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AREVA sign R&D agreement with Schneider Electric for new energy storage solution

The two companies intend to develop a new flow battery that will produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen. 
AREVA sign R&D agreement with Schneider Electric for new energy storage solution

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and aims to optimise the existing 50kW flow battery prototype designed by EnStorage to a 150kW demonstration module. The companies will test the flow battery technology under real world conditions with a view to delivering a competitive and highly efficient solution for the integration of renewable energies.

AREVA will lead the project, manufacturing, integrating and installing the storage solution while Schneider Electric will design, manufacture and install the complementary power conversion system.

“The energy storage market is fast-moving and highly competitive” said Louis-François Durret, AREVA Renewables CEO. “In order to meet the energy needs of tomorrow AREVA is diversifying its technology portfolio with the flow battery technology and broadening its cooperation agreement with its partner, Schneider Electric.”

Frédéric Abbal, EVP of Schneider Electric’s Energy Business, added that the agreement with AREVA reinforces the company’s commitment to developing safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green energy management solutions.

In February 2014, AREVA and Schneider Electric signed a strategic partnership agreement to market energy management and storage solutions based on hydrogen production and fuel cell technology with AREVA’s Greenergy Box.

Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries offering integrated solutions for utilities and infrastructure, industry and machine manufacturing, data centres and networks and in the Residential sector.

AREVA specialises in the supply ofadvanced technology solutions for power generation with less carbon. Previously it has focused on nuclear energy but is now expanding its renewable energy portfolio, including wind, bioenergy, solar and energy storage.

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