Germany takes lead in Euro battery charge

Germany is leading the way on installing large-scale battery projects as it works to store energy from its renewable capacity
Solar installations in Berlin. Large-scale storage could support renewable capacity. (Berliner Energieagentur)

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...

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