2030 and 2050 are the horizons against which the outlines of the energy transition will be drawn. This transition must ultimately result in an energy system that is reliable, affordable and climate-neutral. As always, VITO/EnergyVille is providing its expertise to policy makers to support them in developing their long-term plans. What can we expect over the coming years and decades?

It has been said many times that solar panels only generate electricity when the sun shines, and that this is often not the case in our region. But the observation is true, of course. For this reason, SolSThore investigated new, more efficient types of solar cells, as well as the latest generation of battery technologies.

Sustainable heating and cooling will continue to play a key role in the energy system of the city (or urban environment) of the future. Densely built environments are ideal for running heat networks, both for higher temperatures (such as deep geothermal energy) and for low temperatures (residual and solar heat, shallow geothermal energy).

An ICT platform that can control a fully integrated multi-energy system, using EnergyVille’s algorithms. We aim for real-life and properly functioning demos in residential areas or industrial sites with an optimally functioning energy system. This means that the various energy sources, thermal and electric, are perfectly aligned to each other and to the consumption.