Soon household balconies may not just be growing herbs, tomatoes and peppers, but also sprouting forth mini PV power stations. The Graz based start-up company, E2T, has developed a domestic plug & play power storage unit, which can be easily installed on the balcony, on the wall or on the roof. The system stores electrical power and releases it fully automatically when power is required. Approximately the size of a beer crate, a single one of these plug-and-play storage stations can cover around 25% of the domestic power requirement. The aim of the young start-up is to make photovoltaics affordable for every European citizen. This works through the use of standardised components and the elimination of complex planning and installation effort.
The international technology group ANDRITZ takes a shareholding in the Green Tech Cluster, further strengthening Styria as a hotspot for energy and environmental technology innovation. As an industry leader, the group wants to promote digital initiatives and collaboration with entrepreneurial companies within the cluster. The Green Tech Cluster is also growing further, and has reached 200 members for the first time.