Entries by Simon | base.energy

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How to get ready for plug and play solar power

Plug and play solar helps you run your most needed appliances like mobile phones, computers, fridges or coffee machines. You can place them on a balcony, terrace or garden. Before collecting your own energy with a plug and play solar system yourself always consider what you want to do with your freshly harvested energy. Plug and play […]

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Solar powered startup challenge

While setting up a new company that will bring solar power to any place worldwide to my brother and me it seemed obvious, that the company itself should run on solar power as much as possible. Currently I am using a few sources of electricity for my home office. Hydro and wind power from the oekostrom AG […]

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Nuclear power for a light bulb?

On conferences or in meetings, energy experts sometimes tell me that it is impossible to run a power system with only renewable energy, because renewable energy is not able to provide baseload for power grids. Of course many other experts have already countered this argument in several ways. It requires some knowledge on grids to either agree with one side or […]

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Electrify from scratch

Once, someone compared an organisation with a tree. It has roots, stem, branches and leaves. We discussed what new ideas, projects or changes meant to an organisation. Are those actions like leaves, which might grow for some time and eventually fall off again? Are they branches which stay over winter but are still attached to the same roots? Or do […]