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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installation in a hospital using 100% renewable energy sources

Horizon prize for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installation in a hospital using 100% renewable energy sources will reward a hospital that has an innovative and perfectly integrated combined CHP installation within its premises. This installation has to use at least three different European renewable energy technologies, include energy storage component(s) and be able to provide 100% of the hospital's annual needs for energy consumption. In this context any renewable energy source is allowed.

Why this Prize?

In Europe, the integration and use of renewable energy in buildings for heat and power generation still faces unsolved technological problems linked to the security and reliability of energy supply and related costs. This is due to the intermittent nature of some renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind. The challenge is even greater in cases where a 100% security of energy supply is essential such as for hospitals. Installing this kind of integrated equipment in the ecosystem of a hospital would not only ensure the security of its energy supply, but it would also raise public awareness of the integration of renewable energies in everyday life. The prize also aims to mobilise and enhance private and public investments for the replication of similar solutions in Europe and worldwide.

This prize contributes to the Energy Union priority to make the EU the world number one in renewable energy and lead the fight against global warming.


The development of an innovative renewable energy solution integrating several technologies into one energy system in a hospital, while ensuring a 100% secure energy supply.

More detailed information on the criteria for the contest will be published soon.


The contest has been launched and you can apply until 3 April 2019.

The rules of contest are available online.



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