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Energy Technology in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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Rotor blade production at Vestas in Lauchhammer With the increased decentralized production of electricity and heat as well as their consistently high efficiency, the use of micro (up to 250 kW) and small gas turbines (up to 1.5 MW) is increasing, e.g. in local and district heating networks, larger residential complexes, but also industrial processes. Due to the even higher efficiencies, there is great potential for the use of turbo fuel cells (micro gas turbines combined with high-temperature fuel cells) in the industrial sector. Energy efficiency The German capital region is home to extensive expertise and experience in the area of energy efficiency as well thanks to its ambitious climate protection goals. Here, efficiency technologies are developed and tested in a variety of projects. Important factors in this respect include lighting technology, visualisation of consumption, lightweight construction, air-conditioning technology, technologies for the efficient distribution and storage of heat and cold as well as building services engineering. As a growing city, Berlin offers ideal opportunities to develop and apply the latest technologies, energy services, and new business models, especially in the building sector. The capital region is a particularly suitable location for testing approaches to increasing efficiency at system level. It is about designing the individual critical infrastructures (electricity, gas, heat, transport, IT) to be more robust and efficient, as well as making them increasingly intelligent and interlinked. The use of power and heat storage as well as power-to-heat and power-to-gas technologies plays a significant role. Berlin and Brandenburg have a very large gas and district heating network ideally suited to receive, transport, and store renewable surplus energy from the power grid. Leading in science and research In Berlin and Brandenburg, around 30 scientific institutions are working on energy-related topics, in particular the Technische Universität Berlin (including photovoltaics, wind energy, grids, storage), the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (power plant engineering, biomass, power networks), as well as the universities of applied sciences in Berlin, Wildau, Brandenburg an der Havel, and Eberswalde (awarded as “Germany’s greenest university”). The most important non-university research institutes include the Helmholtz Zentrum-Berlin, the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP), the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), as well as the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. »The German capital region has a unique density of excellent energy research. This benefits companies through technology transfer, well-educated specialists, and the spin-off of innovative startups.« Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Reinhard F. J. Hüttl Cluster Spokesman, Chairman of the Board and Scientific Executive Director, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences 15 GW Berlin and Brandenburg Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania Saxony Saxony- Anhalt Thuringia 10 GW Peak load Wind onshore 5 GW Wind offshore PV 0 GW Biomass - 5 GW Else The installed capacity of renewables in Berlin-Brandenburg in 2025 will be more than double the peak load. Source: GridLab

Solar research at the PVcomB research BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Berlin School of Economics and Law Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB) Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM Freie Universität Berlin GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW) Humboldt-Universität IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies IKEM Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Reiner Lemoine Institute Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau Technische Hochschule Brandenburg Technische Universität Berlin Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) University of Applied Sciences Potsdam University of Potsdam Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) Networks, initiatives, Associations Agora Energiewende Berlin Agency for Electromobility (eMO) Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network (BEN) Berliner Energieagentur (BEA) Berliner NetzwerkE bne / Association of Energy Market Innovators Brandenburgische Energie Technologie Initiative (ETI) Bundesverband Energiespeicher (BVES) CEBra – Centrum für Energietechnologie Brandenburg Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), German Energy Agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie (DGS) – Landesverband Berlin Brandenburg Energiesparagentur bei der Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg Fachverband Biogas Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) of Turbomachines Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) German Renewable Energy Research Association (FVEE) German Solar Association (BSW) German Wind Energy Association (BWE) green with IT Berlin-Brandenburg HWN 500 KlimaSchutzPartner Berlin Meine Energie für meine Stadt MinGenTec – Mining & Generation Technology (Made in Germany) Renewable Energies Agency WindNODE Zwanzig20-Forum Wärmewende 10 strengths of the capital region centers and associations in all locations in Central and Eastern Europe ENERTRAG hybrid power plant in Prenzlau

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Biotech- und Pharmaindustrie
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Rehabilitation in Berlin und Brandenburg
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