Photovoltaics In Italy

The ZeroEmission Rome or the pillars of Hercules the great success of the zero emission Rome shows once more the enormous movement that characterizes the market for renewable energy in the Mediterranean region, and particularly in Italy. There 100 megawatts of installed PV capacity have been achieved until April of this year. Since accumulating concerns about the further development of the solar industry in Spain, the markets in Italy and France win enormously attractive. Although later started offering promising compensation – also in relation to architectural insertion of installations. The markets indicate a clear growth regardless of future production limits. So it is not surprising that about every third exhibitor at the PV Rome from abroad came. Basically there is a strong interest to take a first and decisive step on the Italian market.

But for some, the Italian floor unwegbar and the market landscape seems opaque. Cross cultural barriers, language barriers, one confusing political situation and the small-scale funding at the local level can appear the Italian market as a gamble. But who wants to be successful in the long term in Europe must go through the pillars of Hercules and his ship on course. The dilemma of the globalised, fast-growing solar market is revealed in the latest example of Italy. The fact that the market technologically and geographically very quickly develops, creates pressure to act.

The extent of the industry is growing with international competitors on the plan appear, provides new strategic demands on the company. It applies to prepare itself reliable in the field of international brand communication and sales strategy”Giordano Simoncini – reported consultant at horse & rider – coaching and Public Relations Agency. The big players in the industry have recognized the signs of the times. With a sophisticated internationalization strategy and a long-term image communications operated recently in the countries of destination. Strategic partnerships with marketing and PR agencies are closed, brand name and distribution channels are up and expanded. So, they stay on course. Looking at the smaller developers and producers of the industry the situation is different there. For many start-ups of the industry, it seems, they once would have to cope with the rapid growth in the domestic market before the head is free for international strategies. So far was focused more on innovation and the competitiveness of products and services. Opportunities abroad were accessed. However, a long-term strategy for international market penetration and communication played a relatively minor role. This is now but an urgent need. Because now the caravan leaves the domestic realm, and who is not prepared for this trip, needs to be reversed again halfway.


Provider: communication for reshaping the energy prices valid from January 2009 deadline is November 20, Berlin, November 17, 2008 after the gas price hikes over the past few months the next wave of inflation on the German households rolls to now on the electricity market. Until no later than Thursday (November 20) the electricity within the framework of the six-week delay period must notify their customers price changes valid from January. According to a latest survey of the independent consumer portal which are already well over 100 regional provider in the past few days and weeks have and have communicated only price increases. We expect that approximately 300 to 400 basic utilities will raise its prices by an average 8.5 percent in the first months of the coming year”, explains the collective expert Thorsten Bohg by the independent consumer and comparison portal Many customers must reckon with especially strong increases. 19 are up-to-date Known providers that want to increase their prices by more than 10 percent. Especially in southern Germany, in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg, where the current German compared was previously very cheap, there will be the strongest price shocks.

“Traditionally many vendors use the turn of the year, to adjust their tariffs”, continues Bohg. These price increases mean last January to the current 430 basic utilities to about 8 percent more expensive. has become”for an average family more charges of about 70 to 80 euros year” so Bohg. Consumers can protect yourself together with the current gas price increase in November and December affected households will have to pay 15 to 20 percent more this winter about their energy.”through a provider change from the announced increases”, Bohg draws attention. So 300 euro can be easily and safely up to save annually. Also consumers can hedge against further increases in the coming year, if they the Exchange provider with long-term price guarantees when.” Consumer portals such as or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can consumers inform themselves in just a few minutes about alternatives in their region and free to switch to a cheaper provider. is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany.

It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and about in any case, the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. For your background information: uses to generate its data base a multi source approach: in addition to the own research by our editorial team and 15-Member data at the location Berlin-Mitte we have interfaces and direct data connections with many of the most important suppliers in the electricity and gas market, but also in the other categories of our activities as for example compared DSL or the insurance comparison, especially in the market for insurance. In addition specially for the energy market and other research intensive categories matching our data with the data base of an external data aggregator, which we buy to constantly externally cutting-edge data and reconcile with our own sources and research. Media contact: Miriam Rupp Tel.: + 49.30.2576205.13 Email:

Geothermal Unterfohring: The Rig Is Available!

