Tesvolt to build 1 GWh battery storage facility in Germany

German storage system manufacturer Tesvolt GmbH has announced the construction of »Europe's first Gigafactory« for battery storage systems in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany. Series production of lithium storage systems is expected to reach an annual production capacity of more than one gigawatt hour (GWh). According to the company, investment is predominantly without subsidies, only the production lines will be subsidized by the EU to about ten percent.
The first construction phase with 12,000 square meters of floor space will be completed in June, and the final construction phase will cover 20,000 square meters. The technology for the semi-automated production lines will be supplied by the mechanical engineering company Teamtechnik.
The electricity for the storage production and the offices is generated by a photovoltaic system with a capacity of 200 kW. The excess electricity is stored in the company's own Tesvolt batteries with a capacity of 350 kWh. Heating is provided by high-temperature heat pump technology, which is also supplied with solar power.

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