As prices for batteries drop, investment in large-scale storage systems is becoming more attractive and installation rates are rocketing. Germany, with its high level of renewable capacity, is taking the lead.
Japanese electronics company NEC Corp. and Germany-based EnspireME, a joint venture between Mitsubishi and Dutch energy company Eneco, are building a large-scale battery system in Jardelund, near Germany’s border with Denmark. The system is scheduled to begin operating in December 2017 with a power capacity of 48 MW and a storage capacity of more than 50 MWh, making it one of the largest stationary systems in Europe.
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