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CATL targets Australia's energy transition with its energy storage solutions

Source: CATL

At the just concluded 'All Energy Australia', the continent's largest and most anticipated clean energy event held at Melbourne last week, Chinese new energy technologies giant CATL presented an array of its top-notch all-scenario energy storage solutions, targeting Australia's clean energy transition.

The company showcased its flagship outdoor liquid cooling battery system – the 'EnerOne' – featuring long service life, high integration, and improved degree of safety. Equipped with 280 Ah LFP cells, the BESS boasts a cycle life of up to 10,000 cycles.

EnerOne is supported by the integrated liquid cooling system, by which temperature difference among cells can be controlled within 3 degrees Celsius, a great improvement over industry average of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius, which also contributes to its long service life, claimed CATL.

With a floor space of just 1.69 square meters, its compact structure takes up 35 percent less floor space compared to traditional air-cooling products, further reducing construction costs. It is also compatible with inverters with operating voltages ranging from 600 to 1,500 volts, the company added.

The EnerOne showcased in Australia has passed various critical tests on cell, module and rack level. It has obtained UL9540A test report, with no fire and no extra thermal propagation reported, without the help from fire suppression system, as per company's claims.

The product has also completed Australian standards product compliance review report by GHD. CATL has become one of the first energy storage solutions providers whose products have completed the report.

In addition to EnerOne, CATL also presented containerized liquid-cooling battery system EnerC, UPS lithium battery rack, 48100 battery module for base stations and products for residential energy storage, which fully cover energy storage scenarios on the power generation, power transmission and distribution, and power consumption, thereby presenting its all-round strategic planning and technological strengths in energy storage business.

As the world moves toward carbon neutrality, Australia is ramping up clean energy transition by increasing the proportion of renewable energy power generation. Given the region's higher solar radiation per square meter, there is abundant solar power at disposal for electricity generation, resulting in rapid emergence of renewable energy mix in the country.

CATL is already involved in multiple battery energy storage projects in Australia, including the first major grid-connected battery energy storage system in Western Australia, the 250MWh battery energy storage project on Torrens Island in South Australia, and Australia's currently largest privately funded grid-connected battery energy storage project in Victoria.

At the same time, CATL has provided energy storage systems for the large-scale rooftop PV system of a hospital in New South Wales, saving costs for the hospital by efficient storage of solar energy, and contributing to sustainable development.

It is to be noted that CATL topped in the market share of global energy storage battery production in 2021, supporting over 100 utility-scale projects around the world. In the first half of this year, the sales revenue of company's energy storage systems increased by 171 percent YoY, as per company's sources. 

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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