Energy Storage Products
The categories used to segment batteries into categories are defined below. Because no firm, widely accepted definition of these terms exists, the definitions provided below are somewhat arbitrary.
|Residential Scale Battery:||Rated energy < 20 kWh|
|Commercial Scale Battery:||20 kWh <= Rated energy < 300 kWh|
|Industrial and Utility Scale Battery:||Rated energy >= 300 kWh|
|Low Power Battery:||Discharge time at max continuous power >= 2 hours|
|Medium Power Battery:||0.5 hours <= Discharge time at max continuous power < 2 hours|
|High Power Battery:||Discharge time at max continuous power < 0.5 hours|
|Battery System:||Battery module, rack, or container that contains integrated inverter|
The batteries shown in the graph below target grid tied and microgrid applications. The size of the bubbles represents the volume of a single battery.
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