The main targets of the project are:
    • Increase of the share of RES in the energy mix of the included buildings for at least 50%
    • Reduction of CO2eq emissions by 22.93%
    • Primary energy savings of 28.30%



    The integration of renewable energy systems in the “Community” of Democritus University of Thrace includes:
    • Self-consumption PV system of 50kWp
    • Electric bicycle charging station using PV energy
    • Hybrid biomass/solar thermal system for heating, cooling and domestic hot water of total power of 3.2 MWth
    • Autonomous wind station of 1kW for electric bicycles charging
    • Shallow geothermal energy system with water to water heat pumps of total power of 200 kWth and one Air Handling Unit for heating, cooling and domestic hot water of the Restaurant of the “Community”



    The interventions included in REUNI project target the increase of the use of Renewable Energy Sources’ technologies and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) within the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH). The interventions will be implemented at “Kimmeria” of Municipality of Xanthi, Region of East Macedonia & Thrace, at private area of DUTH.



Title: Renewable Energy Sources support the sustainable growth and operation of Democritus University Thrace

Moto: Renewable for sustainable student living

The project “The contribution of RES to the sustainable growth and operation of Democritus University Thrace – Development of a Sustainable Community” is being implemented by Democritus University of Thrace. The project is funded by EEA Grants (GR03 Renewable Energy Sources) with total budget of 1,800,365,.78 EUR.

Project duration: The project duration is from  1st of October 2015 until 30th of April 2017.

Budget: 1,800,365.78 EUR | EEA Grants Contribution 85%: 1,530,310.91 EUR

Program Operator: Centre of Renewable Energy Sources (CRES)

Funding Programme: EEA Grants, (GR03 – Renewable Energy Sources)

Implementing Entity: Special Account for Research Funds - Democritus University of Thrace


Tender documents

 duth eeagrants 
 upara  kape