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Raising the bar on battery energy storage safety

In this pv magazine webinar, we will discuss the latest battery energy storage system design trends along with addressing the perceived safety concerns.


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Lithium-ion batteries are generally safe and not subject to failure, when properly certified and properly installed. Batteries used in stationary storage applications are subject to continuous innovation at material, cell, and system level. These innovations come with a host of advantages, such as higher energy density, however, they also require upgraded safety features to compliment them.

Lithium-ion battery energy storage systems are a key enabler of the global energy transition, but some high-profile incidents have heightened the concerns of some regarding their safety.  Against the backdrop of tremendous amounts of engineering efforts to make the batteries more powerful and versatile, safety features are also evolving rapidly to ensure the safe deployment of these important assets.

Many manufactures have already moved away from 280 Ah cells to offer 300 Ah+ cells. These higher capacity cells ensure higher capacities at the container level with average capacities rising from less than 4 MWh to more than 5 MWh in the same 20-foot-equivalent containers. This makes it possible to install more energy in a smaller footprint and thus save on real estate and land usage.

Furthermore, a smaller number of cells per MWh reduces assembly and packaging which enhances efficiency during production processes. However, large cells do pose a greater challenges for management systems particularly in terms of consistent and adequate heat dissipation.

In this pv magazine webinar, we will discuss the latest battery energy storage system design trends along with addressing the perceived safety concerns. Neill Parkinson, product and business development manager (BESS) for Jinko ESS, will be joining us to share insights into the manufacturer’s latest technology upgrades and safety strategies.

Together we will take a closer look at Jinko’s latest utility-scale battery storage innovation – SunTera. The system boasts not only an upgraded capacity of 5 MWh with the introduction of the new 314 Ah battery cells but also offers other advancements, such as high charge and discharge efficiencies. Jinko ESS has also worked to develop multiple levels of protection and insulation to avoid cascading system failures.

pv magazine Webinar content:

  • Battery technology trends and safety challenges
  • Jinko ESS: Approach to safety and product design
  • Introduction to the SunTera 5 MWh: Specifications and configuration
  • SunTera 5 MWh explained: New features and safety levels
  • Q&A

Questions can be submitted beforehand in the comments window when registering or in the chat during the live webinar. Marija Maisch, energy storage news director at pv magazine, will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine webinar is free of charge.


Neill Parkinson | BESS Product and Business Development Manager, Jinko Solar

Neill Parkinson is a seasoned renewable energy professional, having spent the past 15 years in the LFP battery space with extensive expertise in business development, product management, product marketing and technical sales before progressing into the storage space and has never looked back. He is proud to currently serve as Product & Business Development manager with Jinko ESS within the storage division of Jinko Solar Co., Ltd., where their dedicated team is focusing on utility-scale and C&I battery storage solutions. Passionate about creating a sustainable future, Neill is dedicated to making a meaningful impact.


Marija Maisch | Energy storage news director, pv magazine

Marija has years of experience in a news agency environment and writing for print and online publications. She took over as the editor of pv magazine Australia in 2018 and helped establish its online presence over a two-year period. Since December 2021, Marija has been working as staff editor at pv magazine International for both online and monthly print publications, specializing in Eastern European solar markets, battery energy storage systems, and electric vehicles.

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