February 11th, 2015

Predicting and monitoring PV energy production

The measurement and prediction of photovoltaic energy production is a fundamental sub-discipline in PV system science and engineering. Measurement and monitoring, as compared to prediction, is generally simpler. Prediction, because it is dependent upon weather, is more challenging.

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February 6th

The Energy Master Plan: Plugging a gap in EU energy policy?

Energy Potential Mapping is an advanced 3D technique developed at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands to help cities create a sustainable Energy Master Plan. As such it might plug a gap in current EU energy policy.

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February 2nd

Webinar Course schedule

Last updated November 2nd, 2015

Welcome to this page where we list upcoming courses and recently archived courses (freely available on-demand 24/7), recent publications and help requests. Visit as well our list of past events.

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January 30th

Saving energy in hotels

Energy used in hotels accounts for between 4 and 6% of operating profit. Saving energy can thus directly increase a hotel’s revenue and profitability without the need to increase sales.

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January 29th

European Postgraduate Programs in Sustainable Energy

While European graduate and post-graduate programs in sustainable energy can vary in terms of duration, content, curriculum, level of detail, degree, etc., there are a few common characteristics that can be used to segment available programs. The main classification criteria include - among others - topic/ sector, duration, credits awarded, type of degree and delivery mode.

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January 28th

IEA DSM Annual Report - Styling DSM

The IEA DSM Programme has a new strategy. This is a part of the process to extend the term for the Programme and requires moments of consideration over what has been achieved in the past and what is required for the future. A process that is necessary and useful but not entirely pleasant! Just as we all, with growing age, do not always find it pleasant to see ourselves in the mirror in the morning.

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January 23rd

Analyzing PV competitiveness in wholesale markets

A new study indicates that PV generation parity already exists in one country, with others not far behind

When analyzing retail markets, grid parity exists when an alternative energy source generates electricity at a cost matching the price of power from the electricity grid – and without subsidies so that deployment will be driven by economic fundamentals.

In terms of photovoltaic (PV) electricity, grid parity is influenced by numerous factors such as:

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January 21st

Future Power Systems

"The Future is out there somewhere; we just have to make sure we get the best one"

"There are an infinite number of ways of running an Electricity Supply system badly"

When the GB System Demand Peaks at 60GW, we are pushing 85 million Brakehorsepower through a quite fragile set of wires.

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January 18th

Forty years of energy security trends

An interesting article by Marilyn A. Brown et al. entitled ‘Forty years of energy security trends: A comparative assessment of 22 industrialized countries’ concludes that many industrialized countries have made limited progress toward the goal of achieving secure, reliable and affordable supplies of energy while also transitioning to a low-carbon energy system.

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