Innovative energy technologies are characteristic of the research and industrial community in Berlin-Brandenburg. Trailing only Bavaria, the region shares second spot with Hamburg for the largest density of companies, research institutes and employees in the energy technology sector. Around 50,000 people work in the approximately 6,000 companies within the energy and environmental sectors. The capital region leads the field in many areas and is a pioneer at a national and European level as well. It is Germany’s biggest field laboratory for electro-mobility and has the largest agglomeration of turbomachine manufacturers anywhere in Europe. Moreover, Berlin-Brandenburg boasts the highest concentration of solar power research and development facilities in a European comparison.
Overview of energy technologies
|wind and bioenergy, energy efficiency technologies, energy networks and storage systems/e-mobility, solar energy, turbo machines and power station engineering, energy systems, system integration (integration of renewable energies)|
|Number of companies||~ 6.300*|
|Number of employees||~ 56.100*|
|Key Players||Alstom, Bosch Solar Energy, E.ON edis, Enertrag, Energiequelle, EWE, GASAG, GE Power Conversion, MAN Turbo, PCK Raffinerie, PSI, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Stromnetz Berlin, 50Hertz, Vattenfall, Vestas Blades, Younicos (a selection)|
|Regional networks/associations||EWET/CEBRA (BTU), Innovative Energiesysteme Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin Brandenburg Energy Network (BEN), Netzwerk E (BEA), FEE/BBK, BWE, Mobkom, ETI, B3, Behrends Consult, IZE (TU Berlin) (a selection)|
|Important events||Brandenburger Energietage, Berliner Energietage, Green Ventures, Windenergietage, BDEW Jahreskongress|
* The data is taken from the Cluster Report Energy Technology for 2015.