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The Rise of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in Renewable Energy

03. July 2024

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are gaining popularity in the renewable energy sector. The increased number of PV installations and falling battery costs have made batteries more efficient and cost-effective. BESS allows excess energy from renewables to be stored and released when needed, contributing to the electricity self-sufficiency of households, and enhancing grid stability, especially during peak consumption periods.

SIQ supports manufacturers with services in the areas of EMC, electric safety, and functional safety. The main standards involved are EN IEC 62619 and EN IEC 63056, along with the requirements of IEC 61508 or ISO 13849-1 for functional safety aspects, which encompass safety hardware and safety software. Due to the high energy involved and the potential consequences of harm to people and the environment, fault tolerance, redundancy, and fail-safe mechanisms are critical factors in ensuring the system’s safety.

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