Neue Weststadt - a climate-neutral urban district
An urban model district with more than 600 apartments, offices and commercial units plus a new building for Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is to be created on the site of Neue Weststadt in Esslingen. The project titled “Klimaneutrales Stadtquartier Neue Weststadt Esslingen” has now received funding approval from the German federal government for the innovative realisation of the energetic concept for the district.
In Neue Weststadt, the use and possibilities of P2G (Power to Gas) is to be tested in an urban environment. It involves converting the surplus electricity from wind and solar power plants nationwide into hydrogen and storing it. When electricity is required, the CO2-neutral hydrogen can be converted back into electricity again by means of a fuel cell and fed into the grid.
Further information on the project can be found at www.lokwest.de.