How can we improve energy efficiency? How should we build the energy systems of the future? How do we bring together people who will make the difference?
And how can we strengthen international cooperation? Our projects design energy for tomorrow’s world.
The energy transition calls for innovation and a fresh mindset. Our current level of energy consumption must be halved as quickly as possible. And it is imperative to satisfy this demand using regenerative energy sources that protect our climate and environment. The energy transition will be more successful if we use electricity, heat and fuel efficiently.
Tomorrow’s energy systems will have to overcome many and varied challenges. Production, distribution and consumption need to be linked intelligently in order to guarantee a constant supply of renewable energy.
The expansion of renewable energy has already made significant progress in Germany, especially in the electricity sector. Now the focus now is increasingly on linking the energy systems. Knowledge and technology transfer on an international level is important here.
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is organised by invitation of the German Federal Government in collaboration with the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency and eclareon.
Project term: 2015
Project objective: As a high-ranking conference, the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue strengthens the international exchange of experience on the sustainable transformation of energy systems.
Project partners: the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), eclareon GmbH
dena plays a major role in Sino-German cooperation in the field of climate-friendly urban development. This cooperation centres on practical criteria relating to sustainable urban infrastructure, strategies and management instruments. Energy-efficiency technologies and services that have been tested in Germany are to be demonstrated, evaluated and further refined across 25 pilot cities in China.
dena has been developing and implementing energy-efficient construction projects in China since 2006. Advanced technology and experience gathered in Germany are adapted and transferred to the conditions in the respective region, using experts on the ground. The aim is to improve the market conditions for energy efficiency technologies, impart knowledge and establish concepts suitable for mass marketing of energy efficiency in China.
Project start: 2006
Since 2010, dena has launched 30 pilot projects
First efficient house standard introduced in Hebei in 2015
Partners: Construction ministries of both countries, the Center of Science and Technology of Construction (CSTC), the Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS), and various provinces, specialist associations, and German and Chinese companies.
EU Heroes is a European partnership project that identifies obstacles to the development of municipal solar PV projects and develops solutions.
Project term: October 2017 – September 2020
Project objective: The advancement of innovative business models for municipal solar projects.
Project partners: Ministerie Van Economische Zaken, The Energy Saving Trust Ltd, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving Foundation, Polish Energy Conservation Agency, CREARA Consultores LS, Perspektyviniu Technologiju Taikomuju Tyrimu Institutas
In the future, renewable energy, storage facilities and other alternative providers of ancillary services can and must make a greater contribution towards the security and stability of our electricity system. With the aim of creating the necessary framework conditions in a swift and timely manner, the dena Ancillary Services Platform pools the results of individual activities in the field of future ancillary services, identifies areas in which action is required and promotes exchange between and communication with experts.
Project duration: September 2014 to September 2020
Partners of the platform: 22 companies from various industries (system operators, energy suppliers, system manufacturers) as well as politicians and associations
dena's RES Programme gives companies the opportunity to install renewable energy technology in prestigious institutions operating in high-value target markets, therefore enabling significant visibility.
90 projects have been successfully implemented in 60 countries so far
Applications are only admitted during the application periods, which are communicated by official notice.
Successor to the dena Solar Roofs programme, which was initiated in 2004
Now the dena RES Programme is open for all technologies (photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar cooling, bioenergy, geothermal energy, wind energy or hydroelectric power and hybrid systems)
Status and perspectives for renewable energy development in the UNECE region
The dena study ‘Status and perspectives for renewable energy development in the UNECE region’ provides an analysis of the renewable energy markets in the UNECE region with practical recommendations for the implementation of policies for the successful promotion of renewable energy sources.
Project start: 2017
Project objective: Analysis of the markets for renewable energies in the UNECE region and development of recommended courses of action to implement energy transition policies.
Project partners: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)