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No. 06/2021 21/12/2021
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 Climate Action and is free of charge.

PDP builds on existing development aid measures and facilitates business partnerships as well as the exchange of experience and expertise between local and German companies.

The Project Development Programme: What is it and how to get on board
A sunny climate, unique natural resources and the widening gap between energy needs and supply make many developing countries fertile ground for renewable energy technologies. The Project Development Programme (PDP) was established within the German Energy Solutions Initiative to promote environmental solutions that are “Made in Germany” in emerging economies. The programme sets up co-operations between German climate technology providers and local businesses and infrastructure partners in select countries, currently in the regions of South and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Climate-friendly solutions from smart building technology through to renewable power generation can help these countries transition directly to a cleaner, greener society. In addition to support, advice and networking services, the PDP provides regional businesses with training courses, local workshops and business matchmaking through events such as AHK trade missions and fact-finding missions to Germany.

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PDP Focus Nigeria: hybrid solar PV system at UAC Diaries in Lagos
800 kWp Solar-Hybrid-System for UAC Diaries
At the end of 2020, UAC Dairies in Lagos found itself in a tight spot: a 40 percent hike in energy prices meant they had to find ways to reduce production costs. The UAC Foods factory produces ice-cream, snacks and cold drinks, requiring a constant flow of energy. Through the PDP, UAC partnered with Daystar Power Group, a German solar technology provider active in Africa. Daystar installed an extensive 800 kWp solar hybrid system on the roof, as well as inverters and a monitoring system. The new set-up provides the food factory with clean energy during daylight hours (half of its total consumption), saving up to 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. With the new system, UAC anticipates it will save 30 percent on energy costs over a ten-year period. Find out more about how the partnership works and see the PDP project in action.
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A new Fraunhofer institute for geothermal energy
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A mining area in North Rhine-Westphalia has been chosen as the site for the newly founded Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Energy (IEG). The IEG will further explore the potential of geothermal energy for Germany with a pilot plant and a state-of-the-art laboratory. In 2022, a 1,500-deep borehole will be sunk into the earth to tap into thermal energy trapped within 350-million-year-old limestone rocks.
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New research park will make wind power smarter
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The German Aerospace Centre is coordinating a multi-partner project to test out technological innovations for wind plants and optimise the performance of turbines. Construction has begun on the Krummendeich Research Wind Farm, starting with two 4.2 MW turbines and an array of sensors and LIDAR devices. A third modular turbine will be built to test different components.
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Current events within the German Energy Solutions Initiative
Veranstaltung im BMWK: Redner auf Bühne, Publikum
17.01. - 19.01.2022: German Pavilion at World Future Energy Summit + Exhibition (WFES) 2022

24.01. - 28.01.2022: Energy efficiency in buildings in the USA - East

24.01. - 28.01.2022: Renewable energies and grid integration with a focus on energy storage technologies in Greece (Online)

19.05 - 02.06.2022: Energy generation from biogenic waste and residues in Saudi Arabia

21.02 - 25.02.2022: Energy efficiency in residential and non-residential buildings in Sri Lanka

28.02. - 04.03.2022: Renewable energies and energy infrastructure in Rwanda and Uganda (Online)

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events 2023: coordination office of the German Energy Solutions Initiative
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