TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

Japan Moves Quickly Toward Energy-Efficient Buildings

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:42:31 PM

Fire, typhoon and earthquake resistance of buildings has long been of paramount importance in Japan.As far back as the Edo period (1603–1868), Japan’s houses have been hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, while the primarily wooden structures (meant to facilitate ventilation during warm summers) were prone to fire.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency, Japan

For A Sustainable Future…

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 20, 2017 10:40:27 AM

Energy efficiency is actually improving old technology products to consume less energy and have better performance. Basically energy efficiency is using less energy to provide same service.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency

TÜV Rheinland Sponsors Africa Renewable Energy Summit

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 31, 2017 2:28:55 PM

Solar solutions for a sustainable future

As a globally recognized specialist in photovoltaic (PV) module certification, TÜV Rheinland has taken on the role of Silver Sponsor of the forthcoming Africa Renewable Energy Leader’s Summit in Kenya in April 2017.

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Topics: PV, solar, energy

Case Study: Lucky with Fortuna - The Most Efficient Gas-Fired Power Plant

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Feb 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Düsseldorf municipal utilities’ Block “Fortuna” combined cycle power plant (CCPP) has been in operation since 2016 and is the world’s most efficient power plant of its kind to date. Along with optimal utilization, the combination of gas and steam turbines also ensures climate-friendly energy production. In addition, the ability to use waste heat for district heating increases efficiency.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency

Case Study: From conventional sources of energy to renewable biomass

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 30, 2017 6:00:00 PM
A heating plant in Tatabánya in Hungary has added three hot water boiler units fired by biomass to provide summer hot water service. Along with a new 20 MW wood chip-fired boiler, two existing units of 37 MW each were converted from gas to wood firing. By implementing renewable biomass fuel, the plant is expected to save nearly 60 million cubic meters of gas.

TÜV Rheinland InterCert Ltd was appointed to perform the PED NoBo supervision for one boiler and TPI technical supervision of the reconstruction of two other boilers.
 

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency

Being Smart About Solar Investments

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 23, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Making solar power work for you

The trend toward more sustainable energy promises benefits for both the environment and consumers. Photovoltaic devices, in particular, are attractive to home owners and businesses because solar energy is cheap. However, don’t lose sight of the costs of installation, insurance and maintenance over time. These expenses add up, so be aware of the legal and financial implications of your investment in solar power and don’t ignore the small print!

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency, solar, PV

Inspection for Solar Power Plant in Turkey

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 18, 2017 6:00:00 PM

In May 2016, one of the leading German solar power plant manufacturers, in cooperation with Turkish investors and an electric power company chose TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH as technical advisor and inspection body for the newly built 4.7 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Isparta, Turkey. Several companies worked together on building the 8-hectare large system. The client turned to TÜV Rheinland for construction supervision and final acceptance technical inspection.

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Topics: solar, energy

TÜV Rheinland Japan Launches Service to Assess the Remaining Life in Wind Turbines

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 6, 2016 3:30:00 PM
TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd. announced today that the company has launched a new service to assess the remaining service life of wind turbines that have been in operation for 20 years or longer. This new service estimates the remaining service life of operating wind turbines by performing on-site inspections and analyzing data about past operating history and site wind conditions.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency

Is Renewable Energy Causing Blackouts?

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 22, 2016 5:29:28 PM
When the lights go out and life grinds to a halt, it has happened: a blackout. Power cuts with serious consequences could soon be much more common. And of all things it is the success of renewable energies that is making the energy supply insecure.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency

TÜV Rheinland Japan Launches ECHONET Lite / AIF Testing and Certification Services

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

TÜV Rheinland Japan has been accredited by the ECHONET Consortium (on February 29, 2016) as a certification body for ECHONET Lite/AIF Certification Testing*1 and ECHONET Lite/AIF Certification*2 services. The company also announced that it would begin offering these testing and certification services from 1 April 2016.

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Topics: energy, smart grids