Energy Tile


umeå university​

concept. solutions

10 weeks​


umeå energi


simon / melissa

This is the result of the course Product Solutions, which was done in collaboration with the local energy provider Umeå Energi. During field visits, it became apparent that the daily peaks in energy usage are a big problem, as it puts strain on the grid and drives up the prices of the company’s electricity subscription. Also, the hard work put in to have a world class grid is lost on the customers. These two problems were solved by increasing the company’s presence in the cityscape, and storing energy with used car batteries in the grid itself.

animation  |  energy storage in the grid

Field research  |  6 departments visited

Johan, Umeå Energi

Daily energy consumption

our solution  |  "old" electric vehicle batteries

the energy tile  |  Energy storage under ground