The new AEE background paper "Social justice in climate protection and the energy transition" shows how climate justice and social justice can be reconciled. Read more »
Both heat and electricity can be generated from the sun's radiation. Photovoltaic modules on rooftops or in open spaces use semi-conductors such as silicone to convert sunlight into electrical energy. Solar collectors with circulating liquids are used to obtain heat for heating buildings and water as well as for cooling buildings. It is also possible to generate electricity, process heat and cooling by concentrating and amplifying the sun's rays. The sunlight is concentrated via reflectors and converted into steam with which a generator or a heat and cooling machine is operated.
Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.
Bavarian town of Wunsiedel honored as "Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. Read more »
The German population wants more renewable energies: A representative survey shows strong support for further expansion
Berlin, 10 September 2015. The transition to renewable energy enjoys continued strong support among the German population. According to a representative survey from TNS Emnid commissioned by the Renewable Energies Agency (AEE), 93 percent of those polled considered the continued expansion of... Read more »