BESS Solutions Become More Common as Load Management Support
- Oct 22, 2021 5:21 pm GMT
The future of renewable power sources depends on battery systems that make it possible to store energy for later use. A battery energy storage system (BESS) is one kind of this type of solution. The growing availability of increasingly affordable BESS solutions has implications for load management as well as other essential uses.
What Is BESS?
A BESS uses rechargeable batteries to store energy generated by such sources as wind and solar and release it at a later time. The systems may be based on lithium-ion, lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, sodium-sulfur, or flow batteries. The batteries, which are made up of cells, can be arranged in modules, packs, or containers. A BESS can flexibly be used in off-grid renewables-only energy generation or as support for established grid solutions.
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