Energy technology, clean technologies and sustainability
The Capital region is chock full of energy. Berlin-Brandenburg is a production location and groundbreaking research region for energy technology issues.
- Numerous research facilities, universities, and institutions of higher education provide first-class research and teaching in all areas of energy engineering.
- Brandenburg is one of the world’s leading regions in the expansion and system integration of renewable energy.
- As a capital of digitization, Berlin is giving an important boost to the continuation of the energy transformation, which is increasingly based on networking, sector coupling, and new business models.
- Berlin offers attractive conditions and the best support for your company - whether you are setting up or expanding.
- On the way to a sustainable economy, Berlin is driving forward the 17 goals of the sustainable development agenda in order to remain internationally competitive and attractive to talent.
In addition, Berlin was recently a showcase for smart energy. The WindNODE, project, which was successfully completed in 2021 and included all of north-eastern Germany and Berlin as its center, was selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as one of five showcase regions for the intelligent networking of the energy system in Germany.
„We are able to find excellent skilled specialists and engineers for our facility easily; Berlin is a magnet for talent and highly qualified people. As one of the world's leading jet engine companies, we also benefit from this.“
Energy technology in the capital is comprised of the industries, among others:
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Networks and Storage
- Turbomachinery and Power Plant Engineering
- Energy Efficiency
The clean technologies include:
- Sustainable water management
- Material and resource efficiency
Leading in Science and Research
In Berlin and Brandenburg, around 30 scientific institutions are working on energy-related topics:
- Technische Universität Berlin ( photovoltaics, wind energy, grids, storage, hydrogen among others)
- Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg (power plant technology, biomass, power grids, hydrogen)
- Universities in Berlin, Wildau, Brandenburg an der Havel, and Eberswalde (awarded as the "greenest university in Germany")
The most important non-university research institutes include:
- Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
- Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics
(Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP))
- Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK)
- Helmholtz Center Potsdam - German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ)