Written by Renate Tojner
Extended product family with a new structure
VARTA Storage expands its product family of energy storage systems for private households with the addition of VARTA pulse. The small, compact energy storage system is available in two classes: 3.3 kilowatt hour (kWh) and 6.5 kWh. “Easy, affordable but of high quality – this is pulse. It’s perfect for all those who want to bundle the highest energy-density into the minimum space”, says Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA AG.
The new release can be seen for the first time at the Intersolar exhibition in Munich from the 31st to the 2nd of May 2017 at the VARTA stand in hall B1, booth 210. In addition, the company is expanding its successful element line with VARTA element 12 and will rename the VARTA home and VARTA family as VARTA one L and VARTA one XL. “In doing so, we have adapted our product portfolio to the various needs of our customers”, Schein explains.
Through Plug & Play VARTA pulse is operational within 30 minutes and can be paired to all sources of green energy. With compact dimensions of 60 x 69 x 18.5 centimetres it even fits in the smallest space. VARTA pulse 3 with a capacity of 3.3 kWh only weights 45 kilograms. The larger VARTA pulse 6 has a capacity of 6.5 kWh and a weight of 65 kilograms. The successful VARTA element line with integrated power inverter and battery management system is now also available with a range-topping capacity of 13 kWh. The new VARTA element 12 makes it possible. The smaller element 3 and 6 are still module-expandable with retrofit kits – depending on each individual customer’s needs.
VARTA one L and XL
VARTA home and VARTA family have been renamed as one L and one XL. Depending on what is needed, the battery capacity can be individually scaled in 0.5 kWh-steps from 2.8 kWh to 13.8 kWh. These energy storage systems, offering emergency power, are designed for the highest demands and thereby offer maximum flexibility.
Multi-stage safety concept
Safety, quality and reliability have the highest priority for VARTA Storage. Through intensive investment in research and development the long-standing company always strives to be one step ahead in regard to battery development knowhow. The multi-stage safety concept makes VARTA energy storage systems especially reliable. In the cell, in the cell pack, in the battery module and in the whole system different security mechanisms are in place. In total, 130 years of battery expertise cumulate in the product development of the energy storage systems.
Energy consumption at a glance
All VARTA energy storage systems can communicate with PV data loggers and smart grid or smart home applications. The name of this virtual system is VARTA Connect. In the online portal or with the VARTA Storage App customers can directly access up-to-date data of the system in clear graphics and statistics.
About VARTA AG
As the parent company of the Group, VARTA AG is active in the business segments Microbatteries and Energy Storage Solutions through its operating subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH and VARTA Storage GmbH. VARTA Microbattery GmbH is innovation leader in the microbattery sector, market leader of hearing aid microbatteries and strives for market leadership for lithium-ion batteries. Through its subsidiary VARTA Storage GmbH, the Group also focuses on the design, system integration and assembly of stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems for residential households and customized battery storage systems for OEM customers. The Group’s operating subsidiaries are currently active in more than 75 countries around the world with four production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia, as well as distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.
About VARTA Storage GmbH
The VARTA Storage GmbH, a company of VARTA Micro Group, is one of the leading companies in the field of battery energy storage. Based in the Bavarian Nördlingen, Germany, VARTA Storage has specialized in lithium-ion battery storage for use in private households. Through research and development the company makes an efficient contribution to the energy turnaround and the environment.