O projektu

The ABS Network project empowers a knowledge network between Slovenian and Austrian experts in the field of efficient use of solar energy.

Members of the project team are experts, coming from the Technical University Graz and the companies Talum d.d. and Tiko Pro d.o.o.. In the next two years, they will intensively work on the project. The main objective of the project is the development of STAF-panels and the definition and expansion of a thematic knowledge network.

The core objective of the project is the development of a solar activated façade panel (STAF-panel) to enable efficient use of solar energy.

The core objective of the project is the development of a solar activated façade panel (STAF-panel) to enable efficient use of solar energy.

The technological innovation lies in the combination of the roll-bonding technology of the industrial partner Talum d.d. and the façade-technology expertise of the TU Graz. For the knowledge expansion and the knowledge exchange the company Tiko Pro d.o.o. is responsible.

The project contributes significantly to the improvement of cross border cooperation and the competitiveness of relevant stakeholders through knowledge transfer, empowerment od R&D, use of R&D infrastructure, as well as the transfer and use of innovative R&D solutions in relevant fields. The relevant industry, academia and students in the programme region will equally benefit from the project outputs.


STAF - panel 

 

The STAF-panel is a solar activated, integral building part for thermal building envelopes. The innovation lies in the efficient use of solar energy, since it not only contributes to the energy efficiency of buildings, but also integrated other functionalities in a building envelope. Because of the solar activation of the outer layer of the panel it is possible to foster energy through the façade, while at the same time in in the inner layer of the panel heat is being added or taken away; a room is being heated or cooled. This also improves the energy balance of a building.

 

The output of the project is the development of a prototype STAF-panel. Towards the end of the project, a joint proposals for the market launch in the program region will be developed on the basis of the newly acquired technical and conceptual knowledge concerning the production of solar-thermal activated façade panels.

 

Knowledge Network 

 

The knowledge network will bring together competent partners from the field of renewable energy sources and related disciplines (construction, architecture, mechanical engineering, etc.). In addition to the on-line platform, business meetings will be organized for the above mentioned target groups. This promotes cooperation between industry, knowledge institutions and students.