Siemens Gamesa commissions redox flow battery at Spanish test site
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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said today it has commissioned a redox flow energy storage system for tests at its La Plana research and development (R&D) site near Zaragoza, Spain.
The new Vanadium redox flow battery, with a 120-kW energy output and storage capacity of 400 kWh, has been integrated with a wind turbine, solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and a diesel generator at the test site.
Siemens Gamesa noted that all technologies are connected to a hybrid controller that coordinates the generation of all energy sources to meet the electrical load.
“With the Redox-Flow technology commissioned at our La Plana test site, we are now active in all relevant storage technologies including Power-to-Heat and also battery storage systems,” stated Antonio de la Torre, SGRE’s chief technology officer.