Applications for this year’s German Renewables Awards are being accepted until May 4, 2018. A jury consisting of eight renewable energy experts will select the winner in four categories. The awards will be presented on September 26, 2018 in the Intercity Hotel Dammtor as part of the Global Wind Summit 2018. Last year’s winning projects included environment-friendly anti-corrosion methods for offshore foundations, models for subsea pumped storage to regenerative solutions for avoiding age-related power losses in PV modules.
Practical use of inventions
Jan Rispens, Managing Director of EEHH GmbH, said: “Prize-winners in the past have proven the great use of their projects and products on the market. Student prize-winners have often developed solutions that companies are now using. People who have left their significant mark on the renewable energies landscape – either technically or politically are presented with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’.”
Winners of German Renewables Awards 2017
Last year, E.ON Climate & Renewables won the award in the category Product Innovation of the Year with an offshore wind energy project off the north coast of Rügen where it uses a special procedure to protect the foundations from corrosion. Using an aluminium coating has led to huge cost savings and reduced the impact on the environment considerably. The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) won the award in the category Project of the Year for an offshore pump power plant in Lake Constance as part of the Stored Energy in the Sea (StEnSEA) funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology.
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