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The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “We are doubling rooftop biodiversity”

While green roofs can retain water and offer new habitats, rooftops are also needed to generate solar power. In our interview, Marcel Jastram, CEO of start-up Contec Deutschland, explains how his company’s system meets these needs while also improving PV system yields.

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Patrick, Christian and Tobias Olma

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up interview: “Specific patterns make detailed load peak forecasting possible”

Olmatic was founded by three brothers with the goal of developing products and systems for energy management and digital networking. The start-up primarily focuses on using artificial intelligence to recognize and prevent load peaks.

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Jens Amberg

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up-Interview: "This is a groundbreaking achievement"

When multiple tenants in a commercial building share an air conditioning system, costs have thus far been calculated on the basis of the air-conditioned area. Luftmeister has developed an air energy meter that boasts the world’s first and to date only legal-for-trade method for determining…

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Martin Huber and Artur Steffen

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up story: turning waste heat into profit

Industry generates a lot of exhaust heat that often goes to waste. For temperatures below 200°C, there were previously no cost-effective ways of making use of this heat. The start-up Poligy has developed a heat engine which takes advantage of the fact that Bipolymers – like bimetals – deform when…

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Dr. Ernesto Garnier, Einhundert Energie

The smarter E Europe – Start-up Stories

Start-up-interview: “Everything changed in 2019 and demand skyrocketed”

Einhundert Energie wants to help drive the energy transition with tenant power systems. The Cologne-based start-up plans, installs and operates PV systems, supplies the tenants on-site with electricity, and bills them for it. The company, which was founded in 2017, can even finance the solar…

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