Rimac accelerates into ESS market

Rimac accelerates into ESS market

Rimac accelerates into ESS market 800 534 Energy Storage Journal

May 4, 2023: Autos and battery tech group Rimac said today it is entering the ESS market with the launch of Rimac Energy.

The Croatia-based group, whose Rimac Automobili division develops and produces electric sports cars, drivetrains and battery systems, said it would reveal details about its ESS technology later this year.

Rimac Energy will feature utility-scale systems, commercial and industrial applications plus integrated battery buffered charging.

The group claimed its proprietary battery architecture will provide more efficient stationary ESS units with a system footprint reduction of 40% compared to current systems.

The Rimac Energy team has been built up over the past 18 months and is now 60 strong.

Rimac Energy’s director Wasim Sarwar said the group is already in talks with several customers, including for a pilot project with a leading renewable energy company to provide battery storage for its solar and wind plants.

“These pilot systems are expected to be produced by the end of this year and commissioned in 2024.”

Rimac said high volume ESS production will begin in 2025 at the Rimac Campus in Croatia, scaling to more than 10GWh of annual production.