Autarsys GmbH

Johann-Hittorf-Str. 8, 12489 Berlin
Germany
Telephone +49 30 609849800
Fax +49 30 609849805
info@autarsys.com

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Energy Storage Europe 2018 hall map (Hall 8b): stand G05

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Energy Storage Europe 2018 fairground map: Hall 8b

Contact

Norbert Taphorn

Phone
+49 (0)30 609 849 800

Email
taphorn@autarsys.com

Dr. Venkatesh Sarda

Phone
+49 (0)30 609 849 800

Email
sarda@autarsys.com

Our range of products

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  • 06  Storage Systems
  • 06.01  Stationary Grid-Connected Systems
  • 06.01.02  Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks

Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks

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  • 06.02  Off-Grid Systems

Our products

Product category: Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks, Off-Grid Systems

Autarsys Mini ESS

The Autarsys Mini is a modular Energy Storage System (ESS) that serves a variety of applications. As a turnkey solution, we can integrate the Mini into both off-grid and on-grid settings. Whether combined with conventional -such as diesel- or renewable- like photovoltaic, wind, or biogas- energy sources, the Mini’s intelligent energy management system (iEMS) can be tailored to any energy set-up.

The system is rated at 40 to 120-kW of power and has an energy storage capacity between 33 and 302-kWh, depending on the cell type and the application of the ESS. It is insulated within an 8-ft. (2.44m) storage container that protects it from harsh elements.

The military grade air conditioning system allows the Mini to operate under ambient temperatures of up to 55°C. Because of the optimally designed container, the battery and inverter suppliers offer an extended warranty of up to ten years.

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Product category: Off-Grid Systems, Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks

Autarsys Large ESS

On its own, the Autarsys Large Energy Storage System (ESS) is a 40-ft.  (12.2m) storage container.

However, the Large ESS has been designed to have the capacity to scale-up and support large-scale utility projects. We call this design feature the “Nucleon.”

The Nucleon is easily scalable on the MW+/MWh+ level with shorter lead times. Its modularity allows the combination of several power ratings with different energy capacities, guaranteeing the most affordable and ecological solution for every project.

Regardless of the local energy set-up, the Nucleon fits both on-grid and off-grid modes of operation due to its flexible intelligent energy management system (iEMS) mechanisms.

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Product category: Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks, Off-Grid Systems

Autarsys Medium ESS

The Autarsys Medium is a modular Energy Storage System (ESS) that serves a variety of applications. As a turnkey solution, we can integrate the Mini into both off-grid and on-grid settings. Whether combined with conventional -such as diesel- or renewable- like photovoltaic, wind, or biogas- energy sources, the Mini’s intelligent energy management system (iEMS) can be tailored to any energy set-up.

The system has a rated power of 100 to 800-kW and an energy storage capacity between 65 and 1092 kWh, depending on the cell type and the application of the ESS. It is insulated within a 20-ft. (6.1m) storage container that protects it from harsh elements. 

The military grade air conditioning system allows the Medium ESS to operate under ambient temperatures of up to 55°C. Because of the optimally designed container, the battery and inverter suppliers offer an extended warranty of up to ten years.

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Feb 27, 2018

Autarsys Commissions Ground-breaking Energy Storage Project in Cyprus

As part of an EU Research Programme in Cooperation with the University of Cyprus, Autarsys Makes the Final Connections to its Energy Storage System (ESS) for Initial Testing
Berlin, Germany and Nicosia, Cyprus – Autarsys GmbH has delivered and commissioned the first community energy storage system (ESS) in Cyprus. It aims to be a testing ground for how to scale up grid-connected renewable energy on the island.

The company designed and implemented a substation in a neighbourhood in Nicosia connected to homes with rooftop PV systems of 3kWp. Autarsys has partnered with Aerotricity in Cyprus which served as the site and project coordinator and FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy from the University of Cyprus.

Although solar-powered homes enable residents to independently generate renewable energy, the upfront investment costs limit widescale implementation. Moreover, residents often must purchase power from the grid to fill generation gaps due to natural fluctuations of sunlight or at night, which increases costs and exacerbates limits to implementation.

That is why intelligent energy management systems (iEMS) –the type of software that Autarsys designs– are critical to the development of renewable energies. iEMS make wind and solar powered fields more energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Autarsys delivered and commissioned the renewable energy storage system with a capacity of 75 kWh and an inverter that can produce up to 30 kW of power.

“Autarsys hopes to show that energy storage systems combined with photovoltaic fields can be the solution for Mediterranean islands that want to decrease their reliance on imported fossil fuels and increase their energy independence,” said Matthias Ross, Autarsys co-founder.

Project Background

This Cypriot pilot project is part of a larger programme known as the “Promotion of higher penetration of distributed PV through storage for all” (StoRES). StoRES is a 2-million-euro project of the MED Programme of the EU’s European Regional Development Fund. The MED Programme aims to promote the economic competitiveness of the Mediterranean region in accordance with the Lisbon Strategy and environmental protections in accordance with the Göteborg Strategy.

StoRES strives to address technical and grid-related issues to the integration of PV (photovoltaic) and ESS and find solutions to market barriers by minimizing tariffs or utility costs. You can read more about the project here.

