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Energy management

Wind turbine

Since the pioneering days of wind energy, our wind turbine visibly represents the university’s great commitment to renewable energies in research and teaching at the heart of the wind energy region of East Frisia, and supplies energy for the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer.

LED lighting

In 2016, the university upgraded its indoor and outdoor lighting to modern LED lights including energy-saving lighting management. The duration, location and intensity of the light can be determined with the click of a mouse, and motion detectors in the hallways ensure that the resources are only used when they are required.

Weather station

The measurement data from the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer weather station is used for wind power and photovoltaic systems, among other things. They are displayed in real time.

Photovoltaic system

Since summer 2018, our state-of-the-art PV system has also been making a significant contribution to the university’s energy needs. To this end, students specialising in renewable energies will be able to work with the measurement data provided by the systems in the future. The new 490 kWp system is also expected to be connected to the grid in June 2024. In total, around 1200 solar modules will supply the university with renewable energy. This will produce around 400 MWh of electricity per year, which corresponds to around a quarter of the electricity consumption.