Tag Archives: Germany

Is German offshore wind energy under threat?

Headlines in the German media have said recently that Germany’s offshore wind sector could be facing support cuts, on top of suffering from the already costly grid connection delays. So what is the future of German offshore wind power? We spoke to Andreas Wagner, CEO of the Offshore Wind Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie) and part of … Continue reading Is German offshore wind energy under threat?

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Fossil fuel power sources cost more than renewables in Germany

If all the costs of fossil fuel power generation were detailed in German power bills they would exceed the costs of renewable energy “by a wide margin”, a study by Greenpeace Energy Germany and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) says. Currently German power bills clearly outline the cost of the EEG – the support … Continue reading Fossil fuel power sources cost more than renewables in Germany

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Ballast Nedam Signs Contract for Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Ballast Nedam has signed a contract for the installation of foundations at the German EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm with ARGE BALTIC 2 Foundations, a joint venture between HOCHTIEF Solutions AG, GeoSea N.V. and HOCHTIEF Offshore Crewing GmbH. Ballast Nedam will erect the project’s 39 monopile and transition piece foundations and provide the logistics … Continue reading Ballast Nedam Signs Contract for Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind Works Power Corp. Announces Permits and Procurement of Enercon Wind Turbines for Wind Farm Burg II in Germany

Wind Works Power Corp. (OTC:WWPW – News)(WKN: A0RPM2) is pleased to announce that it received permits to commence construction on its 6.9 megawatt (MW) Wind Park Burg II project in Germany. Phase one of this project, Wind Park Burg I, is a 4 MW project that Wind Works developed and built on-time and on-budget. The … Continue reading Wind Works Power Corp. Announces Permits and Procurement of Enercon Wind Turbines for Wind Farm Burg II in Germany

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German Wind Energy Association criticises Saxony’s climate programme

German Wind Energy Association finds the published energy and climate programme of Saxony’s government inadequate to the current era of renewable energy, news agency Dapd reported today. The chairman of the association in Saxony, Martin Maslaton, criticised that the German state of Saxony wants to keep hold of brown coal for generations ahead. According to … Continue reading German Wind Energy Association criticises Saxony’s climate programme

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Nordex: 10 firm wind energy contracts for over 80 MW received

The Nordex Group’s German business is continuing to grow – especially in the light wind sector. Since the launch of series production in summer 2012, Nordex has installed approximately 60 wind turbines. In the first few weeks of the year, it gained new orders comprising in total 84 MW for its N117/2400 wind turbine. Most … Continue reading Nordex: 10 firm wind energy contracts for over 80 MW received

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Offshore wind energy: TenneT awards

Transmission System Operator TenneT has awarded the DolWin3 offshore project to Alstom. This project connects the North Sea wind farms to the mainland supergrid and has an investment volume of more than €1 billion. “With this project, we help to take the energy turnaround another step forward and make it possible for offshore wind energy … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: TenneT awards

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Germany hits 32.6 GW cumulative photovoltaic capacity

Germany installed 274 MW worth of photovoltaics in January, according to the latest figures from the Federal Network Agency. Germany has a cumulative photovoltaic capacity of 32.6 GW. The 274 MW of new capacity is spread across 9,299 systems. As such, cumulative photovoltaic capacity has reached an impressive 32.66 GW, of which over 26.5 GW … Continue reading Germany hits 32.6 GW cumulative photovoltaic capacity

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Wind energy reducing carbon emissions in E.U., Germany

A few press articles in recent weeks have discussed the fact that carbon emissions in Germany and the European Union have increased slightly over the last year or two because the country has shut down many of its nuclear power plants. It is important not to miss the forest for the trees, and to understand … Continue reading Wind energy reducing carbon emissions in E.U., Germany

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Enercon continues to dominate German wind energy market

Vestas came in second place, clocking up 24.2%. REpower came third with 11%, followed by Nordex with 3.7%, e.n.o. with 1.5% and Vensys with 1.1%. Enercon has continued to lead the German onshore market by taking a 56.8% share of the 2,335MW installed in 2012, according to wind engineering and consultancy firm Deutsche Windguard. Vestas … Continue reading Enercon continues to dominate German wind energy market

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Siemens to Supply 80 Wind Turbines for North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens has been awarded an order by wpd group, Germany, to supply, install and service 80 SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany’s North Sea coast. When it comes online in 2015, the wind power plant’s total generating capacity of 288 megawatts will be sufficient to supply some 370,000 households. … Continue reading Siemens to Supply 80 Wind Turbines for North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

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Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S.

The main point here: Germany doesn’t get an enormous amount of sunlight, relatively speaking. Its annual solar resources are roughly comparable to Alaska’s. Just about every single region in the continental United States has greater solar potential, on average, than Germany. Yet despite those limitations, Germany has still managed to be the world leader in … Continue reading Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S.

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Siemens supplies 80 wind turbines in the North Sea

Siemens has been awarded an order by wpd group, Germany, to supply, install and service 80 SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany’s North Sea coast. When it comes online in 2015, the wind power plant’s total generating capacity of 288 megawatts will be sufficient to supply some 370,000 households … Continue reading Siemens supplies 80 wind turbines in the North Sea

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German wind energy capacity increases in 2012 by 20%: 2,439 megawatts (MW) and 1008 wind turbines were installed

The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems (VDMA PS) note a total of 2,439 megawatts (MW) and 1008 wind turbines were installed in 2012. That’s an increase of 431 MW and 113 new turbines from the previous year (2,008 MW installed and 895 wind turbines in 2011). As of 31 December 2012, … Continue reading German wind energy capacity increases in 2012 by 20%: 2,439 megawatts (MW) and 1008 wind turbines were installed

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Official starting signal for Wind Energy Research Alliance

A unique alliance for German wind energy research was officially formed in Berlin today – the Wind Energy Research Alliance. Representatives of the three partners, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), ForWind, the Center for Wind Energy Research of the universities of Oldenburg, Hanover and Bremen, and the Fraunhofer Institute … Continue reading Official starting signal for Wind Energy Research Alliance

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Enercon installs prototype of new E-92 series

ENERCON has erected the prototype of the new E-92 series. The wind class IIA wind turbine was installed atop a 97-metre precast concrete tower in Simonswolde, Ostfriesland (Northern Germany). Immediately after the installation was complete, the team started working on the grid connection and commissioning of the new WEC. Work is scheduled to be completed … Continue reading Enercon installs prototype of new E-92 series

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