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  • Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have presented the latest figures on the annual electricity generation in Germany. The share of renewables in the net electricity generation (the amount coming from the socket) has exceeded 50 percent for the first time, rising from 46 percent in 2019. Electricity production by wind was again the most important source, with a share of 27 percent. Together, the generation from wind and photovoltaics (183 TWh) surpassed fossil fuels (178 TWh) for the first time.

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  • Following recent EU energy policy development calling for a massive deployment of heat pumps in Europe in the years to come, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) appointed a new extended board to represent the industry from 2020 to 2022. Dr. Marek Miara, Business Developer Heat Pumps at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, has now joined the board. He was appointed based on his scientific background in heat pump research and development and on his past involvement in the EHPA.

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  • The Energy and Environment Foundation, India, is organizing jointly the Virtual 4th World Water Summit 2020 and the Virtual 11th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress from December 15 to 16. Coinciding with the conference, the annual »Energy And Environment Foundation Excellence Awards« will be presented to outstanding and distinguished energy personalities in the environment and energy sector to serve as a tribute to the awardee’s professionalism and commitment to demonstrate excellence in the fields of Water and Renewable Energy. Dr. Matthias Vetter, Head of Department Electrical Energy Storage at Fraunhofer ISE, has received the award in the category »Renewable Energy Sector«.

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