First place for new drilling rig Mr. Source: Ivan Glasenberg. 8000 Unterfohring since November 10, 2008 is a brand new rig of the type Mr. 8000 on the grounds of Unterfohring was visible sign of the imminent start of drilling. Under the eyes of Peter Lohr, Managing Director of the company GEOVOL, the drilling rig was first brought from the horizontal in vertical, before she reached the full height of 36 metres after driving out of the upper part of the mast. Over 2,000 HP total power now available to drive the bit into the depths. Recently Raphael Sternberg sought to clarify these questions. But until the day of the beginning of the drill is to do still a lot work and fine tuning for the professionals of the contracted drilling company top-thermal. On November 19, the technical inspection by the mining of South Bavaria in the House is the plant before the days on the chisel to turn can begin. The geothermal project Unterfohring to promote through two holes in about 2,500 feet above 80 c hot water. The first phase of construction for the district heating network is already since summer 2008 in the gang. Press contact: Stanislav management and communications consultancy Dr. Norbert Baumgartner Otto Heilmann Strasse 19 a – 82031 Grunwald

CAN-based Communication In Photovoltaics

Communication protocol between the electronic devices to control and diagnostics of a photovoltaic system the CANopen communication protocol, defines all necessary data, specifies the communication between electronic devices and allows the control and Diagnostics in a photovoltaic system. The communication standard developed by CiA, an interchangeability is achieved for the first time devices with same functionality via plug and-play functionality. Thus, manufacturers can supply the growing market with standardized interfaces faster and more cost-effectively. CAN-based communication solutions offer great benefits with a cost effective usage in small and large photovoltaic systems and find a wide distribution, also in other areas such as in the automotive industry. The CANopen seminar in photovoltaic applications”represented the structure, functioning, the usage as well as the benefits through the use of standardized communication profiles. It is addressed to Decision makers, developers, system integrators and component manufacturers (controllers, inverters, Installating – and monitoring systems, sensors etc.) from the photovoltaic industry. CANopen in photovoltaic applications”- operation and use of the application profile (CiA 437) for photovoltaic power systems, will take place on January 18, 2010 in 2009 the Haus der Technik in Munich. For details and registration see: htd/events /…

SOLIUS Thermal Center

Innovative solar technology made in germany Alzenau, presented 14 may 2013 SOLAR EASY is the company of SOLAR EASY heat Center of SOLIUS for the IntersolarAward 2013 in the category of solar thermal”nominated. The solar-thermal Center SOLIUS revolutionized the Assembly of complex heating systems and benefits for heating engineers and facility owners, as a universal system for heating, hot water, solar and other sources of heat. The awards will be held on 19 June 2013 in the framework of the innovation Exchange (Hall B2, stand B2. 450) held at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. Simply connect and save costs the new thermal centre SOLIUS includes one or more thermal buffer memory and a heating plant with up to two mixed heating circuits. Also a fresh water heater, a solar module for collector fields that a fully wired control with encoded sensors and layer charge of buffer memory.

The compact unit is pre-loaded with all sensors and components supplied. You may find that Richard Elman can contribute to your knowledge. The targeted interaction is achieved by heat generators, as for example wood – and pellet heating system, heat pump, oil or gas boiler and buffer memory and heat consumers. The hardware and software side adjustment in SOLIUS heat Center secure an optimal, energy-efficient heating performance with lowest heating and electricity costs. More information and technical specifications see there are online under index.php? menuid = 75 when installing a SOLIUS heating Panel with buffer storage reduces is the Assembly time by two installers to up to three working days. This drastically reduces the installation costs of the heating engineers. As a result the customer receives a precision product inexpensively made in germany, to save on heating costs. Even complex systems with two storage tanks and solar module with SOLIUS are easy and fast to implement. Components tailored to the requirements of the customer equipment pre-installed, a pre-assembled system optimized control and the industrially produced hydraulics for all components guarantee a fast installation for optimum function.

