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Younicos AG

Late Stage Startup





Tagline

Let the fossils rest in peace.



Elevator Pitch

Younicos is a global leader for intelligent storage and grid solutions. Our core competence is the efficient integration of grid infrastructure elements. We combine various battery technologies and power electronics with highly intelligent software that automatically responds to the energy management requirements of both continental and micro-grids. Our technical expertise, commercial know-how and in-depth experience is based on nearly 100 megawatts installed in more than 20 energy storage projects worldwide.

Our vision is a 100% renewable energy supply with a decentralized and flexible grid design. Younicos intelligent energy storage solutions help to integrate a higher share of renewables into the grid, even making it possible to run micro-grids that are solely powered by sun and wind energy.

Product

Y.Cube - Our fully integrated plug and play energy storage solution delivers maximum system efficiency, cost effectiveness and easy handling.

The Y.Cube houses up to two bidirectional Y.Converters with directly embedded controls. Our superior system management deploys real-time system responses within 35 milliseconds and supports simultaneous performance of multiple modes.

Since the system accommodates multiple chemistries the battery arrays in the lower sub-enclosure can be chosen in relation to the required applications.
An internal thermal management system lowers parasitic losses and reduces battery degradation rates.

The modular design of the Y. Cube minimizes space requirements and scales with costumer needs. Building blocks can be installed as single enclosure or aggregated to make full multi-megawatt systems.



Why we are ecofriendly

Younicos storage solutions are ecofriendly, as they support the stable integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid and the switching off of conventional fossil fueled power plants. By providing essential system services like frequency control to the electricity system, they reduce the must-run-requirement of conventional fossil-fueled power plants. They also provide system services faster, more precise, cheaper and ecologically better. In the case of island systems, our storage solution allows the transformation to 100% renewable energy system.

A study by the Jülich Research Centre in cooperation with Younicos proves that battery storage is far cleaner than conventional power plants in stabilizing the power grid. The life cycle analysis of the Schwerin battery power plant and a conventional coal-fired plant concludes that stationary battery storage systems for the provision of primary control power outperform conventional power plants in eleven out of twelve categories. For example, coal-fired power plants produce up to 90 times more greenhouse gases and about 50 times more environmental toxins. Also the number of cancer-causing substances emitted is higher by factor 90.

More information about the study result can be found here: bit.ly/1AoVFoI

Latest News

Younicos transitions leadership to support next stage of growth

Market leader Younicos reorganizes its management to accelerate market delivery and growth. As part of the reorganization Stephen L. Prince will take over as President and CEO from James McDougall, who has led the company since March of 2014.

More details at: bit.ly/1UMr42O

Younicos ranked as one of the Top 10 most innovative companies in energy sector

Fast Company, the world's leading progressive business media brand, created a ranking of the most innovative companies in 2016. Younicos is ranked as one of the Top 10 most innovative companies in the energy sector, for "putting renewables on the grid".

More details at: bit.ly/1X6jrCW

Younicos is among 2015's TOP Global Cleantech Companies

Younicos is among the 100 most innovative companies for green technologies around the globe. The energy storage pioneer was chosen by the prestigious Cleantech Group from almost 7,000 nominated companies as “best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges and have a significant market impact”.

More details at: bit.ly/1Y4m9tM

Europe’s First Commercial Battery Will Also Provide Black Start Capability

For the first time in Germany, a stationary battery storage system will be capable of restoring a regional electricity distribution grid in case of a major disruption of the electrical supply network. As part of the “Kickstarter” demonstration project, the 5-megawatt battery plant operated by northeast Germany’s power utility WEMAG will receive physical as well as control software upgrades. In conjunction with renewable energy assets and a gas and steam power plant, it will then be able to quickly restore the grid in case of disruption, thereby preventing damage that could cost tens of millions of Euros.

More details at: bit.ly/1UAWXuV

You can find all our latest news at: www.younicos.com/en/media_l...

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Employees

Currently Younicos has 120 employees in Germany and Austin, Texas, USA.


Customers

Our customers include industry, energy utilities, grid operators.

An overview of our current projects and customers can be found here: www.younicos.com/en/project...




Awards

GreenTec Award 2014
(category energy)

KYOCERA Umweltpreis 2014
(category climate and energy)

Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award 2014


Country of Origin

Younicos was founded in Berlin, Germany. Today we also have offices in Austin, TX (USA).

Founded

15.09.2005

Twitter

@younicos

Facebook


Team


Contact Person

Our spokesperson is:
Philip Hiersemenzel
press@younicos.com
Tel +49 (30) 818799010

Headquarter

Our Headquarter is located in Berlin, Germany.

Tags

energy storage, intelligent storage solutions, battery storage, WEMAG, Younicos