Press: Sustainable energy generation at Munich Airport

Mobile container produces electricity from wind and solar power

June 21, 2024

An innovative system for sustainable energy generation is currently in use at Munich Airport: a container with photovoltaic panels and wind rotors from FlowGen, a company specializing in green energy system solutions. In cooperation with Munich Airport, the mobile energy container is being used to charge electric vehicles.

The project will run for 12 months. The energy container is located in a parking lot used by car rental companies on the east side of the airport. There, newly delivered rental cars will be charged using energy generated by three small wind turbines and photovoltaic panels. On a windy and sunny day, the test container can produce around 200 kilowatt hours of energy, which is enough to charge four to six electric cars. During the course of the project, a wide range of data will be collected and analyzed as the renewable energy is generated.

The unique system combines the small wind turbine developed by FlowGen with solar and battery storage technologies and can be customized using intelligent energy management software.

FlowGen's container solution can be installed in a short period of time and easily dismantled and reassembled at new locations. In addition to use at airports and for charging electric vehicles, it offers a wide range of applications in areas such as agriculture, construction, and the manufacturing industry.

For more information about FlowGen and its green energy system solutions, please visit the company's website at

Nathalie Leroy, Managing Director for Finance and Infrastructure at Munich Airport and Dirk Küster, CEO of FlowGen Development & Management AG


Press Department

Flughafen München GmbH