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Wind power

What does 'repowering' actually mean?

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.

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Renewable energy and grid stability – Can we make do without energy storage for now?

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:

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Electric Mobility

The number of charging stations is rising

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.

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Energy expertise for Africa

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.

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Energy Transition

The 'Energiewende' touring the globe

Germany has put together a global roadshow advertising the merits of its energy transition. The show was launched in Beijing; next it will travel to Cape Town in May, where it is also being eagerly awaited.

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Dr Joachim Nitsch, engineer and systems analysts at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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)

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