Energy storage

Effective use of power from renewable sources

The growing proportion of renewables now in the energy mix presents new challenges for the energy system. To safeguard security of supply even when sun and wind are hard to come by, innogy is looking for ways of efficiently storing wind and solar power.

Battery storage

Many owners of photovoltaic plants use innogy battery storage solutions to harness the energy of the sun even when it is not shining. This allows them to cover much of their own energy needs with green solar power. Higher-capacity battery storage facilities are also available these days. Near the small town of Wettringen (Lower Saxony), a large battery stores power generated from the region’s photovoltaic panels and wind farms.

Power-to-gas

We are looking for the energy storage solutions of tomorrow and beyond. One idea would be to link electricity to the gas network and use that as a giant battery. How it would work is something innogy specialists are currently testing on a power-to-gas pilot plant in Ibbenbüren (North Rhine-Westphalia).

Research projects energy storage

Your contact for any questions you may have regarding energy storage is:

Dr. Jens Kanacher

Dr. Jens Kanacher

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