METIS is a mathematical model which can provide highly detailed analysis of the whole European energy system for electricity, gas and heat. It can simulate the operation of both energy systems and markets for electricity gas and heat on an hourly basis for a whole year, while also factoring in uncertainties like weather variations. For example, it can analyse the impact of higher shares of renewable energy down to the hour.
The model can be used at EU country or regional level, right down to the 276 economic regions in the EU which are used by analysts.
Post date: 28 Dec 2016
The European Commission has just released its “Clean Energy For All Europeans” package, which includes key Energy Union legislative proposals: revisions of the Directives on Energy Efficiency (EED), Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) and Renewable Energy Sources (RED) including biomass sustainability rules, as well as a new Electricity Market Design and Energy Union governance framework.
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
How to Optimise Gas, Fuel and Thermal Energy Sources in Your Building -
Webinar: 1st December 2016 at 3 PM CET (Barcelona, Spain)
Daniel Utges, Product Director, DEXMA
Alfonso Pastor, Technical Support Engineer, DEXMA
The webinar will be hosted by DEXMA, an energy analytics firm based in Barcelona.
You can register at http://dex.ma/2gB4niM
Post date: 29 Nov 2016
On 25 October 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world.
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2021
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning, Sanitation and Home Comfort System
ISH China & CIHE is the largest fair for the HVAC and plumbing industries in Asia. The fair falls under the ISH brand of shows.
The 2017 edition will be held from 18 - 20 May 2017 at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China.
The 21th edition will cover 97,000 sqm of exhibition space across eight halls, expects to welcome 1,300 exhibitors and 55,000 professional visitors.
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
Solar houses have a primary energy demand of maximum 15 kWh/m²a for heating and auxiliary. A thermal solar plant covers typically between 60 and 70 percent of the heat demand. The remainder is usually generated by a biomass boiler. The low primary energy demand of the solar houses (in German “Sonnenhäuser” or “SolarAktiv-Häuser”) is linked to additional costs at the building envelope and the building services systems. A new tool, developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE), allows now the calculation of the necessary additional costs.
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
New fuel cell units generate heat energy and electrical energy with an efficiency of over 90 percent running on natural gas, and on hydrogen and methane produced using renewable energy. With the help of extensive tests in single and two-family homes their operation and design could be improved incrementally. Additional information on the actual generation of fuel cells and the use in demonstration buildings is compiled in the new BINE-Projektinfo.
Post date: 20 Oct 2016
Neue Brennstoffzellen-Heizgeräte erzeugen als Mini-KWK-Anlagen mit über 90 % Wirkungsgrad Wärme und elektrische Energie auf Basis von Erdgas oder aus erneuerbaren Energien erzeugtem Wasserstoff und Methan. Mithilfe von umfangreichen Tests in Ein- und Zweifamilienhäusern konnten Funktion und Design erfolgreich verbessert werden. Weitere Informationen zur aktuellen Generation von Brennstoffzellen und den Demonstrationsvorhaben stellt die neue BINE-Projektinfo zusammen.
Post date: 20 Oct 2016
The 4th International exhibition for domestic and industrial heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, air-conditioning, ventilation, equipment for pools, saunas and spas,
Aquatherm St. Petersburg is a professional event presenting the whole spectrum of the HVAC & Pool industry products in the North-West region of Russia.
It is an efficient business platform for establishing new business contacts and developing cooperation with Russian and international manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and end customers.
Post date: 26 Sep 2016