Pilot Sites

Local Test Sites

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MELTEMI HOLIDAY CAMP

Meltemi is a seaside camping in Rafina near the Athens coast, consisting of 170 cottages used mostly for summer holidays. Due to the small size of each cottage, its electrical consumption is lower than an ordinary house in Greece. The ecological awareness of its habitants and the electrical structure (all houses connected to the same MV/LV transformer) of the settlement make it ideal for use as a test bed, for functions related to emergency and critical grid situations. A number of Distributed Generators (DGs) are installed, including a 40kVA diesel generator, 4.5 kW photovoltaic panels and small residential wind turbines that can partially support the Meltemi camping load in islanded Microgrid operation. More...

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KYTHNOS ISLAND

The generation system comprises 10 kW of PV, a nominal 53kWh battery bank, and a 5kW diesel genset. The aim of the system is to be supplied by 100% from the solar energy produced by the PVs or stored in the batteries, i.e. the diesel genset is intended only as a back-up unit, in case of prolonged clouds or in emergenecy. A second PV array of about 2kW, mounted on the roof of the control system building (System House). More...

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SMALL WIND TURBINES TEST SITE

The test site in Rafina allows for outdoor measurements of the power and energy production of household small wind turbines for grid connected and battery charging applications. More...

European Test Sites

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WALLSTADT

This field test site is an ecologically-oriented residential estate in the district “Wallstadt” of Mannheim, Germany. It is considered as a key success factor for sustainable development to start awareness building with consumers and producers (prosumers) who have a positive attitude towards innovation and renewable energy. More...

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MAS ROIG

The pilot Microgrid is located in Mas Roig, Girona, Spain and comprises of a country house, a small farm and a number of renewable energy generators (PV panels, small wind turbines, batteries). The scope of this pilot site is to demonstrate that the local networks of renewable energy sources can operate and sustain themselves independently of what happens in the rest of the power grid. More...