Vision Mechatronics Delivers India’s first Hybrid Energy Storage Project

Highlights :

  • Vision Mechatronics has delivered India’s first Hybrid Energy Storage System.
  • The system is composed of old lithium batteries and new Tubular Gel Batteries.
  • It can give power for up to 18 hours to the grid.

Indian manufacturer of advanced Li-ion batteries, Vision Mechatronics has today announced establishing a Megawatt-scale Hybrid Energy Storage Project in Haryana. 

The hybrid project has a combination of ‘World’s Smartest Lithium Batteries’ (as per the company’s claims) together with Tubular Gel Batteries (lead-acid variant) to achieve economic long duration backup. 

Vision Mechatronics, has offered a ZeroBlackout Solution to Brahmakumaris at Om Shanti Retreat Centre. The Retreat Centre has opted for a Solar-based unique combination of MW-scale hybrid battery storage system, i.e., Lithium-Lead hybrid which has utilized the existing old batteries with the fresh new lithium batteries to have a long duration backup to ensure that there is a smooth power transition when the grid fails.  

Speaking on their development, Managing Director of Vision Mechatronics, Dr. Rashi Gupta (who is fondly known as ‘Batterywali of India’) stated, “Using a hybrid battery energy storage system has ensured that there is maximum utilization of existing resources at the time of addition of new ones to achieve a cost of energy at Grid Parity.”

“Opting for a hybrid energy storage model can help commercial entities reduce their initial CAPEX investment by 35 to 40% for a long-duration energy storage project. With the recent launch of the ACC battery scheme, India offers a great opportunity for energy storage and e-mobility market,” she added.

Often weaker grid in remote areas cannot handle the loads connected to them and gets overloaded. Integrating solar with energy storage forms a microgrid that supports the conventional grid and can supply load even in absence of the power grid. Lithium-based energy storage is usually commercially viable only up to 4 hours, so it was important to have a commercially viable solution for 8 to 18 hours and it could be achieved by Hybrid Energy Storage, according to the firm. 

As per the company’s claims, this microgrid effectively performs various functions including, Backup, Frequency Regulation, Grid Feed, Voltage Regulation, Black Start, Smooth Power Transition, and Diesel Replacement. The system also has preventive and predictive monitoring to detect faults in advance to ensure smooth and reliable functioning.

“This unique project will add a lot of value to the campus and enable us to offer wide and uninterrupted services to the society. Sun is also the source of unlimited light and energy for mankind and this planet. Thus, this project has enlightened new hopes in all of us that we can live peacefully and in harmony with nature sustainably,” expressed Sister BK Asha, Director of the Om Shanti Retreat Centre. 

Earlier also Brahmakumaris have gone with renewable energy in a big way, with over 2 MW of solar plants installed at their center in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.

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