On the roof of the “Novotel Warszawa Centrum” hotel, as part of the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL program, another test generator, Urban Wind Power Station, was installed (after installation on the Sobienie Królewskie Golf & Country Club golf course). This 5 kW device is currently undergoing mechanical and electrical tests and will soon be formally connected to the grid. We are planning to install a dozen or so similar devices in various locations as part of the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project.
Urban Wind Power Station – Novotel Warszawa Centrum
Urban Wind Power Station – Sobienie Królewskie Golf & Country Club
On July 30, 2020, the first prototype of the 5 kW Urban Wind Power Station device was installed on the Sobienie Królewskie Golf & Country Club golf course in Sobienie Szlacheckie near Warsaw. The module is 2.90 m high and therefore no building permit is required for its installation. The Prosumer Act enables the installation of generating devices with the above-mentioned parameters as part of a simplified administrative system. This is true for private individuals as well as for entrepreneurs.
Urban Wind Power Station device
This device Urban Wind Power Station is a generator set for use in urbanized areas. For the production of electricity, it uses renewable, practically unlimited energy of air streams forced by human activity in urban space. Due to its design, it is safe for the environment and birds. does not emit noise. The device produces 230V electricity . The nominal power of these devices is 5, 10 and 20kW.
The device consists of a modular engine -wind turbine and a generator. Can be used in vertical and/or horizontal position.
It can also be safely used indoors, where there are air streams, e.g. in the subways, as well as in park spaces, e.g. on golf courses.
It does not dependent on the direction of the air streams due to the use of cylindrical panel diffusers.
The engine module has a height of about 1 m and for setting on roofs it consists of two modules, so that the on the roof structure is not higher than 3m. Its diameter varies and can be any but the standard in this phase is 70, 90 and 110 cm.
In addition to the production of electricity in a distributed system, mainly for its own needs, it can be used to produce potable water from saline sea water and salted waste mine waters, it can produce hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis. Synergy with photovoltaics is a natural combination as well as supporting the operation of ground wind farms.
Urban Wind Power Station
During a pandemic, we work with all caution – new elements of the Urban Wind Power Station are created. It is a device for the safe production of electricity from renewable energy of air streams in urban space. This cylindrical device catches streams from any direction and with variable speed. It can be used on the roofs of buildings and industrial facilities, inside buildings, e.g. metro, tunnels, as well as in open spaces, e.g. on golf courses. The device produces 230V current and is designed in three versions: 5kW, 10kW and 20kW. It can be used in horizontal or vertical versions as well as at any angle.
Give the Earth a break
Beneficiaries of the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project support the celebration of Earth Day, traditionally organized by the City of Warsaw. This year it will be April 22, celebrated under the slogan #Give Earth Breath in virtual space, i.e. where, due to the current epidemiological situation, the lives of many of us have moved.
We invite you to join the campaign by sharing content published on the FB profiles of the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project and the ECO FOR LIFE Foundation for Ecology:
– LIFE-UrbanWind.PL: https://www.facebook.com/urbanwindpl
– Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/Fundacjawspieraniaekologii
From today to April 24, we will promote “Warsaw for Climate” messages using the hashtag #DajZiemiOdchech, containing examples of ecological activities related to the greatest environmental threats.
Tests confirmed the assumptions
New tests confirm the assumptions made in the construction of an innovative wind engine/turbine. The wind engine is already working at an air stream with a speed of 2m / s and confirms the possibility of using new renewable energy source (RES) which are air streams forced by human activity in urban space.
We installed another weather station as part of the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project
Another meteo unit has been installed this time on the area of the Sobienie Królewskie Golf & Country Club golf course lying alongside the road 739 near Warsaw.
Already the first signals confirm earlier findings that for most of the day the winds blow there in a relatively steady direction and at a speed of about 4m / s. This only confirms the information already received from the Kraków Valley Golf & Country Club that golf courses are a good place to produce electricity from renewable energy of air streams occurring on golf courses. We shall monitor the results.
