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Press releases

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Using mines as pumped storage power plants

Pumped storage power plants are firmly established in the German power grid: surplus electricity can be stored for a moment and then quickly supplied during a demand peak. The BINE Projektinfo brochure “Storing wind energy underground” (18/2013) presents a concept of how to reuse abandoned ore mines as pumped storage power plants. This type of underground electricity storage could expand the storage capacity of the power grid considerably. Unlike aboveground power plants, larger landscape interventions would be avoided.  more...
 
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Long-term forecasts for geothermal energy in Southern Germany

The alpine foreland is experiencing a geothermal energy boom. In the Greater Munich area alone, 15 geothermal heat stations and power plants are currently either in operation or under construction. The BINE Projektinfo brochure “Sustainable use of deep geothermal energy” (17/2013) presents the results of a fundamental survey on regional impacts. This developed simulation model can be used to better predict the interplay between power plants, long-term operation and exploration risks of new plans.  more...
 
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“TEK-Tool” software supports energy consultants

Until now, analysing the weak spots of the architecture and building services equipment of existing non-residential buildings has been a very labour-intensive process. The BINE Projektinfo brochure “Energy performance analysis of complex existing buildings” (16/2013) presents the new TEK-Tool developed for just this purpose. It lightens the required workload significantly. The program helps energy consultants understand actual consumption, evaluate partial energy consumptions, identify weak spots and calculate potential savings.  more...
 
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Assessing windows with a mobile measurement device

Until now, planners have lacked suitable tools for assessing whether to replace windows when refurbishing buildings. The newly published BINE-Projektinfo brochure “Making well-informed decisions when refurbishing windows” (15/2013) presents the Uwin software program. Uwin determines possible savings when refurbishing windows and facades. The base data for the calculations is provided by a mobile measurement device that measures the thermal insulation value Ug for the glazing.  more...
 
 

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