The Flow Battery Principle

The functional principle of a flow storage system is based on the storage of electrical energy in a liquid medium – the electrolyte. The heart of the system is the stack, a compact arrangement of several electrochemical cells that significantly determine the performance and efficiency of the system. The storage and provision of energy takes place through the controlled transition from chemical to electrical energy and vice versa, which enables a high degree of flexibility in energy use.

Other advantages of flow battery storage technology include long service life and cycle stability, which make it possible to go through thousands of charge and discharge cycles without significant loss of capacity. In addition, the storage technology is characterized by its excellent scalability, which means that storage capacity and performance can be adjusted independently by simply adding more electrolyte fluid or increasing the number of stacks. These characteristics make flow battery systems particularly attractive for applications that require long-term and cost-effective energy storage.

Typical Storage Applications

Increased self-consumption

Managing load peaks

Expansion of charging infrastructure

A technology to reduce your company's carbon footprint

The principle of the flow battery as a stationary energy storage system opens up a wide range of applications in modern energy supply. Especially for operators of wind farms or solar plants, this technology represents a proven and efficient solution for using self-generated energy exactly when it makes the most sense and avoiding curtailment. This allows for optimized use of renewable energy sources by storing the energy for use at a later date.

Furthermore, the technology enables you to buy line current in times of low prices, to store and use it, when electricity prices are high or the grids are reaching their capacity limits. A considerable economic potential. The intelligent use of such an electricity storage system can maximise self-consumption of the energy generated and at the same time effectively reduce expensive load peaks (peak shaving).