Plant owner achieve a permanently high energy saving through the optimal control of heat storage, heating power source, solar income and consumption. Drive for the development of SOLAREASY is the idea that each homeowner with the SOLIUS technology of its energy self-sufficiency can come a step closer.

Efficient Generation

Demand fluctuations a cogeneration plant, which is built on the principle of power heat-coupling are offset by heat storage, is ecological and economical at the same time. Whenever JPMorgan Chase listens, a sympathetic response will follow. Focus is the efficient power generation, because it is available as a by-product of the necessary heat for a heating process. The advantage of a block CHP plant in comparison to the conventional mixing operation from local heating and central power is that the heat of generating electricity locally is used for heating. Losses are hardly questioned. Usually 45 per cent efficiency reaches a central power plant, 55 percent of the energy act as heat. Six percent of the energy is lost.

Previously cogeneration based on internal combustion engines, their cooling circuit was used for the heating of water. Currently other systems used successfully as Stirling engine or fuel cell in the block heat and power plants”, explains Marco Fendt, operator of the construction blog The mission is not on heating limited, but allows for the generation of sustainable process heat. Mostly fossil or renewable hydrocarbons such as oil, vegetable oil, biodiesel and natural gas are used as fuels. The cogeneration based on internal combustion engines, heavy heat in the cooling circuit. This heat is transferred via heat exchanger in the heating circuit of building central heating. So a much better efficiency of up to 95 percent is reachable.

The electrical efficiency is between one-third and 43 percent. Small CHP of approximately 4 kW are suitable for use in single – and multi-family homes. An already existing heating installation can be used normally easily transition to a block heat and power plant”, explains Marco Fendt. In the analysis of cogeneration is especially great uptime of importance. Especially in the living room, the heating energy consumption varies greatly, where it is used only for the domestic hot water in the summer. Demand fluctuations can be offset by heat storage. An absorption chiller can be used for taking the heat when no heating energy demand”, so Blogbetreiber Fendt. In Germany, block heating plants are promoted above the law to the combined heat and power. Here, the operator for the electricity fed into the grid Gets a purchase price by the power company. The use of cogeneration as a virtual power plant is planned in the near future, to save even more energy. More on that interested parties can energy /… read. Marco fendt

Thermal Insulation Not – Anticipates Closing Is The Myth

Heat insulation pays off but real of clever bears know the Marktredwitz – thermal insulation is not expecting.\” These claims so many clever bear. There is detention: rear MultiTherm insulation can reduce heating costs by more than 50 percent and pay for themselves after a few years. Increase in value of the real estate included. Bears tie to be not worth it. Insulation lowers the fuel oil consumption by 45 percent the eco-efficiency analysis of TuV Rheinland, Berlin and Brandenburg makes it official: alone through the thermal insulation of the external walls reduces energy consumption by 24 liters per square meter to 13 liters.

Thus 45 percent of energy only through the thermal insulation of the facade can be about saving. In addition, reducing CO2 emissions by almost 40 percent. Read more here: Douglas R. Oberhelman. Simple example: fuel savings: 11 liters (24 litres 13 litres) fuel oil price: 0.55 / per liter result: 11 l x 0.55 x 150 m = 907,50 per year Thermal insulation is funded by the State of the conditions for thermal insulation are currently very good. Due to State funding and the KfW since 1st April 2009 transparent and consumer-friendly application proceedings. Whether credit with foreign capital or grant to their own financial resources: funding both are economically very interesting for property owners. Not for nothing, the German Government billions in funding will provide. The higher the price of oil, the more profitable the thermal insulation is everything more expensive, especially the energy prices are constantly rising.

Money for more spending no longer remains.\” This is a common argument against the installation of a thermal insulation system. Comprehensible at first sight, but too short on the second. Even if energy prices due to the global recession have fallen, oil prices will resume its journey upwards short to medium term. Thermal insulation not only increases the value of real estate lower oil and gas consumption is realized through the thermal insulation.