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REELCOOP : REnewable ELectricity COOPeration

Participation of CDER to the European Union Project FP7 REELCOOP (REnewable Electricity COOPeration)

Till now, 1.2 billion people live without electricity, with 2/3 in the African and Asian rural areas. Since 1990, little improvements have been made, and in order to reach the objective « Electricity for everyone » by 2030, the rate of electricity expantion must double. In developped countries, the demand on electricity is higher than supply what makes prices going up. Globally, only 18 % of electricity comes from renewable sources (20 % in EU). REELCOOP (Renewable Electricity Cooperation) is a project financed by the European Union within the programme (EU/FP7) aiming to develop renewable electricity production technologies and to promote cooperation between countries partner of the EU and the Mediteranean partners. This project will start the 1st Sepember 2013 for 4 years.

The projectREELCOOP not only will improve knowledges in renewable electricity production, but also will imply many Mediteranean partners to test developped systems by different European organizations. That will engender increasing and improving the scientific cooperation between EU and MENA countries. The electricity production systems that will be developped should also be approved economically and environmentally. Intergrating in the electric grid different energies and technological solutions will also be examined and developped.

REELCOOP objectives

- Develop, build and test PV system (with ventilated facade) in buildings, a hybrid system (solar/biomass) of micro-cogeneration, and a mini hybrid facility (solar concentration/ vegetal biomass).
- The annual organization of workshops on renewable electricity technologies opened to young researchers and to the public. The first workshop organized by REELCOOP on renewable electricity production technologies, took place on April 11th, 2014 in Rabat. The second workshop will be organized by CDER and will take place in Algiers in 2015 and will have for theme the generation of electricity of renewable origin based on a distributed approach.
- Technology transfer and knowledge spreading on developped technologies throughout the project.

Description of REELCOOP technologies ad prototypes

Various approaches exist for renewable electricity production: the decentralized production (distributed) thanks to systems of small power and the production centralized by means of installations of major power. Within the framework of the development of technologies intended for the centralized and distributed systems, three innovative prototypes will be developed and tested at the same time:

- PV system with ventilated facade : the first prototype is a building integrated PV system (BIPV), its production capacity is of 6kW and will be tested in Turkey. It is about a system of type distributed (decentralized).

Figure 1. PHotovoltaic system with ventilated facade

- ORC system hybrid solar / biomass (Figure 2) : the second prototype is a hybrid system combining thermal solar collectors with an auxillary installation (biomass) to produce electricity and heat. The power is absed on the Rankine cycle (ORC : Organic Rankine Cycle). The prototype is intended to produce 6kW and will be ranked in the range of decentralized systems. The testing of this prototype will occure in Morocco.

Figure 2. ORC hybrid solar/biomass system

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) / biomass (figure 3) : the developped prototype will combine the energy obtained from renewable sources solar and bioenergy. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is part of the most promising technological solution for centralized electricity production. Tests on 60 kW centralized prototype will be led in Tunisia.

Figure 3. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) / biomass hybrid system

Role of CDER in the project REELCOOP

The first aspect of CDER’s contribution within REELCOOP is the analyze of the integration of the produced electricity with decentralized solar PV and thermal systems as well as with centralized hybrid solar systems (thermal and biomass) to the grid. The second project with whith CDER particpates concerns the study of impacts on the grid from massification as synergies of decentralized and centralized solutions for the production of renewable electricity in the Mediteranean countries. The third side of the CDER’s participation is about the dissemination of knowledges and outputs of the project, especially by organizind a second REELCOOP workshop.

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