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105: Dual chemical energy storage system

Problem:

How to electrochemically store sustainable energy?

Solution:

Customised containers.


Yuasa Battery Europe has helped to develop and build the world’s first container-based energy storage platform where lead acid and lithium-ion batteries are combined to feed a power conversion system. The ground-breaking unit will store and control the release of locally generated renewable energy back into the grid.

GS Yuasa partnered with Infinite Group, the University of Sheffield and Innovate UK to develop the platform, called ADEPT (Advanced multi-Energy management and oPTtimisation time shifting platform) which has been constructed at their battery manufacturing facility on the Rassau Industrial Estate in Ebbw Vale.

ADEPT is unique and completely self-contained within a 20 ft weatherproof shipping container, allowing it to be integrated rapidly into any renewable energy micro-grid configuration and avoiding the need for internal space.

The platform features two GS Yuasa battery systems; a 75Kw hour lithium-ion battery system of 36 GS Yuasa LIM50 modules alongside a 250 Kw hour Valve Regulated Lead Acid battery system of 240 Yuasa SLR500 cells. The two systems are connected to a 100Kw bi-direction power conversion unit as well as full monitoring and battery management systems.

ADEPT uses the GS Yuasa dual chemistry battery system, which stores the energy generated by wind turbines on the industrial estate and solar panels on the roof of the container. An ADEPT container can thus re-charge four mid-range electric cars simultaneously.

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