In the Competence Network Distributed Energy Technologies (deENet), based in Kassel/Germany, more than 120 companies, research institutes and service providers have joined forces to develop under one roof system solutions of distributed energy technology and energy efficiency. Thus deENet constitutes a unique concentration of university, institutes and innovative companies covering the complete supply chain – from research and development to planning, designing, production, and from operation to education and further training. The network members are active in such different “green energetical” fields as solar energy, wind energy, bioenergy, water power, and geothermal energy, efficiency concepts for residential buildings and for industry, CHP-construction and regional development. Some of the most important subjects nowadays are concepts for regional value creation through decentralized Energy systems and strategic consulting for municipalities to develop integrated climate protection concepts. In cooperation with researchers and municipalities, deENet is providing several projects, whose content ranges from common strategy development to realize to feasibility studies and concepts for carbon neutrality. Apart from many regional and national projects linked to these fields and provided together with several members, deENet is also driving forth more and more international projects, of which many were and are realized in Eastern European countries. In these projects, as well, a strong focus is set on sustainable regional development and exchange of experience and best practices between clusters and regions.

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