10 Green European Cities to inspire from
Some European cities wanted to stand up and make efforts that count for green energy world. This includes lowering their carbon footprint, grow the green power supply or increase efficiency of the power distribution and handling systems. So, more than 160 green technology good practices from different European areas are to be found on www.greenitnet.com. Some of the most wonderful project to look up to, considering energy systems, smart grids and renewable energy are to be found there.
Nowadays, those initiatives are being spread around all cities in order to start working on their own green projects.
Here are the 10 initiatives cities should look up to:
1. Amsterdam Vehicle 2 Grid, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: the first Household Smart Energy Network Where green power is distributed, stored in a vehicle and given to homeowners or the grid in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.
2. Ice Wish, Rome, Italy: Intelligent control system (smart metering, wireless technology, cloud computing, and user-oriented display information) in order to generate power and water wastage reductions in social housing.
3. RELoadIT, Zaanstad, Amsterdam Region, the Netherlands: a little local smart grid connecting green power, an energy marketplace and e-vehicles.
4. E-car4ll, Amersfoort & Utrecht, the Netherlands: introducing a local smart e-transport e-grid, forecasting, producing and consuming clean power in green transport.
5. Green practices adopted at MITA, St.Venera, Malta: a renewable datacenter facilitating e-services and education applications.
6. Energia 4, Częstochowa, Poland: an electricity management system for data exchange.
7. Local biogas cogeneration, Riga, Latvia: local biogas cogeneration with the heat utilized for greenhomes.
8. AlpStore Project, Kranj, Slovenia: Sun, water and biomass are part of the Alpine Space. It is necessary to utilize them for energy generating. Pilot tests can reveal the feasibility of mobile and stationary storage in public infrastructure, business parks, enterprises and smart houses.
9. HeatMatcher, Amsterdam region, the Netherlands: Algorithm application bringing balanced heat for all components and optimized management and distribution and for improved low cost operations. Actual application zone is collective systems for heating and hot water use in residential areas.
10. LED Street Lighting, Częstochowa, Poland: Street lighting updated projects for lowering power usage and costs for the municipality.
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