Tesla, Vestas pair up to develop ways to combine storage and wind
Vestas began working toward combining wind power with energy storage since 2012 when it paired its 12 MW Lem Kaer wind farm in western Denmark with two lithium-ion batteries, one a 1.2 MW, 300 kWh system and the other a 400 kW, 100 kWh system.
The Danish company stepped up those efforts at its general meeting in April when it announced it wanted to focus on energy storage.
Vestas is now working with about 10 different companies to come up with an integrated wind turbine-plus-storage solution that would make wind power attractive for a wider array of use-cases by making the energy more dispatchable.
“Across a number of projects, Vestas is working with different energy storage technologies with specialized companies, including Tesla, to explore and test how wind turbines and energy storage can work together in sustainable energy solutions that can lower the cost of energy,” the company said in a statement to Bloomberg.