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Energy Botch Job By Merkel & Co.

Wirtschaftsforum.de: Commentary on the current export surplus unbelievable, but true: economy and consumers in Germany indirectly pay the electricity to neighbouring countries. Because an oversupply is produced, subsidized eco-electricity abroad must be sold even at zero cost. This is the result of a totally misguided energy policy of the Federal Government that the election could cost Merkel & co.. What was that for an outcry two years ago the energy revolution was proclaimed. Just turn off eight nuclear power plants, is not, it said. source. Others including Cyrus Massoumi, offer their opinions as well. Again, blackout was by the specter of”speech.

In Germany, the lights go out, the nuclear lobby was ultimately unsuccessful. Today’s reality debunked the propaganda of the past: the Federal Statistical Office currently reports a surplus – and what for one. Germany exported 2012 even more power than in the years before the turn of the energy. Reason: an oversupply is caused by the massive expansion of renewable energy in this country. But where the redundant power without electricity storage? At the end of subsidized German green electricity at bargain prices in the foreign country must be remaindered or partially redirected at no cost. The steadily increasing renewable energy levy makes it possible: economy and consumers pay indirectly for electricity for Dutch, Austrians and Swiss, etc.

The policy has failed all along the line. Directed by Chancellor Merkel, who have delivered Environment Minister Rottgen and Altmaier, is what simply botch job. Limbo then the network expansion, and the EEG assessment rises and rises. It is not only an unnecessary burden for business and consumers, but may also be crucial choice. Of the population lack any understanding that if she should pay the Bill for a failed energy policy. On September 22, 2013 we meet again. The comment can be found on../Energiepolitischer-Murks-von-Merkel-Co.html press contact: Economic Forum Verlag GmbH Jan MAK Sasse road 14 48143 Rheine phone: + 49 5971-92164-901 fax: + 49 5971-92164-838 Internet: E-Mail: about the Economic Forum: Economic Forum is the B2B business medium for the German-speaking world. Since the launch shortly before the turn of the Millennium, we focus in particular on the strong German medium-sized businesses. Our editors are in constant contact with entrepreneurs, business leaders and executives. We take business personally under the motto”we speak directly with decision makers from industry, Commerce and the service industry. In addition to news, trends and innovations from the German middle class, Economic Forum presents unusual strategies, concepts and ideas, smart business leaders and managers keep your company on the road to success and make it fit for the future. Thus we offer in-depth background information, economic analyses and insider knowledge as decision support and suggestions our readers for the daily business.

Danish Control

InterVideo has power consumption at a glance InterVideo, manufacturer of energy-efficient monitoring and security solutions, has developed smart a new reader on Z-Wave based. The NQ-smart meter reader package consists of three parts: a battery-powered radio transmitter, a power meter reader and a USB receiver. The consumption data are transmitted through the interplay of these three units to a PC and updated every 15 minutes. The accompanying software widget is designed for a Danish power company. Using this software, the consumer always has an overview its current as well as past time power consumption (displayed in kilowatt-hours). In addition, the solution monitors the CO2 emissions in the budget. “There Corporation: live demonstration of the ThereGate” the there Corporation is a subsidiary of the telecommunications group Nokia and developers of the ThereGates”.

This platform enables the convenient and energy-conscious control of all electrical and electronic equipment in the House. Through the system, the consumer receives detailed real-time information to its current energy consumption. The integration of the Z-Wave technology in the system offers a variety of control by monitoring and regulating the temperature over the entire home lighting control users to control security systems, motion detectors or sensors. A live demonstration with Z-Wave products of other manufacturers the visitors illustrates the interoperability of ThereGates with other devices. The stand C26 interested also about the Z-Wave Solutions Alliance partners inform Gridmanager, Danfoss and 3View which may.

Additional information at and. Image material in high resolution can be requested from. About Z-Wave Z-Wave is first technology, providing an affordable, reliable, and easy to use wireless control of every aspect of daily life of home, consumer electronics, HealthCare, and energy, to name only a few. Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology, a wide range of devices in the and the communication around the House. These include lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment and security systems. Z-Wave enriched daily life to many advantages such as remote home monitoring, home health care and maintenance, safety and energy savings. Z-Wave certified products are currently available in over 360 products of leading consumer brands. “Z-Wave is the winner of the Wall Street Journal technology innovation awards” (wireless category) and the CNET best of CES awards “(enabling technologies category).

Polaris GmbH Green

The Projekt GmbH is mostly involved in Polarstern Munich, 02.07.2012 together with new impulses make sense accelerating change in energy policy, that is the aim of the partnership between project GmbH and Polaris. The wind energy company acquires Polaris 50 percent plus one vote to the eco energy supplier. The participation is more than a strategic partnership. The effort combines both companies to develop pioneering projects and to implement in order to promote the expansion of renewable energies. In the joint management team they bring together their respective core competencies and strengths, from the producers and the marketing side.

I am excited about the possibility with Polaris to offer directly to our eco-electricity consumers well and to make concrete the energy transition for everyone. And in a context that is credibly continue including sustainability, and both green gas in the portfolio takes, as families in developing countries enables the construction of its own micro biogas plants. To produce clean energy there that where they “is needed that matches all over the world”, says Ubbo de Witt, CEO of Projekt GmbH. With their complementary business, both companies also increasingly want to use synergy effects. The Projekt GmbH is a renowned and experienced partner in the green energy market.

