Rising energy prices and limited fossil fuel resources make the requirement for alternative solutions in the field of electric power generation world-wide essential. At the same time, demand is increasing for energy, particularly in regions with high levels of industrial growth. The industrialised countries are also seeking to lessen their dependence on imports of oil, gas, coal and uranium.
These are the reasons why renewable energies are increasing in significance on the electricity market. They already contribute in many ways to the supply of energy and also make a significant contribution to climate protection. In particular, the diversity of useable raw materials guarantees the supply and contributes to the independence of states from fossil fuels. A further benefit: the plants and systems can be simply dismantled at the end of their service life and recycled.
Renewable energies are primarily native energy sources. An increase in their use boosts the regional contribution to value generation – an aspect which should not be neglected. These forms of energy contribute significantly to countries with underdeveloped infrastructure: large segments of the population are supplied with energy for example, by rural electrification.
Wind energy – Solar energy – Bioenergy – Photovoltaic
Eaton is ideally placed for renewable energies as a leading supplier of components and systems for
energy distribution and automation. Our automation products already control and safely monitor many functions in systems and plants: For example, programmable logic controllers regulate photovoltaic power plants world-wide. In the field of power generation, such as wind energy plants, Eaton switchgear safely and reliably switches and protects the electrical power generation systems. Contactors are also a guarantor for malfunction-free connection to