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Up to 80% of total energy consumption in the EU is in urban areas, most of which have historic urban centers. At the same time, energy storage, especially in these areas, is a rarity in Central Europe. This is mainly due to strict architectural protection requirements, higher implementation costs and frequent conflicts with urban planning policies.

The STORE4HUC project aimed to improve territorial low-carbon energy planning strategies. It enriched policies that support climate mitigation in historic urban centers by developing policy recommendations for implementation and sharing lessons learned in our four pilot sites. There, we realized storage solutions in historic urban areas and experienced and overcame difficulties firsthand. We also developed energy management tools for various stakeholders to help them make decisions about investing in an energy storage solution.

Together, we have developed policy recommendations and identified appropriate technological solutions to overcome barriers to low-carbon development in historic centers.

Who are you?

Are you a house owner ready to lower your energy demand?  

 Our Autarky Rate Tool  might be the place to start exploring what STORE4HUC offers!


Are you an energy expert or similar?

Then consider to read about our Optimal Sizing Calculator  first!


And if you are a specialist for heating, scroll passed those tools to the Optimal Heat Source Scheduler


Autarky Rate Tool

Autarky Rate Tool infographic


Measuring the degree of self-sufficiency with just a few clicks and evaluating the technical, economic and ecological effects of your system configuration – this is now provided by the Autarky Rate Tool!


This easy to use tool is suitable for all those who are interested in installing electric storage systems in combination with renewable energy sources!


After entering all necessary data, the tool will create a checklist, which summarises the results in a pdf document. It also contains an analysis of the calculation results as well as specific information for storages in historic towns.

You can test and use the Autarky Rate Tool by clicking here. It is available in English, Slovenian, Croatian, Italian and German.

If you have problems with the tool, feel free to contact us under:

robert.pratter@4wardenergy.at

For further background information how the Autarky Rate Tool's insides work click here!

#Watch a short explanation video about the tool here!

Optimal Sizing Calculator

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To maximize the contributions while minimizing the price of the installations, the Optimal Sizing Calculator computes the optimal sizes of a Photovoltaic (PV) and a battery energy storage system (BESS) for a site. 

Those sizes are peak power of the PV system, energy capacity of the BESS, and power converter rated power of the BESS. The calculator uses typical yearly consumption profiles of a variety of consumers, but if you have your own consumption profile recorded you can use it to calculate your optimal parameters more accurately.

Please follow the instructions in the README text document and the User Manual in the zip folder carefully before working with the calculator.

You can download the calculator by clicking here! (100 MB) - English

German Version

Italian Version

Slovenian Version

Croatian Version

If you have problems with the tool, feel free to contact us under:

filip.rukavina@fer.hr or mario.vasak@fer.hr

#1 Watch this tutorial to get the Optimal Sizing Calculator running!

#2 Here you can watch an in-depth look at the parameters used in the tool!

The Optimal Heat Source Scheduler

Installing a thermal storage to a heating system introduces flexibility which provides the possibility to control heat source(s) more efficiently. To ensure the maximal efficiency, the Optimal Heat Source Scheduler provides the user with an optimal schedule for the selected heat source(s) for a 24 hours period.
The tool includes powers of the respective heat source as well as the times when the heat source is on or off in the calculations. Furthermore, it uses the estimated heating power demand to create an optimal schedule, keeping the heating medium at the respective required temperatures.


Please follow the instructions in the README text document and the User Manual in the zip folder carefully before using the tool.

Click here to download! - English


If you have problems with the tool, feel free to contact us under:
filip.rukavina@fer.hr and mario.vasak@fer.hr


#1 Watch this short tutorial to get the Optimal Heat Source Scheduler running!

#2 Here you can watch an in-depth look at the parameters used in the tool!

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Project Structure

Project Duration

Start Date

April 2019

End Date

March 2022

Documents and publications

As the STORE4HUC proceeds, you will find valuable resources in the section in various format.