KAEV / SLEPS - Sustainable Local Energy Production and Storage
The aim of the project is to develop new business models and technical solutions for a more extensive and intelligent use of renewable energy in residential districts. The developed systems are implemented and evaluated at the pilot site Naantali Housing Fair in 2022.
Small home solar power plants are becoming more common in Finland, but regional solar power plants represent a more cost-effective alternative for producing clean energy. Solutions based on the shared use of regional solar photovoltaic power plants and common energy storage facilities can cover a larger part of the energy needs than individual power plants. Intelligent control and demand flexibility can further improve the degree of self-consumption.
The pilot system of the SLEPS project will integrate a photovoltaic power plant and an energy storage connected to several houses through a smart micro grid, which enables optimization of the use of the produced renewable energy at the local level, ensuring optimal and fair distribution of electricity among the residents. Connection of electric vehicles charging stations to the system is made possible, allowing the use of a carbon-neutral energy source for electric cars and small electric vehicles, and increasing the energy storage capacity.
Development and piloting offer SMEs the opportunity to launch new services and equipment that enable the residents to reduce their carbon emission generation and have a positive impact on the global carbon footprint of Southwest Finland.
Project duration: 1.9.2019 – 31.8.2022
Source of funding: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF/EAKR)