Wittenberg, 13 October 2022 – Certification body TÜV Rheinland has classified TESVOLT battery storage systems as safe. The storage systems passed the prestigious institute’s rigorous safety tests, making TESVOLT one of the few manufacturers on the market that can verify the safety of its energy storage systems for commerce and industry with certification from the independent testing institute. The certificate confirms both the electrical and functional safety of its products.
Safety testing starts with the product concept
“TESVOLT takes the issue of safety very seriously – something that distinguishes it from its competitors. The Wittenberg company not only submits its finished storage systems to us for testing, it also involves us during the product development phase, to make its energy storage systems as safe as possible,” reports Roman Brück, Head of the Components, Power Electronics and Certification Department at TÜV Rheinland. “Unfortunately, product safety testing is not yet a matter of course within the storage system industry.”
Maximum safety and ongoing huge demand
“Demand for energy storage systems and renewable energy installations is greater than ever, now that Europe is aiming to achieve independence from Russian gas. At the same time there is short supply of electronic chips and other components. Consequently, demand for storage systems is outstripping supply,” explains Daniel Hannemann, CEO and Co-Founder of TESVOLT. “Despite this difficult situation, we’re investing in the safety of our storage systems, because quality and investment security are key to long-term energy transition. Which is why we opted for voluntary testing by a recognised and rigorous expert body.”
Multi-stage safety concept
TESVOLT pursues a multi-stage safety concept. Production at its Wittenberg site includes partially automated complete cyclic conditioning; every battery module is fully charged and discharged and tested for irregularities in temperature, voltage or internal resistance. Finally, fully automated end-of-line inspections ensure maximum safety, with every battery cell tested and less efficient battery modules automatically removed.
In addition, all TESVOLT energy storage systems are designed with multiple in-built safety features. The battery cells are subject to six safety mechanisms. For example, a safety fuse will interrupt the electrical current if the unit experiences a short circuit or overcurrent. In the event of excess pressure, a safety valve on the cell opens to compensate. Sturdy aluminium housing protects every cell from mechanical damage.
“The heart of our safety concept is our certified, award-winning battery management system (BMS) which constantly monitors every battery cell. If a cell exceeds its safe operational range, the BMS activates the ‘safe state’, which interrupts the power supply,” says Simon Schandert, CTO and Co-Founder of TESVOLT.
TESVOLT’s A and E series battery storage systems are tested in accordance with IEC standards 62619, 62620, 61000, 61010, 61508 and UN38.3. In addition, TESVOLT is ISO 9001:2015 certified for the successful implementation of quality management throughout the company.
You can find more information about TESVOLT’s safety concept in the brochure "Safety Features for TESVOLT Battery Storage Systems", web quality:
TESVOLT AG specialises in battery storage systems for the commercial and industrial sectors. The innovative company produces intelligent lithium storage systems with power ratings from 30 kilowatt hours through to multiple megawatt hours. TESVOLT uses high-performance battery cells from Samsung SDI. TESVOLT manufactures its commercial storage system solutions in series in its own Gigafactory for commercial battery storage at the Wittenberg site and delivers them worldwide. Since 2014, TESVOLT has implemented more than 4,000 storage system projects worldwide and employs more than 180 people. The company has already received several awards, including the German Entrepreneur Award in the “Rising Stars” category, “Innovator of the Year” from “TOP 100” and the smarter E Award in the “Outstanding Projects” category.