Samsung SDI to launch new household ESS

Alain Brian
Mai 31, 2017

Samsung, its battery-making affiliate Samsung SDI to be precise, is going to demonstrate its new household energy storage system this week as demand continues to rise globally for green energy storage systems. ESS for households are usually used to save energy collected from solar panels.

Samsung supplies modules to end-product ESS makers to fit with cases and other components to sell as finished products.

Samsung SDI will display its full ESS lineup at Intersolar Europe 2017 to be held in Munich, Germany, for three days from May 31.

Samsung SDI's high-capacity energy storage system module.

At the exhibition, Samsung SDI will highlight its residential ESS module lineup of high-capacity ESS modules and high-voltage ESS modules. Up to 39 modules can grouped to one unit, giving it a maximum capacity of 188kWh that can theoretically power 19 homes a day.

Samsung points out that its modules are highly scalable so it can meet client demand without any issues.

At the event, the company is also debuting high-voltage ESS modules that can scale up to 600 volts from the current 50 volts. High-voltage battery modules enable homes to generate 220V and save costs of parts needed for voltage transformation. The new models are being tested with customers at this point in time.

Samsung SDI plans to start mass producing residential ESS modules in the second half of this year.

Samsung SDI is a group company of the Samsung Group, South Korea's biggest conglomerate. The Japanese residential ESS market has grown rapidly due to concern about electric grid insecurity since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. "We will keep launching ESS products with market-leading technology".

According to market research firm B3, the residential market is expected to grow by an average 16 percent annually until 2020. B3 also said Samsung SDI had the largest share of the global residential ESS market past year with 30 percent.

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