Saft doubles duration, capacity with Intensium Max 20 High Energy container

Saft doubles duration, capacity with Intensium Max 20 High Energy container

Saft doubles duration, capacity with Intensium Max 20 High Energy container 276 183 Energy Storage Journal

May 16, 2019: Saft announced at the ees/Intersolar meetings in Munich this week it has extended its range of containerized lithium-ion energy storage systems with the Intensium Max 20 High Energy. This offers 2.5 MWh storage capacity in a standard 20ft container.

Saft says it will deploy these containers in September as storage for a wind and solar project.

Saft says it can now address the majority of grid, renewables, commercial and industrial applications that require large-scale ESS able to sustain multiple daily cycles with typical discharge times of two to four hours.

The main applications for the Intensium Max 20 HE will be: energy time-shifting for large solar and wind farms; enabling utilities to defer grid investment through virtual power lines; and, behind the meter needs for large industrial and commercial premises.

The container is scalable and can provide the building blocks for large-scale installations up to 100 MW.

Hervé Amossé, Saft executive vice president transportation, telecom and grid said: “The Intensium Max 20 HE will be a vital element in Saft’s new strategy to offer integrated turnkey ESS in which the battery forms part of a complete system that includes every element up to the grid connection.”

The Intensium Max 20 HE is based around a new unmanned approach to the container design, with no need for an internal access corridor for maintenance, as the Li-ion modules and control systems can be accessed externally.

Together with new larger modules and advanced cell designs, this has enabled a significant increase in energy density within the standard 20-foot container that offers ease of transportation and handling on site.

A further advantage of Saft’s containerized design is that the systems are fully fitted out and tested under factory-controlled conditions. This ensures that they arrive on site ready to plug and play for fast, easy installation and commissioning.