Lightway Green New Energy CO., LTD., and Geiger Engineering make an arrangement for future cooperation
Lightway Green New Energy CO., LTD., Lightway Deutschland GmbH and Geiger Engineering sign contract for future cooperation
Dr. Ing. Werner Eck about the actual state of flying possibilities with electrical energy coming from solar PV systems: Today people can fly with relatively simple and inexpensive electric powered UL aircraft with a range of several hours. This is made possible by rapidly progressing availability of increasingly powerful batteries.
The electrical accumulators used for aviation are also very qualified for the use in the domestic solar PV system during the time when they are not used for flying. They can serve as a buffer for daytime without sun irradiance. Thus, the use of self-generated electricity in the home can be significantly increased.
Armin Schöntag, European marketing manager (Lightway Germany) said: "We are very glad: By this collaboration we support the development of environmentally friendly aircraft engine technology. Here are a lot of synergies: For environment by quiet, emission-free flying propulsion, - for aviation by reducing costs and no dependency on fossil fuels - for electricity grids and households through self consumption and buffering of solar energy."
Steven Lan, Global corporate marketing manager (Lightway Headquarter) further commented, "With the expanded global network, this collaboration will be a good branding opportunity for Lightway to have a niche approach to the solar future."
Information about Geiger Engineering:
Geiger Engineering was founded in Bamberg 2006, by Joachim Geiger. In more than two decades the founder gained by innumerable studies and advanced trainings, but mainly by a wide range of successfully established automation process projects – a comprehensive know-how in miscellaneous branches. These problem-solving skills are provided to customers today by Geiger Engineering. Geiger Engineering developed electrical drive systems for ultra light aircraft that meanwhile are used worldwide. In combination with energy provided by PV-power-plants emission free flying is possible.
Lightway Deutschland GmbH
Founded in Gaobeidian (Hebei Province, PRC) in December 2008, Lightway is an international vertically integrated manufacturer of polycrystalline wafers, solar cells, and solar modules. Business activities include production and delivery of solar modules as well as after sales service. Currently Lightway has branch offices in Asia Pacific, Japan, Australia, Canada, the United States and Germany (Sauerlach).