The electrical grid is undergoing a transformation with the advent of alternative energy sources. Wind power and solar power, for example, are becoming more prevalent.
“Peak Shaving”, or the ability to handle surges in production or demand, is an important component in the grid of tomorrow, and energy storage is key to providing this function. In wind production, strong gusts cause spikes in electricity production and the grid cannot absorb these spikes, so much of this electricity is lost. With battery energy storage in wind parks, these spikes can be better absorbed by batteries, and then released to the grid over a longer period of time.
Key requirements met by Nilar batteries in the smart grid back-up power application include:
- Size and flexibility
- Easy to use in high voltage applications
- Deep discharge, long cycle life and maintenance free