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VW and Partners Aggregate Batteries of 20 VW Electric Cars to Provide Operating Reserve

In a research project for system services called INEES Volkswagen AG (VW) teamed up with green electricity provider Lichtblick, PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG and Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES). 20 VW e-up electric cars delivered to test customers shall not only be powered by electricity, but feed back electricity into the grid due to intelligent charging technology and software. That way they shall form a demand-oriented storage battery of a significant size that is able to balance the fluctuating input of wind and solar power and stablize the grid.

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Plans for Offshore Wind Port Bremerhaven

The city of Bremerhaven, which forms part of the city state of Bremen and Bremerhaven, is planning to become the transshipment port for offshore wind farms. Continue reading ‘Plans for Offshore Wind Port Bremerhaven’