Dutch power rental company Bredenoord has launched a new large-scale energy storage unit, available for rental.

Big Battery Box

Big Battery Box

The company has used the first of its new units, named Big Battery Box, on a project led by DNV, based in Norway.

The Big Battery Box is an autonomous, easily transportable 20ft container filled with li-ion batteries, power electronics and climate control. It can store energy from solar and wind farms and can be charged by the grid or generators. The system supplies power with zero noise and CO2 emissions.

The units are said to be easy to hook up and can generate several MWs of capacity in next to no time.

Margien Storm van Leeuwen, new business manager at Bredenoord, said, “The system is very suitable for peak shaving; it dispenses power during brief periods of high demand, for example when a tower crane is temporarily put into operation at a construction site.

“The Big Battery Box can also serve as a backup in places where installation of the grid connection has been delayed; an all too common occurrence in recent times.”

Bredenoord has been working on sustainable mobile power solutions for almost a decade based on its clear concept philosophy. van Leeuwen added, “The Big Battery Box is an important step in energy transition, as flexible energy storage is now also available in large capacities, allowing construction projects and events with high power demand to use renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, with absolute power security when and where they need it.”

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