EnBW has begun operations at an open-field solar farm with connected battery storage system in the town of Brandscheid in Germany. The 7.6MWp project utilises 17,160 solar modules and can supply around 8m kWh of electricity per year. The solar park’s feed-in capacity into the regional distribution grid is limited to 5.5MW. A 2.7MW battery storage system ensures that any excess energy generated can still be utilised.
While the park is already producing electricity, EnBW plans to seed the area beneath the modules to create extensive grassland. In addition, the company will plant numerous trees and shrubs and saplings on and around the site. “The battery storage system only uses the locally generated PV electricity and feeds it into the grid as needed. In addition, the battery storage system makes it possible to feed all of the locally generated energy into the grid despite the smaller grid connection,” said Tobias Wirsching, Manager Battery System Solutions at EnBW.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: EnBW]