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'Hybrid technology is a global solution', says Vestas

HAMBURG 2018: Hybrid solutions are a 'global solution' to balancing supply and demand, Vestas' vice president of product strategy, Thomas Korzeniewski, told Windpower TV.

Vestas, primarily a turbine manufacturer, has increasingly explored the potential of combining different energy sources, and is involved in hybrid projects in Australia, Spain, Greece and Kenya.

It is also investing in a research programme in its native Denmark to develop a lithium-ion platform for wind power.

Korzeniweski told Windpower TV: "Hybrid solutions can be applied globally.

"But of course we see differences in the grid requirements and in the remuneration schemes."

This means that hybrid pairings of wind with solar PV and storage components must be adapted to specific site conditions and market demands, Korzeniewski said at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.

He added: "It means we will tailor the solution and the size of the turbine and storage, and the PV part, in a way that best meets the requirements of the grid and the remuneration schemes."

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