Younicos GmbH

Am Studio 16, 12489 Berlin
Germany

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Energy Storage Europe 2018 hall map (Hall 8b): stand D02

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Energy Storage Europe 2018 fairground map: Hall 8b

Contact

Alexander Schönfeldt

Head of Sales EMEA

Phone
030818799010

Email
alexander.schoenfeldt@younicos.com

Our range of products

Product categories

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

Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks

Our products

Product category: Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks

Y.CUBE PLUG-AND-PLAY

Y.Cube is a fully-integrated plug-and-play energy storage solution for smaller-scale applications. Its modular design approach enables system sizes from 200 kW to 10 MW for longer-duration storage systems, scaling up to 20 MW for shorter-duration. Every component has been specifically selected to deliver optimal system performance and minimize operating costs. Watch our Y.Cube Video


BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

PLUG & PLAY. ALL IN ONE.
The Y.Cube is a ready-to-install storage system, with all components inside a single enclosure. This off-the-shelf solution comprises batteries, inverter, HVAC and auxiliary components, all tested and pre-assembled by Younicos experts, and all seamlessly operated by the smartest software on the market.

CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS
Younicos experts work with you to determine the best size and configuration for your system based on the applications you require. We will also help you select the most suitable battery technology and manufacturer based on our experience from more than 40,000 test cycles at our battery labs.

COST EFFICIENCY
The Y.Cube combines the highest performance with cost efficiency. The compact enclosures can easily be installed with a forklift instead of an on-site crane and shows less parasitic losses and slower battery degradation due to its superior thermal management.


MODULAR AND SCALABLE
Thanks to its modular design, the Y.Cube is easily configurable for different system sizes. A single Y.Cube is available as a 250 kVA or 500 kVA module, or several enclosures can be clustered to build multi-megawatt systems. Thus the Y.Cube can grow with your needs!


POWERED BY Y.Q
Y.Q operates all system components safely, fast and efficiently to perform all types of storage applications while ensuring a long asset lifetime. In fact, we have received up to 20-year performance warranties from leading battery manufacturers on the strength of Y.Q.


CERTIFIED QUALITY
Our solutions have been tested and approved internationally. The Y.Cube proudly carries the following certifications: UL 1741, IEEE 1547, IEC 62477-1, CSA C22.2 #107.1, G59-3, IEC 61000-6-2, 4 and FCC part 15 Class A. CE marked.

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Product category: Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks

Y.STATION BUILDING SOLUTION

Drawn from our experience of building some of the industry’s first utility-scale energy storage systems, the Y.Station is our solution for larger storage projects. It is pre-designed and pre-engineered to deliver optimized system layout, minimization of system losses as well as efficient project planning and faster project deployment.


BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

DEPENDABLE PLANNING
Understanding the key drivers behind budget, schedule and technical requirements, the Y.Station solution provides a pre-designed building layout incorporating all elements of a large-scale storage system, reducing project risk and enabling timely project delivery.

CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS
The Y.Station design is technology open: depending on each project’s requirements, the most suitable, performant and cost-efficient battery and PCS technology is incorporated. It can also accommodate for multiple battery technologies for a hybrid solution.

POWERED BY Y.Q
The Y.Q platform monitors and controls real-time operation of the Y.Station, ensuring seamless performance of each facility. Based on advanced IoT technology, Y.Q provides a single architecture for controlling multiple facility elements and communicating with external SCADA systems.


MODULAR AND SCALABLE
Y.Station scales to ensure that the same design efficiencies are captured from a few MWs to many tens of MWs. Each Y.Station block can be replicated as project sizes increase, continuously optimizing for minimal footprint and auxiliary power needs.


OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
We believe that operating efficiencies deserve just as much attention as installation efficiencies. Y.Station prioritize auxiliary loss reduction, cost-effective system redundancies and robust communications across high volumes of battery racks.



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Product category: Storage for Integration into Distribution Networks

Y.Q SOFTWARE PLATFORM

Based on more than a decade of energy storage project experience we have developed a powerful integrated software platform and included it in all Younicos solutions. We call this unique intelligence Y.Q – the Younicos Quotient.


BENEFITS AT A GLANC

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Y.Q combines over a decade of energy storage projects and operational field-data and has been commissioned in more than 150 MW worldwide, comprising projects ranging from 200 kW to 49 MW, and incorporating advanced lead acid, lithium-ion, sodium sulfur and flow battery technologies.


SPEED, SCALE, AND SECURITY
Thanks to the integrated management of all data flows between the components, Y.Q removes the need for bi-directional connections, thereby enabling faster communication, easy integration of new components and more system stability and rigorous data management.

LIFELONG HIGH PERFORMANCE
The operating logic of Y.Q is designed to ensure accurate, fast and dependable real-time operation, as well as to consider system-wide performance dependencies over the entire life of the asset. That is how we maximize its operational efficiency and minimize auxiliary load losses.

SYSTEM-WIDE INTEROPERABILITY
Younicos ensures a seamless integration and interoperability of the multiple components, comprising an energy storage system by managing disparate data flows through a dedicated communications bus, which acts as a single interface for all system components.

EASY CUSTOMIZATION
Depending on the customer’s requirements, Y.Q is able to operate several ESS modes – ranging from frequency response to island grid forming to C&I demand management. Through systematic parametrization, Y.Q can easily be customized to your needs and adapted when new market applications emerge.

BATTERY AGNOSTIC
Y.Q allows multiple battery technologies to be used, even within a single system. This hybrid functionality offers significant benefits, as different storage applications might call for different chemistries and future battery innovations can easily be adopted in an existing storage facility.



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About us

Company details

Younicos is the pioneer and market leader in smart energy and grid solutions based on battery storage.
Our clients benefit from our superior software and ready-to-implement hardware solutions for small and large-scale applications, aswell as from our unique technical and commercial experience.
Since 2017 Younicos is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aggreko, the global leader in mobile power, heating and cooling.

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Company data

Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

2005

Area of business
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Storage systems
  • Services
Target groups
  • Energy sector (representatives from PV, wind, biomass etc.)
  • Public utility companies
  • Carrier of electricity grids
  • Enterprises

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