Utilising solar power to create green energy for everyday consumption
Like wind energy, solar power harnesses nature’s resources and makes use of them to create green energy for everyday consumption. Photovoltaics solar cells (PV technology) and solar heating offer reliable, cost-efficient methods of generating electricity and heat respectively and in Denmark, both technologies are applied with success in commercial as well as residential buildings. Since wind turbines produce the most electricity during the night and in the winter time and PV mainly produces electricity during the long Nordic summer days, the two technologies supplement each other well.
We invite you to explore solar energy related solutions in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest solar energy news and discover real-life case examples of how photovoltaics can help solve your energy issues.
Haldor Topsoe, Vestas and Skovgaard Invest are the architects behind a new project that sets out to build the world’s first green ammonia plant by 2022 at the commercial scale of 10 MW power. Green ammonia, produced from renewable energy, has the potential to replace significant volumes of fossil fuels and help accelerate the global green transition.
A new report by the International Energy Agency says that India and Europe will lead the renewables expansion in the year to come, and the future looks bright too. A new analysis by the green think tank EMBER shows renewables will double in the next decade to deliver 60 per cent of EU’s electricity demand in 2030.
To achieve the global ambitions for a green transition, large sums of finance are needed. This white paper features ideas and solutions for how to achieve the goals and it is meant to serve as an inspiration for everyone involved in the green economy.
The Danish utility Aalborg Forsyning plans to create one of the world’s largest sustainable energy reserves. The project will be located in the Danish city Aalborg and will be the first of its size and first to provide hot water at any time needed.
The design of the school and classroom has an important impact on pupil and teacher wellbeing and possibilities for classroom interaction. With simple approaches, which do not have to be expensive, architects and teachers can improve the climate and therefore improve rooms and optimise them for teaching.
Danish companies experienced solid growth in energy technology exports in 2019. Exports grew by 13.5 per cent compared to the previous year. Danish wind turbines and other green energy solutions are particularly popular abroad.
Last year, Denmark recorded the lowest coal consumption at just 5 per cent of national energy consumption. Meanwhile, wind energy is breaking records in quantity and price, shaving off CO2 emissions every year.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
Customized solution and high efficiency Aalborg CSP A/S received the order for turnkey delivery of a customized 1.2 MW integrated electrical heat pump system to Saltum Fjernvarme in Denmark. The system will help increase the reduction of the facility’s natural gas dependency as well as stabilize the energy prices towards the customers. The 1.2MW electrical […]
Matching the customer’s energy needs Aalborg CSP received the order from the Danish utility and energy supply company SK Forsyning to deliver the 8 MWth solar heating plant. The solar heating plant is to be integrated with the district heating plant’s new biomass boiler and will supplement the delivery of energy to the plant’s existing […]
Nerve Switch® enables each individual battery cell to be controlled both directly and independently. This allows for optimizing several electrical energy systems by removing the need of expensive power electronic components, extending battery lifecycle and creates a foundation on which it is possible to design hybrid battery systems.
With a PPA, Chr. Hansen and Better Energy take responsibility for adding entirely new renewable energy to the Danish electricity system. Energi Danmark’s role will be to balance both the consumer and the producer as well as manage price risks and ensure Chr. Hansen’s desire to create a green balance with their consumption.
Aalborg CSP landed an order to deliver a 2.6 MWth solar-thermal plant in Denmark. With the system in Egedal, Aalborg CSP continues its series of new projects based on customized solutions with solar and storage supporting a competitive transition to renewable energy.
Aalborg CSP has received the largest order in terms of megawatt power to deliver steam generator systems based on the leakage-free header-and-coil technology for three CSP plants in Dubai, each providing 200 MWe totalling 600 MWe for the largest CSP project in the world. When completed, the solar park will provide clean energy to more than 270,000 residences in Dubai, while reducing the carbon emissions by 1.4 million tonnes per year.
If we are to succeed with the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, there is a need for more flexibility in the energy system. In the project ”Storage of electricity and heat in salt hydrate”, we demonstrate and test the prototype of a new heat battery that is able to store solar energy and […]
Heliac’s solution is based on the invention of an inexpensive lens that focuses the sunlight in the same way as a large magnifying glass. Based on the lens, Heliac builds modular panels each supplying 12 kW of heat. Lendemarke Fjernvarmeværk, owned by Europe’s largest privately owned energy company, E.ON., is the first customer of a […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
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 […]
Danish Solar Energy Ltd. has always taken initiative in being innovative in the solar-industry. We are always looking for new partners, who we can develop new sustainable products and/or projects with. We have a lot of expertise within complete stand-alone systems and grid-connected solutions. We are also looking for distributors for our complete systems suited […]
The Efficient and Reliable Power Electronics group at The Department of Energy Technology (Aalborg University) is a world-class research center within the field of power electronics. The purpose of the group is to develop innovative power electronic converters and systems to all relevant applications, which are efficient, reliable and cost-competitive by means of reduction in […]
This Sino-Danish project deals with research, development and demonstration of a full-scale microgrid. The work will be carried out by two highly rated Universities, Aalborg University (Denmark) and Tsinghua University (China), in cooperation with Kamstrup, leader of smartmeters and smargrid ready components in Denmark and the company Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd, […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]
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 […]
The aim of the project is to demonstrate a full scale pit heat storage (60,000 m3 ) in combination with a large solar collector field (35,000 m2) and heat pumps (3 MW). This energy plant will be able to supply the Danish city Dronninglund with 50% of its heat demand (20,000 MWh). The rest of […]
Smart energy services for low-energy houses – based on user-driven innovation Funded by ELFORSK Project manager: Danish Technological Institute Participants: AsgerBC lys SeluxitNILAN Budget: PSO: DKK 1,208,700 Total budget: DKK 2,171,225 Completion: 1st quarter 2012 Results:One thing is to design and produce energy efficient solutions and systems. Another is to get the users to use them correctly in […]
The project, which is financed by the Danish Energy Research Programme EUDP, develops design of district heating and block heating as a cost efficient way of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in new and existing buildings. The objective is to reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions related to the heating of buildings by […]