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Construction begins on one of Europe’s largest battery storage production plants

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Construction of one of Europe’s largest battery production plants has begun in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany.

With a planned annual production capacity of 4 gigawatt hours, TESVOLT‘s ‘Gigafactory’ (visualisation above), will cover an area of almost 6,000 square metres and enable the company to produce up to 80,000 battery storage systems per year, representing a tenfold increase in current capacity, in line with expected market growth.

Small wind turbines and a solar PV system are being installed to aid in the company’s pursuit of completely CO2-neutral production, with surplus electricity stored in the company’s own battery systems. Air source heat pumps and heat recovery systems will provide the production facility’s heat, and fully automated robots are to play a key part in the production process.

An investment of around 30 million euros is planned for the first construction phase, which includes the construction of the battery production facility and the fully automated high-bay warehouse. A second ‘medium term’ phase will see a dedicated R&D facility built on site.

A ceremony was held at the site, to celebrate the start of construction, featuring Tesvolt representatives, as well as guests from the political world, including Dr Reiner Haseloff, Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, and Torsten Zugehör, Lord Mayor of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. 

Daniel Hannemann, Co-Founder and CEO of TESVOLT said:

“Today’s ground-breaking ceremony marks a milestone for our company. With the new Gigafactory, we will be able to increase our production capacity for TESVOLT storage systems to up to 80,000 storage systems per year. We are thus also setting new international standards. This brings us one step closer to our goal of supplying every corner of the world with affordable, green energy. Because without battery storage, there will be no energy transition.”

The battery production facility is scheduled to begin operation in 2025, creating an estimated 400 jobs in the process.


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