The goal of this collaborative project is the construction and operation of a stationary battery facility with a rated power of 5MW in a specially converted building at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. E.ON, SMA, Exide, and RWTH Aachen University are involved in the project as project partners. E.ON New Build & Technology will be responsible for modification and equipping of the building. Lead-acid battery strings will be installed by Exide, and battery inverters will be supplied by SMA. RWTH Aachen will be responsible for technical supervision, scientific research, operation and testing. The battery system will be connected to the local medium voltage grid and used to balance energy supplies. Capacities of up to 5MW will be traded in real-time on the energy market by E.ON Global Commodities over a two year period.

Lead-acid Battery