More and more sports enthusiasts are also paying attention not only to their health, but increasingly to the protection of the environment and resources. Sustainability will therefore be a fundamental requirement for fitness studios in the future in order to retain customers and offer holistic concepts. Training equipment that is switched on around the clock and burning lights inevitably lead to high power consumption in the facilities. In addition, there are further requirements for an efficient charging infrastructure for customers’ electric cars and e-bikes. To meet these needs, Commeo, the specialist for high-performance battery storage systems, has developed a pilot system that can supply gyms with green electricity all around.
The ambitious project supplies the necessary energy for an approximately 2,000-square-meter gym near the company’s headquarters, which, in addition to its sports equipment and building technology, also operates a total of four charging stations for up to eight customer vehicles. A photovoltaic system on the roof of the gym generates electricity to supply the charging stations and the demand generated in the building. The highlight of the system is the intelligent battery storage and the unique Commeo EC System (Energy Management System). The generated energy is temporarily stored in innovative and highly secure pouch cell modules. The storage system used by the battery specialists has a capacity of 66.8 kWh. The energy management system, which was also developed by Commeo, takes over the control of all requirements for the entire system and also fulfills many important additional functions.
It not only shows the current electricity demand for all applications and the amount of energy generated. The system also makes it easy to determine how much electricity should be supplied to individual charging stations. Another advantage of Commeo technology is that all parameters are tracked – and thus comparable. This means that load peaks at certain times become transparent and the adaptive system can react early and provide the amount of electricity required in each case.
In addition, in the future, determined values such as the site-related sunshine duration will also be included in the control: The Commeo EC System creates its own weather forecast from the average data and adjusts all relevant settings of the connected machines accordingly. The intelligent battery storage systems thus know in advance when and how much power they will store or release – an invaluable advantage in the reliable provision of energy, especially when the sun is not shining.
So the vision of a climate-neutral gym is no longer a pipe dream.
This application again shows one of the numerous possible solutions for the respective specific problems of industry and commerce. Commeo storage units are solutions of German engineering. Engineered and Made in Wallenhorst, Germany.