All Episodes of The smarter E Podcast

The smarter E podcast is all about the current trends and developments in a renewable, decentralized and digital energy industry. Our moderators Tobias Bücklein and Zackes Brustik welcome and interview personalities who shape our industry and drive developments forward. A new episode is published every Thursday.

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The smarter E Podcast Episodes

Smart Combined – Future Technologies in the E-Craft Sector

Episode 176 with Alexander Neuhäuser, Managing Director of the German Electrical and Information Technology Trades Association (ZVEH)

German

Energy Storage Boom: Global Growth Rates and New Markets up to 2030

Episode 175 with Markus Vlasits, NewCharge Energy and Patricia Tatto, ATA Renewables

English

No Stable and Secure Energy System Without Storage

Episode 174 with Hans Urban, freelance consultant for renewable energy, e-mobility and storage

German

Battery Production: Can Europe Keep Up?

Episode 173 with Benedikt Rothhagen, Project Manager of the Battery Production division at the VDMA.

English

Intelligent Charging software - Solutions for the Electric Fleet

Episode 172 with Eduard Schlutius, CEO of reev.

German

Shadowy Existence - How Solar Thermal Energy Is Helping to Shape the Energy Transition

Episode 171 with Dr. Korbinian Kramer, Coordinator for Solar Thermal Energy, Fraunhofer ISE.

German

Megawatt Charging: The Future of a Sustainable Heavy Duty Transport?

Episode 170 with Dr. Julia Hildermeier of the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP).

English

Is the European car industry being overrun by China?

Episode 169 with Marcus Zacher, editor-in-chief of elektroautomobil, the specialist magazine for electric mobility.

German

Hydrogen: The Saviour of a Sustainable Energy Economy?

Episode 168 with Silke Frank, Vice President of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV).

German

But not on my Doorstep, Please! – The Energy Transition and its Social Acceptance

Episode 167 with Antonella Battaglini, CEO of the Renewables Grid Initiative.

English

What opportunities does Agri-PV offer for agriculture in Germany?

Episode 166 with Mark Kugel, "Obsthof Bernhard".

German

The Role of LDES in Ensuring a Renewable Energy Supply 24/7

Episode 165 with Julia Souder, CEO of LDES Council and Alan Greenshields, Director EMEA at ESS Inc.

English

Solarpark Bundorf – Sector Coupling at Its Best

Episode 164 with Christoph Strasser, CEO of MaxSolar GmbH.

English

Plus-Energy House – A House That Generates More Energy Than It Consumes

Episode 163 with Rolf Disch, Solar Architect.

German

Start-Up Deep Dive: How They Can Be a Driver of the Energy Transition

Episode 162 with Jan Lozek, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Future Energy Ventures.

English

What Opportunities Do Stationary and Mobile Battery Storage Systems Offer for a Sustainable Energy Supply?

Episode 161 with Jan Figgener from RWTH Aachen University.

German

Global Market Development 2024: A Year of Solar Superlatives?

Episode 160 with Jenny Chase, analyst with BloombergNEF's global Solar Insight Service.

English

A Second Life for Charging Stations: How Does Refurbishing Work?

Episode 159 with Wolfram Cüppers, owner of LADEFIX.

German

How Do We Design the Electricity Grids of the Future? Challenges and Solutions

Episode 158 with Prof. Dr. Jochen Kreusel, Global Head of Market Innovation at Hitachi Energy and Dr. Philipp Strauß, Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE.

German

Saxony – The Land of Hydrogen: Moving Towards a Sustainable Future

Episode 157 with Dr. Olga Naumov, Senior Manager for Technology Projects at Leipziger Stadtwerk, Christoph Friedrich, Group Developer at Leipziger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft, Dr. Peter Lucas Consultant at the Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, Klaudia Wackerman, Project Manager at Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS) .

German

Smart Buildings: The Future of Energy Efficiency & Climate Action

Episode 156 Ivan-Asen Ivanov, Energy & Climate Policy Officer at Eurelectric.

English

Open Source & Electromobility: The Future of Charging Infrastructure

Episode 155 Marco Möller, founder and CEO of PIONIX.

German

Double Down, Triple Up – The World Needs 3xRenewables

Episode 154 Bruce Douglas, CEO of the Global Renewables Alliance.

English

Ghost Electricity - What Can Be Done?

