Battery energy storage system


In addition to batteries, accumulators, and lighting products, we also offer battery energy storage systems for various markets. This includes the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. Elfa has the expertise and experience to create custom systems tailored to your preferences.

 

Energieopslagsysteem

 

What do we exactly mean by battery energy storage?

Battery energy storage refers to the process of capturing and storing energy for future use. This involves capturing and storing energy from various sources, including energy generated from solar panels.

 

Battery energy storage systems are highly significant as they help improve the availability and reliability of energy. They enable us to gather energy when demand is low and energy sources are abundant. Additionally, we can utilize this stored energy during times of high demand or when energy sources are not immediately available.

 

Energy requirements can vary based on different target groups. We make the following distinctions:

Zonnepanelen voor energieopslag

Renewable energy generation system

Residential

With a battery energy storage system for residential use, we mean storing energy in homes or households for personal consumption. It allows homeowners to store energy generated by renewable energy sources, such as solar panels.

 

Battery energy storage systems are increasingly being installed in households due to:

  • The growing demand for electricity
  • The reduction of net metering incentives
  • The lower costs of energy generation through the use of solar panels

 

Residential energy storage solutions employ battery technologies to store electrical energy. When solar panels produce more energy than the household currently consumes, the excess energy is stored in batteries instead of being sent back to the grid.

 

Energy storage for residential applications offers several benefits:

  • It can help increase the self-consumption of solar energy, resulting in lower energy bills and reduced reliance on the grid
  • It provides backup power during outages, allowing households access to electricity even when the network is unavailable
  • It contributes to a more sustainable lifestyle by efficiently harnessing renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

 

Residential energy storage solutions vary in size and capacity based on the household’s energy needs. Battery systems based on lithium-ion batteries are popular due to their high energy density and long lifespan. These systems are typically integrated with solar panels and can be managed and optimized using smart energy management systems. Saltwater batteries also have excellent characteristics for energy storage systems.

 

If you would like more information about residential applications of battery energy storage systems, please contact us!

 

Contact

Commercial

Commercial or business establishments, just like the residential sector, utilize energy storage. Here, obtained energy is used for internal consumption. Commercial battery energy storage systems often employ battery technologies to store electrical energy. They can be integrated with solar energy systems or other renewable sources to store generated energy and use it during periods of higher energy demand than immediate production.

 

The benefits of energy storage for commercial applications are similar to those for residential use:

  • They can help maximize the self-consumption of renewable energy, leading to reduced energy costs and decreased reliance on the electrical grid.
  • They can manage peak loads even when you don’t have a connection for them.
  • It also provides backup power during outages, enabling businesses to continue operating and minimizing operational disruptions. Furthermore, it contributes to more sustainable business practices and reduces the ecological footprint by efficiently harnessing renewable energy sources and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

 

The selection of energy storage solutions for commercial applications varies based on specific energy needs and the scale of the business. Battery systems, such as lithium-ion batteries, are often chosen for their high energy density and reliability.

 

If you would like more information about commercial applications of energy storage, please contact us!

 

Contact

Industrial

Unlike residential and commercial sectors, industrial storage applications are used for various purposes, not solely for internal consumption. These purposes include:

  • Peak shaving
  • Demand response
  • Integration of renewable energy
  • Emergency power supply
  • Grid independence
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Large-scale battery storage

 

The different purposes will be explained in detail.

 

Peak shaving

Peak shaving is a significant concern for businesses, as high demand during peak hours can lead to increased electricity costs and strain on the electrical grid. Battery energy storage systems enable you to reduce those peak moments, thereby lowering electricity costs and enhancing grid stability. By storing excess energy during off-peak hours and using it during peak periods, savings can be achieved on energy bills.

 

Demand response

In today’s dynamic energy landscape, it’s essential for businesses to participate in demand response programs. These programs offer financial incentives to reduce electricity consumption during periods of high demand. Through battery energy storage systems, participation in demand response initiatives can be achieved, allowing you to optimize your energy consumption and generate additional revenue. This also contributes to the stability of the electrical grid.

