COP26: The death of coal and the rise of clean technology

Beyond the empty words and promises, we try to dig a little deeper to see what was achieved at the latest Conference of the Parties and where the biggest areas for improvement lie.
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Overcoming EV adoption barriers with smart charging solutions
Learn how smart charging solutions that allow EV drivers to define their own specific parameters accelerate the switch to green mobility.
The XENON integration guide
We add new devices to our platform every month. To ensure an inefficient and robust integration we developed a three-step process.
Winter is coming: The importance of power to heat
The winter season has opened with anything but a warm welcome: record high gas prices, increased demand, extreme weather events and unplanned outages. Learn how we can keep heating costs lower and more stable while simultaneously reducing emissions.
How to maintain secure power systems
As digitalization in the energy industry progresses, guaranteeing secure power systems is becoming increasingly important, but also more challenging. Find out the steps energy companies must take to maintain cyber resilience.
Communication is key: The importance of OCPP
OCPP is a communication protocol that facilitates the exchange of information between EV chargers and their backend management system. Learn about the importance of open standards and protocols and how our OCPP proxy extends communication to even more devices.
Stepping closer to carbon-neutral cities
By simulating a virtual gridBox in the most advanced SmartQuart quarter, our team demonstrated the power of digital technology in energy-efficient districts.
Meet the crew: Dominik Ganswohl
Dominik can still vividly remember day one at gridX and he firmly believes that we are disrupting the status quo of the energy sector every day. Find out more about his hybrid role and what he loves most about gridX.
Meet the crew: Nanina Neumann-Klenke
From florist to executive assistant: Nanina tells us why she transferred to a career in renewable energy and about the many roles she fills at gridX.
Sharing is caring – How energy communities support the expansion of renewables
The concept of energy communities could not be simpler – you sell something to your neighbor that they need. Learn more about the economic incentives, legal frameworks and technical solutions.
Meet the crew: Thomas Eck
As a DevOps Engineer at gridX, Thomas ensures everything, from technology to developers, runs smoothly. Find out why he loves the energy industry and the working culture at gridX.
How V2G and V2H can reach scale
Learn about the major challenges of Vehicle-to-Grid and Vehicle-to-Home and how businesses can overcome them to leverage a myriad of benefits.
How to source and integrate energy flexibility
Power system flexibility is crucial to better balance energy supply and demand. How can we use innovation, competition and regulation to improve energy flexibility?
Meet the crew: Rania Zoghlami
From studying in Tunisia to working for a scaleup in the energy sector in Germany, we share how Rania adjusted to a new industry and culture in the midst of a pandemic.
The four biggest challenges of sector coupling
Heating and transport’s high emissions call for electrification and flexible energy management to match supply and demand. Learn why sector coupling is key.
Report: Digitalization in the energy industry
Players in the changing energy landscape must decarbonize and decentralize. Our report shows that digitalization in energy has become the key to survival.
Meet the Crew: Ruben Damoiseaux
Our Head of Product shares his journey from an interest in technology as a young child over two sabbaticals to guiding product development at gridX.
Meet the Crew: Jessica Rudi
From sociologist to technical editor in the energy industry, find out why Jessica turned to the tech side and how her experiences of remote onboarding.
Timing is everything: Why time-of-use tariffs are here to stay
Recent energy developments make flexible tariffs that change with time of use crucial. Learn why energy management systems should work with ToU tariffs.
Accelerating the use of sustainable technology in energy
How can technology be used to speed up the energy transition? The energy industry must embrace a more innovative and holistic mindset and foster collaboration between various stakeholders.
The DER API – Developing Energy
We are opening our XENON platform to third-party developers. This allows anyone to develop energy management applications from scratch in no time. There is no need to build and maintain integrations for individual manufacturers or devices – just one single RESTful API.
Meet the crew: Emeline Georges
Engineer, energy specialist and advocate for teamwork and open-mindedness: we uncover what drew Emeline to the tech industry, and, in particular, to her current role at gridX.
Why phase optimization matters
The ever increasing number of EVs is putting more and more pressure on the grid and driving demand for smart charging solutions. One thing, however, is often overlooked, despite its great potential: phase optimization.
Here comes the sun
An EV is only as sustainable as the electricity used to charge it. Thus, carbon-neutral mobility requires widespread accessibility of electricity from renewable sources.
Presenting the Charging Report 2021
Today, we are thrilled to present our first charging report compromising our findings from analyzing public data on more than 1,800 charging point operators in Germany.
Brains over Copper: The different ways of load management
Intelligent charging infrastructure is increasingly becoming the focus of attention – also among politicians. For example, the state of Baden-Württemberg supports projects that intelligently connect charging infrastructure in public parking spaces with up to €500,000 to reduce the need for grid expansion. The state calls this approach "brains over copper": but what ways are there to manage charging points with "brains"?
The new German Renewable Energy Act 2021
On January 1, 2021, the new German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) came into force following a long discussion. The amendment has profound consequences for the expansion and remuneration of renewable energies - an overview of the most important changes.
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