Renewable heat

Renewable energy carriers play a major role in climate change mitigation and the conservation of resources. We analyse their environmental impacts, identify realisable potentials and supervise pilot projects. We provide consulting services for ministries and public authorities, and optimise policy instruments for the promotion of sun, wind, water, and biomass.

 

Contact

Dr. Martin Pehnt

PhD, Dipl. Physiker (graduate in physics)
Scientific and Managing Director
+49 (0)6221 4767 0
martin.pehnt@ifeu.de

Projects

Europaflagge im Wind

Economic potential for efficient heating and cooling supply

The European Energy Efficiency Directive provides for a comprehensive assessment of the economic poten-tial for efficient heating and cooling supply (Article 14). For this purpose, ifeu prepares…

Photovoltaikanlagen auf dörflichen Dächern

Potential analysis of renewable energies within the framework of RED II

In this project, ifeu and its project partners analyze the potential from solar energy, biomass, ambient energy, geothermal energy, and waste heat and cooling in accordance with the Renewable Energy…

Decarbonisation of decentralised energy infrastructures

The decarbonisation of district heating is challenging from a technical, socio-economic and institutional point of view. We analyse the framework conditions in five case studies and show…

Analysis on the further development of the emissions balance of renewable energy sources in the field of renewable heat

The increased use of renewable energies has a direct influence on the framework conditions for the method of determining the greenhouse gas emissions saved.

Further development of energy system transformation in the heating sector

Within a project for the implementation of the energy system transformation, ifeu carried out various analyses investigating the transformation of the heating market on behalf of the BMU and in…

EWärmeG

With the EWärmeG, the state of Baden-Württemberg passed the first state law of its kind in Germany in 2007. It came into force at the beginning of 2008 with the aim of increasing the share of…

4th Generation District Heat

District Heating (DH) networks are an important infrastructure element for a future heat supply and have a considerable potential despite the declining building heat demand. They offer the systemic…

Evaluation and perspectives of the market incentive scheme

The market incentive scheme has become established as a central funding tool for the area of the heat supply from renewable energy sources. ifeu has supported the programme since 2008, and is…

Plug in PV

Plug in PV – very small PV systems, suitable especially for tenants – is increasingly gaining in importance. ifeu analysed the economic and energetic benefits as well as the societal framework and the…

The 3E Multiple Dwelling Unit

In the BMUB-funded research project “The 3E Multiple dwelling unit”, LichtBlick and the ifeu investigate business models for the electricity supply of electric vehicles with self-generated electricity…

Model City Mannheim

The “Model City of Mannheim” (MoMa) project was designed to trial an incentive-based cellular Smart Grid approach in private households. In three of the field tests conducted in Mannheim, overseen by…

A roadmap for the energy transition

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has connected the individual strands of the energy transition to form a whole, creating interfaces and transitions in the form of a roadmap for the energy…

Transformation of district heating

The research work of the ifeu-Institute in Heidelberg, GEF Ingenieur AG, and the AGFW dealt with the question of how to increase the proportion of renewable energy sources in existing district heating…

Windräder in Deutschland

Brochure „Renewable Energy - Innovations for a Sustainable Energy Future”

Since 2001, ifeu has been compiling and updating the brochure "Renewable Energy". It provides a comprehensive overview of technologies, ecology and economy as well as systematic questions of the use…