Author: Martin Baart

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Now is the time to invest in solar

As solar energy becomes cheaper, it becomes an increasingly important source of clean energy in the energy mix. It can be competitive without subsidies and is now even cost-competitive when combined with energy storage...

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How is a Microgrid defined?

I recently wrote an article about how a minigrid is defined. It sparked a great discussion on LinkedIN. Understandingly, the comments are related to the size of such a grid, rather than it’s purpose....

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How is a Minigrid defined?

I recently attended the Affordable Energy for Humanity Workshop in Potsdam and was surprised: Many experts on rural electrification attended the workshop, and everyone including myself had a different definition and understanding of a...

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Focus on new markets instead of politics

The German solar sector doesn’t have an easy job, at least if you listen to some well-known representatives of it. Dumping prices from China, lacking political protection and the cutbacks on feed in tariffs...