- Voltfang industries from Germany provides commercial storage solutions that uses used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles
- Reducing carbon footprint and extending the lifetime of EV batteries is the USP of the storage system from voltfang
- In second life application of the batteries, the electric vehicle battery life cycle can be increased by 8 to 15 years, claims company
Voltfang Industries was shortlisted and awarded during the Smarter E, the EES 2022 (Electrical Energy Storage) award for its battery storage based on used EV batteries. The Aachen, Germany based startup developed a stationary battery storage system utilizing used automobile batteries. At the battery module level, Voltfang provides a commercial storage solution that only uses used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles.
Battery modules of various shapes, sizes and voltage ranges are compatible with the system. The solution is an idea for storage applications such as peak load shaving and self-consumption. The USP of the solution is prolonging the lifetime of the EV batteries in stationary applications, which in turn reduces the CO2 footprint of the batteries.
The strategic concept, which includes a testing procedure to determine the quality and safety of the batteries, cutting-edge engineering, and the system’s capability to integrate used batteries from various automotive manufacturers, impressed the jury. The solution covers all pertinent steps of the value chain of second-life systems. The company claims that in second-life applications via its solutions, electric vehicle battery life cycles can be increased by 8 to 15 years.
The text is an excerpt from TaiyangNews report on New Solar Products Overview 9M/2022, which can be downloaded for free here.