Energy transition The future is networked

 

The 1.5-degree target is unattainable without a comprehensive energy transformation. But how can it succeed? What digital solutions are already available and where are innovations needed? How can we accelerate the transformation and overcome the hurdles of building a climate-neutral energy system?

We dive deep into the issue and present digital, innovative solutions.

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A2EI

Solar Energy in Africa: “If We Don’t Know the Real Problem, the Solution Will Probably Be the Wrong One”

The non-profit Access to Energy Institute (A2EI) aims to supply as many people as possible in Africa with solar power. It relies on comprehensive, data-driven problem analysis and optimised solutions to achieve this.

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Empowering Europe’s Energy Future: Harnessing JRC’s ‘Photovoltaic Geographic Information System’

Europe develops new tool, the Photovoltaic Geographic Information System, to democratise data for informed, sustainable energy decisions.

Mapping Europe’s Renewable Energy Future with the Energy and Industry Geography Lab

The EU's Energy and Industry Geography Lab has created a new way of helping Member States map their renewable energy development. But, can it alone help to reduce carbon emissions?

The Power of Nowcasting to Achieve More Efficient Solar Energy Grids

To date, nowcasting research has primarily concentrated on rainfall prediction, while solar forecasting remains relatively unexplored. Advances in the field are crucial for improving solar energy reliability and efficiency.

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How Software is Helping Achieve Climate-Neutrality in Buildings

Construction, materials, and type of heating all play a crucial role in determining the amount of CO2 emissions a building will generate over its lifespan. CAALA's software can accurately calculate and optimise these factors from the outset.

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Indra Jungblut

Green Electricity Flows With PeakPick

How about being able to use your appliances when the share of renewable energies is at its highest? PeakPick is showing consumers exactly when is best.

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It’s Now Possible to Print Highly Efficient, Ultra-Thin Solar Cells

Solar energy technology is constantly developing. What new possibilities does this open up and what role can these defect-tolerant solar cells play in smart infrastructure?

How a New Battery Regulation Should Make Europe’s Batteries More Sustainable

A green future needs sustainable batteries. A new battery regulation in the EU should create better conditions for this in the future. But how does it work?

How Digitalisation Can Help Neighbourhoods Share Electricity

More players in the market are key to driving the shift away from fossil fuels — and digitalisation plays an important role. However, digital technologies themselves are also energy-hungry. But there are ways to keep the additional energy consumption low.