Munich Airport has opted for an innovative system for sustainable energy generation using a container with photovoltaic panels and wind rotors.

The equipment, from FlowGen, a company specialising in green energy system solutions, is being used to charge electric vehicles.

The project, involving an energy container located in a car park used by car rental companies on the east side of the airport, will run for 12 months.

Newly delivered rental cars will be charged using energy generated by three small wind turbines and photovoltaic panels.

On a windy and sunny day, the test container can produce around 200 kilowatt hours of energy, which is enough to charge four to six electric cars.

During the course of the project, a wide range of data will be collected and analysed as the renewable energy is generated.

The system combines the small wind turbine developed by FlowGen with solar and battery storage technologies and can be customised using intelligent energy management software.

FlowGen's container solution can be installed in a short period of time and easily dismantled and reassembled at new locations.

In addition to use at airports and for charging electric vehicles, it offers a wide range of applications in areas such as agriculture, construction, and the manufacturing industry.

IMAGE CREDIT: Munich Airport

Munich Airport is using a container from FlowGen with photovoltaic panels and wind rotors to charge electric vehicles