Paving the Way to the New Energy World

The smarter E Europe Exhibition Newspaper Issue 02 2020

In view of the rapid pace of climate change, as well as technological developments and plummeting prices for energy from renewable sources, the energy transition is progressing ever more quickly. In talking about climate change, researchers refer to what are called tipping points. The Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster and the ocean is warming up more rapidly than previously forecast.

Climate change is alarming and its effects disconcerting, providing us with a real motivation to take action. Society’s resolve to decarbonize is palpable. The measures that we take between 2020 and 2030 are crucial for preventing further tipping points. This decade will decide whether or not we will be able to achieve the global target of net zero carbon dioxide emissions. While achieving a vision of a new energy world where electricity and heat are generated by 100 percent renewable sources and supplied safely and reliably around the clock without causing any damage to the environment or climate is more urgent than ever before – it is also within our reach.

A quick look at The smarter E Europe, the continent’s largest platform for the energy industry, shows that the optimal conditions for achieving this goal are already in place. The necessary technology has long been perfected. What’s more, new developments in the industry are pushing this progress forward, with business models in energy storage, smart grids, and e-mobility boosting development even further. All that is missing is the full support of the politicians in charge of implementing the necessary change. Visit The smarter E Europe in Munich and discover innovative products and solutions for a sustainable energy industry!

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Jahn (TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH)

Project Manager, R&D Projects


Ulrike Jahn graduated in physics and leads various research & development projects in the business area of solar energy of the TÜV Rheinland Group in Cologne, Germany. Her work focuses on characterizing PV module technologies on one hand and on PV system performance analysis on the other hand. She is project manager of an international expert group, Task 13 of the PVPS programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA), dealing with technical and financial issues of PV performance and quality. She coordinates this network of 60 international experts in 23 countries in their joint efforts to assess and improve the performance, operation and reliability of PV systems over their lifetime. Since 2018, Ulrike is a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV).


Lindig (European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) Research)



Sascha Lindig works as a researcher at EURAC in Bolzano/Italy, where he is currently completing his doctorate in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana/Slovenia as part of the H2020 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Solar-Train project. His studies focus on statistical models for the quantification of the degradation of PV systems, degradation patterns and the economic evaluation of technical failures in PV systems. He first studied photovoltaic and semiconductor technologies at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena/Germany and then environmental and energy technologies at the HTWK Leipzig/Germany, where he received his Master of Engineering in 2014.