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The Hydrogen Economy

October 10, 2022

The Hydrogen Economy
Climate change and geopolitical turmoil require a radical transformation of today’s fossil fuelbased economy into a renewable energy system. Electricity generation from wind and solar is subject to strong daily and seasonal fluctuations. The potential to produce green electricity also varies greatly geographically. In this context, hydrogen provides an optimal solution for bridging
the gap between the volatile generation and the need to supply green energy on-demand
across all sectors.

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Delivering EU energy security through climate action

whitePaper | September 15, 2022

This report draws on insights and analysis by a number of experts to consider whether and how the EU would be able to deal with a full cut off from Russian gas supplies going into the winter of 2022 and out to 2025 without jeopardizing medium-term energy and climate targets. The report covers the nature of the EU’s security of supply challenge, an assessment of the levers which can address this challenge in the short- and mid-term, and recommendations on specific actions for European states to take.

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The changing approach to renewable energy

whitePaper | December 19, 2019

The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is well underway and many businesses are responding well. Despite this, the market still faces challenges in the form of feed-in tariffs, power quality problems, planning permission and the threat from cheap imports of renewable technology. Businesses that are looking to make the transition unscathed in the next few years need to start thinking of renewable energy differently.

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Sustainable power grids

whitePaper | January 9, 2023

Stricter environmental and safety regulations, pressure to shift to green energy sources, and a retiring workforce all present significant challenges for today’s power grid operators. Transmission and distribution companies must create a more resilient, dynamic grid, capable of handling increased load and the complexity that distributed energy resources (DERs) will add. New digital tools that enable operators to collect and organize data can help transmission and distribution companies face these challenges by addressing three major imperatives.

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Hardestto-Reach Unlocking Clean Energy Investmentsfor Those Living Beyond the Grid

whitePaper | March 23, 2022

The Problem: People Without a Path to Clean Energy Of the approximately 789 million people in the world who currently live without electricity many will gain access through grid extension and off-grid solar by 2030. However, estimates suggest that roughly 215 million people will be left behind because they live in risky or remote, rural areas where investors have been unable or unwilling to go. In the last decade, there has been a steady increase in financing available for clean, renewable energy, but that money is largely directed towards wealthier nations while millions in the Global South, in places like sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, still lack basic energy access.

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Integrated Power Electronics: The Road Merges

whitePaper | December 14, 2022

As electric vehicles have rapidly matured, certain features that were never necessary for internal combustion engines have become critical to EVs’ operation: a power distribution unit; a battery disconnect unit; an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) controller; a battery management system; an onboard charger; a DC-to-DC converter. The trend is reminiscent of the growth in internal combustion engines’ electrical/ electronic architectures, where each feature required an electronic control unit — a separate box that took up precious space within a vehicle chassis. Every box needed its own software, its own connectors and its own housings, all of which resulted in added complexity and cost.

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Sustainable Energy for All of Earth

whitePaper | April 15, 2023

On March 1, 2023, Tesla presented Master Plan Part 3 – a proposed path to reach a sustainable global energy economy through end-use electrification and sustainable electricity generation and storage. This paper outlines the assumptions, sources and calculations behind that proposal. Input and conversation are welcome.

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