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That was in 2018 – the Energy annual review

December 2018   


At the end of this exciting business year, we would like to take this opportunity to share some current developments in the energy sector with you.

In 2018, we finalised numerous projects and embarked on some new partnerships. In Bosch Thermotechnology we have found a strategic partner to collaborate with in ensuring the successful development of our company in the long term.

We would like to wish you a merry Christmas and a successful start in to 2019!

Your ADS-TEC Energy team

ADS-TEC battery storage systems now available from DEHA
All StoraXe® systems from 19 kWh from the Home & Small Business portfolio are now available via DEHA

ADS-TEC has been collaborating with DEHA since the middle of this year to increase sales of StoraXe products.

Under the umbrella of the DEHA group, five regional leaders in the field of electrical wholesales have got together to form a high-performance team.
With its two key strategic areas – namely building and industrial technology – DEHA makes a great strategic partner for ADS-TEC, as we develop and produce battery storage systems for larger residential and industrial buildings. By working together with motivated engineers and leading manufacturers, we are demonstrating how powerful and dynamic a team of independent partners can be in this field.

Success: “PowerBooster” battery storage research project and a total of 160 kWh capacity
The Smart Grid Project “grid-control” publishes its results

“grid-control” is the country’s first project to take a holistic approach and consider all elements of the value chain from generation to end-user. It also brings together Smart Grid, Smart Home and Smart Market. Under the direction of the EnBW subsidiary, Netze BW GmbH, and eight partners from research and industry, the project, which received funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, began in Freiamt near Freiburg in October 2017. After a year in the testing phase, the results were presented at a celebratory event on December 14, 2018.

In addition to home and industrial storage by ADS-TEC which provide 9 and 19 kWh, respectively, the 120 kWh PowerBooster fills a key role as an outdoor battery solution. This device has also been used as local storage to cope with bottlenecks in the network. “The battery systems have proven to be stable and reliable resources”, states Steffen Pfendtner, Project Manager for grid-control at ADS-TEC.

ADS-TEC brings the first mass storage device to the TEN network area in Thuringia
240 kWh PowerBooster as local storage for peak load capping and frequency regulation

Since the end of July 2018, the first storage battery suitable for the task has been used in the TEN energy network area in Thuringia.

The StoraXe AC “PowerBooster” storage system by ADS-TEC was installed. It is a compact complete outdoor battery system featuring integrated power electronics, temperature regulation and control electronics, as well as security and energy management systems. With a capacity of 240 kWh, it can manage peak load capping and frequency regulation and runs for at least 13,000 full load cycles. With its excellent performance the PowerBooster makes a significant contribution to network stability.

So as to use the solar power efficiently when needed, the PowerBooster multitasks by increasing the individual consumption proportion and taking pressure off the network. The community project is run by the organisations TEAG Thueringer Energie, TEN Thueringer Energienetze and KomSolar, who are also managing the company.

Bosch invests in ADS-TEC Energy
Strategic partnership for electric power storage and charging infrastructure

Bosch and ADS-TEC are collaborating in the fields of electric storage systems and storage system management. Therefore, Bosch Thermotechnology will acquire a 39% share in ADS-TEC Energy, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ADS-TEC Group, based in Nuertingen.
“In cooperation with ADS-TEC Energy, we can offer comprehensive systems for local energy management in buildings and housing estates” said Uwe Glock, Chairman of the Board of Management at Bosch Thermotechnology. “We are looking forward to cooperating with Bosch Thermotechnology and to the new possibilities this cooperation will open up” said ADS-TEC CEO, Thomas Speidel.

Glock and Speidel see great potential for local electric energy management in cities and housing estates. Intelligent sector coupling is key to meeting the demands people make on the energy supply in their neighbourhoods. For companies operating in this sector it is important to position themselves as strong suppliers of integrated systems solutions and services.

You can find out more information regarding the new partnership in our press release.

Sustainable electromobility with second life batteries
MAN and VHH pilot project

Using recycled batteries again is one of the biggest challenges in the electromobility sector because direct disposal does not make economic or environmental sense. VHH (Hamburg-Holstein transport companies) and MAN Truck & Bus are trialling so-called second life batteries in a battery storage system.

ADS-TEC will supply the complete container system. In this system, 50 used batteries, which each have 9.9 kWh power, will be linked to provide a total power of 495 kWh gross capacity. It charges during off-peak periods and, at peak periods, the VHH electric buses can be charged up. This is intended to reduce costs and stabilise the electricity network.

By using second life batteries, the companies involved in the project hope to find out more about the life cycle of batteries and about stabilising the electricity network for use in electromobility. The container system will be used in Hamburg-Bergedorf at the VHH site as of early 2019.

Annual meeting of the German Association of Energy Storage Facilities (BVES) at the historic Turbinenhalle in Berlin
Thomas Speidel, President of the BVES and Director of ADS-TEC appeals for a clear stance on energy policy

Using recycled batteries again is one of the biggest challenges in the electromobility sector because direct disposal does not make economic or environmental sense. VHH (Hamburg-Holstein transport companies) and MAN Truck & Bus are trialling so-called second life batteries in a battery storage system.

ADS-TEC will supply the complete container system. In this system, 50 used batteries, which each have 9.9 kWh power, will be linked to provide a total power of 495 kWh gross capacity. It charges during off-peak periods and, at peak periods, the VHH electric buses can be charged up. This is intended to reduce costs and stabilise the electricity network.

By using second life batteries, the companies involved in the project hope to find out more about the life cycle of batteries and about stabilising the electricity network for use in electromobility. The container system will be used in Hamburg-Bergedorf at the VHH site as of early 2019.

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