Focus of the text The text describes a new way of repurposing heat thanks to "liquid cooled data centers". The method makes it possible to...
Energy supply articles
Minimizing cost and CO2 integrating two solutions (ground source heat pump and district heating and cooling)
Focus of the text The text describes a new solution with the potential to reduce the cost and CO2 production of energy companies. This is...
Local low temperature networks for heating and cooling
In the Netherlands the KoWaNet project has tested local low temperature networks in order to make heating and cooling of Dutch buildings carbon neutral.
How to utilize district heating for cooling in a smart way
Energy providers and property owners can both benefit from an innovative cooling concept based on the utilization of the flexibility in district heating systems, and in particular by harvesting excess heat from a cooling process. A Berlin demo case is presented from the Flexi-Sync project.
Ownership and district heating prices: The case of an unregulated natural monopoly
This study is investigating how Swedish energy prices are influenced by the owner of the energy network – a private or a municipal company.
The impact of refrigeration technology on climate, economy and health
This article describes the refrigeration industry from an environmental point of view and argues for phasing out refrigerators with gases that contribute to global warming.
Friendly Sam – Tools for modelling and optimising energy systems
This text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems.
Catching the sunlight: Solar heat for cities
The IEA publication Solar Heat for cities: The sustainable solution provides information about solar heating for cities and showcases nine solar district heating systems built in Europen cities.
How to plan and optimise production of district heat
This article describes different ways to optimise the production and supply of district heat and cooling, from smaller to larger optimisations.
Don’t waste the waste water: Clean energy from sewage
Sewage water can be used to recover waste heat for heating or cooling buildings, and the use of waste water has high energy potential.
Excess heat from datacentres: Let your Insta-selfies heat your home
This article describes strategies to improve energy efficiency in data centres – such as using waste heat for district heating systems.
Waste-to-Energy: Making use of useless waste
In this text you can learn about waste incineration and Waste-to-energy (WtE). It also describes the method’s role in recycling and its part in a circular economy.