Construction of a Unique Large-Scale Battery System Has Started

17/08/2015
  Copyright: E.ON ERC

Construction of the modular M5BAT battery storage system begins on the premises of RWTH Aachen University.

Such storage facilities can be an important building block for the expansion of renewable energies, as they make a decisive contribution to system stability.

The planned power class of five megawatts and the high modularity - in which different battery technologies are combined - make the storage system called M5BAT (Modular Multi-Megawatt Multi-Technology Medium Voltage Battery Storage) unique in the world.

M5BAT is supported with a total of 6.7 million Euros as part of the "Energy Storage Promotion Initiative" of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. Project partner are the E.ON Energy Research Center, the Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics at RWTH Aachen University (IAEW), the energy company E.ON, the battery manufacturer Exide Technologies GmbH with its business unit GNB Industrial Power and the inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG.

Here you will find the detailed press release.