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Munich Airport trialling new sustainable energy system


An innovative system for sustainable energy generation from both wind and solar power is currently in use at Munich Airport.

The system utilises a container with photovoltaic panels and wind rotors from FlowGen, a company that specialises in green energy system solutions.

In cooperation with Munich Airport, the mobile energy container is being used to charge electric vehicles in a trial project that is expected to last 12 months.

The energy container is located in a parking lot used by car rental companies on the east side of the airport. There, newly delivered rental cars will be charged using energy generated by three small wind turbines and photovoltaic panels.

On a windy and sunny day, the test container can produce around 200 kilowatt hours of energy, which is enough to charge four to six electric cars. During the course of the project, a wide range of data will be collected and analysed as the renewable energy is generated.

The unique system combines the small wind turbine developed by FlowGen with solar and battery storage technologies and can be customized using intelligent energy management software.

FlowGen’s container solution can be installed in a short period of time and easily dismantled and reassembled at new locations. In addition to use at airports and for charging electric vehicles, it offers a wide range of applications in areas such as agriculture, construction, and the manufacturing industry.

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