A new ESS battery solution can reduce energy efficiency losses by up to 50 per cent and system footprint by up to 40 per cent.
Stationary energy storage systems (ESS) are essential in realising the full potential of renewable power generation and driving the decarbonisation of energy networks. Rimac Energy has created a novel ESS battery architecture that reduces efficiency losses by up to 50 per cent whilst decreasing the system footprint by up to 40 per cent compared to current state-of-the-art solutions. Additional technological benefits include improved cycle life, built-in redundancy for increased availability, as well as competitive material and installation cost.
“At Rimac we have always been driven by innovation and a passion for pushing the limits of what is possible in the automotive industry,” Wasim Sarwar, director, Rimac Energy, said. “However, we recognise the importance of stationary storage solutions to power our planet sustainably. Given our track record in innovative battery technology, we believe we will play a vital role in building Europe’s future energy ecosystems, elevating it on the global stage.”
Initially, the company will provide solutions for large commercial, industrial, and utility-scale applications, with battery-buffered solutions for fast and mega-watt charging already underway.
The company currently has several customer projects in discussion, including a pilot with a leading renewable energy company to provide battery storage solutions for their solar and wind power plants.
These pilot systems are expected to be produced by the end of this year, and commissioned in 2024. Mass manufacturing is set to start in 2025, with manufacturing capacities continuously scaling up into the double-digit GWh-scale.
Rimac Energy’s new technology is being developed and manufactured at Rimac’s facilities on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia and will be launched later this year.