Sol på en fredag: Muligheter i Tyskland – Østerrike – Sveits (DACH)
29. oktober @ 14:00 - 15:00
Germany is the biggest, most relevant energy market in Europe and facing significant challenges. The decentralization of power generation, increasing number of renewables and addition of electric cars to the grid require new solutions on all grid levels. Power generation from nuclear plants will be terminated at the end of next year and the pressure to phase-out coal power plants is getting stronger, with a current target for the year 2038. In addition, ambitious climate goals and targets for the application of green hydrogen in all sectors are creating an even stronger demand for renewable electricity.
Solar energy plays the most important role across the country and yearly targets for PV additions have been raised substantially. New favorable frameworks make rooftop installations more attractive, requirements for PV integration in new buildings push the market further and innovative solutions such as Agri PV and floating solar are moving into focus to meet the increasing demand. Other trends are the combination of wind and solar to combine generation in a grid-friendly way, as well as projects to include hydrogen and power storage. Direct sourcing of renewable energy by commercial & industrial clients through PPAs enables new off-take channels and can create demand for more complex project planning. Looking beyond the border to Switzerland, we can see the first floating solar installation on a high mountain water reservoir, ambitions to add further similar installations and the highest ever funding budget for PV installations on buildings. Austria next door is aiming to be 100% powered by green electricity in 2030, which mainly needs to come from solar energy, and just passed a new renewables law with increased funding budget.
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