Project News

Posted: 25 Mar 2019

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander launched a new durable energy and mobility ecosystem in Utrecht on 21 March 2019, developed by We Drive Solar, partnered with Renault. The system deploys shared electric Renault ZOE cars and charging stations, enabling the Renault ZOE to both charge and discharge.

Posted: 22 Mar 2019

The first version of a visionary new digital mobility service from EC2B has been launched this March 2019. Early adopters have been able to download and start using the EC2B app for Iphone and Android – and the residents of Riksbyggens Brf Viva in Gothenburg are first in line.

Posted: 18 Feb 2019

Several exciting projects studying energy consumption are underway at IRIS Smart Cities’ Gothenburg based partner HSB a ‘living laboratory’ featuring 29 apartments and residents testing the latest developments in sustainable living. Since October 2018, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are testing their latest app helping residents organise and track their own energy use.

Utrecht V2G
Posted: 31 Jan 2019

The municipality of Utrecht and the Utrecht company 'LomboXnet' will install at least 145 public charging stations for electric cars in 2019. These innovative charging stations are suitable for storing solar energy in the batteries of electric cars and delivering them back to the neighborhood. The charging stations thus offer both the possibility of charging a car and discharging future cars. This ‘Vehicle 2 Grid’ technology is one of Iris Smart Cities’ 16 targeted solutions creating smarter, more sustainable cities.

Martin Brynskov
Posted: 15 Jan 2019

Interview with Martin Brynskov, Chairman of the board of Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC). Open & Agile Smart Cities is a pioneering group of data-savvy municipalities committed to improving everyday lives. In addition to numerous OASC activities, they and their members are integral to a game-changing new global initiative for ‘front runner’ smart cities between open API leaders FIWARE and global industry association TMForum.

Posted: 07 Dec 2018

In Riksbyggen's Housing Association (Brf) Viva in Gothenburg a unique system is being tested, where energy from solar cells on the rooftops of the buildings is stored in used electric bus batteries from Line 55. The energy storage creates flexibility in energy consumption and the power peaks of the buildings are cut. The energy storage also helps to streamline the surrounding power grid in the city. The project is a cooperation between Riksbyggen, Volvo, Göteborg Energi and Johanneberg Science Park.

Posted: 03 Dec 2018

Things are moving fast for the island’s capital, with announcements in November 2018 of 50 new electric vehicle recharging points, seven new electric buses and a bioclimatic building. Beyond announcements though, Santa Cruz is diligently working ensure these projects are taken up widely by citizens and create the ambitious economic and environmental sustainability desired.