Newsletter NRP 70 and NRP 71 - December 2018
Improving hydropower through long-range drought forecasts
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) have developed a complex hydrological model for forecasting dry spells lasting several weeks with high spatial resolution. These predictions make it possible, for example, to operate hydropower plants more profitably.
Using (waste) heat to cool buildings
As part of a stakeholder event at the HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, representatives from the worlds of research and industry were able to gather information first hand on the results of the NRP 70 joint project “THRIVE”.
Energy cooperatives: renewable energy thanks to strong local roots
There have been energy cooperatives in Switzerland for more than 120 years – but there is hardly any data available on their structures and perspectives. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) collected this data in a survey.
The new edition of “Energy &” revolves around the topic of mobility
The magazine “Energy &” provides insights into the topic of mobility from various perspectives and at different levels: on the ground, underground and above the clouds.
Completed Project: "Wood combustion for energy in buildings"
Wood as renewable energy contributes to the reduction of fossil fuels. Wood combustion, however, also causes air pollution. The project shows that automated boilers are preferable, manual devices need to be well operated, and carbon monoxide is an indicator for harmful pollutants.
Innovations for the energy of the future: NRP 70 and NRP 71 at the Energy Innovation Conference
Researchers from NRP 70 and NRP 71 presented and discussed the results of their projects at the Energy Innovation Conference.
For more information about the various projects, please visit the following websites: and available.
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