Wärtsilä has launched a new energy storage system with advanced safety features, the Quantum High Energy (QuantumHE).
QuantumHE uses high-energy density battery cells (306 Ah), active dehumidification, pre-fabricated fire walls, external door latches for first responders, gas detection ports, centrally located dual-sprinklers and leakage protection for coolants, electrolytes and global warming-potential refrigerants (GWP).
“Over the past year, we have conducted several large-scale fire safety tests and participated in numerous standards to improve the entire industry’s safety record. And we are committed to continue pushing the envelope, and remain committed to maintaining our 100% fire safety record for our GridSolv Quantum energy storage system,” said Darrell Furlong, Director, Energy Storage Product Management and Hardware Engineering at Wärtsilä Energy.
QuantumHE features 306-Ah battery cells, optimizing the usable energy during the lifecycle and increasing the energy density of storage facilities by 9%. The enhanced density reduces land requirements by up to 15% and reduces the number of units required per facility, lowering equipment costs, expediting the development process and reducing maintenance requirements.
QuantumHE is compatible with Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Management Platform, which monitors, controls and optimizes energy assets on both site and portfolio levels. GEMS can support large energy storage facilities with built-in control features and power purchase agreement optimization. GEMS enables several advanced grid support services including black start, island operation and virtual synchronous generator (VSG) and it is evolving to provide predictive battery analytics.
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