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Germany’s solar power use jumps 50% this year

German utilities say solar power production rose by more than 50 percent on the year over the first nine months of 2012 amid a boom in installations of photovoltaic panels. The German utilities’ industry association BDEW said Monday the solar power output rose to 25,000 gigawatt hours in the January to September period, from 16,500 … Continue reading Germany’s solar power use jumps 50% this year

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Windreich and TenneT agree on interim connections for offshore wind farm

While BorWin4 is still in the tendering phase, BorWin2 is already under construction with a total capacity of 800 MW. The Windreich Group, which comprises of British Wind Energy GmbH and TenneT TSO GmbH, has signed an agreement for the production of a temporary grid connection of the offshore wind farm, “Deutsche Bucht “. Subsequently, … Continue reading Windreich and TenneT agree on interim connections for offshore wind farm

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Vattenfall and SWM have commissioned the accommodation platform for DanTysk offshore wind farm

From 2014 onwards, quiet rooms with a shower, internet access and a TV will make everyday life more comfortable for the members of the DanTysk Wind Farm maintenance team – right in the middle of the harsh North Sea. Vattenfall and the Stadtwerke Munich have now commissioned the Schleswig-Holstein based company Nobiskrug, whose headquarters is … Continue reading Vattenfall and SWM have commissioned the accommodation platform for DanTysk offshore wind farm

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German renewable energy surcharge to rise 47 pct next year

According to the four grid operator, the additional cost on electricity bill for renewable power would be increased from 3.6 cents per kilowatt hour this year to 5.3 cents in 2013. The renewable energy market consists of the net consumption of electricity generated via geothermal, solar, wind and hydroelectric means, as well as through wood … Continue reading German renewable energy surcharge to rise 47 pct next year

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German Solar Power Installations Surpass 30 GWp Milestone

German solar installations make up more than the rest of Europe combined. Germany installed roughly 320 MWp of solar power in August, according to initial reports. This addition has bumped Germany past 30 GWp, the first country in the world to reach this level of photovoltaic capacity. Germany Trade & Investindustry experts will share the … Continue reading German Solar Power Installations Surpass 30 GWp Milestone

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More than 4.3 GWp of photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed in Germany during the first half of 2012

This year will mark the most profound change to the German solar market since the passing of the country’s renewable energy act (EEG) over a decade ago. By far the world’s largest photovoltaic market, Germany has been fine-tuning incentives for years. Now the scales have been tipped from a feed-in tariff market to a cost … Continue reading More than 4.3 GWp of photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed in Germany during the first half of 2012

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Germany: a total of 4.9 GW in additional photovoltaic installations from the beginning of the current year to July 31st

According to this information, in July it received data for 543.225 MW in newly installed PV output. All in all this results in an additional 4.9 GW for this year. Last year only 2,285 MW were recorded in the same period. Thus the total of all installations subsidized by the Renewable Energy Resources Act up … Continue reading Germany: a total of 4.9 GW in additional photovoltaic installations from the beginning of the current year to July 31st

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Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for ‘back-up generators playing havoc with business models’. At the end of last month the Economist published an article on Germany’s energy transition to renewables labelling it a “lunatic gamble”. This could not be further from the truth and in this blog we’ll … Continue reading Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

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German wind energy sector

Politicians love it when they get the chance to present a successful investment project – Germany’s transport minister Peter Ramsauer was able to talk about “pioneering work with worldwide relevance” when he visited an offshore energy plant in Cuxhaven on Germany’s North Sea coast this week. A quarter of German electricity already comes from renewable … Continue reading German wind energy sector

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Windreich congratulates PNE – the German small firm sector pulls off the energy change

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Willi Balz congratulates PNE WIND AG on the sale of their offshore wind park “Gode Wind” to the Danish DONG Energy. The chairman of the board of Windreich AG is pleased, that with DONG Energy, the world market leader in the area of offshore wind energy with more than 20 years of offshore … Continue reading Windreich congratulates PNE – the German small firm sector pulls off the energy change

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DONG Energy acquires three German offshore wind farm projects

EVWIND   DONG Energy already has offshore wind projects under construction on Lincs, London Array and West of Duddon Sands in the UK, Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany and Anholt offshore wind farm in Denmark. These projects total approx. 2,000 megawatt. DONG Energy has acquired 100% ownership interest in three offshore wind development projects in … Continue reading DONG Energy acquires three German offshore wind farm projects

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Grid connectivity issues faced by the German Offshore Wind Energy

EVWIND Offshore wind is one of the most important technologies to the current German energy strategy. The country plans to have ceased all nuclear energy generation by 2022, and focus is increasing on renewable energy technologies. The country plans to have 10 GW of offshore wind power generation capacity by 2020, which would be equivalent … Continue reading Grid connectivity issues faced by the German Offshore Wind Energy

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Offshore wind energy: Construction starts on Meerwind wind farm project

To comprise 80 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines, the 288MW offshore wind power project will be located about 23km northwest of the island Helgoland in the German North sea. WindMW GmbH (“WindMW”), a joint-venture of Blackstone and Windland Energieerzeugungs GmbH, today announces the start of offshore construction on its 288 MW Offshore Wind Farm, Meerwind Süd … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Construction starts on Meerwind wind farm project

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Germany installs record 4,300 MW photovoltaic solar energy in first half

Germany installed a record of around 4,300 megawatts of solar power capacity in the first half of 2012, raising the total in the world’s largest photovoltaic market to more than 28,000 MW, the federal network agency (Bundesnetzagentur) reported on Thursday. Nearly half of that amount, or about 1,800 MW, came in June in a building … Continue reading Germany installs record 4,300 MW photovoltaic solar energy in first half

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New wind turbines installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year

New wind power installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year, faster than in previous years despite delays in building offshore wind turbines, industry groups said on Wednesday. The BWE wind power group and VDMA Power Systems turbine makers group said Germany had added 1,004 megawatts (MW) of installed … Continue reading New wind turbines installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year

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Offshore wind power: Iberdrola’s wind farm with 80 wind turbines in Germany

British company Gardline Group and GEO of Denmark, both leading companies in their field, will carry out the geological seabed surveys, the first step in this offshore  wind energy project                             Wikinger will have a capacity of 400 megawatts (MW) and is expected to come into operation in 2016                             The findings will be used … Continue reading Offshore wind power: Iberdrola’s wind farm with 80 wind turbines in Germany

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