Solarwatt partner with BMW to introduce modular battery item

Jun 9, 2021 07:24 PM ET
  • German PV supplier Solarwatt has today (9 June) introduced a brand-new battery storage space item established in cooperation with BMW.
Solarwatt partner with BMW to introduce modular battery item
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The Solarwatt Battery Flex is a modular storage device, with the system able to expanded from 4.8 KWh to 240kWh via the piling of approximately eight battery packs and creation of approximately 10 clusters.

It varies from previous Solarwatt storage space offerings because it is much smaller and much easier to install, with CEO Detlef Neuhaus asserting in an interview introducing the item that "indisputable can be made in mounting this storage unit" since the gadget suggests if it's appropriately set up and also there is for that reason no chance to incorrectly install it.

Additionally, the individual elements of the Solarwatt Battery Flex consider no more than 25 kgs, meaning the storage system can be set up by a single person.

Solarwatt is make the AC-1 system available in the fall, which will be complied with by the AC-3 as well as DC-hybrid systems in 2022, permitting the portfolio to be presented fully.

Defining the company as a well-stablished system service provider, Neuhaus stated the following sensible step for it was "of course market combining". He pointed out the carbon decreases that can be achieved when e-mobility, heatpump and solar PV are incorporated, yet added that "we are convinced this is just feasible with solid partners".

The firm has therefore developed the Solarwatt Battery Flex with auto manufacturer BMW, with the system using elements that are additionally utilized in BMW's electric vehicles (EVs).

When the Solarwatt Battery Flex system is coupled with solar PV as well as used along with the Solarwatt Manager Flex intelligent energy monitoring system, it is especially reliable, with the latter controling and also optimizing the power flows in the family and also making certain that as much solar energy as possible is consumed in the household itself.

Speaking today, Neuhaus also clarified that while a stationary house application requires greater cycle security, e-mobility applications can deal with lower cycle security yet require high power density. With it "being clear" there is a relocation towards bidirectional charging, which will certainly suggest EVs will be billed extra often than just for flexibility, "we require a cell as well as cell system that can do both things as well as this cell can do that".

Solarwatt's partnership with BMW has actually currently remained in location because 2013, with this originally involving organizing complete PV remedies for roofing systems and also carports for BMW i clients.

In 2019, the firm revealed it would be stepping up its existence in the UK solar as well as storage space markets with a boating of brand-new campaigns designed at leveraging just how "responsive" the UK is to power storage space. Since then, it has additionally launched a smart solar-powered EV charging offering in the UK in partnership with Austrian e-mobility options producer Keba, while likewise teaming up with Centregreat Group to develop solar-powered EV carports with built-in battery packs.