Sustainable Telecommunications

Germany’s telecom companies are going green, converting to clean energy to power their networks, antennas, servers and shops.

German Millions for LNG Tank Vessel Infrastructure

In an effort to kick start liquid natural gas in Germany, the Bundestag has allocated EUR 135 million to underwrite LNG tank vessel infrastructure. At present there are no LNG terminals in Germany, something the government hopes to change.

German Heating Milestones

Germany is making impressive progress in its drive to increase the efficiency of home and commercial heating, a number of recent studies indicate.

Hydrogen from Helgoland

Germany’s loan high-seas island, Helgoland, may be pretty tiny, but it could play a not insubstantial role in the country’s clean energy future.

Converting Industrial Heat into Electricity

An estimated 45 percent of high-temperature process heat in Germany is simply lost in the atmosphere. Heat recovery is playing a crucial role, as wasted heat can be converted into electricity. Some solutions are already being used and the demand for waste heat recovery is constantly growing. Watch our video.

Floating Solar Power Facilities

Photovoltaic panels soaking up the sun’s rays are a phenomenon we usually associate with land. But floating facilities are becoming a trend in both Europe and Germany.

Hydrogen Hybrid Container Ships

German shipping colossus Hapag-Lloyd placed a EUR 6 billion order for six ultra large container vessels (UCLVs) from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The massive ships are the equivalent of four football fields long and can transport over 23,000 containers.

Pumping Up the Heat

Germany’s Association of Heat Pumps (bwp) says that a record 120,000 of the energy-efficient devices were installed in the country in 2020. That represents not only a new record but an annual growth rate of a whopping 40 percent.

New German Hydrogen Initiative

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has issued a call for draft project submissions for state subsidies in the area of hydrogen technologies and systems.

2020 Saw Significant Solar Rise in Germany

Last year saw some 25 percent more solar panels mounted on German rooftops than in 2019 – that’s according to the German Solar Industry Association (BSW).