German Startup Uses Moss to Cool Cities

Beating the heat – that’s become the imperative for many places in the northern hemisphere this summer. Start-up Green City Solutions from the eastern regional state of Brandenburg has come up with an interesting way to cool off urban areas.

Large-Scale Heat Pumps Set to be Part of Germany’s Future

The humble heat pump’s monster big brother is going to play a major role in industrial processes and district heating in Europe’s largest economy. Experts say industrial applications abound.

Demand for Heat Pumps in Germany Hits New Highs

According to figures from the Federation of the German Heating Industry (BDH), 25 percent more new heat pumps were delivered in the country in the first half of 2022 than in the same period the year before.

Prototype Battery Recycling Plant Breaks Ground

German chemicals multinational BASF has begun construction on a test plant for recycling batteries in town of Schwarzheide the eastern regional state of Brandenburg. The new facility represents an expansion of the company’s activities in this area.

EUR 3 Billion for Decarbonizing Heating Networks in Germany

The European Commission has given the German government a green light for its massive Federal Support for Efficient Heating Networks (BEW) program. The initiative will see some EUR three billion spent between mid-September 2022 and 2026 to make heating in Germany more sustainable.

Major German-Danish Power Line Set for Finishing

Stuttgart company EQOS Energie has been charged with building the final fifteen kilometers of a 140-kilometer-long, 380 kV overhead electricity connection of the two northern European neighbors. The overhead power lines will allow for the international transport of electricity generated by wind turbines on the North Sea coast.

Germany Earmarks EUR 177.5 Billion for Climate and Transformation Until 2026

The governing cabinet agreed to launch a massive, nine-figure “Climate and Transformation Fund” (KTF) for the coming four years.

Excess German Data Center Heat Enough to Warm Medium-Sized City

The excess heat generated by data centers would be enough to provide 350,000 dwellings with heating a year – that’s the conclusion of a study commissioned by German digital industry association Bitkom.

German Solar Car Debuts at Community Event

“Celebrate the Sun” was the theme of the bash thrown by Munich automotive startup Sono Motors as they unveiled the production model of their flagship vehicle, the Sion, before more than 2000 solar vehicle enthusiasts.

Hundreds of Millions Go to North Sea Wind Energy Connection

Germany’s Siemens and Spain’s Dragados have won a nine-figure tender to build converter stations DolWin4 and BorWin4 estbalishing offshore grid connections on the German coast. The tender was launched last year by the transmission system operator Amprion.