Saft Supports Containerized Renewables

Batteries from technology firm Saft will provide a vital energy buffer for Terracon Energy GmbH’s “Energy Container” for renewable energy applications.

The Saft rechargeable nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries have been specified by Terracon for the self-contained, transportable system designed to provide a source of up to 10 kilowatts (kW) of renewable energy in remote locations. 

The Terracon system integrates a complete hybrid renewable power system, comprising a wind generator, photovoltaic (PV) modules, diesel generator, batteries and associated control and monitoring systems and inverters, within a standard 6.1-meter ISO shipping container. The containerized systems generate electricity from the sun and wind and if necessary, can supplement these with the diesel generator. The systems guarantee a peak output of 10 kW and a continuous output of 5 kW. Efficient use of renewable energy sources alone enables it to produce 5-15 megawatt-hours annually.

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