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01.12.2016

I’m angry

Volker Buddensiek

Our editor in chief is upset! He constantly stumbles across people who complain about crowing roosters, power lines, wind turbines, and virtually anything else that might disturb their view from the breakfast table.

22.09.2014
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Together with its EnergyVille partners, imec has developed a simulation model designed to make the energy network more stable. It also makes the sale of energy more profitable and the work of PV researchers easier in general. Hans Goverde, a PV module technology researcher at imec and EnergyVille, tells us how this can be done. And also how, as a result, solar power is now no longer an ‘unpredictable’ source of energy.

Prysmian Completes Acquisition of General Cable

Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation announced that Prysmian has completed its acquisition of General Cable.

06.06.2018

ABB to install multipurpose microgrid in Australia

ABB will supply a microgrid solution to the Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project, which will provide a more secure power supply in an area that has high renewable penetration into the grid. The solution will connect an ABB Ability PowerStore™ 30 MW battery energy storage solution to the Electranet transmission system enabling the value stacking of storage in regulated energy market.

11.06.2018

Siemens Gamesa backs Global Wind Organization training center project

Taiwan International Windpower Training Corporation and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate in establishing Global Wind Organization training center in Taichung. With this further step Siemens Gamesa expands its support to the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the APAC region.

14.06.2018

Tesvolt and WEMAG announce commercial storage system cooperation

Utility company WEMAG is launching the Germany-wide distribution of Tesvolt commercial storage systems. Tesvolt, the storage system experts from Wittenberg, beat competitors to be chosen as WEMAG’s supplier for large commercial storage systems. These systems make it possible to store the electricity produced by, for example, solar or wind power installations on farms, factories or car showrooms at an average cost of just 9 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).

14.06.2018

Solar wins big - as EU increases renewable energy target

The European Parliament, European Council and European Commission have agreed to a binding 32% EU renewable energy target for 2030, up from the original proposal of 27%. James Watson, CEO SolarPower Europe commented "The deal is a good one for solar. We see a much more ambitious target than was expected just a few months ago and importantly we have a strong framework for self-consumption and prosumers."

14.06.2018

Households questioned demand independent energy supply

Within the multi-part „Energy-self-sufficient-study – Integrated Energy as a solution“ by EuPD Research, on behalf of storage developer and producer E3/DC, households in Germany are surveyed on the topics of renewable energy, electric mobility and heat. The most recent results of the study show that energy self-sufficiency is a very important topic in Germany. Over 50% of households surveyed (panel) and even over 70% of E3/DC customers rate the importance of energy independence very high.

12.06.2018

Global market data and trends: Increased use of solar heat for large buildings and industry

With 472 GWth installed at the end of 2017, solar heating and cooling was again the largest solar sector worldwide followed by Photovoltaics (402 GWp) and Concentrating Solar Power (5 GWel). The new report, Solar Heat Worldwide, highlights as well the increasing use of megawatt solar heating and cooling solutions for large public and private buildings as well as factories. The annual report was launched at the end of May by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC). Lead author is the Austrian research institute AEE INTEC. With data from 66 countries, it is the most comprehensive annual evaluation of solar heating and cooling markets worldwide. In 2016 (most recent available data), the global solar thermal sector employed 708,000 people and reached a global turnover of EUR 16 billion (USD 19.2 billion).

12.06.2018

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