California-based Imergy Power Systems says Metronik Energija has installed two of its ESP4 vanadium flow batteries for evaluation as part of a solar energy system for a restaurant in the Slovenian Alps.
The Trojane restaurant has a 49 kW photovoltaic solar power system, a 30 kw combined heat and power system, and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The energy storage project, supported by the Slovenian utility Elektro Ljubljana, is intended to demonstrate how Imergy's flow batteries manage multiple applications, such as renewable energy system integration, peak demand reduction, backup power and EV charging.
The project is part of the European AlpStore program, with partners from seven countries tasked with developing a long-term energy storage strategy for the Alpine regions. It will be evaluated by Elektro Ljubljana under a two-year project that seeks to establish how energy storage systems incorporating vanadium-based flow batteries manage the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources.
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