Energy Publications

Home Energy Management Systems

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An energy management system (EMS) is a network-based system that enables the monitoring and optimization of the energy performance through the control of home or commercial building services such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and other key consumers of energy. Energy management systems are sub-divided into home energy management systems (HEMS) and building energy management systems (BEMS). HEMS refer to energy saving and monitoring technologies for households.

This report from the Fraunhofer Society and EBTC looks at challenges and opportunities from Europe to India, focussing on drivers and barriers for European companies wanting to enter the Indian market.

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The India Off-grid Electricity Market

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India as a rural electrification market has enormous potential. According to the 2011 Census of India, buy more about 81 million households or close to 400 million people do not have access to electricity as their ‘main source of lighting’. Of these, stuff over 90% reside in rural areas form the biggest rural electrification market segment. In recent years, a strong state commitment has been created to provide electricity for all as demonstrated by national and sub-national policy programs, significant budget outlays and increasing discourse to employ decentralised energy generation technologies for last mile access.

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Techview on emerging photovoltaics (e-PV)

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First in the series, information pills this ‘Techview on emerging photovoltaics (e-PV)’ provides topical perspectives emerged in the recent past with scenarios of first, approved second and third generation photovoltaics. This technical report examines new PV technologies and their global market maturity; scans already existing research and industrial examples in Europe and India; explores new development in the Indian context.

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