Brainport Eindhoven will be 100% self-sufficient in sustainable (green) energy by 2040
We need energy for almost everything we do. Of course, we have been working on innovations that make fossil fuels obsolete for years. Innovations, such as the most state-of-the-art solar panels on the roofs of our houses or fully hybrid cars. To be able to sustain our world, we need to be more sustainable when it comes to the use of energy. We need to generate, convert and store the energy in a sustainable way and develop products that deliver maximum performance with as less energy as possible.
In twenty years, thousands of cities will be fully sustainable and carbon free. And 75% of our energy will be generated decentrally through solar energy. Users will only pay the amount of energy they use from the energy network. Any surpluses will be stored by energy systems or supplied to regional or national grids with a shortage of energy. Only large-scale industry will still use the centralized energy parks that are slowly disappearing from our landscape.