The EMPOWER project focuses on consumption monitoring systems and financial instruments to finance them or to finance building improvements. The role of this part of the EMPOWER wiki is to enable all stakeholders to develop their monitoring systems or financial instruments based on detailed tools presented by project participants.
Lorient set up a open free monitoring system during the EMPOWER project. Results are here: https://zabbix.empower-lorient.fr/screens.php?elementid=20
Want to implement your own monitoring system, using raspeberry pi system?
The documentation linked here allows to discover and explore a simple datalogging solution in order to verify its technical feasibility before carrying out an on-site deployment : Link to the documentation
Work was also done on how to set up a energy monitoring for solar pannels. The results are however in french: how to open monitor solar thermal
Before EMPOWER, ALOEN, the local energy agency was involved in a project, SOLENN, which aimed at understanding sociological issues about monitoring.
Presented at the workshop of the EMPOWER project « Innovative Financial Instruments » organised for the Investment Bank of Saxony Anhalt, the solar panel rental system set up by the city of Lorient and the company Oncimè was again a great success!
What is the principle of this setting up?
It is based on two elements: self-consumption and rental.
Self-consumption: the electricity of solar panels is directly consumed by the buildings on which they are installed. This method of using photovoltaic electricity is particularly suitable for buildings that operate during the day: schools, administrations, companies, etc.
Leasing: the company Oncimè, via a public procurement procedure, offered the city of Lorient a leasing contract. The city pays an annual rent, and in exchange, has the right to use the solar panels as it sees fit. The most interesting way to use these panels is of course to position them on the roof of your buildings to produce electricity!
In the end, the price of renting solar panels makes it possible to obtain electricity cheaper than « grid » electricity, purchased from suppliers operating power plants in France.