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Photovoltaic Floating Plants

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 in tips and tricks

Photovoltaic Floating Plants

Photovoltaic plants will have to justify their payback without any form of public incentive. Recent improvements in floating photovoltaic installations move in this directions thanks to a significant increase in efficiency due both to cheaper and most effective tracking and to panel cooling. We are happy to remark that the most advanced solutions in this area are IP of an Italian Company. Here you can find (only italian version) an article by Roberto Maietti published in Automazione Oggi, May 2012

 

Total Cost of Ownership: a different perspective

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 in tips and tricks

Total Cost of Ownership: a different perspective

Too many times the mere consideration of the purchasing cost of an asset constitutes an obstacle to the diffusion of new technologies, above all when they can provide energy savings in the long term. We publish (only in Italian) an article by Roberto Maietti appeared in Automazione Oggi, September 2011

Europe: two years for nothing

Posted on May 31, 2012 in tips and tricks

Europe: two years for nothing

We publish the Editoriale by Umberto Sampieri appeared in “Normal” XIII June 2010, sadly up-to-date.

Increasing Prices: is just a dream?

Posted on May 31, 2012 in tips and tricks

Increasing Prices:  is just a dream?

“Pricing right is the fastest and most effective way for managers to increase profits. Consider the average income statement of an S&P 1500 company: a price rise of 1 percent, if volumes remained stable, would generate an 8 percent increase in operating profits an impact nearly 50 percent greater than that of a 1 percent fall in variable costs such as materials and direct labour and more than three times greater than the impact of a 1 percent increase in volume (we know that the effect on the bottom line of OEE is even stronger). (more…)

Renewable Energies, Storage, EVs & Batteries

Posted on May 31, 2012 in tips and tricks

Renewable Energies, Storage, EVs & Batteries

The adoption of Renewable Energies, including Photo Voltaic and Wind, is very much interconnected with and dependent on the development of Smart Grids, of Energy Storing and of Electrical Vehicles.

Apparently 2001 marked a discontinuity in the EVs market both in Europe and US. In Europe  the french PSA and Renault started  to sell their EVs in thousand of units. The same are doing Mitsubishi and Nissan. In California EVs are sold in thousands of units and the State has announced investments of 120 million USD in infrastructure. (more…)

Posizionamento Strategico e Valore

Posted on May 18, 2012 in tips and tricks

Posizionamento Strategico e Valore

Piaccia o non piaccia, oggi, il sistema più in voga di valutazione di un’impresa è dato dal metodo dei moltiplicatori.

Ossia si assume che un’impresa valga quanto il suo MOL (Margine Operativo Lordo o EBITDA all’anglosassone) moltiplicato per un parametro (il moltiplicatore) che è funzione del Posizionamento Strategico dell’azienda (dimensione, posizione competitiva, segmento di appartenenza, Paese etc.) (more…)

The MASAI web site is on line

Posted on May 18, 2012 in tips and tricks

The MASAI web site is on line

MASAI web site is on line! We would like to welcome both the ones who are getting in touch with us for the first time and the ones who know us since many years.

We firmly believe in the power of dialogue and confrontation, so we want to give room to your insights, experiences, results and opinions on current events and we invite you to express your opinions and your concerns.

We are totally committed to our customer achievements and that is  the only motivation that drives us to seek solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of any particular circumstance, never forgetting the external boundary conditions.

Our wish and our hope is that passion will win uncertainty and that the search for innovation will come back to inspire the whole European business community.

Roberto & Umberto