Photovoltaic Industry Addresses The Challenges Of The EEG Amendment

5th Congress of the Union for operators of photovoltaic plants on the Augsburg fair RENEXPO on 06 June 2008 the Federal Government has adopted the amendment of the EEG (law on the expansion of renewable energies). Learn more about this with Joint Commission. This envisages a drastic reduction of subsidies for operators of photovoltaic systems. According to the Federal Environment Ministry, single supply regulation for solar and roof systems should fall from 2009 to 9.2 percent and Feiflachen plants to 9.8 percent. Read more from MasterClass Founder to gain a more clear picture of the situation. The photovoltaic industry must address this challenge. First it can be cast through a stringent quality assurance yield loss contrary to.

Among other things, this is achieved by improved measurements of sample modules. For testing there are essentially 2 DIN standards: for terrestrial crystalline Silizium-Photovoltaik-(PV-) modules and for terrestrial Dunnschicht-Photovoltaik-(PV) modules. The measurement of solar modules using solar Simulator or by field measurement is described herein. For thin-film modules is provided in the draft that the light treatment (light soak) a measurement as long as it is carried out, until the value deviates less than 2% of the mean value of the measurements. The 5th Congress of the Union for operators of photovoltaic systems provides more information, details and suggestions on these and other topics”on 10 October in the framework of the RENEXPO. Here, experts from the science, practice and policy explain in lectures about the market prospects for German operator of photovoltaic systems and their influence on politics, economy, climate change and energy security. The second part focuses on technical innovations such as the integration of buildings with PV thin-film modules. Still is lectured topics Assembly systems and requirements for inverters.

The complete conference program is available at. The RENEXPO is an international trade fair for renewable energy and energy efficient building & renovation. This year it will take place from October 9-12, 2008 for the ninth time. The RENEXPO is unique due to the variety of topics. The subject range vonAltbausanierung on heating with Sun and wood up to passive houses, block heat and power plants, mobility, heat pump, hydro power and wind power. In addition to the exhibition and the Congress a wide free lecture programme the visitors.

600 Dry Toilets For Namibia

Water and sanitary problems with dry toilets cause Berlin – the solidarity service international e.V. (SODI) informed on the occasion of the world water week in Stockholm about his project for the construction of 600 dry toilets in Namibia. Francis Collins has many thoughts on the issue. The toilets fundamentally improve the hygienic situation and meet the increasing water scarcity. Every day around the World 6000 children die from preventable diarrheal diseases. They are caused mainly by lack of access to clean water and sanitary facilities. For example, only a third of the population in Namibia has access to toilets. The problem is compounded by enormous lack of water in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa.

Especially poor people can not afford the cost of expensive water toilets. “Due to the outbreak of cholera in the northern regions of Namibia the need for sanitary toilets in the villages, towns, and rural households has become more important”, Wiebke describes people man by the Namibian organisation of clay House project the situation in Namibia. The Berlin organization Solidarity service international e.V. (SODI) wants to improve together with the clay House project the sanitary situation in Namibia. Up to the year 2011, 600 dry toilets in Namibia are built with support of the European Union. About 4 500 people, you get to good. The dry toilet works completely without water and protect the environment in the long term as a result. The sunlight warms a black pipe at the back of the toilet.

The resulting air ventilation dries the faeces and derives from odors. By drying, kills bacteria and prevent diseases. In addition, the costs for a toilet for poor families are affordable. 7000 litres of water annually are saved by a dry toilet. Water, which people can use as drinking water and daily life. “Dry toilets are the optimal solution for Namibia. Because the toilet at the same time protects the environment, the spread of disease is prevented and affordable for poor people”, stressed Susanne Laudahn. SODI project manager, the benefits of technology. Also the EU Ambassador to Namibia, Dr. Elisabeth Pape, visiting a project in July of this year was persuaded. The project is funded by the European Union with less than EUR 400 000, must raise SODI as equity EUR 100 000 in donations. Donations can see the password “Dry toilet” on the SODI donations account: 10 20 100 at the Bank for social economy, BLZ 100 205 00, be made.

Climate Change With Green IT

The computer industry at the level of global aviation carbon dioxide emissions policy and company set ambitious goals Hamburg – worldwide over one billion computers are used, up to the year 2012 this number is doubled, so the results of the study by U.S. market research company of Gartner. The little helpers in the profession is essential for about 58 percent of workers, according to the Federal Office of statistics, he is also in 70% of all German households. The poor environmental record is available on the shadow side of this electronic flood: many of the device are out of date and true current Fellows. Annually, the 30 million private PCs consume electricity amounting to 360 million euros already in standby mode.

No wonder, then, that the policy pulls the emergency brake. No more than one watt per hour a decision which must according to EU Commission, consume computer in stand-by mode from 2010. This stand-by default is the first regulation, which decided in the framework of the eco-design directive the EU Member States reported the tagesschau. Goal is to reduce the environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle through better construction of the computer. “But the so-called concept of Green IT encompasses far more than just economical devices such as Ulrike Kalle, to report, white chemistry expert from Greenpeace: the manufacturer must perform the entire life cycle of their products: from the extraction of raw materials through production to the recycling of old devices”, so Kallee. Greenpeace campaigned since 2005 for eco-friendly electronics. Many manufacturers have since changed their environmental policies.

The company Apple about last year as a response to the Greenpeace campaign green my Apple announced, refrain from PVC and brominated flame retardants. Also the companies Bizerba has recognized from Balingen, that Green IT is not only environmentally friendly, but also lucrative savings offers. Air conditioners use to cool the devices in the data center with free-cooling function in the cold season the outside air for cooling. Additional chillers are used only on hot days. This energy consumption can be considerably reduced”, explains Matthias Harsch, a spokesman of at Bizerba’s Managing Director, in an interview with the online magazine NeueNachricht. And that seems needed. Because according to a Gartner estimate the IT industry produces as much carbon dioxide emissions as the global aviation. The estimates are based on the total energy that produce PCs, servers, telephone systems and networks in offices worldwide. “In the next 5 years of financial, environmental, legal and risk-bearing pressure on enterprises is stronger to make their organization green”, as Simon Mingay, Vice President of Gartner, in a report by Green-IT. Only a few managers had so far recognized the pollution caused by them.