NEW YEAR 2020 WE STARTED INTENSIVELY
On 09-10.01.2020 the ECO FOR LIFE Foundation for the Support of Ecology together with the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project participated in the conference “Enterprise and the environment” organized by the PROZON Climate Protection Foundation as partners of the event and presenting the Urban Wind Power Station project.
The conference took place in the conference center of the Sound Garden Hotel in Warsaw. It gathered representatives of many industries, including the food and meat industry, but also large commercial networks, industrial plants, property managers and hospitals. The aim of the Enterprise and Environment Conference was to provide knowledge, among others, about controls in the field of F-gas regulations, changes in regulations for producers and waste collectors, and about alternative refrigerants.
The conferences were officially opened by the President of the Management Board of PROZON Climate Protection Foundation – Krzysztof Grzegorczyk. Welcoming guests, he emphasized that this meeting was also an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and integrate representatives of various types of enterprises, and also introduced listeners to the issues of conference speeches.
LIFE -UrbanWind.PL project together with the main beneficiary Foundation for the Support of Ecology ECO FOR LIFE with the Urban Wind Power Station device, bearing in mind the need for education and dissemination of knowledge on global warming and ways to combat climate change, has established cooperation with PROZON Foundation for Climate Protection PROZON Foundation for Climate Protection, which is the main coordinating beneficiary of the Refrigerants LIFE Cycle project.
We will start the New Year 2020 intensively.
9-10.01 2020 we will participate in the conference “Enterprise and the environment” As Partners of the event we will present the Urban Wind Power Station project.
During the conference, important topics for each entrepreneur will be raised, in the form of lectures and workshops.
The organizer is the Prozon Foundation.
The Institute of Research, Applied Sciences and New Technologies has launched an aerodynamic tunnel with a clearance of 2/2 meters for the needs of the project to simulate the air stream in urban space.
Research will be conducted and analyzed on the basis of information obtained, among others, from our own weather stations.
This tunnel will also examine the properties of individual versions of wind turbines.
UrbanWind.pl weather stations
According to the timetable of the LIFE UrbanWind.pl project, we are building a catalog of air streams forced by human activity in urban space. We designed and built weather stations that are designed to record online data on air flows forced by human activities. They measure temperature, speed, direction and humidity of streams and send data to our base in Warsaw. Currently, two stations are installed: on the roof of the Bella company – Zakład Kompozytów Sp. z o.o. in Czosnów near Warsaw, on the Kraków Valley Golf & Country Club golf course in Paczułtowice near Krakow, the next two will be installed at facilities designated by Warsaw authorities in Warsaw, another will be installed on the Sobienie Królewskie Golf & Country Club golf course near Warsaw. A portable set is also built that will travel to designated places and collect temporary data in those places. It is important in the aspect of collecting information on air streams “under the roof” and in places where it is impossible to place our station permanently.
A prototype of the Urban Wind Power Station device
We are constantly improving the prototype of the Urban Wind Power Station device.
Our module is already working.
In the next stage, we will work on connecting new types of power generators with the device.
We are building green Warsaw in Ecocraft
Contest ! Present your vision of the city of the future developed in the environment of Ecocraft – the ecological equivalent of the popular Minecraft game.
The organizers are the Veolia Polska Foundation and the UNEP / GRID-Warsaw Center, who are members of the “Partnership for Climate” Platform, to which our ECO FOR LIFE Foundation also belongs.
We invite you to participate in the competition under the slogan “We are building green Warsaw in Ecocraft” organized as part of the “Heat for Cities” program. The program is implemented in close cooperation with experts of the Office of Air Protection and Climate Policy of the City of Warsaw. Warsaw as one of the initiatives supporting the implementation of the objectives of the Climate Partnership.
Works can be submitted until January 3, 2020 until 15:00. Attractive cash prizes have been provided for the authors of the best works. Detailed information is available at http://www.cieplodlamiast.pl/warszawa and at the competition event on Facebook (We are building green Warsaw at Ecocraft, https://www.facebook.com/events/470364197150358).
