Wärtsilä has launched ‘Quantum High Energy’ (QuantumHE), which it describes as a next-generation energy storage system with advanced safety features and enhanced energy density.
The system’s offering of state-of-the-art features, includes advanced 306 Ah battery cells to provide high energy density, active dehumidification to combat moisture and condensation, pre-fabricated fire walls to reduce the risk of unit-to-unit thermal propagation, external door latches to provide first responders with safe and fast unit access, gas detection ports to allow external sampling theregy enhancing safety for first responders, centrally located dual sprinkler systems to improve fire suppression performance, and leakage protection for coolant, electrolytes and low GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants.
“QuantumHE is the safest, most competitive design on the market,” commented Darrell Furlong, director, Energy Storage Product Management and Hardware Engineering at Wärtsilä Energy. “Over the past year, we have conducted several large-scale fire safety tests and participated in numerous standards to improve the entire industry's safety record. And we are committed to … maintaining our 100% fire safety record for our GridSolv Quantum energy storage system.”
The system’s 306 Ah battery cells, are said to increase the energy density of storage facilities by 9%, reducing land requirements by up to 15% and the number of units required per facility.
The system is compatible with Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Management Platform, which monitors, controls and optimises energy assets on both site and portfolio levels.