Germany is the largest wind energy market in Europe with a record year of newly installed capacity in 2017.
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.
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".
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 300representatives of companies and research institutes, along with business community members, politicians and union reps participated in the 2017 kick-off conference.
EUR 200 millionin government funding and EUR 500 million in private funding.
The right industry climate for innovation and development
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.