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Up to 80% of total energy consumption in the EU is attributed to urban areas, mostly with historical urban centres. At the same time, low carbon energy supplies in the style of energy storages, especially in historical urban centres, is a rarity in central Europe. This is mainly because of strict architectural protection constraints, higher implementation costs and often also conflicts with town planning policies.

The STORE4HUC project aims to improve territorially based low-carbon energy planning strategies. It will enrich policies that support climate change mitigation in historical city centres by focusing on improved urban and spatial planning for integrating energy storage systems to enhance the public institutional and utility capabilities. 

The partners will develop policy recommendations and identify suitable integrated technological solutions to overcome low carbon development barriers in historic centres. They will also facilitate the development of open energy and load management systems for energy efficiency and use of renewables. With its concepts and pilot systems, STORE4HUC will provide smart city test beds, where technicalities will be reconciled with historical and architectural values. 


Who are you?

Are you a house owner ready to lower your energy demand?  

 Our Autarky Rate Tool  might be the place to start exploring what STORE4HUC offers!


Are you an energy expert or similar?

Then consider to read about our Optimal Sizing Calculator  first!


Autarky Rate Tool

Autarky Rate Tool infographic


Measuring the degree of self-sufficiency with just a few clicks and evaluating the technical, economic and ecological effects of your system configuration – this is now provided by the Autarky Rate Tool!


This easy to use tool is suitable for all those who are interested in installing electric storage systems in combination with renewable energy sources!


After entering all necessary data, the tool will create a checklist, which summarises the results in a pdf document. It also contains an analysis of the calculation results as well as specific information for storages in historic towns.

You can test and use the Autarky Rate Tool by clicking here. It is available in English, Slovenian, Croatian, Italian and German.

If you have problems with the tool, feel free to contact us under:

robert.pratter@4wardenergy.at

For further background information how the Autarky Rate Tool's insides work click here!

#Watch a short explanation video about the tool here!

Optimal Sizing Calculator

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To maximize the contributions while minimizing the price of the installations, the Optimal Sizing Calculator computes the optimal sizes of a Photovoltaic (PV) and a battery energy storage system (BESS) for a site. 

Those sizes are peak power of the PV system, energy capacity of the BESS, and power converter rated power of the BESS. The calculator uses typical yearly consumption profiles of a variety of consumers, but if you have your own consumption profile recorded you can use it to calculate your optimal parameters more accurately.

Please follow the instructions in the README text document and the User Manual in the zip folder carefully before working with the calculator.

You can download the calculator by clicking here! (100 MB) - English

German Version

Italian Version

If you have problems with the tool, feel free to contact us under:

filip.rukavina@fer.hr or mario.vasak@fer.hr

#1 Watch this tutorial to get the Optimal Sizing Calculator running!

#2 Here you can watch an in-depth look at the parameters used in the tool!

Social Media

Newsletter

our Third Newsletter:

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  • Neo-Baroque Villa Receives Renewable Energy Upgrade
  • Scientific Paper about the Optimal Parameterization of a PV and a Battery System
  • Technical Constraints for Establishing Energy Storages
  • Summary of the Zukunftsforum Energie & Klima


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Project Structure

Project Duration

Start Date

April 2019

End Date

March 2022

Documents and publications

As the STORE4HUC proceeds, you will find valuable resources in the section in various format.