Wilfried van Sark
UU combines all the available expertise for managing this energy revolution
A revolution in the supply of electricity
"Photovoltaic solar energy (solar power) is becoming cheaper every day and will be increasingly used by individual households. This will lead to a true revolution of the supply of electricity: generation by centralized power plants will be replaced by decentralised microgeneration based on solar power.
Electricity systems must be modified
The current electricity system will need to be modified to accommodate decentralised generation. Smart grids or rather smart energy management systems will be developed, in which electrons move back and forth and consumers become 'prosumers', while ICT will play an essential role in energy management. UU combines all the available expertise to manage this energy revolution."
Wilfried van Sark, Professor Integration of Photovoltaic Solar Energy