Renewable Energy

  • Net electricity exporter thanks to wind energy
  • Pioneer in hydrogen
  • Free investment space

Industry in brief

The renewable energy sector in northeast Germany is characterized by innovation, productivity and quality. In addition, there are excellently trained and motivated employees with high regional company loyalty. Another cornerstone for successful company relocations and for the expansion of existing industry is the efficient network of industry, universities and scientific institutions as well as well-developed logistics infrastructures with direct links to international markets.

Energy for your projects

With generous support programs, intensive research and development, qualified specialists and a productive industry network, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern helps get your investments in renewable energy off the ground.

  • Funding

    Technology, innovation and collaborative research are generously funded in MV, and the acquisition and production costs of new assets are incentivized. The state also can provide up to 45% to establish your new business facility. As part of our full service, we will support your appications for incentives from MV and the EU - so do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Workforce and networks

    Study programs

    Bachelor study programs

      • University of Applied Sciences, Stralsund 
        • Electrical Energy Systems
        • Mechanical Engineering with elective module in Renewable Energy Systems
      • FH Wismar 
        • Process and Environmental Engineering

    Master programs

      • University of Applied Sciences, Stralsund 
        • Electrical engineering, with focus on regenerative energies


    Windenergy Network e. V.

    With nearly 90 members, this association for wind energy companies, founded in 2002, is a leader in the northeast region. It actively networks companies, bundles information and acts as a lobby group at state and national level. Its aim is to develop Rostock and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern into one of the leading regions for wind energy expertise in Germany.

    Wind energy cluster M-V Together with partners PwC, Fraunhofer IGP, Fraunhofer IEE and WindEnergy Network e. V., the state government aims with this project to increase regional value creation in future renewable energy technologies, and secure and create industrial jobs, especially for SMEs, that are active in renewable energy (wind, photovoltaics and sector coupling).

    Hydrogen Energy Cluster M-V This association of public, scientific and corporate players in the hydrogen economy aims to make green hydrogen marketable as an energy carrier for use in standardized solutions. It networks all players in the hydrogen value chain - from component manufacturers to end customers - with the involvement of political decision-makers up to the European level, while seeking close cooperation with municipalities and municipal institutions, other industry-specific associations and federations, and research institutes.

    Regional Association for Renewable Energies LEE. The Landesverband Erneuerbare Energien e.V. MV promotes the ecological and economic advantages of renewable energy, the need for energy saving and efficiency as well as climate protection in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to politicians and the public.

  • Research and development

    Renewable energy is seen as a beacon of hope for the replacement of fossil fuels. Researchers around the world have been working on this topic for several years, and climate change has intensified these efforts. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has been active in this field since the 1990s. Renewables are also a focus of research at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, where expertise includes research into regenerative energy systems and hydrogen technologies. The university is always open to partners from industry who want to propose or support projects. The Institut für Energie und Umwelt e. V. (Institute for Energy and Environment) works at the same location and aims to increase research and technology transfer within MV, covering the rational use of energy and regenerative energy as well as their storage.

    The Institute for Regenerative Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) has built up expertise and experience in hydrogen technology for more than 25 years - both in teaching and in research. The institute's ambition is to implement these technologies in order to meet the requirements of our time.

    What will innovative production of large structures look like in the future? The Fraunhofer Institute for Large Structures in Production Engineering IGP in Rostock is researching this. In its R&D projects, Fraunhofer IGP realizes concepts for product and process innovations together with industry cooperation partners. Currently, the IGP is involved, amongst others, in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s ‘OWSplus - Floating Offshore Wind Solutions’, where alliance partners are developing solutions for the next evolutionary stage of regenerative power generation.

    This is precisely what the employees at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis e. V. are also working on. The University of Rostock with its Chair of Wind Energy Technology is conducting research on the simulation and measurement of wind turbines (WT), constructive concepts for WT, sector coupling and storage, test bench testing and measurement, the integration of wind energy into grids, decentralized energy supply and energy storage.

    In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, universities, research institutions and companies are actively driving the transformation to green energy production.

    Hydrogen transport infrastructure The TransHyDE lead project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is developing technologies for hydrogen transport – its largest implementation project. The CAMPFIRE regional partner alliance, coordinated by the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e.V. (INP) in Greifswald, the Center for Fuel Cell Technology in Duisburg and Inherent Solution Consult GmbH & Co KG in Rostock, is bundling R&D activities into the entire transport chain for green ammonia. At the Poppendorf site on the industrial premises of YARA Rostock, industry-relevant test and trial fields are being set up for the new technologies in the COIL - CAMPFIRE Open Innovation Lab. The focus is on the development of logistics structures and refueling facilities for importing ammonia, operating ships with green ammonia, load-flexible ammonia plants for the seasonal production of ammonia from renewable energy, dynamic conversion technologies for stationary and mobile energy supply, and ammonia-to-hydrogen refueling stations.

