What role does BESS play in renewable energy?

BESS plays a vital role within renewable energy generation and distribution.

Sustainable energy generators rely on natural conditions to produce energy. Solar panels are able to generate energy while the sun is shining but cease production when there is cloud cover and at night. Wind turbines are able to generate energy as long as there is enough wind to turn the turbines.

As these natural energy sources rely on weather patterns that cannot be controlled, electricity generation and demand are at odds, with peak power requirements at night when solar energy is not producing.

A BESS steps in to solve the problems associated with uncontrollable energy generators by storing energy for distribution at a later time. Hence a BESS makes the difference by turning an uncontrollable source into a controllable asset.

BESS also allow for microgrids to be set up in remote and rural locations that might either experience poor main grid connection or none at all, thus providing communities with autonomy over their energy needs. Remote areas are more likely to utilise renewable energy generators, thus contributing to a more sustainable future.

Integrating a BESS with renewable energy systems and the main grid can stabilise the whole system by providing energy when the grid is experiencing peak demand, when there are outages or faults, and by exporting back into the main grid when renewable sources are experiencing high generation.

When peak demand comes during times of higher electricity costs, the BESS steps in to supply from batteries charged by renewable sources. Supporting the main grid in this way is known as peak shaving.

DEUTZ Australia is currently finalising a new battery storage system for storing energy generated from renewable sources.

This versatile platform is offered in both low voltage and high voltage configurations and can be expanded to accommodate various capacities and usage requirements.

It can be purchased as part of a DEUTZ microgrid package or seamlessly integrated to existing setup. Our technical experts and authorised dealer network can provide more information to help design a system that suits your needs.

BESS are being used more and more at the household level as people instal photovoltaic panels on their rooftops to benefit from solar energy gains that provide power to their homes and for electric vehicle charging.

As a company that is committed to environment protection and emission reduction, we aim to contribute to reducing reliance on fossil fuel-based grids through the implementation of DEUTZ’s first ever BESS.