In addition to Aerotricity and the University of Cyprus, other participants include the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA), the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, and the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (DSO).

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“The first Energy Storage System (ESS) in Cyprus through the University of Cyprus’ Research Unit (Foss) is now a reality. With Cyprus being a European country but also a remote island in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean with an isolated grid, such solutions open up and make it possible for further penetration of renewables in the Market. This would not have been possible without successful ESS applications. We strongly believe this is only the beginning and a proof of a viable way ahead, taking into account the EU Directives on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources,” said Christos Konomis, Managing Director of Aerotricity.

“EAC(DSO) is moving towards the new-smart grids- era, where the current centric-oriented paradigm is shifting to a distributed cellular-oriented grid with abundant renewable energy in-feed at distribution level. Storage systems are vital in effectively balancing supply and demand in such a diverse environment,” said Ioannis Papageorgiou, Network Engineer at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. “The failure to effectively integrate storage into the grid will impose numerous challenges on system operators. Optimization of storage capacity, functionalities and location is key to tackle the upcoming challenges. This is our aim together with our partners in StoRES and knowledgeable vendors as Autarsys.”

“FOSS Research Centre is striving to remove existing barriers to fulfilling outstanding local energy needs. We’ve embarked on this effort through the SToRES project alongside knowledgeable partners like the DSO of Cyprus, Autarsys, and other state-of-the-art technology providers. For example, by understanding how to optimize the location of the ESS in relation to the national grid we’ll be able to improve the connectivity of storage and energy management systems,” said Dr. Venizelos Efthymiou, Chairman of FOSS Research Centre, University of Cyprus.

Contact
Masha Burina
burina@autarsys.com
+49 (0) 30 609 849 800

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Feb 20, 2018

German Energy Storage Company Autarsys Installs Renewable Energy Storage Project, Demonstrates Scalable Applications for Diverse Markets

Autarsys ESS proves viability of 5 different battery functions
BERLIN, GERMANY and LAKELAND, AUSTRALIA – The development of energy storage systems (ESS) has become an increasingly crowded and competitive field, making the advancement of intelligent energy management systems (iEMS) and the software within them critical to moving the needle forward. German company Autarsys completed a site acceptance test for its landmark project in northern Australia showcasing – for the first time in the industry – the operability of all five market-ready settings. 

Based in a fringe of grid location, the project is a testing ground for lessons that can be universally applied in diverse markets. Connected to a 10.8 MW solar plant, the Autarsys ESS generates up to 1.4MW of power with a 5.3 MWh lithium-ion battery. The battery storage system simultaneously demonstrates five functionalities:

PV support mode: To improve a solar system’s reliability, battery systems can close gaps between the generation and demand of power. Here the system uses features like PV smoothing and ramping or peak shaving to stabilize the renewable system.
Grid support mode: When connected to the grid, the ESS serves as an intermediary between the grid and PV systems. In this mode, the battery inverters secure a more stable grid by managing the input and output of active and reactive power, and ultimately reduce the likelihood of brownouts.
Island mode: In the event of power disruptions within the national grid, the local system can operate independently powering the local community of 3,000 households. 
Market mode: When connected to the national grid, renewable systems can be profitable ventures. This mode shows how the system can participate in energy arbitrage trading.
Combined mode: Perhaps the most relevant to real-world applications, this is where the project tests different modal combinations to optimize the RE system’s economic viability.   
“This is the first time that five functionalities of a grid-connected renewable energy system have been tested – the implications are far reaching for the future of energy storage systems,” said Erich Bosch, co-founder and CTO of Autarsys.

“What we’ve seen in Lakeland is that a grid-connected renewable energy system can provide reliable power to the national energy supply with lessons that can be scaled up and applied elsewhere in global markets,” said Matthias Ross, co-founder and CEO of Autarsys.

“It’s great news for the people of Queensland, and it’s a milestone for Conergy and Autarsys as we bring this facility on line – the first solar and storage project of its scale connected to the grid in Australia,” said Christopher West, Managing Director of Conergy Australia.

Project Background:
Before completion of the Lakeland Solar & Storage Project, the nearest large-scale generation asset was located 1,200 km away in Queensland, Australia. The long-distance power lines were unreliable with network constraints on local industries with loads that often led to brownouts. 
Now that the project is complete, the focus will move on to the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) between government and business, including: Conergy (the project owner and developer), ARENA, Ergon Energy, Origin Energy, and BHP. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provided a $17.4 million grant towards the project.

Contact
Masha Burina
burina@autarsys.com
+49 (0) 30 609 849 800

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About us

Company details

Autarsys is a Berlin-based company that manufactures containerized energy storage systems (ESS) for hybrid renewable energy settings. Our software makes wind and solar powered fields more energy-efficient and cost-effective, increasing the share of renewable energy by up to 90%. We develop projects in all corners of the world with a focus on emerging and developing markets. You can find some of our current and past projects on our website

Our in-house energy management software caters to on and off-grid applications at competitive prices.

Autarsys ESS have a power range of 30 kW to 10 MW and multiples to adapt to greater scales. They are assembled and pre-tested in 8', 20' or 40' high cube containers with the latest generation of utility grade lithium-ion battery cells and modular inverter systems with active power filters.

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Company data

Number of employees

1-19

Foundation

2013

Area of business

Storage systems