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Barcelona's Camp Nou Experiments With BEAMS

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
1/26/2014 5:25:28 PM
User Rank Burgher
Final metrics
Thanks for this blog. Please do not forget to let us know the results at the end of the year. I am curious to know how much energy was produced by the smart panels and if they generated enough to power the EVs and more. It will be nice to know if energy was rotated effectively to different sources during non peak hours to maximize efficiency.

bulk
bulk  
1/22/2014 11:42:14 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: system thinking
@CitySolver, I would say that he system design is key and getting all the pieces to fit and work together is not an easy task. 

CitySolver
CitySolver  
1/22/2014 7:45:12 AM
User Rank Blogger
system thinking
I agree, itsd getting it all together thats tough. Hoever using things like motion sensored lighting in the corridors and smart heating/heat rocovery/acon, could make a massive difference. You dont need electric vehicles to save energy on site(though undoubtledy it helps!)

bulk
bulk  
1/22/2014 3:31:48 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: System
For me I see the real innovative part is aggrigating everything to one system I think it's a good approach to the issue.

Pablo Valerio
Pablo Valerio  
1/22/2014 3:28:30 AM
User Rank Blogger
Re: Camp Nou
Nicole, the BEAMS project aims to use the best technologies to provide a holistic apporach to manage infrastructure. The management of EVs is an important part of the project since more units will be use in the near future. 

Barcelona already made mandatory for new  private parking lots to install EV charging stations and reserve 10% of the parking space for those cars. Managing the electricity use and the way it affects the grid is extremely important.

The Camp Nou was selected because of its size, its location near the University of Barcelona, and the commitment of the FC Barcelona to the environment.

Pablo Valerio
Pablo Valerio  
1/22/2014 3:22:46 AM
User Rank Blogger
Re: System
@bulk, the general idea of BEAMS is to use leading edge technology already commercially available, thus saving cost, creating an integrated solution to manage infrastructure.

The 7th framework programme of the European Union is funding many research projects in this direction, how to leverage existing technology and knowledge to provide real solutions to real problems.

bulk
bulk  
1/21/2014 11:12:17 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
System
I think this BEAMS system seems cool and all, but nothing here seems to be cutting edge. Just an aggrigation of systems that are already being used in other ways and places. Though this system seems very comprehensive and the back end for data collection and anaylsis is far more robust then other systems I have seen or worked with. 

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
1/21/2014 2:28:18 PM
User Rank Staff
Camp Nou
Hi Pablo. Interesting project. I hope things work out.

What's the purpose of monitoring the EVs?

Also, how was Camp Nou chosen as the spot to test out BEAMS? What a great opportunity.

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