Newsletter: Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Advanced Energy Projects

This wind newsletter was originally published on May 25, 2018.

Member Highlight: Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Advanced Energy Projects

Michigan EIBC member company Siemens Gamesa, a wind turbine manufacturer, announced plans to pursue hybrid advanced energy projects. Potential hybrid projects include wind-plus-storage and solar-plus-storage, as well as combining wind and solar in certain projects.

Pairing renewable energy technologies like wind turbines with energy storage systems can utilize low-cost energy when demand is high. The goal, Chief Technology Officer Antonio de la Torre Quiralte said in an interview with Greentech Media, is to reduce renewable energy intermittency.

Last year, Siemens Gamesa won a bid for a hybrid wind-plus-solar project in India – when completed, it will be the first project of its kind for the company.

The company is looking beyond that process to gigawatt-hour levels of storage, and is considering a thermal storage system dubbed the Future Energy Solution, which is expected to have much higher capacities than modern-day batteries. With this technology, the company expects to be able to offer round-the-clock renewable energy generation.

The announcement comes about a year after Michigan EIBC member company Siemens Energy merged with Gamesa to become the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world.


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