• Knowledge
    Marine environment study

    Offshore teamwork

    If offshore wind power is to play a bigger role in Germany’s energy mix, then it’s going to have to become a lot cheaper. With this in mind, the three companies operating North Sea wind farms – Germany’s Eon, Denmark’s Dong Energie, and Austria’s Strabag – are planning to reduce their respective project costs by cooperating on the environmental studies that they each have to carry out.
    24 Apr 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    Maintenance and repairs

    Performance confirmed

    According to the latest BWE service survey, turbine manufacturers are continuing to provide consistently good maintenance and repair services even though new turbine installations are booming. The run on independent service providers has stopped for the time being.
    17 Mar 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    PV research

    A hot new material for solar cells

    The organic compound perovskite is a beacon of hope for photovoltaics. It is rapidly becoming more efficient and promises low production costs.
    17 Mar 14, Jürgen Heup 0
  • Knowledge
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Flying free

    Small remote-controlled aircraft powered by multiple propellers are taking over the skies. The technology is also proving useful for inspecting wind turbines.
    6 Jan 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Knowledge
    Biogas markets

    Crossing borders

    Manufacturers of biogas plants are suffering a massive slump on the German market, prompting attempts at further expansion abroad.
    6 Jan 14, John Bell 0
  • Knowledge
    Offshore science

    Technology digs deep

    A reliable seabed survey is a crucial starting point for any offshore wind-farm project. Researchers have therefore developed a new technique that delivers much more precise results.
    17 Dec 13, By Astrid Dähn 0
  • Knowledge
    PV production

    Mega-factory to the rescue

    Europe’s solar industry is considering challenging China’s supremacy with a joint multi-gigawatt factory. The planned facility would overshadow all previous photovoltaic factories in both scale and efficiency. The only question is whether financing can be found.
    11 Dec 13, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge

    “Alarming loss of ice”

    At the end of September, the UN climate panel IPCC published the first part of its fifth assessment report, “Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis”. Talking to new energy, Christoph Kottmeier, head of the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), offers his take on the report’s main conclusions.
    18 Nov 13, Interview by Jürgen Heup 0
  • Knowledge
    Renault Zoe

    Starter e-car

    Renault may have a bestseller on its hands with the fully electric Zoe. But the chic compact car has one big drawback: unlike all other electric cars, you can’t charge it from a standard household socket.
    18 Oct 13, Jan Wilms 0
  • Knowledge
    Urban planning

    Sink or swim

    Floods, storms and heat waves caused by climate change will bring dramatic changes to our world in the coming decades. Cities will be affected the most. Policymakers and scientists are developing strategies to help us adapt.
    8 Aug 13, Astrid Dähn 0


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Issue 03 / 2019

A burning issue - Germany ponders a carbon price

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