Battery Go-Ahead

The coronavirus pandemic has put the kibosh on many companies’ plans around the globe but not those of battery producer AKASOL. The company’s second serial production line for lithium-ion battery systems at its Langen, Germany, production site is now operational – six months ahead of schedule.

Digital- Environmental Agenda

This spring, the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety published a catalogue of 70 measures it touted as the world’s first-ever digital-environmental agenda.

Germany Sets New Renewable Heating Record

According to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, more than two-thirds (67.2 percent) of all new residential buildings completed in 2019 are wholly or partially heated using renewable sources. That’s a new record.

Germany’s Drive Toward Electric Vehicles

The trend is clear – all of Germany’s big carmakers are going electric. No wonder that Germany is expected to overtake China as the world’s leading EV producer. And now Tesla’s coming as well.

Industrial Hydrogen Fuel Production

International consortium norsk e-fuel, which includes Dresden company Sunfire, is set to commence construction on a facility to produce green hydrogen fuel on an industrial scale.

Germany Announces Billion-Euro Hydrogen Strategy

The country’s governing cabinet has agreed a plan aimed at massively increasing environmentally produced “green hydrogen” energy both domestically and abroad.

One to Watch: Srijna Jha, cofounder and CEO of Morph Green Tech

The physicist developed with her business partners the Solar Cube, an origami-inspired solar charger which uses PV integrated solar textiles and solar cells.

New Electricity App

Can consumers save money by running appliances and charging batteries when electricity prices are lowest? Tibber says they can, and this spring the Norwegian start-up brought its services to Germany.

Renewables Take Charge

The first quarter of 2020 was a historic one for renewable electricity in Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, renewables produced 72.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity or more than half – 51.2 percent – of total feed-in during the three-month period.