SWAP Project - Social Agency for Water and Power Cloud
The proposal aims to create an Energy, Environment and Social Innovation Laboratory, promoting a better use, recovery and optimized management of shared renewable energy and water (RES) in an urban community-wide scale. The Laboratory, directly participated by Citizens, Enterprises, Municipalities and Researchers, will experiment a new “cloud” model of energy and water management with the creation of a Community Social Agency (SA) for Water and Power Cloud (WPC). Innovation technologies such as nanogrid for home application (nGfHA), micro-cogeneration from biomass, IoT, ICT, Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) techniques and Green Roofs will be implemented in an urban scale. The project includes original results of applied, patented researches developed in Calabria to be integrated with state of art solutions. The use of innovative storage systems to manage energy resources and the implementation of a decentralized public register of transactions, as Blockchain will allow Municipalities and Citizens to be, not only energy consumers, but also producers and actors of the free energy market. The revenues of this cloud, will be invested in projects of social utilities co-projected and managed by the participant to the Network. These results can be replicated at larger scale in rural/urban context and in other Regions of Europe as the proposed social cloud model for energy and water sharing provides systemic advantages that are independent from local specificities.
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