More than half (50.5 percent) of all the net power generated in Germany last year came from wind, solar and other clean sources. That’s according to final 2020 figures from the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System (ISE).
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2020 was the year Germany went all in on hydrogen as a key to its transition to the clean energy of future. We spoke with the German government’s commissioner for green hydrogen, Stefan Kaufmann, about where Germany is coming from and where it’s headed.
Düsseldorf cleantech start-up poligy has come up with a solution for harvesting waste heat and converting it into electricity.
One of the lessons we should learn for the post-corona era is that outbreaks of disease and even pandemics go hand in hand with increased destruction of nature.
According to calculations made by two of Germany’s leading energy groups, wind, solar, biomass and other regenerative energy sources will cover more than 46 percent of the country’s energy needs in 2020.
The German capital isn’t always known for punctuality, but it has beaten a main target for reducing CO2 emissions in terms of both time and quantity.
British electricity platform Octopus Energy is testing the waters in the German market with a planned EUR 80 million expansion to Europe’s largest economy.
The international “enera” project in Germany’s windy northwest is helping make wind power more reliable by supplying new electric batteries to stabilize the grid.
With billions of euros in government investment and ample infrastructure already in place, Germany’s hydrogen sector is the next big thing. Foreign investors are actively encouraged to join the country’s hydrogen revolution.
German automotive parts company ElringKlinger is joining forces with France’s Plastic Omnium to form a joint subsidiary, Ekpo Fuel Cell Technologies, which will focus on hydrogen-powered vehicles.