A subsidy programme for small electricity storage units with grants of up to 3000 euros was launched today in Brandenburg. The state Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy is supporting private homeowners in purchasing a battery storage unit if they generate the electricity themselves with a photovoltaic system on their own roof. The small-scale storage program is limited to an initial 500 grants. It [...]
Bonn/Berlin (26 Jan. 2019). With the decision of the Coal Commission, the course has been set for the phase-out of coal by 2035, or 2038 at the latest. Environmental and development organisations welcome this course setting, but regret that this phase-out path is not yet ambitious enough to achieve the Paris climate targets. According to the compromise, 2023 will be the first [...]
In September, Germany's largest thermal solar plant officially went into operation in the Brandenburg city of Senftenberg. The plant was built by Stadtwerke Senftenberg on an area of around 2.2 hectares and is expected to produce around four million kilowatt hours of heat per year.