The Annual General Members`Meeting of EUROSOLAR Germany met in Bonn on 7 November 2015 and elected the new Management Board of the German section for the next two years.
The development of renewable energies is a key element of Germany's energy strategy and is to be continued in the future. In the long term, the majority of energy supply is to be covered by renewable energies.
Germany renewable energy 2020 targets:
- Overall target: 18% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
- Heating and Cooling: 15.5% of demand met by renewable energy sources;
- Electricity: 37% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
- Transport: 13% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources.
The measures and instruments that are necessary to achieve the national target of 18 % renewable energies by 2020 have basically already been established. All instruments and measures, however, will continue to be constantly evaluated and developed if necessary.
The German Solar Prize 2017 will be awarded on 14 October 2017 in the event-location "VillaMedia" in Wuppertal, Northrhine-Westphalia. More information (in German) can be found on the German website.
This year, the 11th EUROSOLAR-Conference on 'Municipal Utilities Using Renewable Energies' will be organized in cooperation with Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Gmünd GmbH from 10 till 11 May 2017 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden-Wurttemberg. The conference will be organized fully in German. More information can be found on the German website of EUROSOLAR.
The information and congress center "Solarzentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" organizes several events throughout the year: