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More innovations sought in renewable energy sector

Applications for 6th German Renewables Award now being accepted - entries with innovative products and projects in systems solutions particularly welcome

The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster (EHH) is now accepting applications for the 6th German Renewables Awards on September 30, 2017, which will be presented in four categories. Applicants have until May 19, 2017 to submit their entries. An independent jury of eight renewable energy experts will select the winners. The award ceremony will be held in Hamburg’s international Maritime Museum.

Innovative systems solutions

The EEHH hopes to receive entries focusing on products and projects in systems solutions such as sector coupling, smart and decentralised energy supply. Applications are being accepted in four categories: “Innovative Product of the Year”, “Project of the Year”, “Student Project of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement”.

Wind energy technology and energy saving systems

Last year, Sönke Siegfriedsen won the Lifetime Wind Energy award award for his unprecedented global contribution to developing wind energy technology. Siegfriedsen is a pioneer in the wind energy sector and founder of the Rendsburg-based Aerodyn Engineering. The inventor can look back on unrivalled success with 50 patent families and 27 wind farms. Freqcon GmbH won the “Product Innovation of the Year” award for its ultra capacitor grid stabilizer. The innovative energy saving system guarantees extremely swift, powerful energy transfer when required. The storage system can be built into inverters of wind turbines and PV systems.

Wind energy as a student project

In 2016, Nils Gerke won the German Renewables Award in the “Student Project of the Year” category. Gerke studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg and analysed data measured in wind parks to calculate caster turbulence in his M.A. thesis.
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Sources and further information:
http://www.erneuerbare-energien-hamburg.de

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