Database of Climatic Challenges and Technological, Operational and Business Solutions
There are significant climate challenges in the partner regions with different types of harsh weather. Low temperature, hard winds, and rain/ snow conditions can be extreme in the NPA regions. The objective of Work Package 4 was to consider how to find the best process conditions for business in remote NPA communities, where harsh climate and other geographically related issues often bias knowledge transfers and business models.
The key requirement of this work package was the development of a database and supporting summary report, compiling information for potential renewable energy business and technology solutions to help overcome environmental and climatic challenges in the NPA programme region. Technology solutions cover installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, not the design and manufacture of components.
The objective of the database is to identify the main environmental and climatic challenges, and outline technological and business solutions to these challenges, creating a database of these for 8 different categories of renewable energy technology.
It is designed for use by new and existing renewable energy businesses, to inform them of the challenges they may face in developing their business and how these will be overcome. A range of examples (where available) have been highlighted on how the challenges identified have been overcome.
Specific regional related innovations and smart solutions from local business on technology driven RE-solutions have been documented, with the intention of passing on this knowledge to other regions in the NPA not involved in the GREBE Project.
The database of main environmental and climatic challenges can be found here.
The supporting summary report compiling information for potential renewable energy business and technology solutions to help overcome environmental and climatic challenges in the NPA programme region can be found very soon here.