Germany’s Allgäu region connects first large-scale battery storage system

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German battery solutions provider, ADS-TEC has this week connected to the German grid a 1 MW+ lithium-ion battery – the first large-scale storage facility in the Allgäu region of southern Germany.

The facility lies in the heart of the remote community of Bruck, located in the German state of Bavaria. The purpose of the StoraXe lithium-ion battery is to provide grid stabilization for the trans-European grid, the company says.

Housed in two containers, the installation comprises all necessary transformers, inverters, control systems and climate control technology, and was installed as a turnkey system earlier this month.

“The expansion of large-scale battery storage systems for stabilizing power supply networks is becoming increasingly important – be it for safeguarding industry or tourism in popular ski resorts,” said ADS-TEC project engineer Patrick Weiß.

ADS-TEC is the strategic partner of enesto, which is a project development company that operates large-scale battery storage solutions globally. The Allgäu installation is the largest such facility in the immediate vicinity, and adds to Germany’s growing portfolio of storage projects, which currently number more than 50,000, according to the Germany solar association Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft.