Review 17. Forum Neue Energiewelt

The conference, with over 670 participants and 75 presenters was a huge success. The 17. Forum has established itself as the leading conference for the innovative energy economy.

Presentations from the 17. Forum Neue Energiewelt 2016 can be found here. 

Here is a short summary of texts from the conference.

Pre-conference-Workshop: PV-Wind-Storage-Hybrid power plant in GW range

With the strategic project "Parc Cynog Solar Farm", Vattenfall has begun pioneer work. As the conventional sales channels are declining and new spaces for wind and solar energy usage are becoming more difficult to attain, hybrid power plants are being tried out in the southwestern part of Wales. PV-Guru of the new energy economy Karl-Heinz Remmers is once ahead one step ahead. "Because we can go GW photovoltaics - even as a medium-sized establishment. A summary (in German) by Michael Kreuzberg.

Future PV Forum

Technology is a fast mover. Innovation a necessity. Along those lines, a firm asset of the Forum Neue Energiewelt, the Future PV Forum took place on the 11.11.2016 with technical experts from Oxford PV, beegy, Heraeus, Meyer Burger, RCT Solutions and Trina Solar. A summary by Shamsiah Ali-Oettinger. Read more.

Energy storage and its new role in the new energy world

Will the market for stationary battery storage develop in the same manner as PV?

This question was dealt with by Hannes Beuhausen from Cleantech consultancy Apricum and there were interesting conclusions. At the first glance, said Beuhausen, the dynamics of the battery storage branch seem very much like that of the PV market for 10 to 15 years. Upon closer inspection however, the analysis by Apricum shows structural differences in the respective motives and demand drivers of PV plants and battery storage. A summary by Michael Kreuzberg here. (in German)

Hypatia Themenabend on 11.11.2016

At our 6. Themenabend, which took place within the Forum Neue Energiewelt program, we discussed with our participants the theme of sector coupling. Our presenters Julia Badeda, head of network integration and storage system analysis at RWTH Aachen, and Dr. Ruth Brand-Schock, head of policy and government relations at Enercon, brought to light the technically meaningful possibilities of sector clustering and the necessary regulatory framework conditions. After the introductory lectures, the participants gathered in small groups and had the chance to discuss the opportunities and challenges of sector coupling. A summary by Carolin Krolik. (In German)

Video cut of the opening plenum

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