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No. 02/2020 28/04/2020
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.

Online-Seminar, Webinar, Videokonferenz – digitale Formate der Exportinitiative Energie

Impact of Covid-19 on events of the German Energy Solutions Initiative
The necessary restrictions on social interactions and travels to manage the worldwide coronavirus outbreak impact the events of the German Energy Solutions Initiative as well: fact-finding missions to Germany will be postponed until further notice. However, you have the chance to meet German company representatives online, as the AHK trade missions will be replaced with online seminars, video conferences and virtual B2B-meetings. Check all online events on our website.
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German solar technology complements grid in Ghana
Off-grid PV system at dried and fresh fruits producer in West Akim district Ghana
An off-grid 360 kWp photovoltaic system made by a German renewable energy company using German inverters and solar panels has been installed in a Swiss-owned fruit farm in Ghana, HPW Fresh & Dry Ltd. The country’s C&I sector is thriving, but many businesses still rely on back-up and complementary energy systems. The local solar EPC directly benefited from the German Training Week, which focuses on topics of project development in the field of solar projects.
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Initiative to mass produce lithium batteries in Germany
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Scientists from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Baden-Württemberg hope to optimise the design of lithium batteries and bring production to the heart of Europe. Their goal is to increase the number of EVs on the road by 2030 in line with government targets.
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Bird feathers inspire design for wind-tuned turbines
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Restrictions on noise emissions have so far hindered the expansion of wind farms inland, but a start-up from southern Germany hopes to change all that. Their 3D-serrated rotor blades and back-flaps for wind turbines could provide a much-needed boost to the inland wind power industry, by reducing noise levels while increasing yield.
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Current events within the German Energy Solutions Initiative
Veranstaltung im BMWi: Redner auf Bühne, Publikum
27.04. - 01.05.2020: Energy efficiency and renewable energies in the mining industry

11.05. - 14.05.2020: Low energy buildings in the public sector in Bulgaria

25.05.-29.05.2020: Wind energy onshore and offshore in Finland

25.05. - 29.05.2020: Heating and cooling with renewable energies in tourism, industry and agriculture

08.06. - 12.06.2020: Energy efficiency in industry with focus on automation in Turkey

15.06. - 19.06.2020: Renewables and energy efficiency for the food industry in Brazil

29.06. - 03.07.2020: Bio energy and solar thermal energy: power generation, heat applications and cooling in Ecuador
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Do you have questions regarding the newsletter or the German Energy Solutions Initiative? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Publisher:
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Public Relations Division
10119 Berlin
www.bmwi.de

Editor:
Coordination Office of the German Energy Solutions Initiative
E-Mail: redaktion@german-energy-solutions.de
Tel.: +49 30 5408 793 47

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Fact Finding Missions: iStock
Events: BMWi/Blumentritt
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