Swedish engine maker Volvo Penta said it is expanding its power generation business and moving into battery energy storage systems (BESS).
It is launching a modular and scalable high-performance subsystem based on Volvo’s electromobility platform and optimised for OEMs’ BESS applications.
Company spokesperson Mel Zhuo said the batteries themselves are lithium based and may take on different geometries and power output depending on the manufacturer’s BESS set-up.
The battery system has a favourable C-rating – which ensures quick and substantial charge and discharge. It is energy and power-optimised to meet business and operational needs. It is scalable up to hundreds of mega-watt hours in energy. It comes with a battery management system.
Hannes Norrgren, President of Volvo Penta Industrial, said: “As our solution is application agnostic, we see huge potential for its adoption. Together with OEMs, our solution provides possibilities to store energy from and add resiliency to renewable solar or wind-powered sources, opening new business models that appeal to end customers on their road to net-zero emissions.”