Second-life EV Batteries Store Renewable Energy

EVs are forecast to account for 95 GWh of used battery capacity by 2025, no longer suitable for mobility uses, but major manufacturers are starting to see this as a new resource, not a problem. BMW is driving change in the industry with its battery storage farm, which connects 700 BMW i3 high-capacity batteries to onsite wind resources and the local grid, with enough storage capacity to power 50,000 homes for one month. The modular system provides grid balancing and increased security of supply, saves on energy costs by absorbing electricity when prices are low, and increases the adoption and growth of renewable energy and EVs in Germany.

BMW Speicherfarm LeipzigSpeicherfarm auf dem Gelände des BMW Werkes in Leipzig kurz vor der Einweihung am 26. Oktober 2017.

This solution was featured in Reuse to Repower market of the 2018 Global Opportunity Report, and was selected based on the criteria of that report. 

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