Trend Papers for the New Energy World

The Trend Papers provide you with a quick overview of the background and current developments on selected topics.

Trend Paper Electric Heating

Electricity and heat are becoming increasingly intertwined, and the use of self-generated solar power for heating is growing in popularity.

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Trend Paper EU Market Survey on PV Deployment

According to the EU Market Outlook for Solar Power 2023-2027 published by the European solar association SolarPower Europe, Member States of the European Union (EU) have experienced another record year for PV deployment in 2023. For the third year in a row, the market grew by 40 percent or more.

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Trend Paper The Versatility of Modern Inverters

Inverters are increasingly becoming the centerpiece of all-in-one solutions for the efficient management of energy flows.

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Trend Paper Energy Sharing

Development of energy sharing in Europe, opportunities and challenges of energy sharing, citizen participation in the renewable, decentralized and digital energy world.

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Trend Paper PV in Agriculture

Efficient dual land use for agriculture and solar power generation via agri-photovoltaics (agri-PV) is developing dynamically and attracting increasing interest. Agri-PV has long ceased to be a niche product.

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Trend Paper Parking Lot PV

The rate of expansion within the photovoltaics (PV) sector in Germany is set to triple over the next few years to reach 22 gigawatts (GW) per year, which will contribute to the decarbonization of both the economy and society. This is leading to a shift away from the more “traditional” open spaces and roof surfaces of private homes, with other available areas now also being targeted. Parking lot PV, which includes PV installations on carports as well as roofing over vehicle parking lots, represents an application for photovoltaics that has recently gained political support.

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Trend Paper PV Market and Trends

Photovoltaics is currently experiencing the greatest momentum in its history globally and has been growing continuously for years. However, for a successful energy transition, ambitions must keep growing.

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Trend Paper Utilities of the New Energy World

Many municipal utilities have become hotbeds of the new energy world and drivers of climate protection. They are developing new business models and are actively promoting the transition of the electricity, heating and transportation sectors.

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Trend Paper Solar Hybrid Power Plants

There is a growing trend to combine large-scale photovoltaic installations with wind power and battery storage systems.

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Trend Paper PV, Storage and E-Mobility: The Latest Trends and Developments at The smarter E Europe 2022

As we move towards decarbonization and greater sector coupling, the worlds of photovoltaics, battery storage and e-mobility are becoming increasingly intertwined. This trend was clear to see at The smarter E Europe 2022.

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