Renewable energies

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

Industry in brief

The renewable energy sector in the north of eastern 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 industrial structures are the efficient network structures between industry, universities and scientific institutions as well as well-developed logistical 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 gets your investments in renewable energies off the ground.

  • Funding

    Technology, innovation and collaborative research are generously funded in MV. In addition, the acquisition and production costs of new assets are subsidized. The state provides up to 45 percent for the establishment of a business facility. As a full-service provider, we support you in applying for subsidies from MV and the EU. Please 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 Renewable Energy Systems
    • FH Wismar
      • Process and Environmental Engineering

    Master programs

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



    Windenergy Network e. V.

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

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

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

    Landesverband Erneuerbare Energien e.V. The LEE MV disseminates the ecological and economic advantages of renewable energies, the necessity of energy saving and efficiency as well as climate protection in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to politicians and the public.

  • Research and development

    Renewable energies are 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. Climate change has led to a further intensification of these efforts. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has been active in this field since the 1990s. Thus, renewable energies are also a focus of research at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences. The fields of expertise here include research into regenerative energy systems and hydrogen technologies. In addition, 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 in MV. Topics such as the rational use of energy and regenerative energies as well as their storage are the main focus.

    With the Institute for Regenerative Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) , there has already been 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 conducting research into this. Within the framework of research and development projects, Fraunhofer IGP realizes concepts for product and process innovations together with cooperation partners from industry. Currently, the IGP is involved, among others, in the growth core "OWSplus - Floating Offshore Wind Solutions" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research: In this project, the 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 topics of 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 this way, universities, research institutions and companies from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 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. As the largest implementation project, the regional partner alliance CAMPFIRE, 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 research and development activities for technologies to implement 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 ammonia import, the operation of 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 entire federal territory, Rügen-Stralsund was selected by the National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) as a hydrogen region HyStarter in 2019. The HyLand competition was announced by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) and is in its second round. HyLand motivates actors in all regions of Germany to initiate, plan and implement hydrogen-related concepts. The aim of the competition is 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) from wind power in Grapzow near Altentreptow. With RH2-PTG, this plant is to be technically developed further in such a way that it can be connected to the natural gas grid and enables 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 abundantly available in the region thanks to the large number of renewable energy plants such as wind turbines at sea and on land, but also photovoltaic systems, so that up to 6,500 metric tons of green hydrogen per year can be produced in a climate-neutral manner 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.

    • Cargo airport Rostock/Laage, 24/7 operation with connecting flights all over the world.
    • Perfect connections via inner-German highways
    • 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 logistics to Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic

400 companies in the industry

  • 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. The automotive ...

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  • EEW Special Pipe Constructions

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

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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. With its so-called 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. This includes Arcadis Ost 1 in the Baltic Sea - about 19 kilometers 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 32 kilometers 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

    „Die Hochschule Stralsund forscht und entwickelt seit den 90er-Jahren im Bereich der erneuerbaren Energien – im Thema Wasserstoff sind wir bundesweit Vorreiter. Mit unserem Engagement im Ammoniakprojekt CAMPFIRE und im Bundesprogramm HyStarter Expert denken wir die Energiewende weiter.“

    Iberdrola Renovables Deutschland GmbH

    Iris Stempfle

    Managing Director

    „Mit unseren Aktivitäten in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern leisten wir bereits heute einen beeindruckenden Beitrag zur nachhaltigen Energieversorgung des Landes. Durch den konsequenten Einsatz erneuerbarer Energien und die Stärkung der lokalen Wertschöpfungsketten unterstützen wir den Ausbau unserer Region zum grünen Industriestandort Deutschlands. Iberdrola investiert bereits seit der Jahrtausendwende kontinuierlich in erneuerbare Energien und trägt auch zukünftig zum Gelingen der Energiewende bei. Dafür setzen wir neben der Offshore-Windenergie auch auf Onshore-Wind und Photovoltaik. Innovative Technologien rund um grünen Wasserstoff möchten wir auch hier erproben und effektiv einsetzen.“

    WIND-projekt GmbH

    Carlo Schmidt

    Managing Director

    „Für eine vollständige Strombedarfsdeckung aus erneuerbaren Energien und die Sektorenkopplung müssen Speichertechnologien entwickelt und zur Anwendung gebracht werden. Deshalb ist die Wasserstoffanlage RH2 in Grapzow nahe Altentreptow ein richtungsweisendes Innovationsprojekt, mit dem wir als eines der ersten Projekte in Deutschland bereits seit 2013 grünen Wasserstoff stabil produzieren.“

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