Heat pumps work as intermediates between the electrical and thermal energy systems
Heat pumps work as intermediates between the electrical and thermal energy systems. It uses electricity to move available heat from one place to another e.g. heat from the surrounding air into the homes. Large heat pumps used at district heating plants allow higher levels of renewable energy to be used for thermal purposes, while assisting in balancing the energy system. Also, heat pumps enable thermal storage in the sense that other sources such as biomass and waste used for thermal energy production can be stored for times when the electricity demand is high or production of renewable energy is low.
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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 […]
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.
Together with the Municipality of Vejle and the Insero-owned energy service company Best Green, Resilience House in Vejle has won the European Heat Pump Association’s ’DecarbBuilding’ award. An award given to the most sustainable buildings in Europe that are operating on heat pumps.
As the Danish national plaform for the global initiative, P4G, Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, State of Green provides you with an update on P4G activities relevant for Danish stakeholders.
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.
Our cities are growing and so is the need to make them more sustainable and liveable. In this month’s article, we gather 3 examples of holistic urban solutions from the energy world that contribute to creating liveable cities.
In order to use heat pumps as an asset in the future electric system, there is a current need to develop common international communication standards. This is to ensure that all heat pumps on the market ‘speaks the same language’, meaning that they can be connected and aggregated. Data communication technology at focus HPCOM turns […]
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 […]
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 […]
Challenge The Danish Energy Agency is working to reduce CO2 emissions and make Denmark independent of fossil fuels. Such an ambition requires visionary solutions that are able to combine comfort, economy and sustainability. The market for heating in Denmark has historically been dominated by technology fright and a notion that you need to be an […]
In a future where energy comes from renewable energy sources, we need to be able to control the electricity consumption, taking into account the fluctuating electricity production. Here, it is an advantage that consumers can actively turn down their electricity consumption or move it to periods when more electricity is produced. Remote controlling of heat […]
Many homeowners who live in the rural areas of Lolland Falster in Denmark don’t have access to district heating. Often, the homeowners resort to expensive oil-fired boilers, electricity heating or gas furnace, because of the lack of other heating alternatives. Partnership with local energy company In spring 2017, REFA Energi, a local energy company who […]
The Municipality of Horsens in Denmark has an ambition to reduce the omission of CO2. Many of the buildings of the municipality do not have access to district heating and is therefore dependent on natural gas. A part of the solution is heat as a service from Best Green. Today, Best Green delivers heat as […]
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.
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The Energy Point Frøstrup demonstration house was inaugurated on February 21, 2015 by Mayor Lene Kjelgaard, declaring it ready to demonstrate new renewable energy technology to private households. Energy Point Frøstrup was made possible with money from the municipality of Thisted, Region Nord and LAG Thy-Mors and has been established in cooperation with the local […]
Project approval of heat projects in Denmark The Danish district heating legislation is set out in the Heat Supply Act that regulates the heating sector and provides local authorities (i.e. municipalities) with the power to engage in local heat planning, make decisions on energy infrastructure and on which resources is to be prioritized. The legislation […]
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 […]
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 […]