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No. 04/2020 25/08/2020
German Energy Solutions News

Welcome to the current edition of the newsletter of the Germany Energy Solutions Initiative. In the bi-monthly editions we keep you up to date with the latest information about German energy solutions. Furthermore you will learn about opportunities to meet German business partners around the world. This newsletter service is provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and is free of charge.

German Training Weeks

German Training Weeks continue online!
If you’re looking to gain knowledge in project development, then German Training Weeks might be for you. This year’s events focusing on PV project development in Africa and Asia will take place mostly online, due to the coronavirus situation. During the five day course, German experts will share their knowledge. Specifically, the steps to develop a profitable PV project in your country. All legal and commercial aspects, as well as financing schemes and planning considerations will be covered. The workshops are free.

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PDP project focus: 1 MW solar park in Zambia
The newly commissioned 1 MW ground-mounted PV-plant of CEC
An open space solar park in Kitwe, northern Zambia – the result of a German-Zambian collaboration – has become a beacon for the future development of solar energy in the West African region. The German EPC company BayWa r.e (Africa) GmbH was responsible for the planning and construction of the 1 MWp system and provided the technical components, while the plant owner and local distribution grid operator Copperbelt Energy Cooperation (CEC) integrated it. The project was made possible with the support of the Project Development Programme (PDP) – part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative – and the AHK Zambia.
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Sunken shaft hydropower plant protects wildlife
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An innovative hydropower plant design developed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) dramatically lowers the impact on wildlife and adheres to strict new environmental standards. The hydro-shaft plant which has been built into an existing a weir in the river Loisach, Bavaria, is a world-first. A TUM spin-off has licensed the patented technology and has plans to build 12 more hydro plants across Germany.
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Electrodes made from magnolia leaves
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A research team from the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena, has succeeded in metallizing the leaves of the Magnolia tree to create electrodes with excellent optical and electronic properties. The new design enables highly-effective transport in both directions and could feed into other areas such as grid architecture, fibre optic design and town planning.
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Current events within the German Energy Solutions Initiative
Veranstaltung im BMWK: Redner auf Bühne, Publikum
02.11. - 05.11.2020: Offshore wind energy in South Korea (Online)

02.11. - 05.11.2020: Grid infrastructure with storage solutions in Norway (Online)

09.11. - 13.11.2020: Renewables and energy efficiency in industry and commerce in Bolivia (Online)

16.11. - 20.11.2020: Offshore wind energy in the USA (Online)

23.11. - 26.11.2020: Biogas: Plant, gas treatment and efficiency increase in China (Online)

23.11. - 27.11.2020: Energy efficiency in industry and renewable energies in Cambodia (Online)

06.12. - 11.12.2020: Energy efficiency for industry and commerce incl. CSP for industrial application in Jordan (Online)

16.11. - 11.12.2020: Project development in Pakistan (Online)

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Do you have questions regarding the newsletter or the German Energy Solutions Initiative? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: redaktion@german-energy-solutions.de.
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Public Relations Division
10119 Berlin

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Company Catalogue: BMWK/Geschäftsstelle
Events: BMWK/Blumentritt
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