Archives from Category Energy Transition

Solar Power Becomes Competitive in Italy

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In more and more regions around the world, solar energy is rapidly becoming competitive with traditional energy sources – and profitable without government support. An impressive example is Italy’s largest unsubsidized PV project, which was recently commissioned in Montalto di Castro in Central Italy.

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Digitalizzazione del settore energetico: cinque tesi sul futuro ruolo del fotovoltaico

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Il settore energetico è di fronte a una svolta epocale: la digitalizzazione porterà infatti con sé modelli di business completamente nuovi. Quale sarà il ruolo del fotovoltaico?

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Digitalización del mundo energético: 5 consideraciones sobre el futuro significado de la energía fotovoltaica

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El sector energético se encuentra ante un gran cambio: con la digitalización surgen modelos de negocio completamente nuevos. Qué papel desempeña en este contexto la energía fotovoltaica?

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Digitization of the Energy World: 5 Ideas on the Evolving Importance of Photovoltaics

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The energy industry is facing significant upheaval—digitization will result in completely new business models. What role will photovoltaics play in this?

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Learning From Obama: How to Make the Energy Transition Happen

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Solar energy is expensive and only available to the rich and the privileged – a prejudice that politicians love using again and again to justify thwarting photovoltaics. Not so for U.S. President Barack Obama who has just presented his “Clean Energy Savings for All” initiative. The initiative’s goal is to install PV systems with a total of 1 gigawatt of power in low- to moderate-income households by 2020.

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Paris Climate Deal a Success:
Now the Real Work Begins

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The world is celebrating the international climate change conference in Paris as a success. However, it remains uncertain whether the agreement will actually make history by curbing climate change. It all depends on whether countries actively implement their ambitious climate targets, and it won’t be possible without a real transition to clean energy. 

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World Climate Summit: Ambitious Goals Must Finally Be Implemented

On Monday, November 30, 2015, the World Climate Summit negotiations will start in Paris. The goal: a world climate agreement to reduce global warming before it’s too late. Up to now, international climate policy has meant no more than minimal consensus. No surprise then that expectations for a breakthrough in Paris are subdued. And yet, the chances for successful negotiations are not so bad, after all.

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How to Connect the Plugwise Radio-Controlled Sockets to the Sunny Home Manager, Part 2

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With the Sunny Home Manager Release 1.12 , you will be able to integrate the internationally deployable Plugwise radio-controlled sockets into SMA’s range of systems. We estimate that by October 18 all 25,000 Sunny Home Managers will be up-to-date. In this post, we’ve put together all the information you’ll need for the integration. 

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2015 World Climate Summit in Paris: Striving for a Follow-Up to the Kyoto Protocol

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For years, the world’s heads of state and government have been striving for a new regulation to follow up the Kyoto Protocol—so far without success. However, time is of the essence. If the states do not finally agree on binding targets at the upcoming climate conference in Paris and also implement these targets consistently, global warming will continue to intensify. It’s time to set the course—for a global economy that largely manages without fossil fuels.

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Obama’s Climate Push Demonstrates Boldness and Determination

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With his Clean Power Plan, President Barack Obama is promoting the energy transition in the U.S. and taking the lead—rhetorically, at least—on international climate protection. In doing so, he is taking decisive action primarily against those great perpetrators of harm to the climate, the operators of coal-fired power plants. Although Europe is a long way ahead of the U.S. in the fight against climate change, heads of state and government in this part of the world can learn a thing or two from the way in which Obama has taken this step—with boldness and determination in the battle against CO2 emissions, even in the face of resistance.

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Video: How Tokelau Switched to Solar Energy

Tokelau is one of the world’s most remote countries – and the first to generate its energy supply using only photovoltaics.

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Energy Supply of the Future with SMA

Photovoltaics can play an important role in the future energy supply. Here is a short video on how it works.

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