Europe's smartest floating neighbourhood
What did it take?
Developed by inhabitants
It took over 10 years to realise SchoonSchip. Beginning as a foundation, it soon turned into a cooperative of all the households, run by individual inhabitants of the neighbourhood. Different working groups were formed to research and implement themes such as mobility, communication, and building material selection.
Floating on technology
An emphasis on state-of-the-art energy technology characterises SchoonSchip, resulting in one of the most efficient, resilient and sustainable energy systems of its kind.
An energy system with a brain
The smart grid at SchoonSchip signals the future of decentralised energy systems. An algorithm makes sure that locally produced power is also consumed locally. For instance, by storing excess electricity production in the battery, or by giving it to a neighbour. Moreover, integration with the electricity markets allows energy to be traded like stocks, which lowers the general price. The Smart Power Block, housing the battery, functions as the brains of this system.
solar heating panels
solar PV panels