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Photovoltaics become a standard – every second large utility in Germany already offers photovoltaics

The offer for photovoltaic systems through utilities in Germany grew further as compared to 2017. Particularly large utilities have identified the opportunity, as a new analysis in regards to the energy transition by EuPD Research reveals. Contracting offers hereby give utilities the chance to convert a one-time purchase into a long-term business relationship. more

Electric mobility needs new electricity tariffs

Despite a strong growth in 2018, electric mobility is still a niche market in Germany. For utilities the electricity supply for electric vehicles opens a new market segments. Analyses by EuPD Research show that German utilities hardly offer so-called automobile electricity tariffs. However, for a majority of end customers the offer for specific electricity tariffs in regards to electric mobility is important. more

Homeowners in Switzerland see the energy transition as an opportunity – the offer of the utilities so far is constrained

Swiss homeowners link mainly positive aspects to the energy transition, such as their own contribution to climate protection. This is shown in the results of a current survey from EuPD Research. However, a complete analysis of the portfolios of all Swiss energy suppliers in regards to products, services and information regarding the energy transition shows, that their offer is still expandable. more

End customers focus on a combination of electric mobility and photovoltaics

A current survey from EuPD Research reveals that German home-owners are highly interested in using cost-effective self-generated photovoltaic energy for their electric vehicles. Home-owners, who are currently considering the purchase of an electric vehicle, are also intent on buying a photovoltaic system. Furthermore, it is seen as the utilities’ responsibility to offer specific automotive electricity tariffs. more

Price, ecology and proximity: These are the deciding factors when choosing an energy supplier

When choosing an energy supplier, the prices for electricity- and heat products are the main concern for private households. A survey by EuPD Research in the DACH-region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) shows that for more than half of the survey participants, the ecological commitment and green products, as well as a local proximity is as important. The survey results are part of the “Energiewende Award 2018”. more

Experience the new energy world

Clean power, e-mobility, energy storage and intelligent solutions for industry and commerce: The new umbrella brand The smarter E Europe brings together four energy exhibitions in Munich – making it the ideal platform for the whole spectrum of topics relating to the energy transition and the city of the future. Markus Elsässer, CEO of Solar Promotion GmbH, on The smarter E and the city of the future. more