Storage The Way To Independence
Dirk Kaisers, key account manager at Energy Storage Systems EMEA, speaks to PES about the uses of energy storage systems for onsite energy management, storage and the move away from dependence on fossil fuels……
PES: Welcome to PES Solar/PV magazine. Thanks for talking with us. Would you like to begin by explaining a little about the background of your organisation and how you currently serve the solar industry?
Dirk Kaisers: Thanks for having us. GNB Industrial Power is part of Exide Technologies, the global provider of stored electrical energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets, with 127 years of experience and operations in more than 80 countries around the world. We have approaching 10,000 employees and some of the most advanced battery technologies in the industry.
Exide serves the Industrial Power markets with its GNB-branded efficient energy storage systems for both Motive Power and Network Power customers. Motive Power applications include forklifts, automatic guided vehicles, cleaning machines and other commercial electric vehicles. Network Power installations include standby power for electric utilities, telecommunications systems, alarm and security systems, renewable energy systems, railway systems and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Through our Network Power business, GNB is an increasingly powerful player in renewables, across solar, hydro and wind power. We have developed innovative and cost-effective energy storage systems to optimise renewable sources and stabilise electric grids. Effective storage could make renewables a much larger part of the global energy mix, and we have the technology and expertise to make that possible.