Since its foundation in 1990, the Bremer Energie Institut is concerned with the use of the renewable energies, and since then has followed this process in numerous research projects. Although, aspects of using given potentials are one focus of research, i.e. economic and technical market integration, in particular in the case of Offshore wind energy. In March 2007, the EU drew up a common integrated climate and energy policy. The "3 times 20 by 2020" goal including increasing the use of renewable energies in the energy mix in the EU by 20% by 2020.
Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important economic factor. In 2009 renewable energy accounted for 16% of the electricity generation in Germany. Therefore, renewable energy contributes to the increasing security of supply as well as to ensuring the competitiveness of the European economies and creating future-oriented jobs. Last but not least, the use of renewable energies promotes a more sustainable energy supply.
The Bremer Energie Institut is concerned with the use of the renewable energies solar, wind, hydro, and biomass. The focus of the current projects lies on:
Current research projects include in particular, the economical and technical questions of the market integration of offshore wind energy, as well as the transfer of research results for increasing efficiency of renewable energy technologies.