Grid-serving large-scale storage systems are needed for the energy transition to continue to keep grids stable as the share of fluctuating renewable energies increases. At strategically favorable grid nodes, they can absorb surplus electricity - and release it again. But how do these large-scale storage systems pay off, and what business models are behind them? Dip.Ing. Hans Urban, industry expert in the field of PV and large-scale storage systems provides insights and also compares German business models with current developments in other countries.
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After studying electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, which he completed in 1989, Hans Urban gained decades of experience in management positions in the electronics and solar industries. Since 2017, he has been working as a freelance consultant in the field of renewable energies and electromobility, advising storage and solar companies, regional energy providers, and municipalities. His personal claim is to bring the topic of renewable energies close to many people in a neutral, technically sound and sometimes also a little entertaining way!