AREVA, Schneider Conduct R&D in Energy Storage

October 6, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Areva energy manageAREVA and Schneider Electric have signed a research and development agreement to develop a flow battery in order to produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen.

Funded by the European Union, the project aims to optimize the existing 50 kW flow battery prototype designed by EnStorage to a 150 kW demonstration module. EnStorage develops large-scale energy storage products based on flow battery technology.

Under the cooperation agreement between Schneider and AREVA, both companies will test the flow battery technology under real conditions. The aim is to deliver a competitive energy storage option for the integration of renewable energies.

AREVA will lead the project, manufacturing, integrating and installing the storage system while Schneider Electric will design, manufacture and install the complementary power conversion system.

In February 2014, AREVA and Schneider Electric signed a strategic partnership agreement to market energy management and storage systems based on hydrogen production and fuel cell technology with AREVA’s Greenergy Box.

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