May 8, 2015

Solar Power Storage Units Reduce Costs of the Energiewende

(May 8, 2015)  KIT Starts Operation of a Solar Power Storage System at Its Helmholtz Institute in Ulm – Modern Battery Technology and Smart Power Control Make Solar Power Capable of Meeting Base Load Requirements.

The increasing share of electricity based on solar and wind power results in an increasing load of distribution and transmission grids. At the “Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) for Electrochemical Energy Storage“, the KIT demonstrates how modern high-performance batteries and smart controls make renewable energy compatible with the grid. Expensive and controversial grid extension measures can be reduced in this way. The solar power storage system with a 76 kWh battery unit started operation at HIU today and supplies the building with electricity.

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