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Projektinfo 13/2015

Electric impulses fragment hard rock

Until now, roller bits have been used for drilling in deep-lying rock. These only advance slowly through crystalline formations and wear out quickly. That makes drilling measures more expensive and is particularly an economic problem for deep geothermal projects. Researchers in Dresden (Germany) are therefore developing an alternative drilling method for hard rock where a high-voltage impulse fragments the rock. Up to 30 % lower drilling costs are possible.  more...
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Energy centre supplies Giessen University Hospital

Giessen’s municipal utility company and University Hospital have jointly constructed the first energy centre to be integrated into a local heating and cooling network. The newly developed combined cooling, heating and power system ensures an uninterrupted supply to the hospital. It saves 21.7 % of the primary energy and 33.6 % of the CO2 emissions.  more...

themen II14 00

Sustainable refurbishment of museums

There are more than 7,000 museums in Germany. However, many museum buildings are now in need of refurbishment and their systems technology is outdated. At the same time, the financial position of cities and municipalities has become so acute that public amenities, such as swimming pools and libraries, are being forced to close. There is therefore a move towards transforming museums into independently operated enterprises that have to bear at least part of the maintenance, upkeep and utility costs for their buildings themselves.  more...
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Themeninfo I/2014

Researching in the global network

International research collaborations are becoming increasingly important. Germany is involved in a variety of ways in international energy research. An important pillar in this regard is its involvement in the International Energy Agency (IEA). Germany is a founding member of this organisation. An IEA field of activity particularly relevant to energy research is its energy technology network.  more...

Basis Energie06 2000 01

Schools plug into the sun

Photovoltaic systems in schools help save energy and enhance classroom teaching. They shape a school's image and indicate that energy supply is a future-focused subject. Grants are available to schools wanting to install photovoltaic panels.  more...
BasisEnergie05 2000 01 engl

Schoolchildren are saving energy

At many schools they already exist: schoolchildren as energy detectives, energy managers or energy teams. They track down energy leaks, take the initiative, assume responsibility and ultimately know a great deal about saving energy. Their commitment is often also financially rewarding for their school.  more...



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