 

Integration of renewable energy

The global transition to renewable energy sources is gaining increasing momentum. By combining renewable sources such as solar energy or wind energy with battery systems, you can store excess energy generated during favorable conditions and utilize it when demand is high or when renewable sources are less available. This ensures a more reliable and consistent energy supply while reducing dependence on traditional fossil fuel-based energy generation.

 

Emergency power supply

Unexpected power outages can disrupt operations and lead to significant financial losses. However, there are battery energy storage solutions with reliable emergency power supply that seamlessly kick in during emergencies, ensuring uninterrupted operations and safeguarding critical equipment.

 

Grid independence

Steering your energy future is of paramount importance. A high-quality battery energy storage system helps achieve grid independence. By generating and storing your own electricity through renewable sources, reliance on the electrical grid can be reduced, along with minimizing the risk of power outages. There is also the potential to become self-sufficient in terms of energy. The systems used for this purpose often incorporate advanced technologies with greater capacities to meet the energy demands of industrial processes.

 

Environmental sustainability

Energy storage solutions can promote environmental sustainability. With a battery energy storage system, businesses can take significant strides in:

  • Reducing their ecological footprint
  • Limiting greenhouse gas emissions
  • Actively contributing to a more environmentally friendly future

 

Large-scale battery storage

Through large-scale battery storage, industrial facilities can utilize extensive battery systems with high capacity to store energy and release it when needed. Elfa has installed a large-scale battery storage system at Roompot. For this project, Elfa, in collaboration with several partners, delivered a battery energy storage system for 85 holiday homes.

Markets

Within the industrial market, energy storage solutions can be used in most sectors, like:

  • Telecom
  • Utilities
  • Oil and gas
  • Railway
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Maritime

 

Do you have a question about energy storage or are you curious about how energy storage can be implemented for your company? Feel free to contact Olaf Bitter; he will be glad to assist you!

I am at your service

Olaf Bitter from Elfa

Olaf Bitter

Technical Account Manager

Do you have a question?

Feel free to email or call me!

Brands for battery energy storage systems

For energy storage, there are several brands that provide suitable solutions. FIAMM’s batteries, for instance, are used for emergency power supply to ensure the continuity of energy supply to critical applications in case of power outages.

 

Furthermore, at Elfa, we offer Cegasa battery energy storage systems. One example is the Cegasa eBick 280 Pro. The eBick 280 Pro is the optimal choice as a versatile lithium-LFP energy storage system. This modular and scalable system perfectly adapts to your needs and can be effortlessly installed in less than an hour.

 

eBick 280 Pro (gestapeld)

 

Another brand we use is FZSONICK. The systems are based on sodium metal chloride technology. FZSONICK’s products offer several key advantages:

 

  • Safety: There’s no risk of fire, explosion, or release of harmful gases.
  • Performance in extreme weather conditions: The systems deliver consistent performance in extremely cold or hot conditions.
  • Environmentally friendly: At the end of their lifespan, they can be fully recycled, eliminating additional disposal costs.

 

Additionally, we also have systems from Huawei and Pylontech.

 

FIAMM logo      Huawei logo      FZSoNick logo     Pylontech logo

Energy storage system for 85 holiday homes

Elfa has undertaken a large-scale energy storage project at Roompot. We installed a battery energy storage system for a total of 85 holiday homes. Each holiday home is equipped with an average of six solar panels, resulting in a total capacity of 153,000 Wp.

 

Energy storage system for Roompot

 

However, the client for the project was Spie. They focused on the groundwork, including laying cables to the holiday homes. During the project, Spie enlisted the assistance of Elfa. Elfa was responsible for project guidance and installation inspection. Elfa’s Technical Account Manager, Olaf Bitter, was in charge of this.

 

Elfa is here to assist you

We hope you now have a clear understanding of the possibilities of battery energy storage systems at Elfa. Whether you’re seeking a battery energy storage system for a specific application or have technical questions about energy storage, please feel free to reach out to us. The best way to do so is by filling out the contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Unfortunately, Elfa only supplies to business customers. Therefore, we kindly ask you to have your electrical installer contact us. This way, we can still assist you. Thank you for your understanding.

reCAPTCHA is required.

Subscribe for our newsletter: