Visitor Centre will be self-sufficient in electricity
As an initial first step to reach the goal of “Brunnshög becoming a European model for sustainable urban planning” Science Village Scandinavia and Kraftringen are collaborating in an energy project that will result in the Visitor Centre for the ESS and MAX IV being self-sufficient in electricity.
To accomplish this a hybrid power plant will be located close to the newly renovated visitor centre. The power plant, a Giraffe 2.0, will provide the building with electricity via both solar cells and wind power. The Giraffe will be supplied by the Swedish innovation company InnoVentum.
The Giraffe is expected to generate electricity surplus to our needs, which can then be sold to the grid. Such a hybrid power plant does not need more than a 25 m2 footprint which makes it easy to place on the SVS site. The Giraffe is built with a framework of wood, derived from sustainably-managed forests, and recycled steel.
Kraftringen is Science Village Scandinavia’s energy partner. The partnership covers a collaboration aimed at finding innovative energy and mobility solutions to meet Brunnshög’s vision. The hybrid power plant is the first visible example of our cooperation.
The renovation of the Visitor Centre was completed at the end of 2015. It is located in the former Miller’s House, close to the 17th century wooden windmill which is now to be renovated. An exhibition of ESS and MAX IV is soon to be installed in the building. The exhibition area will be avialiable to be booked for interested Groups.