April 23, 2021
The way we consume, produce and store energy is changing. There is a shift towards finding more sustainable solutions. Across the industries, companies are looking for cost-efficient ways to address the challenge. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries have become crucial technologies. Atlas Copco's new energy storage systems, the ZenergiZe range, present many advantages in operation and serviceability.
Without compromising on power, the ZenergiZe lithium-ion batteries enable a new level of flexibility and sustainability. This innovative solution presents a new solution to store, manage and use clean energy. Why is zero the new number one? What does ZenergiZe mean?
The ZenergiZe range enables operators to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in every application. For instance, if, among the operating modes of energy storage systems, it works in hybrid mode, the ZenergiZe reduces the emissions of a standalone generator up to 50 percent. This translates to approximately 100 tons of CO2 (the equivalent of planting 450 trees). However, if it works as a standalone power solution, hand in hand with renewable energy sources, it can eliminate up to 100 percent of the CO2 emissions.
The lack of noise is one of the main advantages inherent to this energy storage systems. Unlike generators, where the sound of the engine can not be eliminated, ZenergiZe batteries operate silently in island mode. This helps operators to comply with regulations at city construction sites and other noise-free environments, for example at events. This is one of the most common energy storage systems applications.
In normal operating conditions, the lithium-ion batteries have a lifespan of 40,000 hours and an overload capability of 200 percent. Besides, the ZenergiZe units work under high and low ambient temperatures, from -15C to +50C. This helps minimize maintenance needs during the battery energy storage systems’ lifecycle, helping operators achieve optimal uptime. In any case, it is essential to have a regular maintenance schedule in place to optimize the health of the batteries used in the ZenergiZe solution.