Episode 153 with Robert Busch, Managing Director of the German Renewable Energy Federation (bne).

German

How Municipal Utilities Are Driving the Mobility Revolution

Episode 152 with Amélie Wippern, group manager for photovoltaics and electric mobility at Stadtwerke Hedelberg Energie GmbH.

German

Charging Infrastructure vs. Real Estate Industry: Ways Out of the Charging Crisis

Episode 151 with Ralph Müller-Eberstein of Bender GmbH & Co. KG.

German

CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

Episode 150 with Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO.

English

How Solar PV is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Episode 149 with Dr. Hamed Beheshti, Co-Founder and CEO of Boreal Light GmbH and Ahmad Sandid, Business Scout for Development at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

English

No Energy Transition without the Cloud

Episode 148 with Marco Oesterlein, Business Development Executive, adesso.

German

China: Global Energy Transition Leader

Episode 147 with Frank Haugwitz, Senior Advisor at Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory.

English

Second Life Batteries: The Path to a Net-Zero Energy System

Episode 146 with Dr. Nam Truong, Co-Founder and CEO of STABL Energy.

English

PV Carports – Sensible Synergies for the New Mobility?

Episode 145 with Antonia Gordt, Project Manager at Solar Cluster Baden-Württemberg e.V. and Jens Ritter, Sales Manager at ClickCon GmbH & Co. KG.

German

Global Market Outlook 2023-2027 – The Dawn of the Terawatt Age

Episode 144 with Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor to the CEO and a member of the leadership team of SolarPower Europe.

English

Green Hydrogen as a Feedstock for Local Fertilizer Production?

Episode 143 with Markus Vlasits, CEO of NewCharge.

English

Energy Transition Skills Shortage – What Opportunities Does Education and Training Provide?

Episode 142 with Berthold Breid, CEO of the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC).

German

State of the Energy Transition

Episode 141 with Seb Henbest, Group Head of Climate Transition at HSBC.

English

What Role Do Municipalities Play in Electromobility?

Episode 140 with Conrad Hammer, Head of Federal-State-Municipal Coordination and the Funding Team at the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure.

German

Innovations, Trends & More – How Energy Storage and Smart Grids Are Revolutionizing the Energy Transition

Episode 139 with George Hilton and Pierre-Jean Alet.

English

E-mobility in Fleets: Intelligently Electrifying the Fleet

Episode 138 with Axel Schäfer, Managing Director of the Bundesverband Betriebliche Mobilität.

German

Artificial Intelligence in the Use of Battery Storage Systems

Episode 137 with Mandy Schipke, founder and CEO of NOVUM engineering GmbH.

English

Solarize Africa – Energy Transition in Africa

Episode 136 with Dr. Rethabile Melamu, CEO at SAPVIA & Herbert Friese, General Manager of Dutch & Co.

English

AWARDs Special: These Innovations are Driving the Emobility and Solar Industries

Episode 135 with Markus Emmert, Chairman of the Bundesverband eMobilität and Prof. Dr. Michael Powalla, Member of the Board of the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg ZSW.

German

How Close Are We to V2G Becoming a Daily Reality?

Episode 134 with Dr. Stefan Perras & Thomas Gereke of Siemens.

English

Digitizing the Energy System with Digital Twins and Smart Grid Indicators

Episode 133 with Peter Vermaat, Secretary General, EU DSO Entity.

English

What´s up With the Energy Transition in Mexico ?

Episode 132 with Angélica Soto, CEO of Nexus Energía México and Rosanety Barrios, member of the Board of Directors of the National Solar Energy Association (ANES).

English

Are We Experiencing a Successful Renaissance of PV Production in Europe?

Episode 131 with Prof. Dr. Peter Dold, Head of the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP).

German

Sustainability: How Can Solar Best Support Nature Conservation and Biodiversity?

Episode 130 with Lina Dubina, Policy Advisor for Sustainability at SolarPower Europe.

English

Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal and More – How Do We Master the Heat Transition?

Episode 129 with Christian Fink, Managing Director of the AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies in Austria.

German

Quality Assurance for Solar EPCs (Engineering, Procurement, Construction)

Episode 128 with Alden Lee, Head of Solar Procurement/Logistics/Quality at ABO Wind.

English

Don't Let the Lights Go out – What About the Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure?

