24 Feb '14, 10am

M5BAT 5MW storage system integrates multiple battery technologies

M5BAT 5MW storage system integrates multiple battery technologies 24 February 2014 The E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, E.ON electric utility company, battery manufacturers Exide and beta-motion and inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) have joined forces to build the first multi-technology, modular large-scale 5MW battery storage system. The unique feature of the M5BAT (Modular Multimegawatt, Multitechnology Medium-Voltage Battery Storage System) storage system lies in its modular design, which combines different battery technologies for optimal use. It consists of lithium-ion batteries to meet short-term demand; high-temperature batteries to supply power for several hours; and lead-acid batteries when the average discharge time is one hour or less. The M5BAT project is backed by a €6.5-million (US$8.9-million) grant from the German Fed...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/02/20140224-m5bat.html

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