Atlas Copco has launched five new models for its lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) range.
The new state-of-the-art systems have been designed with sustainability in mind and are suitable for noise-sensitive environments, such as events, metropolitan construction sites, telecom, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas and rental applications, also enabling operators to dramatically reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
These latest additions to Atlas Copco's portfolio include a larger ZBC 300-300 unit and a smaller line of battery-based storage systems, the ZPB 45-60, ZBP 45-75, ZBP 15-60 models, and the ZBP 2000 with two flexible solar panels.
The newly designed ZBP units are modular, mobile and up to 70% lighter than other battery systems. They are ideal for applications such as events and telecom, and can work alone or be coupled with a diesel generator to provide a hybrid solution. The ZBP models are easy to install and have lower maintenance needs than a diesel generator. Featuring high-density lithium-ion batteries, these energy storage systems provide over 12 hours of power from a single charge and they can be fully charged in less than one hour (depending on the model).
ZBP 2000 (pictured) comes with two foldable solar panels, which can be used to recharge the unit in optimal weather conditions or to maintain a proper battery level during less efficient production days. It is suitable for small events and construction sites, providing silent operation and zero emissions while working with solar energy. Up to five units can be joined in parallel to provide users with higher power levels of up to 10kW.
With a footprint of 1m3, this unit is robust enough to withstand conditions found on construction sites. The ZBP 2000 energy storage system has IK09 impact resistance classification and an ingress protection rating of IP65, meaning it provides protection from dust and water.
The ZBC 300-300 is designed for off- and on-grid applications and is ideal in combination with renewable stations, providing up to 4,5MWh of storage capacity. Up to 16 units can be connected in parallel. Moreover, when operating in hybrid mode with a diesel generator, users can reduce daily fuel consumption by up to 90%, depending on the application.
During standalone operation, these energy storage systems offer no fuel consumption and no CO2 emissions, operating at less than 80 dB(A), while allowing users to increase the productivity of their core business by up to 50%.
Atlas Copco has also launched its own fast charger for electric vehicles and heavy-duty machinery - the Z Charger. This new solution, which increases the charging rate by boosting the voltage, decarbonizes the recharging of battery-driven machinery and vehicles when working with an energy storage system.