Written by Maria Beck
The company brings its VARTA pulse energy storage system to market in Australia.
VARTA Storage is expanding again – after Italy and Great Britain, the company is now taking on the fifth continent. Effective immediately, households from Perth to Brisbane can purchase energy storage systems “made in Germany” – the VARTA pulse to be precise. The small, compact wall-mounted storage system is available in two performance classes: pulse 3 with 3.3 kilowatt hours (kWh) and pulse 6 with 6.5 kWh. “The storage systems are compact and handy and yet of high quality. Perfect for anyone who not only wants to generate energy themselves, but also wants to store it and consume it whenever they need it,” explains Gordon Clements, General Manager Residential at VARTA Storage.
VARTA Storage products are already available in five countries, and the company is now adding the sixth country. Gordon Clements describes the market launch as a major opportunity for the company: “The Australian market offers immense potential and holds great growth opportunities for us.” 2017 was a record year for PV in Australia. Systems with a total performance of 1,250 megawatts (MW) were installed, taking the overall total installed on the continent to roughly 7,000 MW. Accordingly, the potential for battery storage systems is immense.
VARTA Storage energy storage systems are characterised by simple and very quick installation, safe technology and high performance. VARTA pulse is ready to use in just 30 minutes thanks to the plug & play design, and can be combined with all sources of green energy. With dimensions of 60 x 69 x 18.5 centimetres, it fits into even the smallest of spaces. VARTA pulse 3 weighs just 45 kilograms; the larger VARTA pulse 6 tips the scales at 65 kilograms.
Multi-level safety concept
Safety, quality and reliability are top priorities for VARTA Storage. The traditional company makes significant investments in research and development to stay one step ahead in battery development. VARTA storage devices feature a multi-stage safety concept, which makes them particularly reliable. Various safety mechanisms are integrated into the cell, the cell pack, the battery module and the overall system. More than 130 years of battery expertise have gone into product development for the energy storage system.
About VARTA AG
As the parent company of the Group, VARTA AG is active in the business segments Microbatteries and Power & Energy through its operating subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH and VARTA Storage GmbH. Already today an innovation leader in the microbattery sector and one of the market leaders for hearing-aid microbatteries, VARTA Microbattery GmbH also aspires to market leadership for lithium-ion batteries in wearables and particularly headphones. VARTA Storage GmbH focuses on intelligent energy solutions for customized battery storage systems for OEM customers and the design, system integration and assembly of stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems. The VARTA AG Group’s operating subsidiaries are currently active in more than 75 countries around the world, with five production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.