Wind loads in a solar field – a master’s thesis in the Andalusian sun

In the south of Spain, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) - Institute of Solar Research has access to the "Plataforma Solar de Almería" of the Spanish research center CIEMAT. Researchers use the power of the sun here to test high-temperature solar technologies under realistic conditions. Laura Paulus is currently writing her Master's thesis there. [more]

published: 23.02.2024

Local and district heating in Bavaria: Are we getting in our own way?

The technologies for expanding climate-neutral heat supply through the use of local and district heating networks are already available and have been tested in practice in existing networks. However, the path from the idea of a local heating network for neighborhood supply to actual commissioning can be very lengthy. [more]

published: 17.03.2023

Hof University on the way to energy independence

Hof University of Applied Sciences would like to become independent of external energy in the future. To achieve this goal, the project "Energy self-sufficient Hof University" has now been launched. By the end of the year, Oliver Stark and his team at the iwe want to gain the necessary insights to achieve the big goal. [more]

published: 09.03.2023

Green hydrogen: New research focus at Hof University of Applied Sciences

With funding from the Hightech Agenda Bayern, Professors Tobias Plessing, Tobias Schnabel and Jörg Krumreich and Deputy Institute Director Andy Gradel are currently closing a gap in the research landscape on hydrogen technologies for the future at Hof University of Applied Sciences. Their research focus is on the production of green hydrogen. [more]

published: 07.12.2022

ADerN project: local heating network aims to remove obstacles to expansion

Following the kick-off in March of this year, the ADerN network now invited participants to its second meeting at the Einstein1 start-up center. The aim of the ADerN project is to increase the acceptance of regenerative local heating networks among the population, to network players in the Bavarian local heating industry and thus to strengthen the industry in the Free State. [more]

published: 06.07.2022

Hof University of Applied Sciences strengthens the Bavarian local heating sector

At the beginning of 2022, the Institute for Water and Energy Management at Hof University of Applied Sciences will launch a project focusing on regenerative local heating networks. The goal of the project team, which currently consists of four members, is the transfer of knowledge and the further training of all players, from manufacturers to operators, as well as the networking and strengthening of the Bavarian local heating sector. [more]

published: 26.01.2022

Hof University of Applied Sciences optimizes Nordhalben local heating network

The Nordhalben local heating network is soon to work more intelligently and effectively. This is being ensured by a joint research project of Hof University of Applied Sciences and Bioenergie Nordhalben eG together with ENERPIPE GmbH and HDG Bavaria GmbH. In addition, network customers will be able to call up their consumption data in real time in the future and receive individual incentives for savings [more]

published: 06.10.2021

Major project in Schwarzenbach: Innovative energy system for Winterling site

The 40,000 square meter Winterling site in Schwarzenbach/Saale is to be given an innovative energy supply system and thus a further incentive for potential tenants. The Institute for Water and Energy Management at Hof University of Applied Sciences (iwe) is currently planning the entire factory complex of the former porcelain manufacturer. [more]

published: 16.08.2021