Global energy storage capacity was estimated to have reached 27,391,265.1kW by the end of 2022 and is forecasted to grow to 353,879,813.4kW by 2030. Germany had 3,788,097.1kW of capacity in 2022 and this is expected to rise to 19,248,861.8kW by 2030. Listed below are the five largest energy storage projects by capacity in Germany, according to GlobalData’s power database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global energy storage segment. Buy the latest energy storage projects profiles here.

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1. Max Planck Institute – Flywheel Energy Storage System

The Max Planck Institute – Flywheel Energy Storage System is a 387,000kW flywheel energy storage project located in Garching, Bavaria, Germany. The rated storage capacity of the project is 770kWh.

The electro-mechanical battery storage project uses flywheel storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 1991.

The project is owned by Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics.

2. Kraftwerk Huntorf – Compressed Air Energy Storage System

The Kraftwerk Huntorf – Compressed Air Energy Storage System is a 321,000kW compressed air storage energy storage project located in Grose Hellmer 1E, Lower Saxony, Germany.

The electro-mechanical battery storage project uses compressed air storage storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 1978.

The project is owned by Uniper.

3. Adele – Compressed Air Energy Storage System

The Adele – Compressed Air Energy Storage System is a 200,000kW compressed air storage energy storage project located in Stasfurt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The rated storage capacity of the project is 1,000,000kWh.

The electro-mechanical battery storage project uses compressed air storage storage technology. The project was announced in 2010 and will be commissioned in 2013.

The project is owned by Zueblin Spezialtiefbau; RWE; General Electric. Buy the profile here.

4. Hamm Battery Energy Storage System

The Hamm Battery Energy Storage System is a 140,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 2024.

The project is developed by RWE Power.

5. Wunsiedel Battery Energy Storage System

The Wunsiedel Battery Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany. The rated storage capacity of the project is 200,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology.

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