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Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

The evolution of battery energy storage systems (BESS) is now pushing higher DC voltages in utility scale applications. With annual revenue projections forecasted to nearly triple in the next five years, the industry is continually looking for ways to increase system efficiency and find components rated at higher voltages that have embedded protection features.

ABB is an industry leader in developing higher-voltage components to meet the needs of energy storage applications. We offer an extensive range of equipment with voltage levels up to 1500 VDC that are fully integrated with measuring and monitoring systems. Including these latest advancements as part of a system design will help the OEM provide greater efficiency and cost savings for their customer.

ABB Energy storage whitepaper: Battery energy storage moving to higher DC voltages

BESS resources

REW Blog: Utility-scale solar PV pushes into higher AC voltages
ABB Electrification video: Direct current applications core product offer
Renewable Energy World Blog; Thinking energy storage when you’re thinking 1500vdc PV
Renewable energy storage = Big opportunities for OEMs and panel builders
ABB Brochure: Battery energy storage solutions for the equipment manufacturer
APPLICATION NOTE: Switching & Protection solutions for DC Combiners in Battery Systems UL Utility scale
APPLICATION NOTE: Switching & Protection solutions for DC Combiners in Battery Systems UL Commercial & Industrial scale
Webinar: Supporting global megatrends with energy storage
You're invited! ABB InControl webinar series for OEMs
Back to Basics: What are battery energy storage systems?

Key products

DC side components for energy storage systems

Used in:

  • Battery Management System (BMS)
  • DC side of the Inverter / Converter
  • DC side of the Power Conditioning System (PCS)
  • DC side of Energy Management System (EMS)