Promoting the export of German know-how

With its Renewable Energy Solutions Programme (RES Programme), dena supports German companies wishing to establish climate-friendly technologies relating to renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart grids, storage and technologies such as fuel cells or power-to-gas in overseas markets.

The companies receive financial and content-related marketing support and build a reference plant as their own contribution. The Federal Ministry of Economics is supporting the programme as part of the Energy Export Initiative.

Statistics & facts

have been realised thanks to the RES programme and its predecessor.
different technologies
have been funded so far, including photovoltaics, biotechnology, and various hybrid systems.
currently benefit from German technology that was funded by the RES programme.
for inaugurating funded installations have been held so far.
dena RES Programme

Jump-starting German technologies in overseas markets

Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies developed in Germany are also set to take off in other markets. With the RES programme, dena and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) support German companies with starting off their export activities.

The energy transition is an export success; there is great interest in German renewable energy technologies. But entering a new market often involves risks that must be recognised and compensated for. Under the RES programme, companies can demonstrate their expertise, set up a demonstration plant at a representative location - the journeyman's piece for their market entry - and implement information, training and publicity measures with the support of dena.

dena RES Programme provides technical and financial assistance

Many companies need advice or financial support when taking their first step into foreign business. The RES programme helps in both areas. German companies receive content-related and financial support in planning and implementing a sustainable market entry concept.

The programme, which is supported by the BMWi as part of the Energy Export Initiative, is implemented by dena. The total volume per project for training, information transfer and public relations work is up to 65,000 euros.

Apply with a model project

German companies in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector that would like to participate in the RES programme can apply in writing with a project proposal within the designated application phase. This will take place annually in the first quarter of the year from 2021. For further information please send an email to

Our projects

dena Renewable Energy Solutions Programme

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)