The right time for solar energy

Even though South Africa is still considered to be the most developed nation on the continent, the country is facing tremendous energy challenges like many other African countries. The Rainbow Nation’s energy provider Eskom is over indebted, operates mostly old generation facilities and struggles with an unstable grid. The utility provider is often not able to meet the country’s electricity demand and regularly implements “Load Shedding” – planned power cuts to avoid a breakdown of the system. In addition, Eskom is likely to implement a rise of electricity prices by 15 percent from July 2021 on after an increase of around 7 percent in July this year already. (more…)

BYD and electric buses

BYD 12M Pure Electric Bus

In the course of climate change and developments in traffic, e-mobility is nowadays widely discussed. The fact is: e-cars emit less CO2 than conventional vehicles and can also serve as energy storage to compensate for fluctuations in renewable energies. This way e-cars can make a big contribution to the energy transition. It is no wonder that the number of electric vehicles is increasing. And this not only applies to the private sector. Also in the public sector buses with electric drive are being increasingly used. The latest example is provided by our partner BYD, which will supply the Ruhr area with a total of 22 fully electric e-buses in summer 2020.
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Video review: Guided Tours at Intersolar Europe 2019

At this year’s Intersolar, we were happy to welcome again visitor groups at our booth as part of the “PV Guided Tours” presented by the online magazine PV Europe. In this context, everything was focused on our smart energy and storage solutions efa:home and era:powerbase. On this occasion we also shot a video with our experts Thomas Bartsch and Sebastian Geier presenting our highlight products in detail. Take a look!(video…)

International support for the marketing of storage solutions

The installation of a PV plant with lithium-ion storage system is a very complex matter in which some requirements must be observed and preparations must be made. For example, there are usually different connection variants for battery storage systems. In addition, the communication and the most needed connection to the Internet often raise questions with the installer. Our international Premium Partners in particular have therefore wanted support in this area. (more…)