With the spread ofrenewable energy nase the need for storing energy collection. After the expensive device proposed by the Japanese company, Kyocera Solar, the solution comes from Panasonic starting the mass production of devices for storing electricity.
These are lithium-ion batteries that have high performance. They have been designed specifically for the European market, in particular, Panasonic points to Germany which lends itself well as a thriving market for renewable. Panasonic batteries will be long lasting and able to support at least 5,000 charge cycles with a capacity of 1.35 kWh.
We talk about "Smart Energy Storage“, Intelligent storage of electricity that opens new frontiers in the sector of renewable energies. The opportunity to store clean energy could make thesolar power more accessible because it is available at all hours of the day and even throughout the year.
Initially, Panasonic proposed a system consisting of a management unit that controlled the energy flows coming from photovoltaic modules. The management unit transformed the electricity captured by the sun into energy to be stored in the appropriate battery. The size of the battery could depend on the capacity of the modules but there was talk of a 4 x 1.35 kWh, with a total capacity of 5.4 kWh.
The proposal that Panasonic wants to launch from Germany is more efficient. It is an E3 / DC system with a useful capacity of 4.05 - 8.10 kWh. The batteries that equips Panasonic's proposal have been acquired by Sanyo. The maximum power of this system of energy storage is 4kW, enough energy for the needs of an average German family.
Panasonic is planning to release a system for storing electrical energy in residential buildings. Another missing link for the massive diffusion of solar energy. The solutions for storing energy proposed by Panasonic, have been specifically designed forsolar power, the only question is how long these devices will spread to people's homes!