Living and doing business in the energy world of tomorrow
Sustainable energy has become a natural part of our lives. Every day, we pass by wind turbines in fields and solar panels on roofs. Many of us are unaware that these technologies are part of a whole new and dynamic energy supply system. If the wind dies down, power stations automatically increase production to ensure supply. Likewise, as soon as the sun comes out from behind the clouds the solar panels will immediately start producing electricity, and the power stations will need to slow down. Wouldn't it be ideal if your washing machine automatically turned on to profit from the free solar rays? Or if you could share the excess power produced by your solar panels with your neighbours so they can recharge their electric car? Or could this power be used more effectively by the neighbours across the road, who have a heat pump? The key here is flexibility: the devices in this case need to be able to adjust the demand or supply of energy to the current conditions.