It is essential to accelerate the necessary transformation process towards a sustainable energy supply. Pioneers of this modification process are the Fraunhofer Institutes for Building Physics IBP and for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES, which will present their research work on the occasion of ISES Solar World Congress 2011 in Kassel at their common booth from August 28 to September 1, 2011.
The challenge is to cover future energy needs in Germany without any restrictions, if possible, and simultaneously to observe climatic goals. The supporting pillars of this process are the increase in applying regenerative energies and extensive measures for energy efficiency. The use of fossil energy sources to generate power and heat must be minimized and power from nuclear plants must be replaced.
Thus, the most essential components for the future energy system are energy efficiency in building as well as the integration of renewable energies and electro-mobility. This can be achieved by means of plus energy houses as well as smart buildings and supply structures. Innovative network control systems, decentralized energy management and modern storage technologies allow an increase in the share of renewable power generation.
This kind of profound modification offers opportunities: The energy transsion requires the development of new and the further development of already existing technologies to generate, store and transport energy. Fraunhofer scientists work on sophisticated solutions and complex technologies to manage the modification of energy supply. Therefore, research and development work is done in the field of innovative components for minimally invasive renovation, i.e. the profound retrofitting of a building without any greater annoyances for the residents, and economic and ecological concepts for cities on their way to »Smart City« into a future of sustainable and environmentally conscious energy use! One of the great challenges of modern times is lead urban centers into an ecologically sustainable future. To design and construct buildings and to live in them in a way that the impact on the environment is minimized requires great efforts in the field of building technology.
Scientific developments of building physics such as the zeroemission or the plus energy house are the basis for effective efficiency in building. Energy needs and CO2 emissions can most effectively reduced in cities by a nationwide renovation of buildings and an environmentally compatible energy supply. Sustainability and energy efficiency are the basic requirements for buildings and are essential in solving energy problems.
The building of the future generates more energy than it consumes. It is flexible and multi-functional, equipped by smart ventilation and lighting systems, and is made of recycled materials. It was built by preserving resources with a high degree of quality and precision, and can be totally recycled after the end-of-life.
In order to increase the share of renewable electricity generation in energy supply systems, most innovative technologies are developed and tested. These reach from the multi-functional PV module which, as standardized building component, can provide electricity, thermal insulation, climatization and other applications, to the operating system for the smart house which allows optimal utilization of renewables by automatic management of loads, generators and electric vehicle charging, and finally new electric networks which actively use the potentials of controlled loads, distributed generators and storages to assure a save, cost-effective and sustainable energy supply.
Especially important for mass market roll-out are standardized interfaces within the energy system, such that building blocks from different manufacturers can be combined in future smart grid systems. This is researched and demonstrated in the new »SysTec«, a unique experimenting facility to the south of Kassel to be officially opened in September. Scientific testing of free-field and roof PV systems, batteries and charging technology of electric vehicles, and new electricity grids will be focused upon there. The combination with additional technology, e.g. electricity storage by renewable methane, paves the way for an energy supply system based on renewable energy.
The energy transmission will be completed and the energy landscape will be primarily based on renewable energy sources in Germany until 2050. Then, 80 % of the energy supply will be produced by renewable energy sources, which make up 9,4 % at present!
For any further information please contact:Tekn. Dr. Dietrich Schmidt
Uwe Krengel | Fraunhofer-Institut
Waste from paper and pulp industry supplies raw material for development of new redox flow batteries
12.10.2017 | Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Low-cost battery from waste graphite
11.10.2017 | Empa - Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt
Material defects in end products can quickly result in failures in many areas of industry, and have a massive impact on the safe use of their products. This is why, in the field of quality assurance, intelligent, nondestructive sensor systems play a key role. They allow testing components and parts in a rapid and cost-efficient manner without destroying the actual product or changing its surface. Experts from the Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken will be presenting two exhibits at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart from 7–10 November 2017 that allow fast, reliable, and automated characterization of materials and detection of defects (Hall 5, Booth 5306).
When quality testing uses time-consuming destructive test methods, it can result in enormous costs due to damaging or destroying the products. And given that...
Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.
How do chemical reactions proceed at extremely low temperatures? The answer requires the investigation of molecular samples that are cold, dense, and slow at...
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen.
It was one of the breakthroughs of the year 2010: Laser spectroscopy of muonic hydrogen resulted in a value for the proton charge radius that was significantly...
It's possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. UCF...
Mercury, our smallest planetary neighbor, has very little to call an atmosphere, but it does have a strange weather pattern: morning micro-meteor showers.
Recent modeling along with previously published results from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft -- short for Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and...
10.10.2017 | Event News
10.10.2017 | Event News
28.09.2017 | Event News
16.10.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
16.10.2017 | Earth Sciences
16.10.2017 | Physics and Astronomy