Areas of Competence

With its eyes focused on the goal of making the German energy transition a success, the Competence Centre Renewable Energies and Climate Protection Schleswig-Holstein combines a range of professional research competencies in the fields of renewable energies and important cross-cutting issues.
Our areas of competence encompass the energy sources wind energy, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy and hydropower as well as system integration (e.g. storage, networks) and topics that cover all energy sources.

Further information

Wind energy

Characteristic of Schleswig-Holstein are wind power plants that convert wind energy into electrical energy. Wind is one of Schleswig-Holstein's most important renewable energy sources. 


Biomass is nearly inexhaustible because its annual accumulation exceeds the human race’s demand for energy by a factor of five or six.  

Solar energy

According to current estimates by the International Renewable Energy Agency, solar power could account for 13 percent of global electricity generation by 2030. 

Geothermal energy

The thermal energy stored in the earth's crust is considered an almost inexhaustible source of energy. 


Hydroelectric power currently accounts for around 19. 9 percent of electricity generated from renewable energies in Germany. 

System intergration

The share of renewable energies in Germany's electricity supply is to reach 80 percent by 2050.