Socomec has won the Electrical Energy Storage prize at The Smarter E Europe exhibition that took place from 20-22 June 2018 in Munich. The exhibition hosts nearly 3,000 exhibitors presenting their latest solar energy solutions to 50,000 visitors looking for new solutions. EES is the European trade fair attracting the largest number of visitors interested in the battery and energy storage industry. Four main themes are highlighted: photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar power plants, and products and solutions for the integration of renewable energies.
The Electrical Energy Storage (EES) award recognises pioneering products and solutions for electrical energy storage systems. To select the winner, the jury considers the entire value-added chain of the technologies proposed, as well as the concrete applications and business models chosen.
The products and solutions candidates for the Award must demonstrate a particular technological and economic innovation, allowing the reduction of production or sales costs and that meet industrial or societal needs.
Energy storage for remote sites
This year Socomec proposed its energy storage system for microgrids, in particular the SUNSYS PCS² IM converter. The solution provides electricity to a remote area while reducing the cost of building a new electrical grid. The system manages everything: power converters, batteries, energy sources… Designed for hybrid microgrids, the Socomec storage system is ideal for the electrification of rural or island areas. Among the many innovations proposed, Socomec stands out for its solution able to supply an isolated site completely autonomously thanks to renewable energies and energy storage..
A dedicated BU for energy storage
« Socomec’s expertise in the control of low voltage energy conversion has been decisive in the development of energy storage solutions,” says Thierry Leroy, Director of the new Energy Storage Solutions Business Unit. “The experience gained during the European Nice Grid and Nice Smart Valley pilot projects has enabled us to develop reliable and competitive storage solutions. This has led to the creation of a new entity within the Socomec Group dedicated to energy storage to enable us to control our development in a rapidly growing market. »