(WP5) Experts on renewable energy systems from the University of Oslo will investigate and demonstrate technical challenges and opportunities of developing a fully renewable-energy powered AtLAST facility. This study is a first of its kind for an astronomical observatory at the design study stage.
The analysis will focus on the use of PV power and a hybrid energy storage system, combining batteries and hydrogen, to fulfil the demands of the telescope. One of the main challenges is to guarantee short- and long-term energy storage for the telescope, its infrastructure, and a possible surplus supply for the use of nearby communities.
Main contacts and roles:
- Sabrina Sartori - coordination of work package, hybrid energy storage system
- Marianne Zeyringer - energy system model, best practice guidelines
- Mid-term and final meetings with stakeholders and local communities
- Report on the renewable energy system model
- Report on the hybrid energy storage system
- Report on best practice guidelines for environmentally and climate positive telescope operations