VDE and its partners launch global energy storage initiative
With the Global Energy Storage Competence Cluster VDE is expanding its presence and services in the field of renewable energies internationally: VDE Renewables, Fraunhofer ISE and Nanyang Technological University Singapore are therefore working together. This was announced by the partners at the Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore in late October 2017.
With test labs in Asia, Germany and the US, including the new VDE Prime Lab Singapore, VDE and Fraunhofer ISE take care of customers along the entire value chain: from research and development, consulting on component and system levels, to support in commercialization, and premium certifications.
Services and product portfolio of the VDE Prime Lab Singapore :
- Performance and safety tests of energy storage according to international standards
- Tailored security tests beyond the standards
- Research and development in the field of battery cells
- Prototype development for battery systems
- Customized services for the financial sector: certification for bankability, investability, insurability
- Advice for energy storage and battery technology.
„From Grid to Bit"
Cleantech: Quality criteria for banks and insurance companies
Driven by digitalization, by artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT), Prosumer will soon revolutionize the electricity grids. New innovative services will shape the markets decisively. In particular, products and systems in the cleantech sector such as energy storage and digital energy management systems are facing similar challenges to photovoltaics. In addition to further developing international safety standards, the new applications have to meet additional quality criteria of the financial sector and insurance companies in order to grow in the global market.
To tackle these challenges, VDE led the cleantech sector's discussions on quality criteria and best practices which meet the requirements of key stakeholders such as banks, investors and insurance companies at the Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore.