Socomec has been selected as a finalist in the Electrical Energy Storage award for its microgrid energy storage system at the EES trade fair in Munich.
EES Europe, Europe’s largest trade fair for the battery and energy storage industry
Every year, the smarter E Europe innovation hub organises 4 trade fairs, including EES Europe, which welcome nearly 3,000 exhibitors showcasing their latest solar energy solutions and more than 50,000 visitors looking for new solutions. EES, Europe’s most visited exhibition for the battery and energy storage industry, is a key meeting point for manufacturers, distributors, users and suppliers of storage systems. Four main areas are featured: photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar power plants and products and solutions for integrating renewable energies.
Requirements of the EES Award
The EES Award recognises pioneering products and solutions for electrical energy storage systems. To select the winners, the entire value-added chain of technologies is considered, as well as the specific applications and business models chosen by the company.
The products and solutions eligible for the award must demonstrate a particular technological and economic innovation, allowing the reduction of production or sales costs and satisfying industrial or societal needs.
This year Socomec is offering its energy storage system for microgrids. This is based on the use of a SUNSYS PCS² IM converter, batteries and control and protection cabinets providing a wide range of power and energy for micro-grid applications. The system allows electricity to be supplied to a remote area, thus avoiding the cost of building a new electricity grid. The system will also reduce diesel consumption of the generators, allowing a longer service life and higher efficiency. The resilience of the existing microgrid is also improved in case of an outage.
The system is intended for hybrid microgrids, for rural electrification or on islands, for example, and has various advantages:
Socomec: full control, from design through to commissioning
By designing the whole system, Socomec ensures the functionality of the entire assembly as well as its maintenance. Each proposed system can also be adapted according to the specific needs of the customer.