Germany Still Leading the Green Revolution

Apr 19, 2012, 09:00 ET from Germany Trade and Invest

BERLIN and HANOVER, Germany, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Germany Trade & Invest showcases the latest business opportunities at Hannover Messe 2012, the world's leading industrial technology trade fair

Solar electricity generation in Germany increased by 40 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the previous year, according to the German industry association BSW. This is yet another indicator of Germany's lead in the green energy revolution, also a key topic of this year's Hanover Fair (Hannover Messe), taking place from April 23-27. Under the banner of "Greentelligence", manufacturers from around the globe will exhibit the latest innovations in the fields of sustainable energy and industrial technology. Germany Trade & Invest will also be sharing business opportunities as part of the trade platform Global Business & Markets in Hall 13.

The increasing use of renewable energy - already more than 20 percent of all electricity - and the growing emobility trend in Germany are opening new windows of opportunity for foreign companies in Germany. On April 25 and 26, Heiko Staubitz, renewable energy expert at Germany Trade & Invest, will discuss the latest developments in the German energy market.

"This is only the beginning. With the decision to abandon nuclear energy, the importance of integrating renewable energy in Germany will continue to grow. Smart grids and energy storage are just a few areas where Germany will continue to set the pace. Innovative technologies will be implemented quickly. This is what already makes Germany so interesting for companies from all over the world," stated Staubitz.

In the E-Energy Competence Centre, which focuses on smart grids, smart metering and smart building, six German E-Energy model regions and their successful "Internet of Energy" business models will be presented.

Further topics, including the use of hydrogen for energy storage or the latest developments and opportunities in the German machinery and equipment market will be covered by Germany Trade & Invest experts. Times and locations of these presentations and additional information about the Hanover Fair can be found at:

Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment promotion agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises foreign companies looking to expand their business activities in the German market. It provides information on foreign trade to German companies that seek to enter foreign markets.

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