Modular Battery Storage System Now in Operation


After a year of construction the M5BAT modular battery storage system began operations.

Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer, who was responsible for the overall project and operation of M5BAT and works at the RWTH Aachen Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems, on the importance of the project to energy research:"Right from the start more than 25,000 battery cells will intesively and individually monitored in six strings with varying lithium ion battery technologies and four different lead-acid battery strings. This will provide us with valuable information about ageing, reliability, and lifetime. Simultaneously, we wish to use intelligent battery management to demonstrate how the entire operation can be optimally operated with a hybrid system of different technologies."

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