Energy consumption and renewable energies in private households © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Energy consumption and renewable energies in private households

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Information sheet:
Information on the energy consumption in a German household with four people and the energy yields of renewable energy systems for private households.

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2019-03-21
Students learn how many kilowatt-hours of electrical energy and heat are used in an average four-person household in Germany. Typical values are provided, for example, the energy consumption of a hair dryer or the heating value of one cubic meter of gas.
In addition, the energy yields of photovoltaic, solar thermal, and geothermal systems are explained in more detail and specific values are given.

Using the following sources: Wikipedia; www.musterhaushalt.de; www.einfamilienhaus.org; www.solaranlagen-portal.com; www.paradigma.de; “Thermische Solaranlagen für Warmwasser und Heizung,” Fraunhofer ISE Stefan Hess (2012); “Checkliste Wärmepumpen 2012/13,” Verbraucherzentrale Energieberatung;
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Physics; Technology
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Renewable energy; Solar energy
Siemens Stiftung Media Portal
MediaHouse GmbH (author: Dieter Arnold)
© Siemens Stiftung 2016
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