STATIONARY STORAGE SYSTEMS: A COLLABORATION CLOSES THE GAPS
Industries and manufacturing sectors all need one thing: electrical power. The demand for energy will continue to increase with the rise of highly networked Industry 4.0. However, the increase in demand now envisioned coincides with the energy transition, which means the share of renewable electricity feeding the grid is expanding – and impairing the reliability of the supply in the process. Why is that? Because solar energy depends on daylight and varies with the time of day, and wind is variable as well. Unlike conventional power plants, renewable electricity cannot be adjusted to the actual demand without special measures. Problems especially arise during peak load. That scenario is leading more and more medium-sized companies to consider the acquisition of stationary energy storage systems that ensure the availability of electricity. The systems produced by Commeo GmbH are good examples. Based near the northern German city of Osnabrück, Commeo recently began incorporating high-performance, long-lasting battery cells from XALT Energy, a Freudenberg Group company, in its solutions.