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Energy Bands to supply communities

Every municipality in Germany can use the highways in its catchment area to produce electricity for itself or have it produced by providers with the help of Energy Bands.


Especially in coordination with neighboring communities, Energy-Band networks can be created, with the help of which the surpluses of volatile energy can be balanced out by connecting the most diverse consumer groups to the network.


Within the villages or towns, there are no poles for Energy Bands, but only underground high-voltage cables to which decentralized power generators such as building owners with large PV-covered flat roofs etc. can connect: to have their energy collected and forwarded - to other consumers or storage locations.

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Energy Bands can hand over electricity as needed to all communities they pass along highways and interstates, or collect and forward electricity from decentralized power generators within the communities

Consumption profiles are not likely to vary much from municipality to municipality - but since the Energy Bands "connect" them not only to other municipalities, but also to business parks, recreational parks, filling stations, or even wind farms, this provides an opportunity for volatility compensation.

In addition, more and more utilities are facing the challenge of a growing number of surplus power producers, as many more rooftops are equipped with photovoltaics. Here, the Energy Bands can act as "smart grids" that can collect the energy and transport it not only to other consumers, but also to larger storage facilities.

Covering one's own energy needs as self-sufficiently as possible: What many communities dream of, a small town in Brandenburg has achieved - mainly with biogas and wind power

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With the construction of the Energy Bands, not only the energy turnaround but also the digital turnaround in Europe can be advanced

As soon as construction trucks for the high-voltage cable, which runs along in the ground with the Energy Bands, lay in a trench, it is convenient to lay fiber optic cables there at the same time:


110 KV high-voltage cables only have to be laid one meter deep. The trench for this is comparatively easy to dig, so it is not a problem to make it a little wider in order to lay an extremely powerful fiber optic cable next to it.


On the highway A3 between Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, for example, an extremely high-performance fiber optic cable can be laid along the highway at the same time as the Energy Bands are built, and the infrastructure for autonomous driving could thus already be prepared there: For any kind of autonomous driving, a high reliability of communication must be guaranteed, which can only be fulfilled with cables.


And communities in rural areas can have their Energy Bands run specifically to such nearest high-performance lines in order to connect there with their own fiber optic cables, thus achieving extraordinary high performance. In this way, state-of-the-art technologies for a wide variety of online workplaces or telemedicine and the like can suddenly become possible in these communities - which in turn leads to significant savings in commuter traffic and other car trips.

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With Energy Bands, even communities for which wind power is not an option can cover large parts of their electricity requirements from solar energy – for example Hattersheim near the Frankfurt Airport

Hattersheim has around 29,000 inhabitants and consumes around 190 GWh annually. With only 17 kilometers of Energy Bands on small sections of the A66 and A3, Hattersheim could cover about half of its electricity needs.

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Energy Bands do run towards communities and can bring electricity there and also take it from there and distribute it further: But within or near villages, they are only present with their underground power cables - the photovoltaic pylons, on the other hand, are deployed in and around the villages.

Only through commercial areas the rows of masts run through, as they do not disturb anyone there.

As Energy Bands approach built-up areas and localities, both car occupants and people in residential buildings along the route could be disturbed in their view

Energy Bands on a highway or even on many federal highways are usually not a nuisance, since little can be seen there for kilometers when looking out the window. It is different with towns and cities, though.


Accordingly, the pylons of the Energy Bands pause early and only continue underground with their high-voltage cable when running through localities.


Behind the towns they can then reappear - completely flexible.

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Even with beautiful landscapes or denser tree cover along highways, Energy Bands can simply continue to run underground until they reappear along more unsightly sections of roadway

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Conclusion: With Energy Bands along federal highways, communities can harvest photovoltaic electricity in significant quantities in a comparatively easy-to-implement manner without covering green spaces with solar modules; however, on beautiful stretches of road, they can and should be suspended and only continue underground - quite flexibly. If fiber optic cables are laid at the same time as their high-voltage cables, the infrastructure for autonomous driving, telemedicine and other modern technologies can be prepared directly with them and contribute to further CO2 savings.