Your supply of renewable energies

Aldabra, Seychelles: This hybrid PV plant with a peak capacity of 25.38 kilowatts (kWp) provides an autonomous energy supply for one of the research stations situated in the area.
Source: IBC Solar AG

Residential estates, commercial enterprises and private households around the world are increasingly needing ­reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly energy to cover their demand for electricity, heat, cooling and mobility. Renewable energies can make a substantial ­contribution to covering this demand, both in private households as well as in commercial enterprises, traffic and the public supply of entire residential estates.

Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energies are based on ­inexhaustible sources. They encompass an energy mix of wind energy, bioenergy, solar energy, hydropower and geothermal energy. Various technologies are on hand to make use of the world’s available natural potentials. In combination with storage and grid technology, renewable energies can be stored or transmitted and distributed over long distances from their place of generation to the centres of consumption, and thus utilised optimally with regard to demand.

Renewable energy technologies, products and services “Made in Germany” enjoy an outstanding international reputation. They stand for quality, reliability, a long service life, efficiency and safety. The companies presented in this catalogue can help you plan, build and operate your renewable energy supply. The import of German goods and services can be promoted by way of various programmes of the German federal government.

Using renewable energies supports a large number of requirements. The table presents examples of these.
Goals Benefits of renewable energies
Local availability
  • They make use of domestic resources available to varying degrees everywhere in the world.
Sustainable provision of energy
  • By human standards, they are inex­haustible (solar radiation, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy) or ­regenerate (bioenergy).
Safety
  • They entail relatively little danger to ­produce, operate and dispose of, or they are recyclable.
Price stability
  • They promote independence from the ­volatile market for fossil fuels, long-term stable energy costs.
Economic efficiency
  • Their commercial utilisation without ­promotion is already possible depending on the location.
  • In remote areas, they are often the ­cheapest way to provide energy.
Environmental protection
  • They conserve natural resources by saving fossil raw materials, few invasive intrusions in the natural countryside ­(environmentally compatible land ­consumption) and involve a low level of human-caused emissions into the ­surrounding air (acidification and eutrophication).
Climate protection
  • They are largely free of emissions, thus supporting international climate ­protection goals.
Protection of human health
  • They protect human health thanks to their low level of harmful emissions (noise as well as pollutants in air, soil and water).
Local creation of value
  • They create jobs in sustainable growth industries.
  • They promote the economic development of rural regions by decentralising production and distribution.
  • They support a positive economic development through technical innovations.
Independence from the grid
  • They provide for a permanently reliable supply of energy far from the public electricity grid (in combination with energy storage systems).