Sector coupling in urban districts – an opportunity towards decarbonisation

Sector coupling is a concept referring to the electrification of end-use sectors (e.g. heating and transport); it aims at increasing the share of renewable energy (solar, hydro, geothermal, wind, bioenergy, waste heat…) in these sectors.In practice, this is a strategy “to provide greater flexibility to the energy system so that decarbonisation can be achieved in… Read More Sector coupling in urban districts – an opportunity towards decarbonisation

The Tyger – a song of Experience

A dark, atmospheric tune with a horror vibe, where I whisper in the darkness. My little homage to William Blake (1757-1827). To appear in the Apskaft Present: Volume 5 compilation. https://apskaft.bandcamp.com/track/the-tyger — Quantum Prana: vocals, guitar, fretless bass, drum programming, lyrics adaptation Second Order Effects: keyboards Produced by Quantum Prana — Lyrics adapted from the… Read More The Tyger – a song of Experience

A new track, “Funky Matters”. An excursion into particle physics #nerdmetal

“Funky Matters” (a play with words) is a song/essay about the discoveries as well as the uncertainties of Particle Physics. Funk and jazz structures and rhythms develop on a metal arrangement, with clean singing and choruses to sing along with (lyrics below). #nerdmetal Quantum Prana: Vocals, guitar, bass; lyrics, production Second Order Effects: Keyboards Klas… Read More A new track, “Funky Matters”. An excursion into particle physics #nerdmetal

A new track, You (edit 2019) on my Soundcloud

So here is my final arrangement (at least until I find a producer) of You, an Odalisque song everybody loved. I wish to thank my collaborators Elisa Mucciarelli and Second Order Effects for their excellent work. Special thanks go to Tatu Hiltunen and Jussi Lindström for their earlier contribution. https://soundcloud.com/quantumprana/you-demo-2019 You can listen to the… Read More A new track, You (edit 2019) on my Soundcloud

Presentation at the Trondheim conference now available for download

A short and coincise presentation I gave in Trondheim (Norway) on 7.11.19, which summarizes the parametric study reported in the conference paper (see the link below). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/352/1/012011 Here is the presentation: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337111301_Parametric_study_for_the_long_term_energetic_performance_of_geothermal_energy_piles  

Conference paper on geothermal energy now published

Here you can download the pdf (open access): https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/352/1/012011 I will give the talk next week at the 1st Nordic nZEB+ conference in Trondheim, Norway! Abstract: Geothermal energy constitutes an important renewable resource that will become increasingly prominent in future constructions. A common method of extraction and usage consists of installing, inside the foundation piles… Read More Conference paper on geothermal energy now published