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Tag: "Germany"

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People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

We only think we like cars when we can’t imagine getting around without them. In German town of Freiburg, citizens are taking their streets back.

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World’s biggest grid-scale battery will be in German salt mine

World’s biggest grid-scale battery will be in German salt mine

German utility EWE planning to build world’s largest battery based on flow technology in a pair of salt caves used to store natural gas.

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EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

Two recent EU renewable energy auctions in Germany and Spain have yielded not only significant interest in onshore wind power, but record low prices.

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“Too much renewables” is a political decision

“Too much renewables” is a political decision

While Americans chose to curtail wind and solar rather than conventional energy, the Germans say baseload plants (coal and nuclear) are the problem.

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Graph of the Day: Germany's record 85% renewables over weekend

Graph of the Day: Germany’s record 85% renewables over weekend

Germany reaches record level of 85% renewable energy over long weekend, but days like this expected to be common by 2030.

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Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Renewable energy accounts for 51 per cent of German electricity production for whole week, with total for year to date at 36.5 per cent.

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German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

Germany’s first competitive auction for offshore wind projects included what is likely one of the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind projects.

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A wind power lull in Germany, a battery storage power-up in Australia

A wind power lull in Germany, a battery storage power-up in Australia

A forecast lull in Germany’s onshore wind installations prompts Senvion to cut its workforce by almost 20%; meanwhile, in Australia…

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Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

German solar association Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft expects their number will double to 100,000 in 2018.

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German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.

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German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German company Senec-IES has begun shipping its battery storage units to the fast-growing Australian storage market, with 2,000 units to be supplied in the first six months of 2017.