Younicos introduces industrial storage-as-a-service
Younicos says that large battery storage systems can be provided with no technology and asset risk to industrial players under its new storage-as-a-service offering. The company is providing the rental battery service in partnership with its parent company Aggreko – a specialist in rental power provision.
Alexander Schönfeldt, Head of EMEA Sales for Younicos told pv magazine Australia that the solution is ideal for offgrid industries and communities.
“PV is now the cheapest source of energy in many of these offgrid areas,” said Schönfeldt. “In combination with diesel or gas [generation], PV and battery storage is the perfect combination.
“Mines are often perceived as a temporary investment. That is why Aggreko is strong in mining areas and why storage can be added as a rental piece.”
Younicos and Aggreko are looking to offer battery storage systems on rental contracts ranging from 2 – 4 years in duration. Customers will pay for the rental, plus the installation and decommissioning of the system, when it is no longer needed.
Dan Ibbetson, the Managing Director Global Solutions at Aggreko added that the storage-as-a-service offering brings together the strengths of both companies. “More than just a financing tool, our model is a full-service option for those in need of intelligent energy storage.