Wind energy in Turkey part 1 Nordex SE

Country Report » 01.07.2015

Wind energy in Turkey part 1

Turkey is the sixth largest electricity market in Europe, and one of the fastest growing globally. The Yearbook from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) "Wind Energy International 2014/2015" shows the sharing of Turkey's markets and planned projects. read more »

Wind energy in Turkey part 2 Nordex SE

Country Report » 01.07.2015

Wind energy in Turkey part 2

Turkey is the sixth largest electricity market in Europe, and one of the fastest growing globally. The Yearbook from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) "Wind Energy International 2014/2015" shows the sharing of Turkey's markets and planned projects. read more »

Incentivizing what’s already happening Energy Brainpool

Policy » 01.07.2015

Incentivizing what’s already happening

Germany’s best minds are working feverishly to come up with a future-proof policy to ensure that wind power production is smoothed out across the day, as opposed to peaking all at once. Isn’t anyone looking at the market? read more »

German government claims responsibility for lower power prices BMWi

Statistics » 30.06.2015

German government claims responsibility for lower power prices

Power prices dropped on average in 2015 for reasons that were predicted. Too bad the German government is now claiming that the legal changes it made in August 2014 are the reason. read more »

Per capita ranking of countries for wind and solar EnergyTransition.de

Statistics » 29.06.2015

Per capita ranking of countries for wind and solar

Switzerland’s SolarSuperState Association has published an update of its ranking of countries for 2015. In terms of per capita installed PV and wind power capacity, a few countries not talked about much look impressive, while the performance of the big countries (the US and China) looks modest. read more »

Leaked EU power market design document Lupo | pixelio.de

Policy » 26.06.2015

Leaked EU power market design document

The EU is currently discussing how power markets in member states could be redesigned to promote free trade. A leaked draft shows where the discussion is. read more »

Photovoltaics » 25.06.2015

Germany’s Phoenix Solar manages storm

At its general assembly this week, the German solar panal manufacturers confirmed its forecast for a positive EBIT. The firm is arguably the last company standing that represents Germany's pioneer PV phase from the 1990s. read more »

IRENA reviews global renewable energy auctions Irena

IRENA reviews global renewable energy auctions

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published what is probably the largest, most thorough review of auctions for renewable energy worldwide. It consists of six volumes. read more »

Power to heat gets going in Germany Foto: EEX Leipzig, Christoph Busse

Storage » 23.06.2015

Power to heat gets going in Germany

The city of Münster plans to use excess electricity on the grid to generate heat, which can be easily stored. read more »

Two new renewable energy apps Foto: Enova

Data » 22.06.2015

Two new renewable energy apps

IRENA has come up with a truly amazing app for global renewable energy statistics and information. In addition, an Italian has released an app that helps you find wind farms worldwide. read more »

Global electricity overview for 2014 Foto: chrisdesign/pixelio

Statistics » 19.06.2015

Global electricity overview for 2014

Bernard Chabot is back today with his own overview of electricity and carbon emission data for 2014 worldwide. CO2 per kWh is going nowhere, two countries make up 50 percent of nuclear power production, and non-hydro renewables make up six percent of global electricity supply. read more »

Solar-Fabrik closes shop Joergens.mi, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Photovoltaics » 18.06.2015

Solar-Fabrik closes shop

The only major solar panel manufacturer in Freiburg, Germany, has filed for bankruptcy and will be closing operations at the end of the month. With its closure, one of the pioneers in the Energiewende will disappear. Some personal memories. read more »

Russia's wind power plans part 2 frag, fotolia.com

Country Report » 17.06.2015

Russia's wind power plans part 2

The first steps towards a new electricity sector in Russia have been taken already in late 1990s and early 2000s, when the Russian government decided to reorganise the electricity sector. The Yearbook from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) "Wind Energy International 2014/2015" shows the sharing of Russia's markets and planned projects. read more »

Energy self-sufficiency thanks to vegetable oil? Fotolia/Patricia Usbeck

Agriculture: » 17.06.2015

Energy self-sufficiency thanks to vegetable oil?

Sustainable agriculture is not just a matter of farming techniques. The energy consumption and environmental impacts of farm machinery are increasingly debated in recent years. The dependence of modern agriculture on fossil resources gives rise to concern and leads to seek for alternatives. One of the solutions to this issue could be the use of vegetable oil as alternative energy. read more »

Job creation » 17.06.2015

Renewable energy jobs in Germany

The German government has now published three studies on the job market for renewables, but all anyone wants to know is a single number – the number of jobs created. So where is it? read more »