Energy flexibility – an analysis of the main challenges to its development

15 Feb 2024 — A scientific paper by UNINOVA addresses the many obstacles to the development of energy flexibility

Energy-flexible buildings play a major role in our transition towards a more sustainable energy system. The building’s capacity to adjust its energy consumption and/or production in response to factors like grid demand, energy prices, or the availability of renewable energy, can optimize energy usage and minimize environmental impact.

Nonetheless, many are the challenges to the proper implementation of this type of technology. Challenges that UNINOVA‘s scientific paper, produced in collaboration with participants of the IEA-EBC Annex 82 project, seeks to address.

Titled “Energy flexibility in building clusters: a report to analyze the main challenges to its development“, the paper points out that funding for energy-flexible renovations is limited and tends not to attract private investors due to the high financial risks involved. Additionally, planners and designers face several interoperability challenges coupled with the socio-technical complexity of deployment, privacy, and acceptability issues.

Curious to find out what solutions the paper suggests?

Read the full paper at the following link!


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