The Renewable Energy Hamburg cluster (EEHH) presented Monday (July 11th) its strategy through 2020 with a stronger focus on storage and heat to take account of changed parameters for wind energy production. Around 190 members are active in the Renewable Energy Hamburg cluster, which also seeks to boost networking and to initiate even more co-operative projects.
Five successful years
The Renewable Energy Hamburg cluster can look back on five, very successful years with three influential studies, three cluster manuals, joint stands at the WindEnergy Hamburg and Husum Wind fairs and participation in many innovative projects. Now, it has further developed its strategy for the next five years with VDI Innovation + Technik GmbH.
Frank Horch, Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation, said: “The Renewable Energy Hamburg is a very successful cluster and goes to great efforts. The 187 member firms are clear proof. They come from industry, the medium-sized business sector and research. Such networks are fruitful and must be further developed”, adding, “That’s exactly what’s happening with the new strategy. Hamburg will thus be able to expand and use its potential in renewable energies.”
Emphasis on heat and storage issues
Jan Rispens, Managing Director of EEHH, said: “We look confidently towards the future of the Renewable Energy Hamburg cluster. The evaluation of our development hitherto shows that we are identifying and meeting the needs of industry very well. In future, we will also increase our focus on heat and storage apart from the wind energy and service sector. Thinking in systems has potential.”
The cluster aims to increase its activities in wind energy and focus more on foreign markets and the entire life cycle of wind farms. The biggest potential for increasing the use of renewable energies lies in heat, according to the cluster and aims to play a leading role in its development.
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