Making use of hot water from the interior of the eart to create renewable energy
Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source with vast potential as it makes use of hot water from the interior of the earth. The technology has a high initial investment cost, but it carries the benefits of low CO₂ emissions, low running costs, local production and high security of supply. In Denmark, low-temperature geothermal heat is used in district heating as one of many energy sources and Denmark is home to three geothermal energy facilities. In 2015, less than 0.5 percent of production in Danish district heating was geothermal; however, the potential is estimated to be as high as 20-30 per cent of district heating in Denmark.
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Gottlieb Paludan Architects has designed Solrødgård Climate and Environmental Park, which is the result of an unusual symbiosis between supply plant, climate adaption and landscape park. The aim of the park is to let visitors explore energy cycles which are fundamental to daily life.
For many years, the Danish electricity system has been connected to Norway, Sweden and Germany. As of midnight Sunday, the Netherlands can also be added to the list. Power from Danish wind turbines and solar cells can be now supply Dutch consumers directly via the so-called Cobra cable.
Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus can look forward to even more environmentally friendly district heating after it was announced that the city’s local government has signed a declaration of intent with one of Denmark’s largest companies, Mærsk, to develop the country’s largest geothermal energy plant.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has authored a chapter of the recently released Global Innovation Index 2018. This overarching theme for the 2018 report is the role of energy innovation and IRENA’s chapter makes four policy recommendations to scale up renewable energy deployment.
While renewable electricity has attracted significant political attention in countries around the world, renewable heat “remains the sleeping giant of energy policy”, writes the International Energy Agency (IEA). Renewable heat represents a massive opportunity for emissions reductions, as heat consumption accounts for over 50% of total final consumption.
In 2012, the company Sunwell decided to commercialise the solar well – a borehole storage technology that enables storage of summer heat in the ground to use for heating up the house through a heat pump. The solution is environmentally friendly and energy efficient, but it is also new which means that the potential is unknown […]
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
Early 2009 Sonderborg became the first city in Denmark to build a house that produces more energy than its family consumes in their everyday life. The house has a positive annual energy costs and sells the excess power to the national grid at the market price – the same price the consumers pay when they […]
In Thisted Municipality we have two national Test Centers and development is also taking place within biogas and solar energy. Large Wind Turbines In 2012 the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines, Oesterild, was opened. It has a capacity of 7 test benches for wind turbines with a height up to 250m. For more […]
A trip to the water treatment plant may not sound like the ideal Sunday family outing. Yet this can soon be a real possibility, according to the master plan for the Energy, Climate and Environmental Park that gathers the Hillerød Utility Company’s activities at one location. The Energy, Climate and Environmental Park is a unique […]
The new university hospital is not a traditional institution building; it is a friendly, informal place with open and comprehensible surroundings oriented towards the patients and their relatives. The hospital's various departments all differ in their dimensions, form and expression. The wards have one kind of architectural expression, while the treatment departments have another, and […]
You only need 60 degree C to provide a building with heating and hot tap water and there are huge energy CO2 neutral energy resources at 70 degree C or more in the underground! Therefore it is worth to consider how to utilize this resource. In some countries there are even warm springs and in […]