Saft joins initiative to promote growth in Saudi Arabia, Middle East

Energy storage firm Saft, is providing a lithium-ion battery system to store solar energy for SABIC’s Home of Innovation facility in Riyadh’s Techno-Valley.

This facility is part of a global Initiative to promote growth in Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East by engaging the local and regional market through industry events and targeted collaboration. It will show how advanced technology can enable modern, comfortable and sustainable living powered by green, renewable energy resources.

The new facility, located at King Saud University, will help to create a vision and inspire the region to think about what could be adopted locally. Guests will explore commercially available systems and products that perform well and provide an interactive and memorable experience.

Saft is supplying the solar energy storage system as an integral part of its participation in SABIC’s Home of Innovation growth initiative. This has created strategic marketing relationships with more than 40 global, regional and local manufacturing companies to promote the introduction of industry-leading technology into Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region.

For the Home of Innovation Saft is supplying 48 Li-ion modules capable of providing a nominal peak power of 20 kW and up to 187 kWh of energy storage. The complete system will occupy just one third of the space required by a conventional lead-acid battery system and at only one quarter of the weight.

The grid-connected 48 V Saft system will provide effective storage for the excess energy produced by the building’s solar panels, helping to smooth peaks and troughs in production. The battery will store enough energy for a full day’s operation of the facility, ensuring the continued availability of all the building’s electrical devices should there be any interruption to the main AC grid supply.


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