Toshiba's lithium-ion battery energy storage systems make renewable energy more practical

Mar 13, 2014
Toshiba's lithium-ion battery energy storage systems make renewable energy more practical
Lithium-ion battery energy storage system for Naka-Tane Substation.

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has delivered battery energy storage systems integrating the company's SCiB, an innovative lithium-ion secondary battery to Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., for a demonstration project to expand introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands. The systems have been installed in substations on Tanegashima Island and Amamioshima Island, in Kagoshima prefecture, and will be used to demonstrate the integration and optimum control of battery energy storage systems deployed to manage frequency regulation and maintain stable power supply on remote islands, which are increasingly turning to renewable energy sources. The demonstration program will run for three years to fiscal 2016.

When large-scale such as wind and photovoltaic are integrated into power grids on remote islands, power frequencies tends to fluctuate due to intermittent power outputs from the renewables. Toshiba's battery provide such islands with an excellent solution for efficient and effective frequency regulation.

Toshiba's lithium-ion battery energy storage systems make renewable energy more practical
Lithium-ion battery energy storage system for Tatsugo Substation.

The maximum output and capacity of the systems Toshiba has delivered are 3,000kW and 1,161kWh for Tanegashima Island and 2,000kW and 774kWh for Amamioshima Island. Both systems integrate Toshiba's SCiB lithium-ion secondary batteries, which are known for their long-life and excellent performance: support for over 10,000 charge-discharge cycles; rapid charging and discharging; high level reliability and operational safety.

Explore further: New energy storage system for renewable technologies

Provided by Toshiba Corporation News Releases

4.7 /5 (7 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Toshiba plans rollout of entire-home battery system

Sep 17, 2012

(Phys.org)—Japan's residents well know the difficulties of power outages; unsurprisingly, efforts toward smarter solutions for backup power options are top priority for R&D at companies like Toshiba. The ...

New energy storage system for renewable technologies

Dec 03, 2013

Hitachi today announced that it has developed an all-in one, container-type energy storage system as a core energy product for ensuring the stable use of distributed renewable energy such as wind and solar ...

Recommended for you

Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power

22 hours ago

The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited law to bolster the geothermal energy industry and tap the power of the vast archipelago's scores of volcanoes.

Expert calls for nuke plant closure (Update)

Aug 25, 2014

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from ...

Image: Testing electric propulsion

Aug 20, 2014

On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. Could this be the future – a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter ...

Where's the real value in Tesla's patent pledge?

Aug 20, 2014

With the much-anticipated arrival next month of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla's Model S to Australian shores, it's a good time to revisit Tesla's pledge to freely share patents. ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Jimee
not rated yet Mar 21, 2014
Gotta start somewhere. Brave move.