Electric Autobahn

Germany opened its first ‘eHighway’ – a 6km stretch of autobahn near Frankfurt along which e-trucks can draw power from overhead cables.

Quantum Cooperation

To build the next generation of super-computers, commercial and scientific heavyweights will probably need to team up. For this reason, Google is joining together with Germany’s Jülich Supercomputing Center to further develop this future-oriented technology.

Smart Home Apps

Germans are taking to smart home applications like intelligent lamps and lights and smart heating thermostats. Almost one in three (31%) of more than 1000 people surveyed by Germany’s digital association Bitkom said they use at least one such app. That’s up from 26% in 2018.

No-Subsidy Solar

Power company EnBW has announced the construction of what will be Germany’s largest solar energy park. What’s more: the firm is doing this without any help at all from state subsidies.

Nexwafe Knows It

Not all wafer margins are thin ones – as the flourishing Freiburg start-up NexWafe knows.

Auto Summit

Among the participants of the Automotive Summit 2019 were bosses of Germany’s leading carmakers and automotive companies. They agreed that the public and private sectors would split the costs for augmented subsidies of up to 6000 EUR for consumers who purchase electric vehicles.

Sun Power on Wheels

Munich-based start-up Sono Motors has designed a car with 248 solar panels embedded into its roof, hood, rear and sides, which can provide enough electricity per day for 34km of no-cost, zero emissions driving.

Star Struck

Need a rocket engine? Munich start-up Isar Aerospace Technologies, founded last year, has set its sights high – it aims to become ‘Europe’s SpaceX.’

Reycling Wind Turbines: Taking Germany’s Energy Transition to a Logical Conclusion

Owing to the great diversity of turbine types and location, tailor-made procedures will be required for scrapping and recycling the turbines. Because different sorts of turbines are made from different materials, various regulations will apply.