Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Renewable energies
The sector – Clean power from the North
The renewable energy sector is developing at breakneck speed: Most of the companies were set up or relocated here as established businesses within the past five years. Leading edge technologies with international reputations are being developed in the Metropolitan Region. Constant winds and wide open spaces between the Elbe and North and Baltic Seas offer optimal conditions for wind power.
Agriculture and forestry are also becoming more involved in energy production out of biomass. Skilled trades firms contribute to added value, particularly through sale, installation and maintenance of equipment. An increasing market share is being taken by energy traders in the Metropolitan Region specialising in renewable energies, such as Lichtblick AG or GREENPEACE energy eG. The sector is optimistic about the future. Companies in the Metropolitan Region are expecting export quotas to keep rising in the coming years.