Volvo Penta is supplying its sub system for battery energy storage in a collaboration with Italian power generator and lighting tower designer and supplier TecnoGen, part of Bruno Generators Group (BGG). The partnership is intended to provide battery energy storage solutions (BESS) that will lead the way for the construction of reliable major EV charging hubs.
Volvo’s BESS sub system is modular and scalable up to hundreds of megawatt hours in energy. It has a C-rating that allows for rapid and substantial charging and discharging, says the company.
Volvo Penta says it remains committed to expanding its capabilities as a sub system supplier and collaborating with BESS manufacturers to increase knowledge and expertise to develop cutting-edge solutions that empower digitalisation, enhance grid support and optimise charging processes.By providing fast charging for heavy duty vehicles Volvo will be promoting the appeal of its own BEVs to fleet managers wanting to exploit the commercial and environmental advantages of non-ICE vehicles.
“We’ve had a positive track record using Volvo Penta’s reliable power solutions in our generators which is why we trust that our foray into battery energy storage will be an exciting evolution of our relationship,” says Renato Bruno the CEO of BGG.
In the UK, EV hubs using BESSs include the Energy Superhub Oxford project and Gridserve’s Electric Superhub at Cornwall services.