There is no doubt that Germany is a paragon in the area of renewable energy sources. Companies in the industry possess impressive expertise and have consistently upgraded their technologies. Now they are keen to use their technologies in other countries around the world, where the meteorological and climactic conditions are frequently more favourable than in Germany. But before renewable energy technologies can become important export products, it will first be necessary to overcome inhibiting factors, minimise risks and create networks for German companies.
dena developed the “Solar Roofs Programme” as part of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action's export initiative for renewable energies. It was later expanded as the Renewable Energy Solutions Programme to include all renewable energy sources. The RES Programme targets companies that would like to establish their technology on a foreign market. Companies keen to take part should submit a written application with a proposal for a reference project as a basis for the planned market development. The company may receive up to 100,000 euros for measures involving public relations work and the provision of information. dena's team of experts will provide support with network building and certain marketing campaigns. Applications are possible during the application phases, which will take place in the first quarter of each year as from 2021.
Whether in the field of photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar cooling, bioenergy, geothermal energy, wind energy, smart grids or hydroelectric power: German expertise, German engineering and the quality of German products are showcased convincingly on an international stage. Within the Energy Export Initiative, participating companies receive support in sustainably cultivating their chosen market. German suppliers in the industry will also receive more orders. What’s more, the expertise acquired in this way flows back into the German energy market as an additional driver of innovation. In a nutshell: a win-win-win situation.