Posts tagged: Germany

Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility

Germany has launched what it claims is Europe’s first and largest commercial battery plant, which will help to store renewable power sources. Such sources can prove erratic, as they are dependent on the elements, such as wind and the sun. The new plant, opened by Wemag AG, will be able to store five megawatts –enough […]

Solar Energy on the Rise As Brazil Diversifies Energy Mix

Solar energy is on the rise in Brazil as the country’s latest national energy auction attracted 400 applications for photovoltaic (PV) plant development.   Brazil’s energy auctions invite all forms of energy development to bid for government power supply contracts. This year is only the second time that solar has been included in the auction […]

In Two Years, Denmark’s Wind Power Will Be Half the Cost of Fossil Fuels

By Brian Merchant   Wind power is officially the cheapest source of energy in Denmark, according to the nation’s government—and by 2016, it claims the electricity whipped up by its newest turbines will be half the price of fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Denmark’s Energy Association (everything about Scandinavia is friendlier, even its […]

Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities

In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation. The usual way to add solar power to a building is just to attach some panels to the roof. But a new design goes a step farther […]

Germany’s green energy boom is leaving a ‘trail of blood’ on coal companies

BY: Sharif Sakr Since the beginning, the commercial growth of renewable energy has been a laborious, often painful matter of government pushes, tax incentives and campaigning for greater awareness. In Germany, however, the energy market is on the cusp of evolving to the next step: An era in which the sun and the wind replace […]