The new solution will soon provide clean energy to a village in Tanzania
Berlin 15 November 2016 QINOUS, a German manufacturer of smart energy storage systems, developed an extremely compact system in the power range from 30 to 200 kW power and up to 335 kWh capacity. Occupying only up to 4.5 square meters floor space, the QINOUS ESS QCompact includes a complete AC storage system and energy management system. The system is ideally suited for use in remote regions with no connection to a national grid as well as for grid-connected use in commercial or community applications.
The compact storage system provides up to 200 kVA of power and has a capacity of up to 335 kWh, while taking up just 3.0 to 4.5 square meters of floor space and can be shipped in a high-cube container. The integrated, comprehensive energy management system ensures a secure and efficient power supply. It manages the flow of energy between various generation units (e.g. solar plants, diesel generators, energy storage system) and controls frequency and voltage in the grid. The integrated black start function makes off-grid operation possible. Thus, area networks can be stably supplied in the event of a power failure.
QINOUS monitors the state of the components along with a variety of system parameters. The system performance is accessable via secure access at a user-friendly web-based monitoring system.
The energy storage housing is made of aluminum and high quality insulation material. The interior is divided into two compartments. The area for the batteries and electronics is temperature-regulated and almost airtight to protect the components against aging resulting from high temperatures, dust, salt mist, insects, and moisture. The other compartment contains the heat exchanger and transformer.
A QINOUS ESS QcompactM with 90 kW and 165 kWh will soon be put into operation in a village in Tanzania. Together with an existing solar facility, it will ensure a clean energy supply. "The solar facility in combination with our storage unit offers the ideal solution for the village to gain more independence from expensive, environmentally harmful diesel fuel," says Busso von Bismarck, Head of Business Development at QINOUS.
Another QINOUS ESS Qcompact L with 120kVA/125kWh is already in operation in Bavaria performing peak-shaving at a manufacturing facility.
QINOUS is a system integrator of smart plug-and-play Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) with integrated Micro-grid and Energy Management System (MEMS) in the range from thirty kilowatt to several megawatts. The QINOUS ESS is specifically designed for on-grid and off-grid applications for even challenging environmental conditions. The standardized QINOUS platform concept gives the necessary flexibility while guaranteeing continuous high quality at competitive costs. The QINOUS ESS are fully integrated solutions which are simple to install and to operate.