BayWa r.e. expands its portfolio with a storage innovation from LG Chem
From April the new RESU6.4EX storage system will become part of BayWa r.e.'s product range in a move that will intensify existing cooperation with LG Chem. A new point of interest for installers and end users will be its outstanding price/performance ratio. The battery, which features lithium-ion technology, is unusually lightweight and available for the same price as a lead gel battery.
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are robust and long lasting, which makes them particularly suitable for optimising the amount of solar power that can be utilised on site and storing any excess solar energy. The new technology built into the RESU6.4EX batteries makes it possible to achieve a high discharge depth as well a long service life. The batteries are also easy to install and weigh just under 60 kg. The complete system, including battery management system, is housed in one compact enclosure and supplied fully wired, making it extremely simple for the installer to set up. The storage system is no bigger than a traditional computer tower. The capacity of the batteries is 6.4 kWh and this can be increased flexibly up to 12.8 kWh through the addition of extension modules, each with a capacity of 3.2 kWh.
Between 18 and 25 March, BayWa r.e. organised roadshows at all its German sales outlets, where the product was well received. In all, 260 people attended the presentations which were held by LG Chem, in association with SMA, as part of the BayWa r.e. event. The battery system is used in conjunction with the SMA Sunny Island.
Günter Haug, Managing Director of BayWa r.e., summarises: "The favourable reception given to the product at our roadshows demonstrates the demand and need for simple, profitable storage solutions as well as the continuing interest in issues surrounding on-site consumption. Thanks to our partnership with LG Chem, we are able to offer this product at an extremely good price, thereby providing our customers with excellent added value."
LG Chem has a rapidly expanding research and production department for energy solutions, which has made it a leader in the global market for lithium-ion batteries and the world number one in the automotive and energy storage system industries. The company is also a leading manufacturer of mobile batteries.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, is responsible for the BayWa Group's renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and is based in Munich. It acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar energy, wind power, bio-energy and geothermal energy.
BayWa r.e.'s business activities range from project development and realisation to PV trade and consultation services. The company covers the entire spectrum of technical plant support services, including maintenance. It can also undertake the commercial operations management of plants. The range of services further includes energy trading of electricity from renewable sources, trading in biomethane, as well as the sale of green electricity and eco gas to private and commercial customers. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.
BayWa AG, also based in Munich, is a listed trading company with an international focus. Core business sectors include agriculture, energy and construction.