Germany is leading the “energy transition”

Energy efficiency and sustainability have become an international priority. Germany's energy industries are fuelled by innovation in renewability and efficiency, backed by solid government investment and support.

Germany is the largest wind energy market in Europe with a record year of newly installed capacity in 2017.


As of 2017, Germany represented the largest global market in cumulated photovoltaic capacity per capita.


The German markets for environmentally friendly energy generation, distribution and storage, and energy efficiency are expected to grow at an average rate of more than 6 percent and more than 9 percent per year through 2025, according to the German environmental ministry’s "GreenTech Atlas".

Development of the German markets for environmentally friendly energy generation, distribution and storage, and energy efficiency
Innovation in energy storage is projected to drive an increase in the number of electric vehicles in Germany – from 120,000 in 2018 to 6 million in 2030.

As of 2016, 8.6 percent of electricity use in Germany was fuelled by biomass and the German bioenergy industry had a turnover of over EUR 12 billion.


Efficiency and innovation: great opportunities for new players

Germany is a driving force in the European offshore wind industry. Offshore wind turbines represent an excellent starting point for international companies to become active in this market. GTAI hosts a tour of wind production sites in the North Sea and Baltic Sea for interested international investors.


Ahead of the EU's upcoming requirement of a 0 percent energy use standard for new construction, Germany is already building structures that produce more energy than they consume.


Collaboration for green energy solutions

Through the Kopernikus project, the German government plans to invest EUR 400 million between 2016 and 2025 in research into the energy transition, from initial research all the way through to real-life applications.
Project areas include the energy grid, energy storage, energy efficiency in industry and a navigation system to judge the impact of political and economic measures on the energy system.


Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition (SINTEG)

SINTEG is a funding project showcasing smart model solutions for the energy transition in large-scale demonstration areas throughout Germany.

More than 300

representatives of companies and research institutes, along with business community members, politicians and union reps participated in the 2017 kick-off conference.

EUR 200 million

in government funding and EUR 500 million in private funding.
It brings together research institutes, industry experts and government representatives to develop technologies for networking, supplying and storing energy.

The right industry climate for innovation and development

The German electricity market was fully liberalised by the Energy Industry Act in 1998 and now boasts more than 1,000 participants. As the energy transition continues, more participants, innovations and solutions are becoming part of a new, smart energy infrastructure that can balance the fluctuating supply of renewable sources.

Because of effective public, industrial and governmental backing, Germany is able to marshal a wide range of new energy technologies. They collaborate in meeting the needs of the "energy transition", providing a secure, environmentally friendly and economically successful energy system. Get in touch to learn more.