19 Apr '12, 8am

Siemens Figures Out What to Do With Night Wind: Filed under: Energy News

Siemens Figures Out What to Do With Night Wind: Filed under: Energy News

image via Shutterstock/benkei1975 German energy giant Siemens has a solution in the works to tap the unused wind-powered electricity that goes to waste at night because no one is up and about. The planet’s daily temperature swings stir up night-time winds, just when no one needs electricity. Solving the storage issue is especially crucial for Germany, which, by cutting its nuclear power, is correspondingly scaling up its offshore wind power 20-fold by 2020 — when it will have 10 GW of wind power on the grid. Using part of their annual 1 billion euro R&D budget ($1.3 billion), Siemens is working on devising large scale electrolysis that would convert wind energy into gas that can be stored — as electricity cannot be — and can then be shipped out, when it is needed, by pipeline. Their electrolyser, a soccer-field-sized plant that converts power into storable hydrogen, is in ...

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