Episode 127 with Maarten Hoeve, Director Technology, European Network for Cybersecurity (ENCS).

English

Battery vs. Hydrogen in Heavy-Duty Transport – Which Drive Type Will Prevail?

Episode 126 with Christopher Hecht from the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives at RWTH Aachen University and Member of the Project Hydrogen Compass.

German

E-Mobility: More Profit for Manufacturers Through Rapid Transformation?

Episode 125 with Christian Hochfeld, Director of Agora Verkehrswende

German

The Car as Home Storage – What Is the Added Value for Users?

Episode 124 with Timo Kern, Head of Energy System and Markets at the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) in Munich

German

Diverse but Thriving – Energy Transition in the MENA Region

Episode 123 with Denisa Fainis, secretary general at MESIA, The Middle East Solar Industry Association

English

Energy Transition Outlook – How Can We Achieve the Climate Targets?

Episode 122 with Ditlev Engel, CEO of Energy Systems at DNV

English

Working at the Base – and at the Limit: How Municipal Utilities Are Implementing the Energy Transition Locally

Episode 121 with Rainer Stock, Rainer Stock, deputy head of the energy industry department and head of the network management division at VKU e.V.

German

Solar PV – Challenges and Opportunities of Ensuring Continued Asset Quality

Episode 120 with Adele Ara, Head of Global Business Operations at Lightsource bp

English

A Heart for the Power Grid - How Heat Pumps Provide Balance in the Energy System

Episode 119 with Egbert Tippelt, Product Manager Heat Pumps, Viessmann

German

Green Hydrogen: Electrolyzer Solutions for Sustainable Energy Systems

Episode 118 with Dr. Fabio Oldenburg, Senior Consultant at Apricum & Co-founder and CTO of Gaia Membranes AG

English

Hybrid Power Plants: The Future of Reliable Power Generation

Episode 117 with Dr. Julia Badeda, member of the management board at ABO Wind

German

Green Roofs and PV: Contradiction or Opportunity?

Episode 116 with Gunter Mann from the Bundesverband Gebäudegrün e.V. and Immanuel Schäfer from the Bodensee Stiftung

German

Hard Shell, Smart Core: Why Inner Values Count in Industrial Energy Storage Systems

Episode 115 with Julian Jansen, Director of Growth and Market Development (EMEA) at Fluence

English

The Beginning of the Green Hydrogen Age – What Else Does It Need?

Episode 114 with Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling, Head of Hydrogen Technologies at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

German

European Distribution Systems – Ready for Smart Grids?

Episode 113 with Carmen Gimeno of GEODE, the European Association of Independent Electricity and Gas Distributors

English

Who Is in Charge of E-Mobility?

Episode 112 with Christoph Stürmer, equity partner and leader of the automotive practice at Vindelici Advisors AG

English

E-mobility: What Questions Keep Fleet Managers

Episode 111 with Team at CleanElectric, the emobility podcast

German

Virtual Power Plants – The Power of Many

Episode 110 with Aleksandra Radwanska and Leonard Hirsch from Next Kraftwerke

German

This is How Sector Coupling and Vehicle-Integrated Power Generation Succeeds

Episode 109 with Oliver Mayer, Head of Energy Department, Bayern Innovativ GmbH

German

What is "Smart Charging" and How Can Electric Car Drivers Benefit from it?

Episode 108 with Baerte de Brey, Chief International Officer at ElaadNL and Vice President at AVERE

English

How Citizens Take the Energy Transition into Their Own Hands

Episode 107 with Andreas Henze, CEO of Bürger Energie Genossenschaft BEG

German

How Start-ups are Driving the Mobility Revolution

Episode 106 with Benedikt Gerber, eQuota & Harald Baumeister, Sopago

German

Agri-PV: Opportunities for Agriculture and Energy Transition

Episode 105 with Stefano Amaducci, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

English

Investments in Renewable Energies – Approaches for Investors, Banks and Insurance Companies

Episode 104 with Stefan Garche, VDE Renewables

German

The Growth and Growth of the Global Energy Storage Market – Trends, Innovations & Developments