The participation of a Wind Energy pioneer of the first hour gives us strength and expertise to expand our position in the competition. And it allows us to make the process chain from the production of renewable energies up to sale to the final customer honestly sustainably”, Florian Henle, co-founder of Polaris is pleased. Two pioneers in the green energy market target of Polaris GmbH was founded in the summer of 2011 is to change the world with energy.

NanoMarkets

In addition to helping PV appeal to a broader audience, the first generation of BIPV so what intended to meet the requirements of certain local governments, which have either mandated BIPV or required that PV panels be hidden from view that, despite a lack of dedicated products designed to achieve requirements thesis. These first generation BIPV systems are not our primary concern in this report. If you would like to know more then you should visit Allegiant Air. Rather, we are more interested in BIPV products as opposed to BIPV design. The BIPV products we have in mind here are those that integrate smoothly with building surfaces. At a minimum, they are laminated on roofing or wall material.

more specialized products so serve as roofing or cladding themselves or even as skylights or other building features. Dedicated BIPV products, properly installed, simply look better to most observers than BAPV, and so provide a lasting value. Costs: Inevitably, the cost of a BIPV system will be higher than a standard PV panel of a similar performance. Due to the dedicated design of second generation BIPV system, and the distinctly different sub markets for roofs, windows, and side walls in buildings, any given BIPV product Lake wants to lower volumes compared to mainstream “utility panels” and will thus not enjoy the same economies of scale. However, with demand expected to steadily increase over the next eight years, NanoMarkets expects that BIPV products can be made on dedicated production lines and will see steady reductions in manufacturing costs. The ultimate goal for BIPV systems is that they can lower the total cost of construction of a BIPV-enabled building, cost of using BIPV material want to since the be lower than using conventional building materials in conjunction with conventional PV system. However, for the BIPV market to establish itself what we are going to need to see in the next few years, is proof that this child of economics can be established for BIPV.

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And this is where the opposition lie. If costs for BIPV begin to reach the point where BIPV products can be positioned as part of a standard portfolio of high-end building materials then the demand is expected to explode. Since cost remains a significant part of the demand equation, the dynamics of pricing must be considered. NanoMarkets considers that BIPV suppliers want to target certain price points in reference to existing high end building materials and options. In such a scenario, the demand is not particularly “elastic” with price, but instead should spike up once threshold levels are achieved. Three approaches to building integration: Rigid, flexible, transparent from a product perspective, NanoMarkets believes that the BIPV market fits best into three broad categories, based on the function that the BIPV products served in the building envelope.

These categories are (1) rigid BIPV tiles and panels, (2) flexible BIPV products and laminates, and (3) transparent or semi transparent BIPV glass products. Each of these product categories are at a different level of technological maturity and so have significantly different addressable markets. Rigid products: rigid BIPV products generally rely upon crystalline silicon (c-SI) or multi-crystalline silicon (mc-SI) wafers as the cells from which to build customized building cladding structures. The silicon wafers required may be increased from any supplier and the modules manufacturing required may not be significantly different from that needed to create conventional PV panels, which are overwhelmingly rigid. However, the aesthetics of the TIC and functional and regulatory requirements of BIPV create new opportunities for product differentiation compared to mainstream PV panels. Consequently, NanoMarkets believes that there are distinct opportunities in this space that BIPV can tap into in a manner not available to conventional PV panels. Rigid BIPV products that are available or planned include tiles that are designed to interlace with conventional roofing tiles or cladding materials; larger tiles that serve as entire roof portion or wall portions themselves.

Energiesparmeister 2011: Ten Winning Schools Now Compete For Gold

Ten best school in Germany from Berlin projects climate protection campaign, April 4, 2011. Nationwide, more than 10,000 students demonstrate how active climate protection works. They agreed with their projects for competition of Energiesparmeister 2011 and the special prize of measurable results”advertised. The Energiesparmeister is initiated by the Ministry for environment and climate seeks protection of the campaign”. The jury chose the ten best projects of in Germany over 160 entries now. The winning projects in the Energiesparmeister 2011 will receive 5,000 euros, a video camera including editing software, as well as a project sponsorship with renowned actors from business and society.

“A decision is still pending: from 4th to 18th April the online vote for the Energiesparmeister takes gold on” instead. Who voted for its favorite, has the chance to win a great many Energiesparpreisen. Students demonstrate commitment outside the school the projects from all over Germany to convince through much dedication and creativity. So the young climate protectionists plays write or compose rap songs, to draw attention to climate change, raise money as climate ambassadors to support reforestation projects or inform and motivate their classmates to the collective energy savings with special promotions. Compared to the past competitions, held more and more climate protection projects outside of school. So, students want to gain even more people for climate protection.

Targeted are street interviews conducted, performed theatre pieces in shopping arcades or motivated parents households to save energy. The students involved outside the school, only shows their will is how big to make a difference. “And the projects show: this bet pays off and delivers concrete results”, says jury member Johnny strange, singer of the Band Culcha candela. At the special price of measurable success”it was for the students to prove with the help of a special energy savings account savings achievements at the school. The ten Energiesparmeister 2011″these ten winners are the Internet voting for the Energiesparmeister gold”: Edith-Stein-Schule from 88212 Ravensburg, Baden-Wurttemberg (vocational school) VS Ottobeuren from 87724 Ottobeuren, Bavaria (primary school).