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December 9, 2015

Schneider Electric makes green push with smart storage

News: Device can be deployed in smart homes and data centres.


Schneider Electric has launched a smart energy storage solution to increase the use of renewable energy.

The EcoBlade was launched by the company at COP21 in Paris. It is a scalable energy storage system for domestic, industrial or commercial environments and for electricity grids.

Powered by Li-ion batteries, it consists of blades the size of a 30-inch flat screen, weighing under 25 kg.

The equipment also contains a smart connected battery module and is ready to use in standalone mode.


In a home equipped with solar energy converters from solar panels, for example, individuals can use the energy generated by an EcoBlade for personal consumption or resale on a micro-grid.

The blades may also be used in racks connected to grids, data centres, buildings or secondary electric power stations with much larger storage needs.

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At the highest level, the blades can be integrated into containers to provide multi-MWh and complementary energy management services for the entire grid.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO at Schneider Electric France, said: "We are living a very exciting time where new technologies enable us to completely rethink the way we deal with energy in a far more sustainable and efficient manner."

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