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ÖkoFEN: off-grid house with Fronius Cluster-News: July 2018

ÖkoFEN has developed an off-grid house in cooperation with Fronius. The combination of a pellet boiler with integrated Stirling engine, PV and energy storage technologies makes it possible to generate on-site 100 % of the home’s required heat and electricity. A management system records and processes all relevant data for heat and power generation.

Partner: Fronius International GmbH, ÖkoFEN Pelletsheizung

Bioenergy 2020+: new test method for firewood stoves Cluster-News: July 2018

A new test method for firewood stoves enables the practical evaluation of efficiency and emissions levels. In the future, manufacturers will be able to develop and optimise their devices even more effectively. Upon purchase, end customers will receive detailed information on emissions and efficiency levels during operation. In the long term, these project results could also be incorporated into the development of standards for firewood stoves.

Partner: BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH

Hainzl: touch control unit for OEM applications Cluster-News: July 2018

The new control unit has a touch display and can be used for applications in building and energy technologies as well as for the control of devices and machines. The control units produced by Hainzl can be custom adapted for customer’s specific application. Open design is possible through Linux-based Qt or CoDeSys V3.0 program. Common interfaces (USB, ethernet, RS485) enable the integration of the operating unit into higher-level systems.

Partner: Hainzl Industriesysteme GmbH

Fröling: EnergieGenie for wood chip boiler T4e Cluster-News: July 2018

The 2018 EnergieGenie prize for innovation was awarded to Fröling for its T4e woodchip boiler. The boiler features an integrated e-particle separator, innovative air distribution control, a high efficiency motor, components with low electricity demand and an integrated system to increase the return flow temperature. Ignition of the boilers takes place using the residual embers.

Partner: Fröling Heizkessel- u. Behälterbau GmbH

KNV: EnergieGenie for "Smart Price Adaptation" Cluster-News: July 2018

KNV received the EnergieGenie Award for the "Smart Price Adaptation" for heat pumps. This enables the use of variable electricity prices on an hourly base. The heat pump is controlled so that it always uses the cheapest electricity price of the day. This results in estimated energy cost savings of up to 30 %.

Partner: KNV Energietechnik GmbH

Ochsner: EnergieGenie for hot water heat pump Cluster-News: July 2018

The Genius hot water heat pump Europe 333 from Ochsner was awarded the EnergieGenie prize. This air heat pump with 300 litres of storage enables the optimisation of the PV self-consumption rate. It is continuously variable/stepless controllable/infinitely adjustable, and has a performance efficiency of 3.8.

Partner: Ochsner Wärmepumpen GmbH

Energie AG: "Energiestar" award Cluster-News: July 2018

Energie AG Power Solution received the "Energiestar" award in the category "Innovative Financing" for its PV contracting service. Energie AG Power Solutions plans, installs and operates PV systems and covers the resulting costs. The investment is refinanced through the revenue from the generated electricity. In 2017, ten plants were implemented with this model, resulting in a total capacity of 7,000 kW.

Partner: Energie AG Oberösterreich Power Solutions GmbH

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