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Heat from renewable energy: 20 years of the Market Incentive Programme

The Market Incentive Programme 'Heat from renewable energies' (MAP) gives citizens, companies and municipalities the opportunity to secure large government grants. The programme has been running for two decades and is a massive success. Find out more

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What exactly is a heat pump?

Heat pumps harness natural heat from the ground, air or groundwater. They do this in a highly concentrated and climate-friendly way. Find out how this works and what heat pumps have in common with a refrigerator below. Find out more

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Research project investigates energy system transformation in industry

Germany’s manufacturing industry employs seven million people but is also responsible for one fifth of the country’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2018, a research project has therefore been examining how the energy transition can be successfully implemented in industry. Find out more

State Secretary Mr Andreas Feicht during the opening of the SINTEG Annual Conference in Kassel

Quote of the week

'Through SINTEG, we have created the opportunity to develop new technologies, processes and business models and to test them out in reality. This means that SINTEG is a regulatory sandbox for the smart energy system for the future. We need the innovative model solutions and blueprints developed under the programme in order to successfully implement the energy transition.'

State Secretary Mr Andreas Feicht during the opening of the SINTEG Annual Conference in Kassel

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