Helpful studies, documents and policy papers.
Electricity Storage in the German Energy Transition, Agora Energiewende (2014) – in English
A study providing analysis of storage requirements for the German energy system and ancillary services that storage solutions can provide.
Power to Gas, Power to Fuel – Innovative Energy Storage through Utilization of CO2, BMBF (2014) – in English
An overview of PtG and PtF projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany with useful links and contact details.
Recent Facts about Photovoltaics in Germany, Fraunhofer ISI (2015) – in English
A compilation of current facts, figures and findings providing an overall assessment of PV growth in Germany.
Federal report on energy research 2015 (BMWi) – in German
This annual report for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy details government spending on energy-related R&D and where funds are focused.
Report of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation, 2015
The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) provides periodic studies and reports on the Federal Government’s policy and funding for innovation. The EFI has been critical of the EEG, which it says has not had a measurable impact on R&D. A summary of the Commission’s 2015 report is available in English.
Energy Policies of IEA countries: Germany 2013 Review, IEA (2013) – in English
The International Energy Agency’s review of German energy policy looks at the impact of the Energy Concept and the decision to phase out nuclear power. It also includes an assessment of R&D efforts in the energy sector, and international comparisons of government spending in this area.
Research and Innovation performance in Germany – Country Profile 2014, EU Commission – in English
The European Commission’s analysis of the impact of R+D in Germany.
Education and Research in Figures 2014, BMBF – in English
An overview of government spending from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with tables that put energy-related R&D spending into context with other sectors.