With the introduction of 5G technology, radio-based methods for data transmission can also be applied to power engineering in a completely new style. With the energy transition, many decentralized plants and components will have to be integrated into the existing infrastructure in the future. The long-term research project "National 5G Energy Hub" has now officially started.
Qualified data is an essential tool. This also applies to the energy transition in the building sector. However, detailed data on the structure and energetic condition of non-residential buildings are missing. A large-scale project aims to close the gaps in building statistics. The main phase of the survey is now starting.
Solar-active sun protection elements on roofs and facades generate more energy for the "Smart Green Tower" than is required in the building. Only in connection with a battery storage, a sophisticated energy management and a smart district concept does the building become useful for the grid.
The new construction of the large residential and business complex in Geretsried in Bavaria is already a small district. Renewable energy generators and combined heat and power generation are combined with electricity and heat storage systems and operated in such a way that as much of the energy generated on site as possible is used directly.