Atlas Copco introduces new battery energy storage systems
By Julian Buckley07 July 2023
The Power and Flow division of Atlas Copco has launched five new li-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) solutions.
The new ESS are intended for noise-sensitive environments, such as live events, inner-city construction sites and similar locations.
The portfolio additions include the ZBC 300-300 unit and a line of smaller ESSs: the ZBP 45-60; ZBP 45-75; ZBP 15-60; and the ZBP 2000. The last of these features two flexible solar panels to support sustainable energy collection.
The ZBC 300-300 joins the existing ZBC 250-500 and ZBC 500-250 models to complete the medium-size range of ESS. Housed in a container measing 10 feet, the system has a 4.5 MWh storage capacity. Up to 16 units can be connected in parallel.
The smaller units all feature a new design, with weight reductions up of up 70%. They can work alone in island mode, or they can be coupled with a diesel generator to form a hybrid solution.
They have very low maintenance costs, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership.
Dependent on application, the units can deliver more than 12 hours of power from a single charge. Some models can be charged in less than one hour.
“The move towards battery storage solutions is a natural evolution for us and we have continued to develop the ESS portfolio using the best battery technology for our targeted applications, making the benefits of clean power available to more applications and for new opportunities in our sector,” said Bárbara Gregorio, marketing manager Power & Energy at Atlas Copco’s Power and Flow division.
The li-ion ESSs are suitable for high-energy demand situations with variable load profiles. Several units can be daisy-chained together to form a microgrid supplying more power.