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The testing institute SGS is now offering performance and safety tests for stationary energy storage systems. The SGS Battery Test House in Munich has numerous test stands, which have been used for many years to assess mobile traction batteries in electric vehicles. The technical equipment can now test battery systems in stationary applications, such as those used as buffer storage in wind and solar power systems.

“With our safety tests for stationary energy storage systems, we are transferring our experience from the e-mobility sector to batteries in the renewable energy sector,” says SGS expert Jürgen Böck. “Just as in electric vehicles, stationary energy storage systems are generally lithium-ion batteries. Such batteries must not burn even in extreme situations or release toxic substances. To reduce these risks before market approval, we perform extensive tests on stationary energy storage systems.”

As an accredited testing laboratory, SGS conducts the required safety tests, including tests to UN 38.3, the Safety Guidelines for Lithium-Ion Home Battery Storage Systems, IEC 62485, NP IEC 62897, IEC 61427 and VDE AR 2510-50.

Comprehensive testing services

Alongside safety tests, SGS’s services include tests to assess the performance, endurance and reliability of battery systems. In addition, the experts at SGS are well qualified to advise on issues of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). They also conduct environmental simulations and functional safety tests on stationary energy storage systems.

Interested companies can find SGS at Intersolar Europe from 10 to 12 June 2015 at the Bayern Innovativ joint stand (Hall A3, Stand 190). The SGS Battery Test House will be presented at the trade fair, and experts will be on hand to inform visitors about the state of the art in safety and standardization for stationary electrical energy storage. Detlef Hoffmann, Business Development Manager for E-Mobility and Battery Test Services at SGS, will be speaking on “Energy Storage: Safety and Quality in Lithium-Ion Battery Storage” on the first day of the trade fair (10 June 2015 at 11:20) as part of the official programme of talks.


SGS Germany GmbH
Battery Test House
Hofmannstraße 50
D-81379 München
t: +49 (0)89 787475-101