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08 Jun 2018

Europe’s biggest battery storage opens in northern Germany


The biggest battery storage in Europe with a capacity of 48 megawatt (MW) started operation in the northern German town of Süderlügum in June, the Renewable Energy Industry Initiative (IWR) reports. The lithium-ion battery storage can store the equivalent of the average daily power consumption of more than 5,300 households, the article says. The storage built by Dutch energy company Eneco and Japanese industry conglomerate Mitsubishi is able to store or provide electricity in a matter of seconds, IWR writes.

Read the article in German here and watch an English subtitled video by constructor Eneco here.

For background, read the factsheet How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future?

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