45,000 euros for university environmental protection project

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left to right: Claus Jäger, Ute Heilig, Prof. Dr. Michael Mann, Prof. Dr. Konrad Mußenbrock, Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth and Prof. Dr. Klaus Zindler

Raiffeisen-Volksbank Aschaffenburg eG finances an initiative of the Aschaffenburg UAS aiming to develop the solar energy potential of the Bavarian Lower Main region


The Raiffeisen-Volksbank Aschaffenburg eG will provide funding for a project of the Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences to support environmental protection, amounting to 15,000 euros per year over three years. President of the TH, Professor Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth and Dean of the Engineering Faculty, Professor Konrad Mußenbrock accepted the donation from Ute Heilig, chief representative of the Raiffeisen-Volksbank Aschaffenburg, together with its board spokesman, Claus Jäger, on 21 October. The President expressed her thanks with the words: “This generous donation will enable us to realise what is a highly promising and forward-looking project.”

The goal of the project is the systematic development of the available potential for the economic exploitation of solar energy in the region. Against this background, our aim is to conduct a campaign to systematically identify potential investors, motivate them, and support them in their decision. “The work this necessitates will be conducted by students under professional guidance,” explains Konrad Mußenbrock. Colleagues in the Renewable Energies and Energy Management programme will also be involved in the project, where they will contribute their unique expertise.”
The material covered by the project is also of relevance to students in both faculties of the TH Aschaffenburg with specific competences in technology, energy management, marketing and sales, as well as other types of expertise within the broad area of tasks and training.

“Both within the population and among entrepreneurs, there is a widespread opinion that the decline in feed-in tariffs for electricity generated by photovoltaic systems has made these uneconomic. On the other hand, it is not so widely recognised that cost-effectiveness nowadays is largely determined by self-use, i.e. it depends on the displaced procurement of electricity,” explains Professor Mußenbrock, stressing: “There is a major untapped potential located on the roofs of company buildings and – in particular – domestic houses, which is just waiting to be exploited.”