Renewable – no matter what the weather

New technology enables the use of wind power in a calm and solar power at night

Zwei nebeneinander stehende Technikschränke in einem Raum. Vor dem hinteren Schrank kniet ein Techniker, um die Glastür des Schranks zu öffnen. In den Schränken befinden sich Prototypen von Elelektrolyse-Analgen, die aus Wasser mithilfe von erneuerbar erzeugtem Strom Wasserstoff herstellen, der unter anderem zur Speicherung dieser Energie genutzt werden kann.

Flexible storage systems help to adapt the weather-induced fluctuations in wind and solar energy production to consumption. Numerous consumers, interconnected by means of a smart grid, can take on the job of an energy storage unit by recharging their electric car at night, or stabilise the grid by for example switching on the washing machine during off-peak hours when there is plenty of electricity available.

One such storage system is the GP Joule Power Gap Fillerwhich uses excess wind power to produce hydrogen through electrolysis. This hydrogen can be stored and later converted back into electricity or used to power electric cars that use fuel cells. The Bosch battery storage unit at Bürgerwindpark Braderup-Tinningstedt works just like a traditional battery.

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Speicher stabiliseren die schwankende erneuerbare Energie

Wiesner, Sascha

EE.SH - Project Lead



Netzwerkagentur Erneuerbare Energien in Schleswig-Holstein

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