Fluence to supply 11.7-MW/34-MWh battery for German solar park
Gridstack - Battery-Based Energy Storage System. Image by Fluence.
Fluence Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FLNC) said on Tuesday it will supply a 11.7-MW/34-MWh battery energy storage system to German decentralised energy firm Muench Energie to be collocated with a 34-MW solar park in Merseburg, eastern Germany.
The project, due to be completed in April 2023, will be directly connected to the grid by means of a specially constructed transformer station, allowing Muench Energie to participate in the secondary reserve market (aFFR), Fluence, the energy storage joint venture of US power generation group AES Corp (NYSE:AES) and German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG (ETR:SIE), explained.
In May 2022, the project secured a 20-year contract in Germany’s Innovation Tender, which is open to projects pairing solar with at least one other eligible technology and using a shared grid connection.
“To drive the further development of solar plus storage projects in the country, Muench Energie and Fluence are planning more projects with triple-digit megawatt-hour capacity,” said Mario Muench, founder and chief executive of Muench Energie.
“Fluence and Muench Energie are committed to accelerating the energy transition, utilising smart energy storage to increase Germany’s share of renewables, reducing the country’s dependency on natural gas-based generation, and ensuring affordable electricity for German energy users,” said Brian Perusse of Fluence.