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Detailed Guide to District Heating and Cooling in Integrated Energy Systems

Under the umbrella of the International Energy Agency's Technology Cooperation Program for District Heating and Cooling (IEA DHC), experts have looked at the future of hybrid energy networks. In the guide published at the end of the project, they make specific recommendations.

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Second funding call of the CET Partnership Published

The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) has published the new Joint Call 2023. Funding is available for projects that contribute to Europe becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.



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Survey on Obstacles to District Heating Expansion

With an international survey as part of a study, researchers want to determine which hurdles obstruct the expansion of district heating.




Waste-to-energy plant Stuttgart-Münster

Important milestones reached in the living lab for the energy transition
Save CO2 with Large-Scale Heat Pumps

Large-scale heat pumps are being installed at no less than five power plant sites in the "GWP" real laboratory of the energy transition.

The potential of shallow geothermal energy for Germany’s heat supply is to be utilized more effectively. To achieve this, a nationwide standardized database is to be created in the WärmeGut project.
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Launch of WärmeGut Project
Geological Information for Transforming the Heating Sector

In the WärmeGut project scientists are developing a standardized database for Information on suitable locations for Ground-source heat pumps.


Research Projects

Book published on international building energy competition
Solar Decathlon Europe provides insights for research and teaching

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Around 115,000 people visited the Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Wuppertal in summer 2022. International student teams have presented concepts for climate-friendly buildings in urban environments. Many findings can now be further used in research and practice.

Here you can see a partial segment of the test track encased in a mudguard on which the newly developed tube liners were tested.

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Rehabilitation of District Heating Pipes Simplified

A team in the "FW-Liner" project has investigated how district heating pipelines can be renovated in a resource-saving way.

In a Living Lab for the Energy Transition in Jena, experts will demonstrate how energy producers, storage systems, and consumers can be intelligently linked in future.
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“JenErgieReal” Living Lab for the Energy Transition
Integrated Energy Supply for Cities

In selected districts in Jena, experts will demonstrate how energy producers, storage systems, and consumers can be intelligently linked.

Here you can see ten covered PVT collectors, each with an area of 1.7 square meters, on an apartment building in Salzgitter-Hallendorf, Lower Saxony.
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PVT collectors combined with heat pumps
Generating Electricity and Heat More Efficiently with Solar Energy

Photovoltaic thermal systems can generate electricity and heat with solar energy.


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