Acciona Recycles Nissan's Auto Batteries to Shop Solar Energy in Spain

Jun 23, 2021 07:57 AM ET
  • Acciona, a multinational renewable energy conglomerate, has actually attached Spain's very first renewable storage plant using recycled batteries to the grid at the firm's speculative photovoltaic or pv park in Tudela (Navarre).

The collection of four second-life batteries, with an incorporated capacity of 130kWh, will store the energy gotten from the 1.2 MWp plant to later infuse it right into the grid and also evaluate its efficiency and behavior. The innovation project concludes with a relative evaluation to validate the equal performance of recycled batteries versus initial usage batteries.

The plant consists of 32kW/32kWh batteries from Nissan vehicles, which will double their helpful life as part of the project. Acciona will operate the system from its Renewable Energy Control Center (CECOER) with its international energy monitoring system GEMS, which allows maximized administration, real-time surveillance as well as analysis of criteria. Renewable energy will certainly be certified throughout the procedure via Acciona's blockchain-based Greenchain ® platform.

The storage space plant becomes part of the speculative facilities of Montes del Cierzo in Tudela as well as is the result of a joint project with startup BeePlanet within Acciona's open innovation program, I'mnovation. BeePlanet, together with Acciona, is part of the GERA project, backed by the Government of Navarre, and also focuses on energy storage space systems reusing lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles.

Vehicle battery standards need battery systems to stay at over 80% of their functional capability and just permit a maximum discharge of 5% over 1 day to make sure maximum vehicle efficiency. Under these parameters, harmed components can be discovered as well as changed, with recycled batteries using comparable efficiency to new ones for other usages at a lower cost.

The project stands for an additional concentrate on decarbonization, because of the fact that recycling electric vehicle batteries avoids approximately 70% of the CO2 discharges connected with the manufacture of brand-new batteries. It also enhances the circular economy model and also the recuperation of resources, given the shortage of much of the fundamental components of lithium-ion batteries, such as cobalt or lithium itself.

"Second-life batteries can be a perfect choice to enhance self-consumption facilities, electrical vehicle billing networks and also microgrids. With this, we will have the ability to prove to our clients our commitment to the circular economic climate as well as take a more jump in the direction of decarbonization," states Belén Linares, Acciona's Director of Energy Innovation.

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