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The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “We are doubling rooftop biodiversity”

While green roofs can retain water and offer new habitats, rooftops are also needed to generate solar power. In our interview, Marcel Jastram, CEO of start-up Contec Deutschland, explains how his company’s system meets these needs while also improving PV system yields.

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The smarter E Europe – Expert Interviews

Learning from the best

Seven questions on innovative utility companies and the Energy Transition Award for Martin Ammon of EuPD Research.

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EM-Power Europe – Expert Interviews

The ideal smart grid doesn’t exist

Seven questions on the current situation surrounding smart grids in Germany and the rest of Europe for Arno Ritzenthaler, CEO of Smart Grids-Plattform Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Machine identity ledger

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Future Energy Lab develops digital register for the energy industry

The German Energy Agency is working with partners from industry and research to launch a blockchain-based machine identity ledger – a decentralized, digital register of the identities of individual devices and installations.

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geothermal plants

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

VPP in Turkey integrates geothermal plants

Geothermal plants with an installed capacity of 103 MW were recently added to the Virtual Power Plant in Turkey operated by Pure Energy.

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Digital power suppliers

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “We are dusting off the energy industry”

The Norwegian start-up Tibber offers its customers green power at up-to-the-hour market prices. The company recently entered the Swedish market for primary control reserve with its smart charging solution for electric cars.

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Terceira smart grid

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Green power on green island: Energy transition on the Azores

Siemens Smart Infrastructure, in partnership with Fluence, was awarded a contract by the Portuguese energy provider EDA to build a battery-based energy storage system on Terceira.

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EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Erasing the past: Liftime carbon neutrality is the new ambitous goal

The Velux Group announced its new concept and commitment to become lifetime carbon neutral by its 100th anniversary in 2041. Google has already get this done.

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Patrick, Christian and Tobias Olma

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “Specific patterns make detailed load peak forecasting possible”

Olmatic was founded by three brothers with the goal of developing products and systems for energy management and digital networking. The start-up primarily focuses on using artificial intelligence to recognize and prevent load peaks.

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The smarter E South America – Press Release

The smarter E South America postponed to August 24-26, 2021

São Paulo, August 17, 2020: In response to the still rising numbers of cases of persons infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil and worldwide and the associated restrictions

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EM-Power Europe – Expert Interviews

Investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy pay off

Seven questions on the situation surrounding carbon neutrality for Dr. Roland Geres, Managing Partner of FutureCamp.

 

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Thermal imaging camera

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Škoda accomplishs first CO2-neutral production site

By the end of the year, the Vrchlabí component plant is set to become the first Škoda Auto site in the world to produce in a CO2-neutral manner. The greatest carbon dioxide savings have been made by converting the factory to the use of renewable energies.

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Sund power plant

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Hybrid power plant in Faroe Islands completed

MAN Energy Solutions has completed the expansion of the Sund power plant near Tórshavn, the Faroese capital. To supply electricity to the almost 52,000 islanders, local energy supplier Elfelagið SEV relies on an intelligent combination of renewable energy sources, storage solutions and power-plant…

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Flexible charging contributes to grid stability

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Electric cars stabilize the Swedish power grid

The digital power company Tibber has already relied on its collaboration with the utility company Statnett to successfully balance the Norwegian power grid using electric cars.

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Electrode boilers

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Cheers to carbon neutrality with wiskey made in USA

Global beverage leader Diageo announced that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – one of the largest in North America, and a first for the producer of spirits and beers. The site will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.

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Jens Amberg

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up-Interview: "This is a groundbreaking achievement"

When multiple tenants in a commercial building share an air conditioning system, costs have thus far been calculated on the basis of the air-conditioned area. Luftmeister has developed an air energy meter that boasts the world’s first and to date only legal-for-trade method for determining…

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

The smarter E AWARD 2020: Pioneering projects and products rewarded with innovation prize

June 30, 2020 – This year, innovative business models and pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry have once again been honored with The smarter E AWARD. Phaesun GmbH, Solar Chernobyl LLC and SunPower Corporation impressed the panel of judges with their pioneering efforts and were…

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microgrid with hydrogen

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Hydrogen microgrid costs now cheaper than diesel

100% renewable microgrids can be more resilient and economic than diesel shows a case study of Enapter. The manufacturer of modular hydrogen generators has been researching the feasibility of using hydrogen within microgrids in a bid to replace fossil fuels with carbon free alternatives.

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The smarter E AWARD

Exclusive Interview with the The smarter E AWARD Finalists 2020 (Smart Renewable Energy)

The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2020 answer four questions about the award nomination and future innovations for the renewable energy industry.

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The smarter E AWARD

Exclusive Interview with the The smarter E AWARD Finalists 2020 (Outstanding Projects)

The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2020 answer four questions about the award nomination and future innovations for the renewable energy industry.

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CO2realtime team

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Determining product carbon footprint in real time

A new approach has made it possible to determine a specific carbon footprint for all manufactured products in real time, essentially as a by-product of an expanded and digitalized energy management system. The innovative method is the result of the project CO2realtime, initiated by Ökotec…

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sonnenBatterie

EM-Power Europe – Industry News

Battery storage systems – great things come in small packages

sonnen GmbH has announced that it has pre-qualified to take part in the Italian national grid stabilization program Progetto Pilota Per Unità Virtuali Abilitate Miste (UVAM) with a decentralized network of intelligent battery storage systems. The sonnenBatteries are integrated into a virtual power…

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EM-Power Europe – Press Release

EM-Power Europe to broaden its focus starting in 2021

June 9, 2020 – For the past two decades, Germany’s energy landscape has been undergoing a radical transformation. The government has agreed to eliminate the use of nuclear power, and phasing out coal is also within reach. Plans to shut down power plants that can supply baseload power are spurring…

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The smarter E Europe – Press Release

The smarter E AWARD 2020: Finalists announced

June 4, 2020 – The finalists for The smarter E AWARD 2020 have presented innovative business models and pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry. Projects completed in the areas of solar, storage, e-mobility and energy management take center stage in the Outstanding Projects category.…

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Martin Huber and Artur Steffen

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up story: turning waste heat into profit

Industry generates a lot of exhaust heat that often goes to waste. For temperatures below 200°C, there were previously no cost-effective ways of making use of this heat. The start-up Poligy has developed a heat engine which takes advantage of the fact that Bipolymers – like bimetals – deform when…

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