Saft introduces 10 kWh/ 10 kW stationary Li-ion storage system for high-end residential and small commercial installations
Saft has introduced the Intensium Home 10M lithium-ion energy storage system, designed for high-end residential and small commercial solar PV installations. The 10M unit expands Saft’s Intensium stationary storage lineup, ranging from the residential Intensium Home 4M (4 kWh / 7 kW) unit to Intensium Smart (50 kWh / 100 kW) for tertiary and agricultural buildings.
Containerized Intensium Max systems provide megawatt solutions for diesel hybrid and large PV plants.
In a new partnership with KACO new energy GmbH, one of Germany’s leading inverter brands, Saft is offering the Intensium Home 10M alongside KACO’s new three-phase inverter. The Saft and KACO package creates a solution for the growing number of home and commercial “prosumers” (producers and consumers).
The new Intensium Home 10M 240 V system comprises five Li-ion modules to provide both high power capability, rated at 10 kW, with 10 kWh energy storage in a cabinet. This high power Li-ion system works in partnership with KACO new energy’s blueplanet gridsave 14.0 TL3 inverter in installations up to 30 kW. Prosumers will be able to follow their system’s performance on their smartphone.
The combination of Saft’s Li-ion energy storage and KACO new energy’s inverter offers advanced energy management with the capability to operate as part of swarm-type schemes. These swarms offer the possibility of aggregating several decentralized energy storage installations to improve grid stability by helping balance supply and demand, as well as offering financially attractive ancillary services to grid operators such as frequency control.
The smart energy management system enables remote control of the storage device via Internet or other communication interfaces, for example to switch from self-consumption to frequency regulation.
Swarm applications together with self-consumption, are set to play a key role in Germany’s energy transition—the “Energiewende”. Self-consumption, rather than feeding excess solar energy into the grid, is particularly attractive to the growing number of prosumers who are keen to take an active role in managing their energy production and usage.
In Germany in 2020, 29% of residential electricity demand and 18% of commercial electricity demand could be met by self-produced photovoltaic power, according to GTAI (Germany Trade & Invest).