I arrived in central Germany on 18th April, having travelled by Eurostar, Thalys and Intercity Train with my folding bike. I had tried to limit luggage but still found it challenging going through customs at Eurostar with a bike and possessions for seven months' travelling. A useful lesson perhaps.
I am here to travel the country looking at German eco communities, green initiatives (there are several Transition Towns), innovations, ideas, general attitudes to the environment, politics and so on...
I might go into more detail about my first week later but I wanted to pick out something of particular value to WinACC... A visit to a PV invertor factory in central Germany (Hessen) .