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SMILE attended to the 4th Annual Symposium of HAEE

Smile was represented by Nikos Nikolopoulos from CERTH at the 4th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) on 8th of May! The HAEE - Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (Greek affiliate of the IAEE - The International Association...

SMILE2MATCH will take place on 4th of July

The SMILE2MATCH event will take place on the 4th of July in Thessaloniki Greece. The event, organized by partners from the Smart Islands Energy Project (SMILE) and the Enterprise Europe Network, provides a great opportunity to initiate new international collaborations...

Latest developments from Orkney

The most important developments in Orkney within SMILE project in the last three months. The project has entered the installation preparation phase with the necessary equipment now being procured and technology readied to be integrated into homes. Final design details...

Civic engagement on Samsø

Sixty citizens attended a public workshop at the Samsø Energy Academy. They received a SMILE progress report as a part of the workshop. Jan Jantzen is demonstrating the planned changes at Bellen Marina within Smile project. The battery cabin has arrived, and the...

Samsø pilot coordinator

Achievements and future plans of Samsø Energy Academy, current situation and overall experience within SMILE Project. Interview with Jan Jantzen, Samsø pilot coordinator. Samsø , The Energy Island Jan, could you please introduce your organisation shortly? The Samsø...

SMILE at EUSEW Networking Village 2019

We are glad to announce that the SMILE team will have a stand together with MuseGrids and E-LOBSTER H2020 projects at the European Sustainable Energy Week on the 19th of June. The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a...

Samso hit the Havnemagasinet this month

The journal has published regarding the latest implementation of renewables on Ballen marina. The Havnemagasinet mentioned the Samsø's largest marina as a test port in a pioneering EU project to help island communities with limited electricity networks increase the...

SMILE at the IAPE’19 conference

Funda Cansu Ertem-Kappler representing SMILE at IAPE'19 The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’19) aimed to investigate innovation applications and last researches in the areas of energy production, alternative and renewable...

Heat pumps in district heating

Abstract of the journal article: Business and socioeconomic assessment of introducing heat pumps with heat storage in small-scale district heating systems Download the full article here (free untill April 26, 2019). Published by Aalborg University and Samsø Energy...

Smile at World Sustainable Energy Days

Dr.-Ing. Funda C. Ertem-Kappler from Stichting Energy Valley represented the Smile project with a poster at the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) from 27th of February till 1st of March in Wels, Austria. World Sustainable Energy Days The Clean Energy Package is...

1st Review meeting in Madeira

Review meeting in Madeira The 1st SMILE Project Review meeting was successfully held on 7th and 8th of February 2019. SMILE project submitted its 1st Periodic Report, covering months 1-18 of the project to the European Commission at the end of December 2018. This was...

Samsø installs a battery to store energy

The empty cabin arrives at the Ballen marina. The battery saves electrical energy for later. Visiting boats in the marina may tap renewable energy from the battery round the clock. The battery energy storage system arrived mid-December to Samsø. Partner Lithium...

Orkney pilot coordinator

Achievements and future plans of CES, current situation and overall experience within SMILE Project: Could you please introduce your organisation shortly? Community Energy Scotland (CES) is a registered charity that provides practical help for communities developing...

Highlights From Orkney

Participant Recruitment To date, significant effort has been made by the local team focussed on recruiting homeowners in the project to register their interest to potentially receive new grid-smart equipment.  Over 110 homeowners have approached CES to register...

ACIF: public relations with EV stakeholders on the island of Madeira

Madeira On the 5th of December ACIF gathered the representatives from two authorized dealers in the Madeira island which are responsible for commercializing the Renault, Nissan, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Peugeot brands. In the meeting, several topics were discussed:...

SMILE partner CERTH disseminates knowledge at ECOS 2018

In June Smile partner CERTH has attended to 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems in Guimaraes. ECOS was focused on the fundamentals of thermodynamics, economics and environment analysis...

Spreading the SMILE word

The Smile project was presented by the Communication and Dissemination taks leader to students of the European Master ‘Sustainable Energy Systems Management’ and European Master in ‘Renewable Energies’. In the events, Fernando Atuesta Salazar made a brief explanation...

Samso Energy Fair in local newspaper

Success of the Samso Energy Fair has attracted the local newspaper. In an article published by the newspaper Smile project was mentioned. The project manager Jan Jantzen from the Samso Energy Academy were whole day present to represent the Smile project and many...

Presentation of study ‘Heat pumps’ at SDEWES conference

Poul Alberg Østergaard from Aalborg University presented at the SDEWES conference in Palermo his latest study “Business and Socioeconomic Assessment of Introducing Heat Pumps with Heat Storage in Small-scale District Heating Systems”. This study will be online...

Civic engagement at Samso Energy Fair

The Samso energy fair on 13 October 2018 attracted many visitors with an inquiring mind. SMILE staff discussed the photovoltaic plant with a battery, which is due next year on the Ballen marina. The local installer, Stjerne, organised the fair, and many large...

Total energy island – Madeira

Although there has been quite a lot of challenges to overcome for all the Madeira partners, significant progress has been done regarding the monitoring equipment, web portal, electric vehicles and Voltage and Frequency Control Pilot! The monitoring equipment was...

Global center for renewable energy development – Orkney

SMILE aims to implement domestic heat installs, the EV (Electric Vehicles) charge points and the smart control of the 11kV on-site switching and storage system in Orkney. Planned domestic heat installs will consist of approximately 45 properties with a variety of...

Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island since 1997

The project team in Samsø has extensively worked on possible energy solutions to solve the challenges arising from the fluctuating energy consumption: what type of energy plant should be installed and which size fits better within the project? The main task was to...

Dafni at International Conference CIrCLE2018

Smile Partner Dafni participated in the International Conference CIrClE2018 “Challenges for the Islands in the era of Circular Economy” which was held between 20-22 September, 2018 in Chania, Greece. More than 280 participants from 21 different countries, including...

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731249.