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.
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."