Varta Launches Energy Storage System in Europe

May 17, 2017 by Jeff Shepard

VARTA Storage has expanded its product family of energy storage systems for private households with the addition of VARTA pulse. The small, compact energy storage system is available in two classes: 3.3kWh and 6.5 kWh. "Easy, affordable but of high quality – this is pulse. It's perfect for all those who want to bundle the highest energy-density into the minimum space", says Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA AG.

In addition, the company is expanding its successful element line with VARTA element 12 and will rename the VARTA home and VARTA family as VARTA one L and VARTA one XL. “In doing so, we have adapted our product portfolio to the various needs of our customers”, Schein explains.

Through Plug & Play VARTA pulse is operational within 30 minutes and can be paired to all sources of green energy. With compact dimensions of 60 x 69 x 18.5 centimeters it can fit in small spaces. VARTA pulse 3 with a capacity of 3.3kWh only weights 45 kilograms. The larger VARTA pulse 6 has a capacity of 6.5kWh and a weight of 65 kilograms. The successful VARTA element line with integrated power inverter and battery management system is now also available with a range-topping capacity of 13kWh. The new VARTA element 12 makes it possible. The smaller element 3, 6 and 9 are still module-expandable with retrofit kits – depending on each individual customer’s needs.

VARTA home and VARTA family have been renamed as one L and one XL. Depending on what is needed, the battery capacity can be individually scaled in 0.5kWh-steps from 2.8kWh to 13.8kWh. These energy storage systems, offering emergency power, are designed for the highest demands and thereby offer maximum flexibility.

Safety, quality and reliability have the highest priority for VARTA Storage. Through intensive investment in research and development the long-standing company always strives to be one step ahead in regard to battery development knowhow. The multi-stage safety concept makes VARTA energy storage systems especially reliable. In the cell, in the cell pack, in the battery module and in the whole system different security mechanisms are in place. In total, 130 years of battery expertise cumulate in the product development of the energy storage systems.

All VARTA energy storage systems can communicate with PV data loggers and smart grid or smart home applications. The name of this virtual system is VARTA Connect. In the online portal or with the VARTA Storage App customers can directly access up-to-date data of the system in clear graphics and statistics.