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.