This year (2022), we connected Germany's first and so far only wind and storage project to the grid in Schmölln in the Uckermark region of Brandenburg. The project was awarded the contract in 2020 in the first nationwide innovation tender by the Federal Network Agency.
Two Vestas V136 wind turbines, each with a rated output of 3.6 megawatts (MW), supply the battery storage system with a capacity of 3 megawatt hours (MWh). The storage system was built in collaboration with Smart Power. Thanks to the lithium-ion storage system, clean green electricity can be fed into the grid even in times of low wind. Only the on-site electricity from the two turbines of the Schmölln II wind farm is stored and retrieved.
JUWI and Smart Power are currently implementing another storage project in Baden-Württemberg in connection with renewable energies: the Seckach solar park in the Neckar-Odenwald district. The 9.8-megawatt Seckach solar park with the 3.7-megawatt battery storage system (3.7 MWh) is scheduled to be connected to the grid at the beginning of 2023. The plant combination will be operated by the Mannheim-based energy company MVV.