Renewable energy is responsible for over 28 percent of power in Germany

Germany set a new green energy record in the first half of 2014. According to a report released last week by Germany’s Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), in the first half of the year, 28.5 percent of its energy that was used in gross domestic power consumptions, was made up entirely of renewable energy, which is quite the increase from the 24.6 percent that was reported for the same time last year. Renewable wind energy production increased and so did solar power. During the first half of…

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Germany continues to struggle with renewable energy

Germany Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Plans

Renewable energy finds traction in Germany Germany has become an active hub for renewable energy, especially when it comes to the matter of solar power. The country’s interest in renewable energy is largely backed by a growing need to break away from nuclear energy. Germany has been working to move away from nuclear energy for several years, but its efforts did not find traction until the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, which is one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has seen thus far. Clean power faces challenges throughout…

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Offshore wind energy hits milestone in Germany

Offshore wind energy

2012 proves powerful years for German wind energy Offshore wind energy has reached a major milestone in Germany. The country’s Alpha Ventus pilot project, which is a joint venture from many of the country’s utilities, is among the most ambitious offshore wind energy projects in the world. The project was launched in 2010 and took 12 months to become fully operational. Though the project had been fully operational throughout 2011, it was in 2012 that it achieved a major accomplishment for the German energy sector. Alpha Ventus feeds 267GW into…

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EnBW wind energy project wins funding

Wind Energy Farm

European Investment Bank approves loan to EnBW The European Investment Bank has announced the approval of a $663 million loan for a new wind energy project in Germany. The project comes from EnBW, an innovative alternative energy company with a keen focus on wind power. The company has dubbed the project EnBW Baltic 2 because it is the second offshore wind farm that will be built in the Baltic Sea. EnBW claims that this will be the largest wind energy project in the world, once it is completed. Germany continues…

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Germany winning fight for solar energy progress

Solar energy and solar panel

  While the world scrambles to integrate sustainable, green energy into infrastructure, Germany has quietly made huge gains in adding solar energy as a priority with massive installations of solar panels in 2012. A new solar energy high The Germans are serious about solar power and sustainable energy. In the last year alone they installed a record number of solar panels to produce green energy. The overall production capacity grew to more than 7.6 GW (gigawatts), up from 7.5 GW in the year 2011. German has a capacity for 7.4…

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Solar energy continues to grow in Germany

Solar Energy Home Germany

Germany continues to make progress in its adoption of solar energy Germany has aptly established itself as a bastion for alternative energy. The country has embraced various forms of renewable power over the past several months. In the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Germany began abandoning nuclear power, which had made up a significant portion of the country’s energy production. In order to replace nuclear power, Germany turned to solar energy, which has become one of the most lucrative and powerful forms of alternative energy in the country. Number…

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Hydrogenics system successfully arrives in Germany

Hydrogenics Germany hydrogen fuel

Hydroegnics delivers power-to-gas system on time Hydrogenics, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has successfully delivered a 2 megawatt power-to-gas energy storage system to E.ON, Germany’s largest energy utility. In June 2012, Hydrogenics received an order for this storage system from E.ON, which would be used with a new energy system that is being built in Falkenhagen, Germany. The system developed by Hydrogenics will not only be used to store energy; it will also be used to produce gas that can be used in numerous…

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Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells in 2013

group exhibit hydrogen + fuel cells

19th Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells coming to Germany next year Hydrogen fuel is gaining momentum around the world thanks to the promising technological innovations that have been made by the fuel cell industry. Next year, these innovations will be on display at the 19th Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells event, which will be held in Hanover, Germany, as part of the Hanover Messe industrial fair. The Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells is the largest fuel cell technology exhibition in Europe and attendees will be able to…

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German report highlights benefits of small fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel powered homes

Fuel cells may be a viable option for German homes Fuel cells are most often used as industrial power systems or as an energy source for new vehicles. Rarely are the energy systems given attention for the prospects as a residential power source. A new report from the German Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg suggests that fuel cells could be far more useful as residential energy systems than they are given credit for. Part of the potential of these energy systems is tied to the fact that they…

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More solar energy in Germany than all of Europe

Solar energy and solar panel

Solar energy policies lead to progress for Germany It is no secret by now that Germany has a strong interest in solar energy. The German government has been aggressive in its pursuit for solar energy since announcing plans to abandon nuclear power in the wake of last year’s Fukushima disaster in Japan. In the wake of the disaster, the country adopted prominent clean energy policies that were expected to make it a leader in terms of solar power. These policies have not disappointed. Germany now boasts of over 30GWp of…

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Alternative energy in Germany may be a costly endeavor

Germany Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Plans

Germany’s alternative energy plans may be more expensive than originally thought Alternative energy has become a popular concept in Germany, but there is an ongoing debate concerning the ultimate cost of switching over to renewable power. Germany has embarked on a campaign to overhaul its energy system, establishing an infrastructure that is more accommodating to alternative energy and sustainability. While alternative energy has managed to garner a significant amount of acclaim for its economic potential, some hold that clean forms of power are actually more expensive than people are willing…

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ITM Power to investigate gas-to-power storage system in Germany

Germany Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Plans

ITM Power signs Letter of Intent to test efficient gas and energy storage ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with one of the largest utility energy companies in Germany. According to the Letter of Intent, both companies will be investigating the merits of a power-to-gas energy storage system. Such a system would allow electricity to be reserved within an existing gas and energy infrastructure. ITM Power believes that a gas-to-energy storage system would help make hydrogen fuel…

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Energy infrastructure undergoing major overhaul in Germany

Alternative Energy Infrastructure

Germany continues work to improve its energy infrastructure Germany has becoming a powerful force in the world of alternative energy. The country has long been an advocate for clean energy, but has ramped up its efforts to forsake fossil-fuels in recent years. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Germany has been aggressively cutting down on its use of nuclear power. To fill the void, the country has been focusing on wind, solar, and hydrogen energies. While Germany has made significant progress in its adoption of alternative energy,…

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New hydrogen fuel stations coming to Germany

Hydrogen Fuel Refueling Station Freiburg Germany

Government takes an aggressive step to establish a hydrogen fuel infrastructure Germany is beginning to lead the way in establishing a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Europe. The country has been a major source of support for hydrogen fuel in the region, powering the research and development of fuel cells. It has also been a vital part of the development of the European Hydrogen Highway, a network of hydrogen fuel stations located throughout the European Union. Now, the German government has shifted its focus, aiming to bolster the country’s own…

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Hydrogenics to supply services to German utility company

Hydrogen Fuel - Working together

E.ON to make use of Hydrogenics’ services and technologies Hydrogenics, a leading manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers, has announced that it will be supplying its range of services to Germany’s E.ON, the world’s largest investor-owned electric and gas utilities company. Hydrogenics aims to prove that its power-to-gas energy systems have a future in Europe. The company’s efforts are meant to instill confidence in its operations from Enbridge Inc., the company’s equity owner. If successful, this new initiative will be one of the largest of its kind in the…

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ClearEdge Power to show off hydrogen fuel cells at Hannover Messe 2012

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Developers at Hannover Messe

ClearEdge and Gussing Renewable Energy will exhibit fuel cell technology at Hannover event to mark ClearEdge’s entry into European market.  ClearEdge Power, a leading manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells and other energy systems, has announced that it will be working with Gussing Renewable Energy GmbH, a provider of environmentally friendly energy solutions, to exhibit at Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest industrial fairs. The event, which isn held annually in Germany, is often considered to be one of the most important events in the world of technology. ClearEdge Power…

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