BYD introduces first direct wireless modular high voltage storage system B-Box HV for residential and commercial use in Europe
The new B-Box HV model complements the B-Box series of easy-to-install modular and scalable battery cabinets
March 28th 2017 – BYD Co. Ltd., the world’s largest supplier of rechargeable batteries, launched its newly expanded line-up of B-Box Battery Energy Storage Systems in Europe. With the newly introduced B-Box HV, the easy-to-install modular battery cabinets are now also available in a HV (high-voltage) model for both commercial and residential use. This new model complements the LV (low-voltage) series for residential use.
“The B-Box series offers a wide range of renewable power capabilities to meet light to heavy electrical load usage, off-grid or on-grid, single-phase or three-phase applications.” said Julia Chen, Global Sales Director, BYD Batteries. “The modular design of the solution enables private and corporate users to switch to a fully sustainable utility-independent energy solution with a small storage investment while having full scalability to adapt the storage volume to future developments such as integrating electrical vehicles.”
The new B-Box HV is the first direct high-voltage energy storage solution for commercial and residential use through serial connection of battery cells rather than a low-volt battery with an integrated DC/DC converter as former offers on the market. The advantage of the high-volt storage system: the energy is already coherent with the voltage of most PV systems/the grid, so conversion losses are minimized and the system is even more efficient. In addition system costs are reduced as less complex inverters can be used with the HV system.
The new B-Box HV Series employs the successful modular design of the series with battery capacities ranging from 5.6 to 10.08 kWh, providing more than enough energy for the average household and can be scaled up to 50kWh for commercial and industrial applications. The B-Box features excellent efficiency, delivering higher charging and discharging capacity for the best return on investment. The B-Box supports constant 1C and 2C discharge rates for peak power output, and delivers a usable capacity ratio of around 96 percent, meaning it supports household electric devices longer with more power. An innovative connection system allows for an extremely easy plug-and-play installation without the need to connect cables.
The B-Box LV Professional 10.0 is available in four capacities ranging from 2.5 to 10.0 kWh and can be scaled up to 80kWh when multiple boxes are connected in parallel. The B-Box LV Professional 12.8 can reach a maximum capacity of 409 kWh, providing plenty power for an energy-intensive medium-size business.
The modular design concept and smart battery management system of the B-Box series provide flexibility to meet customer needs with initial investments in a system capacity covering their current demand but allows convenient extendibility to increase power capacity throughout the product’s lifetime for all future applications.
The B-Box uses the same high-output, completely recyclable, long-lasting lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) battery chemistry and control technology that has safely powered BYD’s electric vehicles for more than seven years, meeting stringent automotive and railway application standards for safety, including TUV, UL and RCM. With 10-year warranty protection, the highly efficient air-cooled B-Box provides a whole new solution to both residential and commercial users.
“The new B-Box HV was met with great enthusiasm by our European distributors and resellers at our official launch event in Stuttgart yesterday”, said Alvaro Garcia, Managing Director of SRE, the UK based B-Box service and logistics partner of BYD. “Resale partners as well as installers particularly value that they can meet a wide range of application fields with one system which is also extremely easy to install, scalable and offers an unpreceded performance”.
B-Box advantages at a glance
- Superior LiFePO4 storage chemistry for highest performance, stability and safety standards;
- Modular system design allows maximum flexibility for application areas as well as a future proof investment with full scalability for future storage demands;
- Innovative connection system enables extremely easy plug-and-play installation without the need to connect cables;
- B-BOX HV is available with capacities from 5.6 to 10.08 kWh and with parallel installations of up to 5 systems expandable up to 50kWh;
- B-BOX LV is available with capacities from 2.5 to 10.0 kWh – scalable up to 80 kWh and as B-Box LV Professional 12.8 scalable up to 409 kWh;
- New high-volt system lowers system costs (as no complex inverters are needed) and minimizes conversion loss making the storage even more energy efficient;
- It is also IP55 certified – protected against the elements and hostile environments.
BYD is the world’s largest provider of integrated renewable energy solutions, and is the only company that specializes in four comprehensive industries including solar modules, energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and rail transportation.
BYD Company Ltd. is a leading high-tech multinational company based in Shenzhen, China. Since its establishment in 1995, BYD has developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries, becoming a relentless advocate of sustainable development. It has successfully expanded its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. After 22 years’ development, BYD has created a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, cutting-edge electrified transportation and a state of the art monorail. These Four Green Dreams make BYD an industry leader in the energy and transportation sector. BYD is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. For more information, please visit http://www.byd.com.