The energy management in a house with a solar system is becoming more and more complex: When do I turn on the heating so that it is pleasantly warm in the evening? How much electricity can the hot water reservoir absorb? Is the energy still sufficient for the electric
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a pilot project for electric bikes in Kenya on 2 March. Following the pilot phase at four sites in Kenya, the project will be extended to other countries in East Africa. “Kenya is importing more motorcycles than cars, doubling its fleet every 7-8
Despite potential as an energy multi-talent, the contribution to the energy transition is likely to be manageable over the next one to two decades, not least because of high costs. But even if “green” hydrogen remains expensive for the time being and cannot contribute much to a climate-friendly energy
From the public transport to the expansion of the grid, from electricity costs to jobs: across the Federal Republic, people have discussed the expansion of renewable energies and the mobility of the future. The new report shows what moves her and how Ariadne continues to work with these perspectives.
Making digital solutions for the network of the future and its benefits more known – this is the aim of the new Digital Grid Initiative, which brings together nine young companies from Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Austria. The initiative is aimed at network operators, associations and regulatory authorities and
Throughout Africa, many people rely on sources of energy outside of the grid for electricity. One of the primary forms of energy is hydropower. While hydropower is an excellent source of renewable and eco-friendly energy, it doesn’t work well when the country is suffering from droughts. What causes droughts,
What possibilities of sustainable energy supply can be developed for remote areas all over the world? In a research project, the Biberach University of Applied Sciences (HBC) together with the Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences and various partners from industry and science develop island networks and solutions from renewable
Eight universities, two universities (including the University of Freiburg), the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have determined how cities and urban agglomerations can implement the energy transition safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. The results have now been
With Agri-Photovoltaic (Agri-PV), farmers can use arable land twice: the crops grow on the ground, and solar modules generate renewable electricity. The approach increases land efficiency and could defuse future conflicts over the use of agricultural land. Up-to-date information on the technology, its potential and the current state of
Regulate room temperature before you get home, dim the light in the living room using voice control or check the security cameras while you’re hundreds of miles away from home – no problem in a smart home. The more connected the home, the greater the comfort. But the risks
What means an increase in comfort for the electric motorist is associated with technical implications for platform operators and municipal utilities and poses major challenges: How should they deal with the growing amount of micro- and multi-party payments – that is, with the many small-scale payment processes that occur
The Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für Angewandte Forschung e.V. and the IMMS Institute for Microelectronics and Mechatronic systems gemeinnützige GmbH (IMMS GmbH) took part in the three-year DFG research project “ECo-Harvester – Design Methodology for the Co-Design of Mechanical Structure and Interface Switching of Electrodynamic Energy Harvester” in the virtual kick-off meeting
With the significant increase in the number of electric cars, the importance of charging infrastructure and concepts for grid security is also increasing. When electric cars are charged primarily after work or after work, they cause peak loads in the power grid at these times. These could be avoided
Engineers at the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg have begun to develop a new generation of battery storage systems that will be able to reliably compensate for grid fluctuations in growing renewable energy generation in the future, thus ensuring a stable energy supply from wind or solar power.
Photovoltaic (PV) in Europe is booming: 18.7 gigawatts (GW) of power were newly installed last year. In addition to solar modules on roofs and open spaces, new yield areas need to be tweaked, for example on facades, artificial water surfaces and on fields. In Agri-PV, agricultural land is used