Recently, I wrote about the latest negotiation results for a new German government. On Sunday, the Social Democrats adopted the proposal for a new grand coalition – a repeat with the Christian Democrats – albeit with a lukewarm 56% of voting members. The country is now set to get a continuation of the old coalition that few seem to want, including the coalition partners themselves.
But the new…read full article
Integrating renewables into the electricity system is a challenging task. Currently, different concepts of how to do this are being discussed. In our last two posts we focussed on different concepts…read full article
New Utility Busines Model: leverage customer base
The typical utility model of the past is dead.
The rise of renewables is often mentioned as one of the key reasons. Giant utilities were and are…read full article
Solar’s lowcost, versatility and reliability, means that it is poised to become the dominant energy source by 2050.
Solar is easy to install, easy to maintain and an easy way to save money. Perhaps the most common objection from solar sceptics is “the sun doesn’t shine at night”. We have solved this: we now have storage systems that temporarily store generated solar power and deliver clean…read full business practice
Wind power is one of the fastest growing industrial segments in the world. Being once a niche market in Europe, wind has added more capacity than any other technology over the last decade. Now, wind power nears the 500 GW milestone, providing jobs and power to regions across the globe.
Wind energy is the most efficient solution to reduce emissions in the power sector. Onshore wind is now the…read full business practice
Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used. In conventional power plants, heat is not recovered when generating power, while in cogeneration plants the heat is put to effective use to provide comfort (space heating and hot water) or services (high temperature heat and steam) for homes, public buildings, businesses…read full business practice
This paper explores renewables-linked behind-the-meter energy storage systems. It explores applications which can be performed with such systems, including the business model behind such applications and the duty cycle requirements of such applications. It also explores siting and technology choices, including battery types, inverter classifications and other purchasing and installation…read full business practice