How does the energy bunker in Hamburg work?

How does the energy bunker in Hamburg work?

By using, in an intelligent way, a combination of solar energy, biogas, wood chips, and waste heat from a nearby industrial plant, the “Energy Bunker” is set to supply most of the Reiherstieg district with heat, while also feeding renewable power into the electricity grid.

How much energy does the IBA Hamburg energiebunker generate?

When completed, the bunker will generate approximately 22,500 megawatt hours of heat and almost 3000 megawatt hours of electricity. This meets the heating requirements of around 3000 households and the electricity needs of around 1000 homes, equalling a carbon saving of 95 per cent, or around 6600 tonnes of carbon per year.

Is the IBA Hamburg a renewable power plant?

Having languished almost unused since the end of World War II, the monument has now been renovated during the IBA Hamburg and converted into a power plant using renewable forms of energy, with a large heat reservoir. This supplies the Reiherstieg district with climate-friendly heat, while feeding renewable power into the Hamburg distribution grid.

How tall is the bunker in Wilhelmsburg Hamburg?

One of the bunker’s flak towers houses the Café and its remarkable panoramic terrace. This cantilevered platform, which runs around the whole building at a height of 30 metres, offers 360° views over almost all of Hamburg. From up here, it is clear just how fascinating and varied Wilhelmsburg really is.

Why was the Neuhofer Strasse air raid bunker built?

The air raid bunker on Neuhöfer Strasse was built in 1943 to demonstrate the supposed valour of the home front. Thousands of people sought shelter from the allied bombing raids in two such bunkers, one in Wilhelmsburg and the other in St Pauli. With its flak towers, the bunker also formed part of the German war machine.