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The Picea system’s hydrogen tanks

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A cabinet full of clean energy

Living without a grid connection – a dream that has come true for one family living near the Bavarian city of Augsburg. The single-family home built according to the passive house standard gets all of its energy from its own photovoltaic installation, which is combined with a battery storage system,…

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SERO GmbH premises

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Using process heat for indoor heating

SERO GmbH manufactures electronic assemblies and equips printed circuit boards. Its new building uses process heat generated from production to heat its offices. This is made possible by smart building technology and a simultaneous heating and cooling system with heat recovery.

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The “energy storage tank of the future” in Heidelberg

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Dining atop a giant thermos

The municipal utilities Stadtwerke Heidelberg have just built an enormous hot water storage tank that was recently filled with 20 million liters of water. The tank will hold hot water that can then be fed back into the district heating network as needed. There are plans to build a restaurant on the…

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Speed dating for start-ups

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The first step isn’t always the hardest

The start-up forum at EM-Power offered young businesses the perfect opportunity to present their innovations in an exclusive setting. But established businesses, too, used EM-Power as a platform to share exciting solutions for a clean, efficient energy supply in industry and buildings. We’ve…

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multi-family dwelling without grid connection

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Best practice case study: Cutting the cord

A multi-family dwelling in Switzerland with an innovative building concept gets its energy entirely from solar radiation. Complemented by a sophisticated storage system for electrical energy and heat, it is well supplied even when the sun isn’t shining. The result is a self-sufficient building…

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Energy management in port logistics

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Energy management software: helping navigate a sea of data

To simplify and speed up the flow of data revolving around its energy use and billing, German port management company bremenports started using the energy management (EM) software IngSoft InterWatt last year. In addition to land infrastructure, the system also takes ships into account . In…

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Energy app for prosumers

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Integrating prosumers into the energy market

The utilities company Allgäuer Überlandwerk and coneva want to work together to develop solutions for intelligent prosumer energy management. And their goal is not just to optimize in-house energy flows, they say in a press release, but to economically integrate prosumers into the energy market and…

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ABB and MVV develop energy efficiency service

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ABB and MVV join forces in the name of efficiency

The energy service provider MVV and the technology group ABB have coordinated in developing “energy and efficiency as a service”. The companies say that their full-service solution is intended to help industrial enterprises and energy companies – depending on their individual goals – to improve…

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Display of all key energy data

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Best practice case study: Avoiding system overload

Modern industrial buildings may have increased load management requirements as a result of their greater use of volatile renewable energy, and of the additional energy they need due to the expansion of e-mobility. An intelligent, automated energy management system prevents unnecessary load peaks and…

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IoT platform monitors the operating status of CHP plants

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Monitor first, then act

Enerquinn Energiesystemtechnik plans, constructs and operates combined heat and power (CHP) units. The company uses state-of-the-art IoT technology to minimize operating costs and optimize the deployment of service personnel. It monitors its decentralized CHP units using the mondas system platform.

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Museum Kunsthalle Weishaupt

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Energy saving down to a fine art

Thanks to a comprehensive energy concept developed by ENGIE Deutschland, the Kunsthalle Weishaupt art gallery in the German city of Ulm needs 40% less energy than it did before. Since the implementation of the energy-saving measures, the building’s power consumption has halved in comparison with…

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The iONA app provides customers with a clear overview of their power consumption.

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Smartphone app for identifying power guzzlers

Innogy has developed the iONA app to offer added benefits to consumers who install a new digital smart meter. Together with a receiver unit, the app provides customers with detailed information about their electricity consumption.

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Best practice case study: More than just a phase

The Futurium is a place where representatives from politics, science, business, the arts and wider society can meet to discuss the future. The building uses solar energy for heating and electricity supply, with an innovative paraffin-based latent heat accumulator at the center of this system for…

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Clinic saves resources with cogeneration system

A system that provides the Klinikum am Bruderwald clinic in Bamberg with heating and cooling, steam, and electricity was crowned system of the year 2018 by the Bundesverband Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, Germany’s federal association for combined heat and power (CHP) systems – also known as cogeneration…

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Future Living district tests smart home concepts

A new neighborhood is being established in the German capital with the telling name Future Living Berlin. The buildings there are intelligently interlinked and are set up to offer residents smart building technology. They can use an app to find out when a particularly large amount of solar power is…

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Taking a look behind the meter

EnBW and the Minol-Zenner Group are seeking to use intelligent metering systems to simplify consumption billing in the housing industry. To realize this goal, a building with 19 apartments has been outfitted with a LoRa radio network and a smart meter gateway certified by the German Federal Office…

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Electricity and Data Flow Savely with a Smart Meter

Digital power meters with a communication unit aim to achieve a secure and standardized form of communication within energy systems and also to support the digitalization of the energy transition. A joint booth at the EM-Power exhibition will serve to keep visitors abreast of the rapid development…

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Secure communication in the energy network

Febuary 6, 2019 - Since the German Federal Office for Information Security certified the first smart meter gateway in mid-December 2018, customers have already had the devices installed. Eight more gateways are currently undergoing the certification process. A special area of EM-Power is going to be dedicated to displaying the state-of-the-art for gateway technology. more

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The Swiss use their own solar power

February 6, 2019 - Following the introduction of new laws regarding PV self-consumption at the start of 2018 in Switzerland, intended to make the use of solar power in apartment buildings and land plots easier, the municipality of Huttwil in the canton of Bern is planning to build a neighborhood power grid complete with 22 buildings. more

 Der Campus wurde mit Building Information Modeling (BIM) geplant und gebaut

The Siemens campus – a reference project for smart buildings

February 6, 2019 - Siemens AG opened its new campus in the Swiss municipality of Zug in December. The campus includes a new office building and a new production building. A building automation system complete with energy optimization controls the building technology. Water from Lake Zug is used as a heat source. more

Eine neue, vernetzte Siedlung in Florida soll sich selbst mit Solarstrom versorgen.

Smart living thanks to solar energy

November 30, 2018 – A new residential community is being developed in the coastal village of Cortez, Florida, which will see every building equipped with a PV system, a sonnenBatterie solar generator, smart thermostats, a wall box for electric vehicles, and a Google Home system. more

Ein innovatives Niedrigtemperaturnetz soll das geplante neue Stadtviertel auf dem Flughafengelände Tegel versorgen.

New energy planned for old airport

November 22, 2018 – After the international Berlin Brandenburg Airport opens, the site of Berlin’s old Tegel Airport will be turned into a research and industry park for urban technologies as well as a residential development with over 5,000 homes. The heating and cooling systems will be developed by E.ON and the municipal utility Berliner Stadtwerke. more

In der Kölner Stegerwaldsiedlung werden 600 Wohnungen energetisch saniert.

Clean energy retrofits

November 16, 2018 – The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has named the Stegerwald estate in Cologne’s Mülheim district as its 87th climate protection housing estate. Stegerwald is also the largest project to be selected for the scheme to date. The housing company DEWOG is retrofitting around 600 apartments in 16 buildings from the 1950s. more