LIFE Kick-off Meeting Climate Change Project conference in Brussels, 3-4.10.2019
3 and 4 October 2019 representation of the Support Foundation Ecology ECO FOR LIFE and the Institute of Research, Applied Sciences and New Technologies Sp. Z o.o. took part in the LIFE Kick-off Meeting Climate Change Project Conference in Brussels. As beneficiaries of the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project, we had the opportunity to meet 31 other European projects in this field, the implementation of which is currently underway and the current guidelines and achievements of the European Commission regarding the policy Climate Change Adaptation and Climate Change Mitigation ).
Representatives of EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium sized Enterprises), the European Commission and NEEMO EEIG Life Team (international agency monitoring LIFE projects) made sure that all conference participants could learn as much as possible on all possible topics related to the formal implementation of projects. The scope and possibilities of cooperation resulting from participation in the LIFE program are enormous.
Good luck to all colleagues starting new, extremely interesting LIFE projects !!
Economic Summit in Siedlce 26-27.09.2019
The ECO for LIFE Foundation for Ecology Support and the Institute of Research, Applied Sciences and New Technologies with the LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project actively participated in the Polish Economic Summit in Siedlce.
The two-day jubilee Fifth Polish National Economic Summit in Siedlce ran under the main slogan: “State – Economy – Security”. The discussions were dominated by environmental topics, especially in the context of improving air quality in Poland, also regarding investments in renewable energy sources and national energy security. The second day of OSG is a workshop led by Energy Advisors An Energy Consulting Project for entrepreneurs, home owners, farm owners, and representatives of local government units. The advisers provided consultations and advice on the possibilities of obtaining funding for energy efficiency investments and issues related to limiting the negative impact of emissions on air quality. In this panel, the President of the Foundation Anna Niewodzka and the President of the Institute Anna Łasica-Czaplejewicz presented our LIFE-UrbanWind.PL project as a renewable energy source in a distributed system.
The organizers of the above were: the Ministry of Energy and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The event was held under the honorary patronage of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
1/09/2019 – Picnic with Climate, Warsaw
On September 1, 2019, the Picnic with Climate took place. This is the 12th edition of this popular event organized by the Capital City of Warsaw. This year, the Square of the 1st Armored Division of the Polish Army, next to the Multimedia Fountain Park, has become the ecological and cultural center of Warsaw. The picnic ran under the slogan “Warsaw – a city with climate” and its theme was the adaptation of the city to climate change. The event started at 11.30 and lasted until 16.30. Admission was free.
We could not miss the Picnic, where the “ECO FOR LIFE” Foundation and the Institute for Scientific Research and New Technologies created a stand presenting our innovative project LIFE-UrbanWind.PL, which aroused great interest, especially of the Polish Association of Developers and representatives of Embassies.
LIFE Information Day 2019 on April 17 in Warsaw.
LIFE-UrbanWind.PL was presents as the one of best international projects on April 17, 2019, at the LIFE Information Day .
It was organized for the twelfth time by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The conference was held in Warsaw at the MsMermaid conference center – Conference Center at The Tides (website: www.msmermaid.pl) ul. Wioślarska 8.
The purpose of the event was the inauguration at the national level of this year’s call for applications for the LIFE Program, as well as the presentation of the grant offer that the program allows, and the general rules for applying for funding in the 2019 call. It was also an opportunity to learn about ongoing or implemented projects and exchange experiences with current Beneficiaries of LIFE. We hope that the projects presented during the event will become an inspiration for future applicants.
Information Day program
The LIFE 2019 Information Day consisted of a general session and three thematic sessions.
The general (morning) session was addressed to people who are preparing to submit an application in the LIFE recruitment and are looking for basic knowledge about the Program and its principles.
Thematic sessions (afternoon) were devoted directly to the main priority areas of LIFE. Sample, best projects were presented at various stages of implementation, thanks to which it was possible to learn different perspectives of participation in the program.
– Session I Environment and resource efficiency – the theme was air protection projects
– Session II Nature and biodiversity – was devoted to species protection
– Session III Mitigation of climate change – with particular emphasis on market projects
Additionally, during the event, a dozen or so Program Beneficiaries presented their projects at special information stands. Therefore, conference participants had the opportunity to directly exchange information and experience from the implementation of ongoing projects.