    HyExpert The Rügen-Stralsund region holds the title of ‘HyExpert’ and has thus risen further in its rank as a hydrogen region in the HyLand competition. As one of only nine regions in the whole of Germany, Rügen-Stralsund was selected by the National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) as a HyStarter hydrogen region in 2019. The HyLand competition was launched by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) and is now in its second round. HyLand motivates stakeholders in all regions of Germany to initiate, plan and implement hydrogen-related concepts, aiming to identify and promote the most innovative and promising regional concepts.

    Power-to-Gas The RH2-PTG (Power-to-Gas) project of WIND-projekt differs from conventional PTG plants by using pure hydrogen gas (H2). WIND-projekt already operates a plant for the production of renewable hydrogen (RH2) using wind power in Grapzow near Altentreptow. With RH2-PTG, the plant is to be developed so that it can be connected to the natural gas grid, enabling hydrogen to be fed into the grid. This will be the first plant to feed hydrogen produced directly from wind power into the natural gas grid in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

    Mega hydrogen plant in Rostock harbor The heart of the project is a 100-MW electrolyzer to be built on the site of the Rostock coal-fired power plant by the end of 2026.

    The electricity required for electrolysis is abundant in the region thanks to the large number of renewable energy plants such as wind turbines at sea and on land, and also photovoltaic systems. Up to 6,500 metric tons of green hydrogen per year can be produced net-zero right from the start. As part of the overall energy port strategy, the site is suitable for expansion of the plant to a capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts.

  • investment location MV

    In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, investors are connected to the whole world.

      • Rostock/Laage cargo airport, 24/7 operations, connecting to flights all over the world.
      • Excellent connections via domestic autobahn network
      • Worldwide import and export via the ports of Hamburg, Rostock with Carterminal, Wismar and Sassnitz/Mukran
      • Daily ferry connections to Scandinavia and the Baltic states
      • Efficient rail operations to Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Germany's green powerhouse

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400 energetic companies

  • Apex Energy

    APEX has developed and built Europe's largest grid-connected hydrogen plant at the company's Rostock/Laage site. It is a fully operational power-to-hydrogen and power-to-power reference plant with an electrolysis capacity of 2 MW.

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  • EEW Special Pipe Constructions

    EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH has been producing thick-walled heavy steel pipes and associated components at the Rostock site since 2008. Customers - largely from Europe and Germany - are mainly in the offshore wind industry and offshore oil ...

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  • Iberdrola

    Iberdrola is a leading global energy company, number one in the generation of wind energy and one of the largest electricity suppliers in the world in terms of market capitalization. From its offshore wind Baltic Hub (Viking in operation with 350 MW, ...

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  • Parkwind

    Parkwind is a Belgian energy company that develops, finances and operates offshore wind farms, including Arcadis Ost 1 in the Baltic Sea - about 12 miles (19 km) off the island of Rügen. The wind farm will consist of 28 turbines producing 257 ...

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  • EnBW

    EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is a listed energy supply company and the third largest energy company in Germany. The EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm is located 20 miles (32 km) north of the island of Rügen and supplies 288 megawatts of ...

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    What do our customers say?

    Institut für Regenerative EnergieSysteme, Hochschule Stralsund

    Prof. Dr. Johannes Gulden

    „Stralsund University of Applied Sciences has been researching and developing in the field of renewable energies since the 1990s - in the field of hydrogen, we are pioneers nationwide. With our involvement in the ammonia project CAMPFIRE and in the federal program HyStarter Expert, we are thinking ahead to the energy transition..“

    Iberdrola Renovables Deutschland GmbH

    Iris Stempfle

    Managing Director

    „With our activities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, we are already making an impressive contribution to the state's sustainable energy supply. Through the consistent use of renewable energies and the strengthening of local value chains, we are supporting the development of our region into Germany's green industrial location. Iberdrola has been investing continuously in renewable energies since the turn of the millennium and will continue to contribute to the success of the energy transition in the future. To this end, we are focusing not only on offshore wind energy but also on onshore wind and photovoltaics. We also want to test and effectively deploy innovative technologies based on green hydrogen.“

    WIND-projekt GmbH

    Carlo Schmidt

    Managing Director

    „Storage technologies must be developed and applied to fully cover electricity demand from renewable energies and for sector coupling. That is why the RH2 hydrogen plant in Grapzow near Altentreptow is a pioneering innovation project with which we have been producing green hydrogen in a stable manner since 2013 as one of the first projects in Germany.“

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