German companies Smart Power and SMA Solar Technology are building what they say is one of Europe’s largest electricity storage facilities near the eastern German city of Eisenach. The “Wartburg storage battery” will help integrate renewably produced electricity into the power grid.
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One of the global leaders in battery technology and energy storage systems, SVOLT Energy Technology from China, will be building a production facility in the town of Lauchhammer in the eastern German state of Brandenburg.
Germany’s efforts to transition to a sustainable economy have provided a major boost to funding for greentech start-ups. International companies are flocking to Germany to benefit from the boom in environmental technology and generous government incentives.
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.
American semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries has announced a massive new investment in its production facility in the eastern German city of Dresden. The project will be worth at least USD one billion.
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.
The Stenon company from Potsdam in Brandenburg state has developed a system called FarmLab for carrying out soil analysis without having to send samples to a laboratory.
Estonian maker of supercapacitors Skeleton Technologies has committed to a major five-year investment in the Leipzig suburb of Markranstädt in eastern Germany. The company will will utilize technology from German electronics giant Siemens.
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A 92-year-old retired mechanical engineer from Leipzig in Saxony has designed a novel wind turbine that experts say could generate up to 200 percent more electricity than conventional ones.