Project details



Self-Consumption Of Renewable Energy by hybrid Storage systems

Start date: 01.11.2017

Duration: 48 months

Coordinator: TNO

Budget: 6 M€


SCORES is a research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-EEB-2017, Project No. 766464) with a duration of 48 months. The project consortium consists of twelve partners from seven European countries and has a strong industrial character (three SMEs and six LEs), complemented by one university and two research and technology organizations, including TNO.

Tradability and economic benefits
The main aim of the SCORES project is to develop and demonstrate a building energy system including new compact hybrid storage technologies, that optimizes supply, storage and demand of electricity and heat in residential buildings, increasing self-consumption of local renewable energy in residential buildings at the lowest cost and deferring investments in the energy grid.

Combination and optimization of multi-energy generation, storage, and consumption of local renewable energy (electricity and heat) bring new sources of flexibility to the grid and give options for tradability and economic benefits, enabling reliable operation with a positive business case in Europe‚Äôs building stock. 

Real building demonstrations 
Impact of the SCORES system will be a broad assessment covering various economical levels like individual homeowners, housing companies, grid owners, energy companies and governments, ecological issues and also the security of supply /reduced European dependence on fossil fuels originating from unstable countries from across the globe. Within this impact assessment, a first evaluation is performed of two demonstrations. Demonstration of the integrated hybrid energy system will take place in two real buildings representative of different climate and energy system configurations for three cases, in Central Europe (Austria) with and without a heat grid, and in Middle/Southern Europe (France) without a heat grid. 

The project partners are detailed here.

List of achievements

The project publications are available here.


Contact person: Ir. Christophe Hoegaerts
Address: TNO: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
Tel: +31 (0)65 354 9816