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Germany: solar storage installations jump 35 per cent

Germany: solar storage installations jump 35 per cent

PV-storage installations are picking up pace in Germany where PV power self-generation and -consumption is gaining traction.

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Renewable-heavy German, Denmark grids most reliable in Europe

Renewable-heavy German, Denmark grids most reliable in Europe

New data from Germany’s Network Agency show amount of grid down-time at record low. Grid reliability in other renewable-heavy countries has also improved.

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World's most powerful offshore wind energy hub installed

World’s most powerful offshore wind energy hub installed

ABB installs world’s most powerful offshore wind energy converter in North Sea, to connect DolWin2 cluster of offshore wind farms to German grid.

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Germany: Record PV and wind grid feed-in for July

Germany: Record PV and wind grid feed-in for July

The PV power generated also matched up to nuclear. Another first.

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Why Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power is smart economics

Why Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power is smart economics

It is economically sensible and feasible to phase out both fossil fuels and nuclear energy in favour of renewables.

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Energy prices not making Germany uncompetitive

Energy prices not making Germany uncompetitive

Despite claims to the contrary, Germany’s energy costs per unit of manufacturing one of lowest in the world, even with the Energy Transition.

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Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

On July 25, Germany surpassed the old record of 74% renewable electricity. But the most interesting aspect is power trading between France & Germany on that day.

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Growth of energy co-ops slows down in Germany

Growth of energy co-ops slows down in Germany

German cooperative association DGRV says new registrations of energy cooperatives fell by 60 percent in 2014.

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Is Germany's energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

Is Germany’s energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

The claim that Germany will rely on foreign nuclear energy is back again. One wonders why proponents of nuclear power understand the technology and markets so poorly.

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German city of Münster to use excess grid power to heat water

German city of Münster to use excess grid power to heat water

The city of Münster plans to use excess electricity on the grid to generate heat, which can be easily stored.

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How US, UK, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, & Italy can each go 100% renewable

How US, UK, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, & Italy can each go 100% renewable

The Solutions Project formulated for the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan in 7 infographics.