Next week Lagerwey will present the hydrogen wind turbine at Hannover Messe. This trade fair for industrial technology is the place where technologies come together and synergies are created. The hydrogen wind turbine is an example of how the integration of different sustainable technologies reinforce each other and the future sustainable energy system.
The Lagerwey 4.8MW hydrogen wind turbine will be adapted to incorpore electrolysis technology. By integrating both techniques, many components can be omitted, making hydrogen production cheaper, more efficient and more robust. In 2019 the first hydrogen wind turbine in the world must be a fact, according a cooperation agreement between sustainable hydrogen supplier HYGRO, wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey and research institute ECN. Lagerwey installs the first hydrogen wind turbine in ECN’s wind turbine test field in the Wieringermeer, the Netherlands.
Turning wind energy into hydrogen solves the problem of the intermittent supply of wind energy. On windy days, a wind turbine generates more energy than might be used, this can be converted into hydrogen which can be stored. On low-wind days, green energy is still available. For transport in particular, switching to green hydrogen is an important step in developing more sustainable transportation.
The hydrogen wind turbine will be available in two options. A variant that converts all wind energy into hydrogen (for industrial use) and a hybrid variant that can supply both green electricity and hydrogen (for local use).
You can find Lagerwey in Hall 27 / Stand L75, together with its strategic partner, ENERCON.