Strong of collaborations with some of the most prestigious national university structures in the
sector, Becquerel Electric is currently involved, in different ways and with different levels of detail,
in numerous research projects. The research so far funded allows us to conclude some important
studies on the efficiency of systems for the production of energy from renewable wind, mini-
hydroelectric and photovoltaic sources including:
Mini wind plants on an urban scale
Photovoltaic concentrators, thanks to the collaboration with companies operating in New Mexico
Architectural integration of photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency in buildings
LCA analysis of wind technology
Innovation in building site techniques for the construction of wind farms
Optimization and repowering of small hydraulic jumps for hydroelectric purposes
P2ENDURE (HORIZON 2020)
P2ENDURE is one of the proposals funded within the Horizon 2020 programme, a research and innovation programme of the European Union, which aims to achieve three major objectives, such as scientific excellence, industrial leadership and societal challenges. The budget available in the period 2014-2020 corresponds to almost EUR 80 billion.
The objective of the P2ENDURE project is to demonstrate and promote innovative processes that lead to cheaper, faster and energy-saving renovations of buildings. In particular, it offers Plug-and-Play systems that are ready-to-use prefabricated for implementation and renovation of technical and construction systems. These innovative solutions are used to transform non-functioning or non-optimal public and historical buildings into housing, and are applicable to a wide range of different types, such as residential buildings and other transformation projects.
The main innovation of P2endure includes Pnp prefabricated systems enabled by 3D printing, laser and thermal scanning integrated with the Building Information Model (BIM). The solutions promoted are guided by Smes and oriented to on-site assembly processes with rapid and low disturbance for a deep renewal.
STREAMER is a research project co-funded by the European Union under the theme “Optimised design methodologies for energy-efficient buildings integrated in the energy neighbourhood systems” of the 7th Framework Programme.
The project, which started in 2013, saw the participation of 19 partners (5 large companies, 6 small/medium-sized enterprises, 4 research entities, 3 public hospitals and 1 private hospital) from 9 countries of the Union.
The ultimate aim of the research is to reduce by 50% the energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of the large health districts, which are planned for new construction or renovation of buildings included in them. The achievement of this result involves the creation of advanced design tools – BIM (Building Information Modeling/Information Model of a Building) and GIS (Geographic Information System/Geographic Information System) – able to direct the choices of those involved in the design and management of large hospitals towards energy efficiency. These tools investigate and optimize the envelope and organization – typological, spatial and functional – of the buildings, the system of medical installations and equipment and, finally, the network infrastructure system of the entire health district and its surroundings.
The goal of the Proficient Project, concluded in September 2016 and funded by the European Community under the 7 th Framework Programme, was to create opportunities for Smes (Small and
Medium Enterprises) in residential construction, through the use of the innovative CSO housing model. This model of collective management organized car has allowed to develop methodologies, tools and business models for the construction of residential interventions with high energy efficiency. Becquerel’s main role in this project was to conduct research on energy infrastructure at a local level, to deepen technological solutions and to have actively participated in the works related to the construction of energy systems.