Could we use half as many wind turbines and still generate five times as much power? Sounds unrealistic? It certainly can be done. The secret to it is repowering, which helps us get more electricity out of the wind we harness. Want to know how this works? Here is the answer.Find out more
This is what Dr Dirk Biermann, Chief Officer for Markets and System Operations at 50Hertz, and Mr Urban Windelen, Executive Officer of the German Energy Storage Association (BVES), think:Find out more
If you’re looking for a charging station because your e-vehicle’s battery is running low, you might be surprised to find out that the next one may in fact be located just around the corner. As of the end of 2015, some 5,836 recharging points for electric vehicles were available in Germany – that’s 300 more than in the previous year.Find out more
A sustainable energy supply for Africa – What can Germany do to help? How about German companies offering to share their energy expertise? That was one of the core messages delivered by State Secretary Uwe Beckmeyer at the German-African Energy Forum.Find out more
Quote of the week
"Back in the 1970s, the enormous speed at which renewables and markets have developed was simply unthinkable for us."
Dr Joachim Nitsch, engineer and systems analysts at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
2016 Renewable Energy Sources Act: Economic Affairs Ministry launches consultations with the Länder and with associations
Minister Gabriel: "The 2016 version of the Renewable Energy Sources Act is the first to treat renewables as established and mature technologies, thereby creating a basis for a stabilisation of the costs and for greater public acceptance of the energy transition."