Utility-Scale Battery Storage Systems
Utility-scale battery storage makes power systems more flexible and more responsive to fluctuations in demand.
Battery systems also support greater integration of renewable energy into the grid, by storing energy from variable sources like solar and wind for later use.
REVOV offers lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries at market-leading prices.
Our 2ndLiFe batteries are revolutionising the industry by making LiFePO4 utility battery storage more affordable than ever before.
What is utility-scale battery storage?
A battery energy storage system (BESS) stores energy for later use. It may be charged from the grid or from a renewable energy source like a solar or wind installation.
The market for grid-scale battery storage is currently dominated by lithium-iron batteries.
Other options, each with its own pros and cons, include lead-acid, redox and molten-salt batteries.
Looking for a utility-scale battery storage company in South Africa? REVOV can help, with LiFePO4 batteries at exceptionally competitive prices.
Utility-scale battery storage costs
The cost of grid-scale battery storage has dropped steadily over the past decade.
According to a Bloomberg report, the average price of lithium-iron batteries fell by 73% just between 2010 and 2016 (Curry, 2017) – and prices continue to drop.
Now, REVOV’s 2nd LiFE batteries are making lithium iron utility battery storage even more affordable.
2nd LiFE batteries are automotive-grade lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, repurposed as stationary energy storage systems after use in electronic vehicles (EVs).
Because these batteries use superior lithium iron phosphate technology, they offer exceptional life span and energy efficiency as part of their “second lives”. However, they’re much more affordable than other lithium iron batteries.
Renewable energy integration with BESS
Utility-scale battery storage is a straightforward and comparatively inexpensive way to integrate higher levels of variable renewable energy (VRE) in grid systems.
Battery-based energy storage makes it possible to store solar or wind energy for use when it’s most needed.
This may be at times of peak demand or when grid power supply is disrupted.
It can help reduce the need to build additional backup power plants and improve system flexibility.
Advantages of lithium iron phosphate utility battery storage
LiFePO4 batteries use superior battery technology to traditional lead-acid batteries – and the price of these batteries has continued to drop.
This makes them an ideal, cost-effective choice for utility-scale energy storage.
Advantages of LiFePO4 batteries:
Unmatched cost per cycle
Depth of discharge (DOD) of 90% or higher
Expected lifetime of 10+ years at 25°C
Suitable for daily cycling
Extreme temperature resilience
Support for parallel connection and remote management
Compared to lead-acid batteries, LiFePO4 batteries charge faster, have higher capacity and supply power for longer intervals between charging. They’re also safer and significantly more compact.
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