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  • 26. September 2016

    People can power the energy revolution

    Brussels. Over half of citizens in the European Union could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050, according to new research released today [1].The research outlines the potential for citizen-owned renewable energy projects in Europe, where 264 million “energy citizens” could generate 45% of the European Union’s electricity needs by 2050 – as part of a democratised energy system [2].

  • 27. July 2016

    Expansion of onshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016

    Strong expansion before the switch to tendering. With a net capacity of 1,892 megawatts in the first six months of the year, 2016 looks like being a good year for land-based wind energy expansion. This strong expansion is being driven by the allocation of suitable sites and priority areas in many federal states. There has also been a surge of permits in order to secure the option of installing turbines with legally fixed EEG remuneration rates.

  • 19. July 2016

    Expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany in the first half of 2016 - Rough sea ahead for offshore wind industry

    As was to be expected, the number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first six months of the year, with a total capacity of 258 MW going on line. The industry estimates an overall offshore expansion to the tune of 700 MW by the end of the year. The new Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry. A lower volume of project tenders means the German business base will be more costly and this will mean a loss of jobs. Grid expansion on land is necessary if the energy transition is to succeed.

  • 27. January 2016

    Land-based wind energy: Analysis of the German market in 2015

    Successful wind energy expansion, but the EEG amendment gives rise to growing uncertainty in the industry.
    With a net increase of 3,535.8 megawatts, 2015 was the second strongest year for onshore wind energy expansion in Germany. But the draft Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) 2016 does away with binding expansion targets, and will manage wind energy expansion on land by means of annually variable tendering quantities. This means uncertainty for manufacturers and operators.

  • 18. January 2016

    Offshore wind energy in Germany: Figures 2015 - Record achieved due to catch-up effects

    Offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2,282.4 megawatts went on grid 2015. This demonstrates the capability of the German offshore wind industry and meets the expectations expressed at the beginning of 2015. This will however initially remain a unique record, as it is based on the catch-up effects of grid connection.

  • 03. August 2015

    Onshore wind energy, expansion figures for the first half of 2015 in Germany: The German wind industry takes a breather

    The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable. The manufacturers are however burdened by a boom and bust market situation, and perch on a system that will guarantee continuous future expansion.

  • 20. July 2015

    Offshore Wind Energy Half-Year Figures 2015 in Germany - Expansion on schedule: 1,765 megawatts more on line

    Berlin/Frankfurt.  In the first half of 2015, another 422 offshore wind turbines, with a combined capacity of 1,765.3 megawatts went on line. Up to 30 June 2015 a total of 668 offshore turbines with an overall capacity of 2,777.8 megawatts fed power into the German grid. With the current offshore wind energy output the system can supply around three million households with power.

  • 29. January 2015

    Onshore wind energy 2014: Record 4,750 megawatt rise in installations in Germany

    Additional volume is due to the allocation of land and the special political situation in Germany in the previous years. Number of turbines dismantled and replaced has also reached an all-time high. German wind industry well positioned in booming global market. Reliable political framework needed for continued expansion in order to meet government targets.

  • 15. January 2015

    Offshore Wind Energy in Germany 2014: The gigawatt mark has been passed

    Berlin. The German market for offshore wind energy projects broke through the gigawatt barrier last year. By 31 December 2014, 258 offshore wind turbines in the German North and Baltic Seas with a total capacity of 1,049.2 megawatts fed into the grid. This figure was ascertained by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the four organisations VDMA Power Systems, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the Wind Energy Agency (WAB) and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (SOW).

  • 05. January 2015

    2015 decisive for Energiewende

     “2015 will be a decisive year for the energy transition’s success. Policies have been implemented to create a fair marketplace, preparations made to further develop the EEG, and there are plans to rollout reverse auctions – an idea we oppose. At the moment, we are still going down the right path. Whether we continue to do so depends on how the legislature paves the way further,” Hermann Albers, President of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), stated at the beginning of the year.

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