Saft expands its Li-ion solar energy storage portfolio with new Intensium Home 10M system designed for prosumers*

Intensium Home 10M is a high performance 10 kWh/ 10 kW battery designed specifically for high-end residential and small commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. ---- New partnership with KACO new energy GmbH teams Intensium Home 10M with the perfect inverter to enable prosumers to maximize their self-consumption. ---- Saft Li-ion energy storage systems are ideally suited for “behind the meter” and swarm** applications.

Munich, June 9th 2015 - Saft is at Intersolar Europe to launch its new Intensium Home 10M lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system that offers exceptionally high performance in a modern, aesthetically pleasing design intended specifically for high-end residential and small commercial solar PV installations. The Intensium Home 10M has been developed to complement Saft's established range of Li-ion energy storage systems. In a new partnership with KACO new energy GmbH, one of Germany's leading inverter brands, Saft is offering the Intensium Home 10M that has been developed alongside KACO's new three-phase inverter. This Saft and KACO package creates the perfect solution for the growing number of home and commercial "prosumers*" (producers and consumers) who are keen to maximize their self-consumption.


Intensium Home 10M partners KACO's new energy inverter

The new Intensium Home 10M 240 V system comprises five Li-ion modules to provide both high power capability, rated at 10 kW, with 10 kWh energy storage in an aesthetically designed cabinet specific for home and commercial installations. This high power Li-ion system is ideally suited to work in partnership with KACO new energy's blueplanet gridsave 14.0 TL3 inverter in installations up to 30 kW. This combination will help domestic and small company users boost self-consumption of their own clean energy. Prosumers will be able to follow their system's performance on their smartphone.

"Saft is a leader in Li-ion energy storage while KACO new energy is a top 10 inverter brand worldwide. Together we form a strong partnership that provides customers with a total package solution fully validated by testing in real homes. This approach smoothes the way to delivering an effective, fast-track energy storage and management solution," said Volker Dietrich, Director of Energy Systems Technology Division, KACO new energy. "The partnership will enable Saft and KACO new energy to undertake common promotion and training, transfer of expertise and co-use of existing sales channels."

Intensium Home 10M - ready for the swarm

The combination of Saft's Li-ion energy storage and KACO new energy's inverter offers advanced energy management with the capability to operate as part of swarm-type schemes. These swarms offer the possibility of aggregating several decentralized energy storage installations to improve grid stability by helping balance supply and demand, as well as offering financially attractive ancillary services to grid operators such as frequency control. The smart energy management system enables remote control of

the storage device via Internet or other communication interfaces, for example to switch from self-consumption to frequency regulation.

Intensium Home 10M for optimized self-consumption

Swarm applications together with self-consumption, are set to play a key role in Germany's energy transition - the "Energiewende". Self-consumption, rather than feeding excess solar energy into the grid, is particularly attractive to the growing number of prosumers who are keen to take an active role in managing their energy production and usage.

In Germany in particular, the outlook for self-consumption is bright. In 2020, 29 percent of residential electricity demand and 18 percent of commercial electricity demand could be met by self-produced photovoltaic power***.

Visitors to Booth B1.156 ees are invited to ask Saft's experts about their growing portfolio of ‘"behind the meter" energy storage solutions ranging from the individual dwelling level with Intensium Home 4M (4 kWh/ 7 kW) to tertiary and agricultural buildings with Intensium Smart (50 kWh/ 100 kW). They will also see megawatt solutions for diesel hybrid and large PV plants based on the containerized Intensium Max systems.

* Prosumers:PV installations users are both producers and consumers, as they produce solar electricity and consume electricity from the grid. By adding an energy storage system, prosumers increase their solar electricity self-consumption, with a very close match between their own production and consumption.

** Swarm applications: network of multiple smart energy storage systems

*** Source: GTAI Germany Trade & Invest

About Saft
Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world's leading manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics' markets. Saft is the world leader in space and defence batteries with its Li-ion technologies which are also deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication network markets. More than 4,000 employees in 18 countries, 14 manufacturing sites and an extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group's growth for the future.

Saft batteries. Designed for industry. www.saftbatteries.com

About KACO new energy
KACO new energy is amongst the world's largest manufacturers of solar inverters. With 850 employees and offices in 16 countries, the company offers inverters for every array size from the smallest homes to the largest solar farms of hundreds of Megawatts. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany and the production facilities there, in the Americas and Asia have supplied approx. 7 Gigawatts of inverters since 1999. The Company was the first inverter manufacturer to achieve fully carbon-neutral production and is rapidly heading towards power self-sufficiency. KACO new energy also supplies energy storage systems and battery inverters, as well as inverters for combined heat and power plants and CPV systems. In 2014, KACO new energy celebrated the Centenary of the original company which was one of the first suppliers of inverters in the late 1930s.
More information at www.kaco-newenergy.com

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