geoimpact AG with its SEP (Swiss Energy Planning) platform collects all publicly available energy and building data such as plot and building ground plans, roof areas, building construction year, renovation data, etc. The new SEP (Swiss Energy Planning) platform is available in German only. Read more about what is possible with this.
The buildings on Gemeindemattenstrasse in Meiringen receive solar power: using discarded PV modules from various manufacturers, the fitters from the innovenergy® workshop have incidentally covered roofs and façades with solar panels. With the additional use of new DC technology, this is thoroughly tested by innovenergy® and shows unbeatable advantages.
25 Swiss francs a year is the electricity bill of Mark and Barbara in a small village near Solothurn. Steadily rising electricity prices no longer interest them. Their detached house with a small hobby workshop is completely self-sufficient. The system can bridge three days in winter or in fog with its various storage tanks. Gerber Energietechnik AG from Gümligen near Bern is responsible for the energy concept and its implementation.
innovenergy is now part of it... in the select club of 245 exciting young Swiss companies in the energy sector. The idea of mutual cooperation as well as support from established companies and research find a good platform in the «Swiss Energy Startup Map», which makes what is happening in the market of young companies visible.
Headlines about burning batteries make the rounds again and again. From smartphones in your pocket to drive batteries in e-vehicles to home storage in the basement, the topic of fire hazards and fire safety is widely discussed. It is undisputed that lithium-ion batteries are fire accelerants. At the end of the following article, you will find out how this works in detail, what needs to be done and what experts think about it. And, to say it in advance: All these fire horror stories do NOT apply to salt batteries. These are absolutely safe!
The current situation is critical. Electricity self-sufficiency is becoming inevitable! Therefore, PV must be used maximally and highly efficiently. Alternative salt battery storage systems and private DC grids help with more profitability and double harvesting.
Renewable energy systems, such as your photovoltaic system, produce direct current (DC). The storage battery in your basement also needs direct current. But the electricity grid in your house or flat uses alternating current (AC) – even the public grid. And everywhere there are converters or inverters that bring voltages and current to the same level.
Swiss CO2 levels are low compared to neighbouring countries. But the Swiss electricity island is still plagued by the energy shortfall in winter. Production from renewable energies is not enough to get by entirely without buying electricity from abroad. And what we buy there is often anything but green electricity.