While the international community is still looking for solutions against the climate crisis at the COP27 conference in Egypt, the international project developer JUWI is in final stages of commissioning the world’s largest solar hybrid project at Centamin’s Sukari Gold Mine, some 400 kilometers... Read more »
Both heat and electricity can be generated from the sun's radiation. The demand for photovoltaic and solar storage systems from property owners has experienced significant growth between 2019 and 2022, more than tripling during this period. Additionally, the total volume of installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first four months of this year witnessed a notable increase of 51 percent. Looking ahead to the entire year, the BSW (German Solar Association) forecasts the installation of 9-11 gigawatts of new solar power capacity in Germany, surpassing the previous year's figure of 7.4 GW.
However, the solar thermal capacity that was newly installed reached 496 MW, showing an increase from the previous year's 448 MW (refer to the figure above). The proportion of evacuated tube collectors in the newly installed capacity amounted to 26 percent in 2022, a significant rise compared to the previous year's 18 percent. And in addition to this the heating industry sold 111,000 solar storage tank: Almost 57,000 of these were hot water cylinders.
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 »
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 »