1. KIT Opens Utility-Scale Battery and PV Test Facility

    KIT Opens Utility-Scale Battery and PV Test Facility

    A utility-scale experiment pairing solar with electricity storage has been launched by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The test will see a 1MW solar array paired with a 100kWh electricity storage using lithium-ion batteries. In common with a handful of similar projects around the world, the project will aim to demonstrate how storage can help solve a raft of modern energy conundrums, including the grid integration of renewables and managing demand.

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    1. This new research infrastructure allows us to study, on a relevant scale, the interplay of the latest generations of solar modules, power converters, and lithium-ion batteries.
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