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By Sidsel Westh-Hansen
Paul Riis Arndt, CEO of DanSolar, explains that it is not profitable to resell one’s energy to the power grid these days. This is due to the high taxes and the 10 % waste each time power is being extracted and infused within the grid. However, reselling one’s energy to the power grid is the only option that solar panel owners have had in order to profit from the power that they cannot use themselves.
Søren Bødker, CEO of VisBlue, emphasizes that the most important incentive to store one’s power is the economy but that the environmental assets should count as well. “We want to tell the world how reuse is a part of our batteries. Our batteries have a life span that is twice as long as lithium batteries and when the battery expires the individual parts can be reused for new batteries. That is not possible with other types of batteries”. Paul ads that “the life span of VisBlue’s batteries is 28 years while the life span on the solar cells is 25 years – that is synergy”.
VisBlue’s batteries consist of reusable material that is environmentally friendly. Regular batteries contain very contaminant fluids but with Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries the fluid is made of the innocuous matter Vanadium which is a thin solution of sulphuric acid. Moreover, the individual parts can be reused several times making the life span of the battery very long.
“In 2050 we should be CO2 neutral so we need to find these kinds of solutions which will make it possible to reach that goal. From 2020 it is, for example, legally required that new buildings should be as close to CO2 neutral as possible.” CEO of VisBlue, Søren Bødker.
Project “Green Denmark” is a fully financed project that is to make it more attractive to choose solar cell power production. The collaboration between DanSolar and VisBlue is deeply rooted in the project. The solar panels are installed free of charge and the cost saving is repaid within the first 10 years and thus constitutes the payment of the facility. Subsequently one benefits from the saving without spending any money. For now, the solution is only offered to housing associations and industry, however, over time the offer should also apply to private homes.
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