E.ON investe nella startup b.ventus per realizzare pale eoliche per i clienti business

12/10/17 - E.ON ha acquisito una quota in b.ventus, startup tedesca che ha sviluppato una soluzione che permette ai clienti di produrre direttamente energia eolica in maniera facile e veloce. L’elemento chiave è una pala eolica appositamente progettata a questo scopo. Con una torre eolica di trenta metri di altezza minima, la pala può essere installata facilmente. Può anche essere integrata in impianti di generazione già esistenti, come impianti fotovoltaici e di cogenerazione. E.ON ha effettuato l’investimento nell’ambito di “:agile”, l’acceleratore e incubatore con cui sostiene le startup del mondo dell’energia, tramite le controllate Avacon ed E.DIS. Anche E.ON Kundenservice Netz ha acquisito una quota, così come le società Fallersleber Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft (FEAG) e Leitner Group.

“Abbiamo scelto b.ventus perché l’azienda ha sviluppato un’idea di business innovativa e promettente che vogliamo lanciare” ha commentato Alexander Montebaur, CEO di E.DIS “Ci offre anche l’opportunità di lavorare a stretto contatto con altre società del Gruppo, con una media impresa molto conosciuta e con uno dei nostri partner locali”.

  • Startup b.ventus offers single-source solution for wind power generation 
    Short permitting process and small size make turbines ideal for companies.

E.ON has bought a stake in b.ventus, a startup whose single-source solution enables business customers to begin producing their own wind power quickly and easily. The centerpiece is a wind turbine specifically designed for this role. With a hub height of at least 30 meters, the turbine can be installed quickly and does not require a lengthy permitting process.

It can also be integrated with a customer’s existing embedded generation facilities, such as a cogeneration unit or solar array. E.ON made the investment as part of :agile, its accelerator and incubator to support energy-related startups. b.ventus handles everything for its customers, from installation to operations. Permitting, which is not subject to Germany’s regional planning process or the Federal Immission Control Act, only takes a few months. b.ventus will maintain and, if necessary, repair the turbine.

The company guarantees 95 percent availability. Ideally, a customer’s investment in the turbine will pay for itself in just six years. Avacon and E.DIS, two of E.ON’s regional energy supply companies in Germany, acquired stakes in b.ventus. E.ON Kundenservice Netz, Fallersleber Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft (FEAG), and the Leitner Group, who has been working with Leitwind in the production of wind turbines for 10 years, also have shares in the company. “We chose b. ventus as a partner because the company has developed a promising, innovative business idea that we want to ramp up,” says Alexander Montebaur, CEO of E.DIS, explaining E.ON´s investment.

“This also gives us the opportunity to work closely with other E.ON companies, a renowned medium-sized enterprise, and one of our regional partners.” Wind turbine technical data Hub height 29 meters Rotor diameter 42 meters Maximum rotor height 50 meters Generator 250 kilowatts, direct drive Rotor revolutions per minute 27.3 This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by E.ON Group Management and other information currently available to E.ON. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. E.ON SE does not intend, and does not assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.