In the future, private customers will use small wind turbines to produce hydrogen for their own use. Lightweight construction experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, BTU Cottbus and an industrial partner are now developing the key technologies for this: small efficient rotors and safe tanks.
According to the German Federal Environment Agency, private households today need around a quarter of the total energy consumed in Germany to generate electricity and heat. A good half of this energy is generated from natural gas and crude oil. In view of the…