News Digest Item
29 Aug 2018

Germany crosses threshold of 100,000 home battery storage systems

Clean Energy Wire

A household near Berlin has commissioned Germany’s 100,000th residential battery storage system. At an official ceremony, state secretary Thomas Bareiss called the threshold an “important milestone” for the country’s energy transition. “Storage systems already support power grids and will play an increasingly important role in the future,” he said. “Storage extends the flexibility options for an intelligent demand management.”
Solar business association BSW said the number of home batteries in Germany will reach 200,000 within two years because more than half of new residential solar PV systems are now installed in conjunction with a battery. Home battery maker Solarwatt said German companies had become global technology leaders. Company CEO Detlef Neuhaus added that the industry offered great potential for Germany’s economy and warned that it must not be slowed down by policy. 

Read a BSW Solar press release in German here.

Read a report by Energy Storage News in English here

See this CLEW interview on the role of batteries in the energy transition for background.

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