Our dear members of PED-ACT, a diverse group from Austria, Sweden and Türkiye, got the chance to join the 2nd PED-EU-NET Training School titled “Implementing Positive Energy Districts (PED): Learning from Zürich”. This TS is organized by Maria-Beatrice Andreucci, PhD the grant holder of the Cost Action CA1912, and hosted by ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften with local coordinator Matthias Haase at ZKSD Zurich Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development in Zurich.
We would like to thank our members Ghazal Etminan, Eylem Keskin Tunç, Juveria Shah, and Moa Mattsson for taking this great incentive towards learning the implementation of the PEDs in Zürich in this knowledge-packed Training School.
We are excited to see our pilot areas becoming lighthouses for energy communities and PEDs with further help from our colleagues!
PED-ACT Team visited ODTÜ-GÜNAM the Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications in Ankara. ODTÜ-GÜNAM was founded by an initiative from the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ/METU) in 2009 as a multi-discipliner research center. They explained their visions to strengthen society by creating fundamental knowledge through research that supports innovation in solar energy at national, EU and global levels; facilitating R&I at national, EU and global levels by providing scientific services and access to unique scientific facilities to researchers and industry; developing human capacities through training and education to strengthen R&I capacities and culture in Turkey specifically and at EU and global levels more generally; identifying and exploiting Intellectual Property (IP) created at ODTÜ-GUNAM; and supporting the market-uptake of solar energy technologies in Turkey by providing scientific consulting to ministries to craft appropriate regulations and policies (ODTÜ-GÜNAM, 2023). You can visit https://odtugunam.org for more information.