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Groundbreaking Project Designed to Reduce Fluctuations in Wind Power 90%

Danish company KK Wind Solutions is partnering with Vestas, PowerCon and Aalborg University, to provide a new storage solution for wind energy.
Groundbreaking Project Designed to Reduce Fluctuations in Wind Power 90%

Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source in Europe, and it has the potential to grow if effective methods of storing energy can be devised. Storage can ensure stable energy production and reduce the need for upgrading of the power grid.

The purpose of this project is to develop a new modular battery storage solution which is integrated into the wind turbine itself. The solution will be based on a combination of state-of-the-art battery technology and software algorithms that enable monitoring and control of the batteries. The goal is to improve functionality, stability, reliability and lifetime, as well as reduce procurement and maintenance costs.

Energy storage only needs to account for about 8% of the wind park capacity to eliminate almost 90% of fluctuations in energy production. Although there are currently many different energy storage solutions, they are limited by high procurement and maintenance costs, which impede extensive implementation.

"The potential for a cost-effective energy storage solution in wind turbines is enormous. With such technology, we will be able to make wind turbines an active and constant energy source, which will accelerate the competitiveness of wind energy to new heights,” stated Kristoffer Qvist Nielsen, Head of Global R&D, KK Wind Solutions.

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