GE has launched a brand new battery power storage platform that it says is designed to assist each grid integration of renewable energy sources and decentralized era.
The firm’s Reservoir platform is a modular power storage answer for AC or DC coupled programs, based mostly on a 1.2 MW/four MWh unit.
It integrates GE’s ‘Battery Blade’ module stack design with applied sciences from throughout the corporate’s portfolio and options the proprietary Blade Protection Unit, which GE says can lengthen battery life by as much as 15 per cent and cut back fault currents by an element of 5.
In addition, the agency mentioned the modular design can cut back building prices by as much as 50 per cent.
The platform makes use of GE’s Predix and Edge management applied sciences and already has a 20 MW/80 MWh pre-launch dedication, GE mentioned.
Eric Gebhardt, GE Power’s vice-president and strategic expertise officer, mentioned the storage platform “allows cost-effective distribution, storage and utilization of cleaner, extra dependable energy the place and when it’s wanted most.
“It can match into most any setting, from centralized grid programs to probably the most distant villages and communities. The Reservoir additionally permits power suppliers new levels of flexibility for extra intelligently managing and getting probably the most out of all their energy belongings.”