SOLARGAIN

Low-cost switchable reflective polymeric solar heat gain control films for energy-efficient smart-window applications

 Coordinatore EUROFILMS EXTRUSION LIMITED 

 Organization address address: RIDGE HOUSE DRIVE 6
city: STOKE ON TRENT
postcode: ST1 5TL

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nicholas Andrew
Cognome: Smith
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1952 606633
Fax: +44 1952 606635

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙487˙447 €
 EC contributo 1˙177˙997 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2011
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-10-01   -   2014-03-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EUROFILMS EXTRUSION LIMITED

 Organization address address: RIDGE HOUSE DRIVE 6
city: STOKE ON TRENT
postcode: ST1 5TL

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nicholas Andrew
Cognome: Smith
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1952 606633
Fax: +44 1952 606635

UK (STOKE ON TRENT) coordinator 451˙547.00
2    WELLS PLASTICS LTD

 Organization address address: "Emerald Way, Stone Business Park"
city: STONE
postcode: ST15 0SR

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gary
Cognome: Ogden
Email: send email
Telefono: 441786000000
Fax: 441786000000

UK (STONE) participant 296˙143.00
3    HANITA COATINGS RCA LTD

 Organization address address: MAIN ROAD 1
city: HANITA
postcode: 22885

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Shai
Cognome: Ben-Tovin
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 4 985 9920
Fax: +972 4 985 9920

IL (HANITA) participant 247˙536.00
4    ALUMINIOS J.P. DEL PINO SL

 Organization address address: CRTA DE TOLEDO KM 69
city: LOS NAVALMORALES TOLEDO
postcode: 45000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jesus Pedro
Cognome: Del Pino
Email: send email
Telefono: 616493176

ES (LOS NAVALMORALES TOLEDO) participant 164˙558.00
5    JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

 Organization address address: LEONHARDSTRASSE 59
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Volker
Cognome: Ribitsch
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 876 1220
Fax: +43 316 876 1230

AT (GRAZ) participant 9˙430.00
6    THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

 Organization address address: MIDDLE ASTON HOUSE
city: MIDDLE ASTON OXFORDSHIRE
postcode: OX25 5PT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andrew
Cognome: Dean
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1664 501501
Fax: +44 1664 501589

UK (MIDDLE ASTON OXFORDSHIRE) participant 8˙783.00
7    HERMANOS DEL PINO ESPINOSA SL

 Organization address address: CTRA DE TOLEDO 69
city: TOLEDO
postcode: 45140

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jesús Pedro
Cognome: Del Pino Espinosa
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 925 404298
Fax: +34 925 405964

ES (TOLEDO) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Buildings are a major end-user of European energy, representing 40% of energy consumption and 1,800 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Improved energy efficiency within buildings is, therefore, a priority objective in enabling Europe to meet its Kyoto Protocol commitments. Whilst a desirable architectural feature enabling enhanced occupier comfort, windows are recognised as a key weak spot in the building envelope, resulting in heat losses during winter months due to inferior insulating properties, and excessive solar heat gain during summer months, resulting in energy-intensive air conditioning. Such window-related losses represent 10% of a building's energy consumption (4% of Europe’s total energy use).

Whilst super-insulating window designs are commercially available, more limited progress has been made towards cost-effective solar heat gain control (SHGC) technologies. Existing solutions are primarily based on low-cost tinted films that permanently block a proportion of light entering the room (leading to room darkening and negative energy efficiency during winter months). Whilst dynamic (switchable) films have been developed, such materials demonstrate either inferior properties or are cost prohibitive.

Integrating emerging materials science with a cost-efficient polymer-extrusion process, the SOLARGAIN project will develop an innovative low-cost all-polymeric switchable reflective SHGC film. The film will enable dynamic optical properties in response to the changing lighting, heating and cooling needs of the room, and thus improved natural lighting, occupier comfort and enhanced energy efficiency. The SHGC films will be incorporated within:

• A highly-insulated sealed-window-unit design targeting > 90% window-related energy saving • A retrofit window-film structure targeting > 90% energy savings associated with room cooling

The window systems will integrate photovoltaic and sensor technologies, thereby enabling self-powering and intelligent activation. Achieving cost competitiveness with existing window systems, the SOLARGAIN technology will also demonstrate significant long-term cost savings through enhanced energy efficiency. SOLARGAIN will generate €40 million business growth within a 3 year period, creating 85 new jobs; and has the potential to benefit > 8,000 SMEs operating in wider market sectors.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Improving the energy efficiency of buildings would have a major effect on European energy requirements. One research endeavour in the right direction is the development of 'smart' windows for sophisticated light and heat control.

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