AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power supply systems and solutions for all types of critical and demanding applications, announces its latest version of their Protect SC. 600 Storage Converter, now with a new outdoor enclosure which reduces global installation costs and simplifies system usage, for any type of battery storage energy application, on or off-grid.
The Protect SC.600 bi-directional power converter from AEG Power Solutions with IGBT technology is based on their highly successful Protect PV solar inverter platform.
The core element of any battery energy storage system, the converter charges and discharges batteries to store or provide power according to the application requirement such as frequency control, peak shaving, energy shifting (temporary storage to re-inject power when maximizing profitability), or voltage control (often used to balance the voltage instability generated by integration of renewables in the grid).
Protect SC. 600 provides an outstanding conversion efficiency factor for both the charging and discharging phases. Thanks to its wide DC input range, it may be used with any state of the art battery technology currently available.
The enhanced Protect SC.600 version allows a seamless transition between off-grid and on-grid mode. This function is available as an option. This extends the battery energy system's usage beyond its core functions, such as peak shaving for system back-up in the event of a grid blackout. This presents an additional benefit for any industrial or commercial customer who invests in battery systems primarily to decrease their energy costs and have an all-in-one installation that also integrates the security of their power supply.
This new option is a must when battery energy storage is used in remote areas or islands where grid reliability is uncertain or for full off-grid applications in similar geographies.
Protect SC. 600 can be easily implemented in a turnkey solution including batteries and medium voltage transformers. The new outdoor enclosure has been designed to house one Protect SC.600, an optional AC low voltage circuit breaker, a communication interface as well as an auxiliary power supply. The outdoor enclosure replaces the usage of containers whose weight and size make it difficult to transport and handle. With Protect SC.600, up to four units of the new outdoor system can be loaded onto a truck, and transported where on site, the complete units can be moved with a forklift truck replacing the need for heavy load cranes.
The outdoor enclosure decreases the cost by 20% compared to container solutions. Combined with outdoor transformers this is a smart solution for building battery storage installations.
Thanks to the on-grid off- grid mode seamless transition capability, AEG PS solution for battery storage installation becomes ideally suited to support any type of energy storage application as well as simultaneously secure power supply for critical processes and infrastructure.
The new Protect SC. 600 is currently running at several sites around the world in various types of energy storage installations, operating successfully with lead-acid, Lithium-ion or redox flow batteries, and already establishing records for its reliability and efficiency.