FRIENDSHIP: one year completed!

The project FRIENDSHIP, started in May 2020, aims at promoting the use of solar heat in industrial sectors through the prototype of a complex and fully integrated heating and cooling system. During the first year, the consortium has defined all the requirements and parameters that such a prototype should fulfill and has been in contact with several important industrial actors that helped achieving realistic studies. The different components of the prototype (solar collectors, heat pump, heat storage, chillers) have all been successfully conceptualized and are now in the core stage: testing, numerical analysis, selection of manufacturers and materials. Several articles have been made and some are currently in the process of publication. The consortium will have its M12 meeting in May, to look back at these first twelve months and plan the next three years that should see the completion of the prototype! Stay tuned for more news!