Pilot project for the energy transformation in the port. Copyright Frank Reinhold
The first organic and ultra-light solar film sections in the Port of Duisburg covering an area of 200 square meters were applied on the front of a building in the free port. They were developed by innogy affiliate Heliatek in Dresden, and their installation in Duisburg is the first time that they have been used in a port.
The film sections are less than one millimeter thick, self-adhesive and available in different colors. Following a successful test run, it may be possible to use up to 10 million square meters of front and roof surface to generate energy in the Port of Duisburg. “With this initiative, we can make a major contribution to an environmentally-friendly port,” says duisport's Chief Executive Officer Erich Staake.
This pilot project is a part of the 2016 agreement between duisport and innogy to expand the Port of Duisburg into an “energy transformation hub” through innovative local energy production and electric transport systems.
In this context, the duisport vehicle fleet will be gradually electrified where suitable. At this time, five electric vehicles are already in use. Four electricity charge columns have been installed in the port with the support of innogy. They can be used by employees, customers and guests of the Port of Duisburg.