Rimac Technology Launches Rimac Energy
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Rimac Technology announced its entry into the stationary energy storage systems (ESS) market with a new brand, Rimac Energy. This marks a major milestone for the company, as it expands beyond EV technology. The technology is being developed and manufactured at Rimac’s facilities on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia, and will be revealed later this year.
These stationary solutions are essential in realizing the full potential of renewable power generation and driving the decarbonization of our energy networks, the company said in a statement. The Rimac Energy team has been steadily built as a specialized team over the last 18 months and now consists of 60 dedicated employees - all of whom currently work on its first generation of stationary ESS and pilot applications with select customers.
Leveraging expertise in EV technology, Rimac Energy applies the same engineering philosophy and design know-how to stationary energy storage applications. As a result, the new company has created a novel battery architecture that reduces efficiency losses by up to 50% whilst decreasing the system footprint by up to 40% compared to current state-of-the-art solutions. Additional technological benefits include improved cycle life, built-in redundancy for increased availability, as well as competitive material and installation cost.
"At Rimac we have always been driven by innovation and a passion for pushing the limits of what is possible in the automotive industry. However, we recognize the importance of stationary storage solutions to power our planet sustainably. Given our track record in innovative battery technology, we believe we will play a vital role in building Europe's future energy ecosystems, elevating it on the global stage,” said Wasim Sarwar Dilov, Rimac Energy's Director.
Initially, the new company will provide solutions for large commercial, industrial, and utility-scale applications, with battery-buffered solutions for fast and mega-watt charging already underway. The company currently has several customer projects in the discussion, including a pilot with a leading renewable energy company to provide battery storage solutions for their solar and wind power plants. These pilot systems are expected to be produced by the end of this year, and commissioned in 2024. Mass manufacturing is set to start in 2025, with manufacturing capacities continuously scaling up into the double-digit GWh scale.
"There is an urgent need for clean energy infrastructure to support the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid by providing storage and balancing capabilities. Given our head starts in EV technology and dedication to sustainability, this path feels like a seamless progression for us. Our team is truly excited about creating solutions that make clean energy more accessible, as we strive to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels and foster a greener future," said Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili.