During the last months, SunHorizon partners have been actively engaged in various preparatory works for deployment of SunHorizon technologies in Riga demo site, which is located in Latvia and managed by Riga Technical University (RTU). The demonstration will take place in two single-family residential houses where TP2 is going to be installed. It comprises a heat pump from Boostheat, PVT panels from DualSun along with a stratified storage tank, solar station, smart electric heater and other components from Ratiotherm, coupled in an integrated technology package to provide the household with space heating, domestic hot water as well as PV-produced electricity.
Integration of the various technologies in a single SunHorizon TP2 is made possible thanks to the strong collaboration of the technology providers and other partners involved in detailed thermal modelling of the buildings and simulation of the TP2 operation at the specific sites considering their energy consumption patterns and weather conditions throughout the year. While the technical diagrams and simulations were prepared by the SunHorizon partners, it is now up to the local installers to deploy the technologies in both houses. The installers were selected by RTU in an open tender and will complete their work in early autumn before the next heating season. To achieve this, the technology providers are about to start manufacturing the components to be delivered to the demo site during the summer months.
After commissioning of the SunHorizon technology package, its operation will be continuously monitored with a number of heat and electricity meters and room sensors. In addition to that, a weather station has also been installed in Riga. These data will be available for the project partners on the cloud close to real-time in order to keep track on the previously-defined KPIs and assess the energy and cost savings brought by SunHorizon.