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Projects of SPF

A selection from our current projects illustrates our work in hand. Should any synergy between your business and ours appear, feel free to enquire within our organization.

Please note that for confidentiality reasons only public projects are displayed. Generally, projects that are carried out for private clients are subject to non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements.

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Innosuisse Flagship Greenhub

The "GreenHub" project is one of a total of eight large-scale flagship projects of the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse). Together with 16 research partners, the consortium led by OST is pursuing a clear goal: the development of systemic and innovative approaches for the production, conversion and storage of renewable energy…

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DecenTGrids – Decentral Storages for Energy Management in Thermal Grids

Heat storages can assist in the rational dimensioning and operation of thermal networks. They can smooth out peak loads and eliminate the need for fossil-fuelled peak load boilers. Heat surpluses can be stored temporarily. Decentralised storage systems can relieve the load on individual sections of the grid or enable grid…

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SwissSTES – Swiss Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage

Substituting fossil fuels with renewable energies will not be feasible without a notable expansion of seasonal energy storage. Seasonal thermal energy storages (STES) are expected to contribute significantly to this goal. The project SwissSTES systematically analyses STES potentials such as available and unused cavities, geothermal…

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EffPlusWW – Efficiency boost for hygienic perfect domestic hot water with heat pumps

Due to the necessary decarbonization of the heat supply, heat pumps are becoming increasingly important for domestic hot water preparation. However, the relatively high requirements for hot water preparation and distribution temperatures for hygiene reasons often cannot be met with current heat pump concepts without the additional…

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HydAb – Increase of comfort and efficiency by new concepts for hydraulic balancing of heat distribution in residential buildings

The importance of hydraulic balancing of heat distribution systems for energy-efficient building operation and resident comfort has long been recognized. Nevertheless, it can be stated that there is a lack of expertise and still far too often insufficient implementations occur in practice. Companies have also noticed this gap and…

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PeakMetal – Covering winter peaks of heat and electricity demand by «renewable metal fuels»

Renewable Metal Fuels (ReMeF) are seasonal energy carriers which are able to enhance the energy security. We investigate the contribution that ReMeF can make as combined heat and power elements of the building stock a) to cover the local demand for electricity and heat and b) to feed electricity into the grid to support the energy…