Construction of 1.9 megawatt hour photovoltaic energy storage system
A new battery storage facility was officially inaugurated at the EUREF Campus in Berlin. Belectric was contracted to build the storage system for Audi, with its 20 batteries sourced from test vehicles belonging to the car manufacturer. The system is part of the Mobility2Grid research project and its 1.9MWh total capacity is intended to complete the campus' micro smart grid.
"On the EUREF Campus, we've seen a present-day example of how the energy and transport sectors can work together effectively and compatibly in the future. I'm pleased that Belectric has been able to be part of this groundbreaking project," said Frank Amend, the Belectric Management Board member responsible for batteries and hybrid systems. "This battery storage system will allow Audi to provide an important link between volatile generation from renewable energy sources, different consumers and state-of-the-art power grids. At Belectric, we assisted with system integration for this storage facility by drawing on the wide experience we've been able to gain from our extensive track record of implementing other storage projects."
The architecture and control system are designed so that the storage facility built by Belectric can be used for a variety of applications in the power grid – stabilising the grid, temporarily storing renewable energy, flattening peaks, improving the energy supply along with a co-generation plant, and providing highly specialised grid services such as reactive power compensation.