News Digest Item
07 Nov 2016

“Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries”


Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside wind turbines, allowing the towers to act like massive batteries when the wind stops, writes Michael Coren for online news outlet Quartz. “It’s the first major example of the two technologies being physically integrated to supply reliable renewable energy,” writes Coren.

For more information on the project read the CLEW factsheet Local stories from Germany's energy transition.

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