from hybrid renewable energies, the design of new structures to improve the environment, the development of new added services for smart grids, the integration of distributed renewable energies, the generation of more sustainable networks or the installation of industrial quad-generation.
GENERA 2017 highlights
Technological innovations will also be showcased such as a management software for companies operating in the heating, air conditioning and industrial cold sectors; a high-performance wind turbine; systems for the recovery of thermal energy or a novel generator for incorporation in commercial wind turbines.
Worth noting is also CIEMAT´s E-LIG-E project, which seeks the development, construction, evaluation and application of a portable hydrogen fuel cell battery operating on stored hydrogen.
Thus, a flat stack prototype, capable of providing power of up to 100 W, will be made and its practical demonstration will be carried out on a portable application. Thanks to a new concept, integrated and compact, the fuel cell will offer a significant reduction in its weight and volume, which can help overcome the limitations of the current portable energy sources as far as autonomy and power density are concerned.
Energy saving in buildings
The Gallery is also completed with projects aimed at procuring energy savings in buildings, which will result in almost zero energy consumption, through the installation of photovoltaic energy generation; or the automation of space through efficient and smart systems.
This is the case of “TITANIA”, the zero consumption single-family home in process of achieving the Passivhaus Plus certification (Madrid), a project proposed by DMDVA Arquitectos. In both the project and construction phases, the Spanish Technical Code criteria for calculating were followed, as well as, on a voluntary basis, the Passivhaus certification, with the aim of achieving a building with savings of up to 90% in energy consumption, with the appropriate degrees of interior comfort.
Due to its passive characteristics, it is compatible with the objective of producing more energy than consumed per year through a photovoltaic power generation facility.
In addition, GENERA 2017 Gallery of Innovation will also discuss the design, construction and installation of a scientific research base in the Arctic, which will use renewable energy sources.