Danish Housing Assoication SAB has completed the installation of PV-Panels with battery storage. Picture@SAB
Danish Housing Association Andelsboligforening (SAB) completed green renovation23 Feb 2022
270,000 DKK saved: The renovation of the Rådmandsløkken 2A-24F department in Sønderborg Andelsboligforening (SAB) has now been completed and is an important piece in the green transformation of Lighthouse City Sonderborg.
The residents of Rådmandsløkken decided a year ago that their department should live up to today's green standards and benefit the residents' finances in the long run.
When the roof of the department's buildings needed to be replaced, the opportunity was there to also optimise the department's energy standards. During the preparation of the energy screening, it became clear that implementing green initiatives could save a lot. Therefore, the residents of the ward ended up voting for the investment of the renovation.
The roof had to be replaced and in that context solar cells were mounted. Here, it is estimated that 35 % of the resident's electricity consumption will be covered by solar cell electricity. Of course, there is a difference between summer and winter.
Solar cell battery systems in several housing associations in the Sonderborg area
Sønderborg Andelsboligforening (SØBO) and B42 are SmartEnCity project partners and housing associations in Sonderborg Municipality, which for a long time have worked with the installation of solar cell battery systems, as part of their energy and sustainability strategy;
”Sønderborg Andelsboligforening's department 21 at Rådmandsløkken is one of the housing departments that has carried out a thorough energy renovation in a very fine way in connection with the choice to install solar cells on the roofs. The solar cells are connected to batteries that can store some of the collected solar energy for use in the evening or the next day. This new technological facility has received financial support from the EU project "SmartEnCity" where Sonderborg is a Lighthouse City. SmartEnCity has also provided financial support for solar cell battery systems in 8 other housing departments in SAB and for departments at the housing associations SØBO and B42. ” says Torben Esbensen, civil engineer, coordinator of the housing associations' activities in the EU project.
Cheaper for residents
At Sønderborg Andelsboligforening, it is estimated that the establishment of the solar cell system with battery will result in an energy saving of 74,189 kWh per. year, CO2 reduction of 40.6 tonnes of CO2 per. year and a saving of 227,500 DKK annually.
In addition, the six properties that Rådmandsløkken consists of are equipped with 18 ventilation systems that have been replaced. The new ventilation systems are more energy friendly than the old ones and they do not have to run as much. This is because another control has been added, which means that it is controlled according to consumption instead of just driving from there.
The energy report shows that the new balanced ventilation systems will be able to provide a saving of 37 percent on electricity for ventilation, and the energy savings will be DKK 42,500 annually. All in all, you will be able to save 38 DKK per year per square meter in net energy savings. In addition, of course, a lot of CO2 emissions - from 157 tons to 101.2 tons per year.