Saft Li-ion energy storage systems ready to meet the growing market for self-consumption in residential PV installations

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PRESS RELEASE 
Intersolar Europe 2013 
Munich, Germany 
June 19-21 
B5.281 
 Saft Li-ion energy storage systems ready to meet the growing market for 
             self-consumption in residential PV installations  
* Germany's current incentive program is driving a significant take-off in
  interest in domestic self-consumption solutions 
* Saft provides battery systems adapted for integration within OEM equipment 
  and standalone solutions  
Munich, June 19, 2013 - Saft, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of
advanced technology batteries for industry, is at Intersolar 2013 to show how
its expanding ranges of state-of-the-art lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage
systems now enable owners of residential photovoltaic (PV) installations to
store their surplus solar energy for later consumption, rather than feeding it
in to the grid. Germany's current incentive program is a key driver for this
growing trend towards self-consumption, and visitors to stand B5.281 will see
how Saft Synerion(r) Li-ion battery modules can be either integrated within OEM
equipment or deployed in the standalone Intensium(r) Home storage system to
provide effective and efficient residential energy storage.  
At the other end of the energy storage spectrum, Saft is also showing its
expanding range of Intensium(r) Max containerized solutions designed for large
megawatt-scale PV plant, which now includes the high energy Intensium(r) Max+
20E that provides 1 MWh of storage capacity in a standard 20 foot container.  
Li-ion storage solutions are now in series production for PV self-consumption
projects 
Saft's maintenance-free Li-ion technology, manufactured in Saft's most recent,
state-of-the art industrial plants in Nersac, France and Jacksonville, Florida,
is field proven to provide extremely efficient and flexible energy storage that
supports the highly dynamic charge and discharge cycling profiles found in
renewables applications, with the added advantage of a 20-year service life
under daily cycling conditions.  
Saft is supplying Li-ion batteries to OEMs who are integrating them into
residential PV energy management systems, one innovative example: the Bosch
BPT-S 5 Hybrid, another is the Schüco "Energy Manager" These developments
result from extensive technical partnerships with both OEMs, who are delivering
the systems through their sales channels with service support from Saft.  
Intensium(r) Home provides the ideal standalone solution to team with power
inverters 
For installers seeking a standalone battery solution, Saft has introduced
Intensium(r) Home, which is fully compatibility tested and validated for use
with a variety of PV or battery inverters, such as SMA "Sunny Island", Nedap
"Powerrouter" or Schneider Electric. Saft is working directly with installers
and distributors to train them on how to install and use these cabinet systems,
as well as providing service support. N° 33-13 www.saftbatteries.com  
Saft has pioneered the practical application of Li-ion energy storage solutions
for PV applications, including the Sol-ion project that introduced Li-ion
batteries into PV systems on the largest scale ever tested in Europe. This
extensive experience has enabled Saft to gain the design competence and
technical knowhow to offer value-added solutions, ranging from individual
high-tech battery modules to complete standalone systems, developed to meet the
performance, reliability and safety needs of the developing market for
self-consumption.  
About Saft 
Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of
advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world's leading
manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the
industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military
electronics markets. Saft is the world leader in space and defence batteries
with its Li-ion technologies which are also being deployed in the energy
storage, transportation and telecommunication markets. Saft's 4,000 employees
present in 18 countries, its 15 manufacturing sites and extensive sales network
all contribute to accelerating the Group's growth for the future.  
For more information, visit Saft at www.saftbatteries.com  
Press contact: 
Jill Ledger, Saft Corporate Communications and Institutional Relations
Director
Tel: +33 1 49 93 17 77, e-mail : jill.ledger@saftbatteries.com  
Marie-Christine Guihéneuf, Saft IBG Communication Manager, 
Tel: + 33 1 49 93 17 16, e-mail : marie-christine.guiheneuf@saftbatteries.com 
Andrew Bartlett, Six Degrees, 
Tel: + 44 (0) 1628 480280, e-mail: andrew.bartlett@sixdegreespr.com 
N° 33-13                                                  www.saftbatteries.com 
                  
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