The winners of this year's German Renewables Award of Renewable Energies Hamburg Clusteragency

On November 21, 2023, the 12th German Renewables Award ceremony took place at the Curio-Haus in Hamburg, organized by the Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg (EEHH). Innovations and projects related to the energy transition were recognized in six categories, with a panel of experts, including cruh21 managing director, Dr. Ursula Prall, technical experts, and scientists, determining the winners in five technical categories. A separate jury of three specialist journalists selected the winner of the “Media Prize of the Year” category. The high number of 29 applications for the media prize underscores the societal importance of the topic.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy won the “Product Innovation of the Year” category with a concept for recycling rotor blades. Other nominees included projects such as an autopilot for electricity trading by suena and an integrated system for batteries and photovoltaics by Freqcon.

The “Vino PV” project by Edgar Gimbel e.K., which explores Agri-PV systems in viticulture, received the prize in the “Project of the Year” category. Also nominated were Still with a new production facility for fuel cell systems and Teos Energy with a photovoltaic installation on a waste disposal site.

The TÜV Nord Group won the “Hydrogen Innovation of the Year” category for its work on certification and origin verification of imported green hydrogen and PtX products. This category attracted a total of five applications.

Nicolas Neubauer from HAW Hamburg was awarded in the “Student Work of the Year” category for his master's thesis on optimizing a grid-serving electrolyzer.

The “Lifetime Achievement” award was posthumously given to Prof. Dr. Werner Beba, founder of the Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) at HAW Hamburg, for his contribution to the energy transition.

Jan Schmidbauer from the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” received the media prize for his report on the Südlink power line. There were a total of 29 submissions in this category.

The EEHH network, consisting of around 260 players from the renewable energy sector and the hydrogen economy, promotes exchange and cooperation between business, science, and politics.

cruh21 congratulates the award winners and thanks the Renewable Energy Cluster for this platform!

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