The Berlin state association was founded in 1982 to promote the aims of the DGS on a regional level. As interest in solar energy grew, DGS Berlin decided to offer more professional services and opened a staffed office in 1992.
In addition to spreading awareness and public relations work as well as technical consulting for local authorities, DGS Berlin began offering technical services and consulting in the field of solar energy. Ever since, our portfolio has been constantly expanded. Today DGS Berlin experts offer a wide range of services, including technical due diligence studies, plant acceptance, yield studies, technical consulting and many more.
Engineering – Independent Expertise
The rapid market growth of solar technologies led to the necessity of professional education. Consequently, DGS Berlin founded the SolarSchool in 1996 in cooperation with the local chamber of crafts. An informal cooperation with local universities has also been fostered. As their popularity increased, additional SolarSchools have been founded throughout Germany and worldwide. The courses are designed for engineers, architects and craftsmen looking for advanced training in the field of renewable energies. The SolarSchool Berlin alone has trained more than 5,000 people since 1996.
A deficit of practically oriented literature compelled us to spring into action. By 1995, DGS Berlin had edited and published the first Solar Thermal Systems manual. Today it is available in its ninth edition. In 2000, we added a Photovoltaic Systems manual, now in its fifth edition. Both books have become benchmarks worldwide and translated into several languages.
In order to achieve the goal of an entire energy supply based on renewable energies in Germany and abroad, we have participated in or initiated several funded non-profit projects. These projects include development aid, the fostering of solar energy use globally as well as research and standardisation projects aimed at improving the state of technology.
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