On January 20th and 21st, 2015, the symposium “Perspectives of Defence Industry 2015” was held by the German Society of Defence Technology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wehrtechnik e.V.). The event dealt with future-oriented, national and international topics. As part of the programme, Uwe Anderssen, Sales & Marketing Director of the steep GmbH, conducted the workshop “Alternative Energies”. Representatives of the Bundeswehr and the NATO gave lectures on the current situation and on the plans for an efficient approach to energy. Besides that, perspectives of science and industry were outlined in presentations.
During the lectures and the subsequent discussions, the advantages of the integration of alternative energy sources in deployment were pointed out clearly. Examples are the increase in security and sustainability or the reduction of dependence on fossil fuels. The objective for the future is a hybrid solution which allows the energy supply to rest on several pillars. In this connection, the demand to develop an easy-to-handle plug-and-play solution for the usage of alternative energies, which put forth toward the industry, became obvious. The course of the meeting as well as the results were promising. The workshop strengthened and broadened the platform of cooperative partnership. The next step will be the common definition of specific objectives.