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Illustration: Renewable energy sources, emlectric grid and a house (consumers) under a looking glass.
Heat Transition

What exactly is ‘hydraulic balancing’?

With some heating systems, it doesn’t matter just how high you turn up the radiators – one will barely heat up at all, another will be too hot. Sound like a familiar problem? If so, you should treat your heating system to a course of hydraulic balancing. This will not only resolve the problem of uneven heat distribution, it will also be a cheap way to help you save a great deal of energy and money. Find out more

Researcher working with solar cells at Baden-Württemberg Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW)
Research

Solar energy – ever faster and ever more efficient

The Baden-Württemberg Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) has set a new efficiency record for thin-film solar cells of 22.6 per cent. What is also impressive is that the past three years have seen several all-time records in solar cell efficiency set – right across the globe. Find out more

Carsten Körnig, Chief Executive Officer, German Solar Association (BSW-Solar)

Quote of the week

"The EU has an ambitious emissions reduction target, one I am convinced we can achieve through the collective efforts of all Member States.”

Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action introducing the package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-level carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe.

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