Category: General

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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...

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Kenya: the powerhouse of East Africa

Thinking of Kenya, a lot of people have a very clear image: dusty, unpaved roads through a vast Savannah, passing clay huts and a population living in poverty. A growing economy and infrastructure Unfortunately...

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The art of integrative design

Last week, I had the chance to listen to Amory B Lovins, as he was giving a presentation at the climate-KIC green garage about his concept of integrative design. For those, who have not heard of...

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El Hierro – The leading example?

Just some weeks ago, I was at the Aegean Energy network conference on “Islands as Test Beds for Innovative Sustainable Energy Technologies”. Here El Hierro was referred to by many participants as the leading example for renewable integration...