Stationary battery storage solutions, sometimes referred to as Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), are systems designed to store electrical energy. These systems serve a variety of energy optimization purposes, ultimately improving the quality, reliability and affordability of electricity.
Stationary battery storage solutions can be used in a variety of applications within the residential, commercial and industrial, and utility segments.
Residential: Residential customers typically use battery storage to reduce their electric bill by shifting grid energy consumption from on-peak to off-peak hours. Battery storage may also make residential solar installations viable in areas without net metering.
Commercial and Industrial: Commercial and industrial customers typically use battery storage to shave their peak energy demand, which typically comes at a premium from the Utility providers. Stored energy is released to keep the demand on the Utility at or below a set point. The storage system recharges either when demand falls below that set point or during off-peak hours.
Utility: Utilities apply battery storage to reduce congestion on transmission and distribution lines and mitigate the need to upgrade them. Independent power producers may also use battery storage to increase the value of an intermittent renewable generation asset, by guaranteeing specific capacity at certain times of the day (‘capacity firming’). Because of their ability to both provide and absorb power in seconds, battery storage solutions have become very valuable to the grid operators, enabling better grid resiliency.
Several battery technologies exist, which include Lithium-ion, Lead-acid, Sodium-Sulfur, Zinc-based and Vanadium-Redox. Depending on the technology used, the battery storage system will perform differently in terms of capacity, response time, discharge time and depth of discharge.
To qualify for inclusion in the battery storage category, a system must:
The L1000 Distributed Energy Storage System is an indoor packaged solution that is appropriate for buildings, campuses, enterprises and utility applications. The L1000 Distributed Energy Storage System employs a modular design for a scalable approach built on a common battery module.
Comprehensive control solution that includes patented performance algorithms for an extensive number of storage applications, intuitive HMI user interface, and data acquisition and historian services. System control can be accomplished through onsite HMI, remote HMI, or integration with external energy management system.
The Eos Aurora 1000|4000 is a low-cost DC battery system designed specifically to meet the requirements of the grid-scale energy storage market. With 4 hours of discharge capability, immediate response time, and modular construction, the Eos Aurora system can be scaled and configured to reduce cost and maximize profitability in utility, commercial and industrial, and military market segments.
The IQ System is a fully-integrated energy storage, management and monitoring system that includes safe lithium-ion batteries and a hybrid solar/battery inverter controlled by intelligent software. The attractive design minimizes wiring and space requirements while enabling battery capacity to scale up to meet almost any home or light commercial need.
The L2000 Distributed Energy Storage System is a containerized solution that is appropriate for large buildings, campuses, enterprises and utility applications. The L2000 Distributed Energy Storage System employs a modular design for a scalable approach built on a common battery module.
AMS built a unique energy analytics platform that identifies the cost and value of each kilowatt hour of energy consumed by a facility in order to design an optimized energy profile. The AMS platform uses energy consumption data, retail and wholesale energy prices, carbon intensity and efficiency metrics to create a diagnostic energy profile for each building.
Unlike lithium-ion based systems, EnergyPod 2 has no fire concerns and energy capacity does not fade over time. Its optimized design eliminates expensive and life-limiting components, membranes/separators, graphite electrodes, and complex plumbing, that spoil the economics of other flow batteries.
The ReFlex is a single module, rapidly deployable energy storage solution designed with commercial and industrial users in mind. The battery is factory-integrated (including AC power conversion), and plug & play. Comprised of a single 20’ standard shipping container, the system provides 100kWAC of power for 4.5 hours, with peak power of 125kWAC and maximum energy of 500 kWhAC.
Fluidic has developed a scalable smart battery architecture that is configurable for a broad range of energy storage applications. The system design is scalable for the power and energy requirements of an application and installable in either outdoor enclosures where space is constrained or on standard indoor equipment for large-scale deployments. Unlike conventional batteries, overall system performance is not limited by the performance of the lowest performing cell in a system and battery cells of varying ages can be installed together in a system without degradation of performance.
The Siestorage architecture includes closed-loop controls and pulse modulation for the power semiconductors that enable extremely rapid response times needed for microgrid and critical power applications. Real-time data and control system delivers fast control of voltage, current, frequency and power. Complete with HMI, data acquisition, data trend analysis, and historian services. System control can be accomplished through onsite HMI, remote HMI, or integration with external energy management system.
The SunFlex Energy Storage platform is optimized for maximum solar capture and delivery, enabling solar facilities to sell up to 50% more solar energy per site. The platform eliminates solar variability across the day – such as that caused by passing clouds, and expands the delivery of energy into the night, creating an on-demand solar resource. The higher power conversion efficiencies of our platform mean more energy delivered and better project economics.
The Sunverge Infinity extends the company's energy management platform to support multiple stationary storage systems. The Sunverge Infinity offers homeowners additional high-quality battery options that deliver bill savings and backup power, while giving utilities the ability to aggregate those units, as well Sunverge One systems, into centrally managed virtual power plants.
Y.Cube is a fully-integrated plug-and-play energy storage solution for smaller-scale applications. Its modular design approach enables system sizes from 200 kW to 10 MW for longer-duration storage systems, scaling up to 20 MW for shorter-duration. Every component has been specifically selected to deliver optimal system performance and minimize operating costs.