Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A. is now testing a new vanadium redox flow battery system at the company’s research facility near Zaragoza in the Kingdom of Spain. The new battery system has been integrated with a wind turbine, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and a diesel generator. Siemens Gamesa designs and manufactures renewable energy equipment and is headquartered in Zamudio, Spain.
The vanadium redox flow battery system features 120 kW energy output and storage capacity of 400 kWh. The battery system is connected to a flexible hybrid controller, which coordinates the generation of all energy sources to meet the electrical load and reduce the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of the plant. Siemens Games has invested more than US $3.5 million in the renewable energy research facility.