August 12th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Germany's latest onshore wind tender has again been significantly undersubscribed, failing to come anywhere near the 650 megawatts (MW) on offer and awarding only 208 MW, continuing a year-long trend which can be easily traced back to substantial permitting issues.
May 30th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The German solar PV association has this week called on the German Federal Government to abolish the country's solar subsidy cap which is fast-approaching and expected to be hit sometime next year.
May 14th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The latest German onshore wind tender has again been significantly undersubscribed, awarding only 270 megawatts (MW) of a tendered volume of 650 MW, with state permitting again held up as the defining factor constraining results
February 12th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Offshore wind manufacturing giant MHI Vestas has been selected as preferred supplier by Spanish electric utility Iberdrola to supply its 9.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbines for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle project set to be built in German waters of the Baltic Sea.
December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy is expected to cover approximately 38% of German electricity consumption this year, an increase of 2% over 2017, according to the latest figures published on Thursday.
November 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
For the second time this year, Germany has awarded all available capacity from its latest mixed wind and solar renewable energy auction to large-scale solar projects, awarding a total combined capacity of 201 megawatts (MW).
September 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
German energy company E.ON and Norwegian oil, gas, and wind company Equinor have announced this week that their 385 megawatt (MW) Arkona offshore wind farm has generated its first electricity into the German electricity grid
May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Renewable energy generation is still on the rise in Germany, though at a much lower pace than in the years around 2010, writes Marius Buchmann of Jacobs University in a detailed overview of the German electricity market in 2017. Costs of the feed-in tariff are stagnating, notes Buchmann, but redispatch costs which grid operators incur to keep the system stable, reached a new record far above €1 billion
November 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Onshore wind energy costs have fallen again in Germany's latest onshore wind auction, with 1 GW worth of capacity awarded at an average support price of €38/MWh, and with a lowest bid of €22/MWh
November 13th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales
Germany added 2.3 gigawatts of new onshore wind capacity in the first half of 2017. Though it failed to meet the target last year, the Renewable Energy Act set an annual target of installing 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity. Add in a warm autumn and the winter storms Xavier and Herwart, and it is easy to see how renewables provided 44.1% of Germany's electricity in October
August 9th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
One of the world's leading infrastructure investors, Global Infrastructure Partners, this week announced that it has acquired a 50% stake in the German 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm from Danish wind energy developer DONG Energy.
July 4th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Germany reached a new renewable energy record in the first half of this year, generating 35.1% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, according to the country's trade body, the German Renewable Energy Federation.
June 27th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
DONG Energy, one of the world's leading offshore wind developers, announced Monday that it had officially inaugurated the German Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms, together amounting to 582 megawatts of capacity
May 1st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The last 10 months of offshore wind development has seen prices plummet, with ever lower bids and the world's first subsidy-free offshore wind farms, but policymakers do not yet appear to be taking note of this new offshore wind reality.
July 29th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
The German energy storage market is expected to grow substantially between 2015 and 2021, according to GTM Research, reaching an [&hellip
May 4th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
German solar PV manufacturer SolarWorld reported increased shipments and revenue in its first quarter earnings report for 2016. Specifically, SolarWorld [&hellip
January 28th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
UK-based solar energy company Solarcentury has expanded its European footprint by building and selling its first solar farm in Germany. [&hellip
January 22nd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Seabed scanning in preparation for wind farm development in the East Anglia Zone off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk [&hellip
November 2nd, 2015 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on RenewEconomy by Chris Cooper Germany’s energy crowd-funding start-up CrowdEner.gy aims to make community energy easy. But recent government changes to [&hellip
September 12th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
The Smart AC Control from German technology company tado° has now reached US stores and is available though a number of [&hellip
September 10th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
Danish wind energy giant DONG Energy has divested 50% of the 330 MW German Gode Wind 1 offshore wind construction [&hellip
August 10th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
Siemens announced early August that it will invest €200 million into building its first offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility in Germany. [&hellip
May 4th, 2015 | by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz
Originally published the Lenz Blog I think that the 2014 reform of the German renewable energy law was a large step [&hellip