Two new Berkeley Lab studies find record low prices across all sectors LBL

Solar » 25.08.2016

Two new Berkeley Lab studies find record low prices across all sectors

Solar energy system pricing is at an all-time low, according to the latest editions of two recurring "state of the market" reports released today by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). read more »

Austrian power imports hit record high IG Windkraft

Trading » 24.08.2016

Austrian power imports hit record high

The Alpine country now gets a sixth of its power from abroad. read more »

Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals “ludicrous” Foto: BUSO Bund Solardach eG

Grids » 22.08.2016

Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals “ludicrous”

A bitter fight between network operators and the major retailers over who should be able to provide solar and battery storage installations to consumers promises to escalate, with major implications for the business models of the incumbent utilities and their customers. read more »

Poland wants offshore wind Velka Botička

Wind power » 18.08.2016

Poland wants offshore wind

At the end of July, Polish energy firm Polenenergia received permits for the first two parts of a new project, which each have a total capacity of 600 megawatts. read more »

German public says government is slowing down transition Foto: max/fotolia

German public says government is slowing down transition

A new poll finds that Germans remain committed to climate protection and see their government as an obstacle. read more »

Fraunhofer tests energy storage in a lake Hochtief Solutions

Innovation » 17.08.2016

Fraunhofer tests energy storage in a lake

Researchers from Fraunhofer IWES are putting hollow spheres in Lake Constance to see whether the technology could be used to store offshore wind energy. read more »

A review of the Bosch Nyon electric bike navigator Craig Morris

A review of the Bosch Nyon electric bike navigator

The top model costs a whopping 500 euros, and though it has tremendous potential, it is probably the worst gadget I have ever bought. read more »

The first thousand kilometers with an electric bicycle Riese und Müller

Cycling » 15.08.2016

The first thousand kilometers with an electric bicycle

I have spent two months riding my new e-bike. Here’s what you are missing out on if you don’t have one. read more »

50th anniversary of commercial nuclear power in Germany Michael Meding, Factory X (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Nuclear » 14.08.2016

50th anniversary of commercial nuclear power in Germany

A half-century ago today, the first commercial German reactor went critical. It did not fare well. read more »

Daimler produces self-driving city bus Gabi Eder / pixelio.de

Mobility » 12.08.2016

Daimler produces self-driving city bus

The first model is being tested in Amsterdam, not Germany – and it still runs on diesel, not electricity. read more »

At Siemens, wind business up, gas & oil down Grafik: Siemens

Business » 12.08.2016

At Siemens, wind business up, gas & oil down

The German engineering giant was the star on the German stock market Dax yesterday when it released its quarterly figures showing much improved numbers. The firm has increased its profit guidance. read more »

First American offshore wind turbines installed awea

Deepwater wind » 11.08.2016

First American offshore wind turbines installed

American offshore wind power is one step closer to becoming a reality, with installation of the first turbines at Deepwater Wind’s Block Island project now complete. read more »

Offshore wind industry can create jobs Foto: Trianel

New report » 11.08.2016

Offshore wind industry can create jobs

A strategic review of east coast port facilities has identified the enormous potential of the offshore wind sector to accelerate economic growth on the east coast of Britain. read more »

Cheap small wind turbine Sainul Abudheen

Cheap small wind turbine

Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily. read more »