Episode 103 with Sergio Duenàs, Strategen

English

Solar Thermal and PV in Latin America – an Emerging Market

Episode 102 with Marisol Oropeza and Nelson Delgado

English

Life Cycle Analysis: The True CO₂ Emissions of All Drives

Episode 101 with Johannes Buberger, Universität der Bundeswehr

German

Bake Bread While the Sun Shines: Solarbakery for Off-Grid Rural Communities

Episode 100 with Simon Zimmermann, Solarbakery

English

Congestion in the Grid? How We Can Regulate Energy Flows in the Future

Episode 99 with Ulrich Hempen, international key account and industry management of energy and process technology, WAGO

German

Facts and Fairytales of Floating Solar Solutions

Episode 98 with Arnoud van Druten, Director business unit Floating Energy solutions, Sunprojects group

English

How startups are driving the energy transition

Episode 97 with Andreas Kuhlmann. CEO of dena

German

Second Life as a leverage to refinance the transition?

Episode 96 with Claudius Jehle. CEO of volytica

English

Why is AC bidirectionality key to large-scale V2G implementation?

Episode 95 with Dennis Schulmeyer, LADE

German

Brazil's further way to become and maintain a global player on the solar market

Episode 94 with Rodrigo Sauaia, ABSOLAR

English

Second Life, Zero Life and more - What does the future hold for energy storage?

Episode 93 with Franz-Josef Feilmeier, Fenecon

German

Power Sector Accelerating E-Mobility: Can Utilities turn EVs into a Grid Asset?

Episode 92 with Bruce Douglas, Eurelectric

English

Grid-safe integration of e-mobility - why battery electric vehicles save us from blackout

Episode 91 with Markus Wunsch, Netze BW

German

What opportunities and challenges do PPAs bring to the energy industry?

Episode 90 with Annkathrin Rabe, Statkraft

German

Decentralized energy supply as the basis of a clean energy system?

Episode 89 with Gerrit Wörner, sonnen GmbH

German

How to break away from fossil fuels with hydrogen?

Episode 88 with Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm, H2.B

English

Sector coupling in the neighborhood – the key to the energy transition?

Episode 87 with Dr. Claudia van Laak and Dr. Karsten Schmidt, Open District Hub e.V.

German

No heat transition without solar thermal energy

Episode 86 with Karin Rühling, TU Dresden

German

The Sky is the Limit – How Hydrogen will Power Aviation

Episode 85 with Prof. Dr. Josef Kallo, CEO of H2Fly

English

Geld verdienen mit dem eigenen E-Auto: THG-Quote und mehr

Episode 84 with Marcus Fendt, Managing Director, The Mobility House

German

BIPV – Buildings as Power Plants of the Future?

Episode 83 with Dieter Moor, CEO Europe, ClearVuePV

English

Business under Power: Promotion of Charging Systems for E-Vehicles

Episode 82 with Conrad Hammer from the National Charging Infrastructure Control Center in Berlin

German

The Unexpected Return of Nuclear - What to Make of it?

Episode 81 with Dr. Paul Dorfman, Associate Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

English

Systemvision 2050 – Wie sieht das klimaneutrale Energiesystem der Zukunft aus?

Episode 80 with Thomas Dederichs, Head of Energy Policy at Amprion .

German

Sunny Outlook for Photovoltaics & Storage in Europe

Episode 79 with Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor and a member of the leadership team of SolarPower Europe.

English

Retrofitting: Vom Verbrenner zum Stromer – eine Lösung für nachhaltige Mobilität?

Episode 78 with Heiko Fleck, Managing Director of Fleck GmbH.

German

Grüner Wasserstoff als Lösung einer verlässlichen Stromversorgung?

Episode 77 with Fabian Jochem, Head of Strategy at SMA Sunbelt.

German

Disruption der E-Mobilität – Tesla als Wegbereiter

Episode 76 with Christoph Krachten, science journalist and bestselling author of the book "Tesla or how Elon Musk is revolutionizing electromobility".

German

Dynamic Change in the Storage Market: Developments, Trends & Challenges

Episode 75 with Anil Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer, Leclanché

English

Neue Bundesregierung gleich Neue Energiewelt? Das erwartet uns 2022

Episode 74 with Joachim Goldbeck, CEO of Goldbeck Solar GmbH

German

Wasserstoff - Dekarbonisierung des Gebäudesektors – Warum wir es uns nicht leisten können, ihn nicht zu haben

Episode 73 with Leonie Assheuer, EU Affairs Manager at Viessmann.

German

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