June 9, 2023: Monbat has revealed details of a new range of lead and lithium BESS units it intends to launch on the market and says testing has intensified.
The company announced in April that it had launched prototype lab tests on its systems.
On June 5, the Bulgaria-based battery firm said preparations had entered the final phase to introduce its systems for homes, micro- and small businesses.
A dedicated project team is being formed to design and commission production of the systems.
All of the scalable modular systems can be used with renewable energy generation, Monbat said.
The industrial units are based on containerized battery modules that can range from 20kW to 500kW operated by a monitoring system.
The topology is a bidirectional power converter and the basic version will have an output of up to 400VAC.
Monbat’s systems will be equipped with its 12HVR190C battery strings.
Industrial batteries division director Bozhidar Nekeziev said the company’s battery systems were suitable for deployment in a broad range of sectors.
“In recent months, we have succeeded in the intensive development of conceptual storage systems oriented towards industry and households, for which existing and potential clients already have expressed interest.”
Nekeziev said battery system sales would be boosted by the proven reliability of the firm’s products and Monbat’s proximity to European markets.
Separately, Monbat said on June 8 it had signed a contract to recycle more than 3.5 tonnes of lead acid batteries that have been used to support research projects in the Antarctic.
The contract is with the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, which organizes annual Antarctic expeditions and operates the Bulgarian Antarctic base St Kliment Ohridski on Livingston Island.
Monbat will also be supplying replacement batteries for the institute’s work.