Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

TLDR: Volvo Penta is expanding its presence in the battery technology sector through a collaboration with Swedish backup power solutions company Aiab Energy. The partnership will focus on developing an integrated battery energy storage system (BESS) that meets the specific needs of Aiab Energy’s customers. Volvo Penta will supply high-performance battery systems tailored for industrial use, derived from the Volvo Group’s electrification platform. The BESS subsystem will provide a dependable and responsive power supply for critical infrastructure, such as hospitals and municipalities.

Volvo Penta and Aiab Energy have announced an expansion of their collaboration into the field of battery energy storage systems (BESS). The partnership will focus on developing an integrated battery energy storage solution that meets the specific needs of Aiab Energy’s customers, while contributing to a more sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure.

Volvo Penta will supply Aiab Energy with a high-performance BESS subsystem, which includes energy-dense battery systems with optimised C-rates tailored for industrial use. These battery systems, derived from the Volvo Group’s electrification platform, are used in heavy-duty applications such as electrified trucks, buses, and construction equipment. The subsystem will provide a dependable and responsive power supply, aligning with the uptime and reliability demands of Aiab Energy’s customers.

Aiab Energy primarily serves Swedish government entities, including hospitals and municipalities, as well as defense organizations and critical infrastructure. These sectors rely on Aiab Energy’s reliable standby and prime power solutions, where dependability is key. BESS will play a pivotal role in modern society, offering sustainable and versatile means of storing energy from renewable sources such as solar or wind, enabling more efficient use of these resources and enhancing critical infrastructure.

“By investing in BESS technology, Aiab Energy is not only advancing its capabilities but will also contribute to a cleaner, more resilient energy future,” says Jakob Sandwall, CEO of Aiab Energy. “We’ve got a good history working with Volvo Penta, they are committed to supplying us and our customers with reliable and secure power solutions. Being part of the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta has access to a robust supply chain and excellent aftermarket support, which is essential in our commitment to our clients.”

Volvo Penta’s collaboration with Aiab Energy is a testament to its commitment to providing top-tier solutions and playing a role in the energy transition towards a more sustainable power generation segment. The company aims to support its customers in navigating the evolving energy landscape and become a trusted partner in the industry. Volvo Penta has a history of supplying efficient and high-performance power generation engines tailored to meet the needs of its customers.