Stromspeicher für Jedermann: US-Energieminister lobt Teslas Hausbatterie

Stromspeicher für Jedermann: US-Energieminister lobt Teslas Hausbatterie

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2015

Das US-Unternehmen Tesla will einen Stromspeicher für Haushalte auf den Markt bringen. Vom amerikanischen Energieminister gibt es dafür viel Lob - aber auch ein paar Bedenken. mehr... Video | Forum ]

Batterie für Selbstversorger: Tesla und Lichtblick schmieden Stromspeicher-Allianz

Batterie für Selbstversorger: Tesla und Lichtblick schmieden Stromspeicher-Allianz

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 01, 2015

Der US-Konzern Tesla bringt einen Speicher auf den Markt, der Haushalte von den Energiekonzernen unabhängig machen soll. Projektpartner wird nach SPIEGEL-ONLINE-Informationen die deutsche Firma Lichtblick. Von Stefan Schultz mehr... Video | Forum ]


Pitfalls of Green Energy Revolution: Public Resistance Grows to New 'Monster' Power Masts

Pitfalls of Green Energy Revolution: Public Resistance Grows to New 'Monster' Power Masts

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2011

Germany's dream of converting to renewable power generation requires the construction of unsightly new overland power lines carried by masts 80 meters tall. Citizens' groups and local authorities are resisting the projects in a campaign that poses risks for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. By Michael Fröhlingsdorf more... Comment ]

The Expensive Dream of Clean Energy: Will High Costs Kill Merkel's Green Revolution?

The Expensive Dream of Clean Energy: Will High Costs Kill Merkel's Green Revolution?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 23, 2010

Chancellor Angela Merkel's vision of completing Germany's conversion to renewable energy by 2050 is bold and ambitious. But she has remained silent about the risks and the tremendous costs the green revolution will entail -- for Germany and all of Europe. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Green Visions: Merkel's Masterplan for a German Energy Revolution

Green Visions: Merkel's Masterplan for a German Energy Revolution

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 07, 2010

Giant windparks, insulated buildings, electric cars and a European supergrid: the German government on Monday unveiled an ambitious but vague blueprint to launch a new era of green energy for Europe's largest economy. SPIEGEL ONLINE has analyzed the plans. By Stefan Schultz more...

Smart Grid 2.0: Building the Internet of Energy Supply

Smart Grid 2.0: Building the Internet of Energy Supply

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2010

The electricity industry is spending billions on building new, transnational power lines to harness electricity from renewable energy sources. The intelligent grid is designed to make distribution more reliable and efficient, but are consumers playing along? By Alexander Jung more... Comment ]


Green Technology: Smartphone Apps to Help Households Save Energy

Green Technology: Smartphone Apps to Help Households Save Energy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2010

Imagine controlling your household appliances via your iPhone. Start-up companies are offering new software to enable households to boost their energy efficiency. It's a potential mass market which is also awakening the interest of giants like Microsoft and Google. By Stefan Schultz more...

30 Billion Euro Project: Europe Plans New Power Grid to Boost Green Energy

30 Billion Euro Project: Europe Plans New Power Grid to Boost Green Energy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2010

Nine countries in northern Europe are hoping to boost renewable energies by creating a new grid to balance out weather-related fluctuations, according to a German newspaper report. The €30 billion project is urgently needed to help boost green power and combat climate change. more...


Energy Efficiency: How Italy Beat the World to a Smarter Grid

Energy Efficiency: How Italy Beat the World to a Smarter Grid

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 17, 2009

An aggressive rollout of intelligent electrical meters is saving Italy's Enel 750 million dollars per year -- and cutting customers' bills By Mark Scott more...

Decentralizing Electricity: The Coming Energy Revolution

Decentralizing Electricity: The Coming Energy Revolution

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 14, 2009

Electric cars, intelligent washing machines, mini power plants in your basement: Germany is on the verge of an energy revolution. SPIEGEL ONLINE looks at the latest developments in the smart grid and how it will change the relationship between consumers and energy suppliers. By Stefan Schultz more...