Apr 2024

Matthysen

Matthysen is a young and ambitious family-owned company that was founded in 2013 by three brothers from Brecht. In addition to civil works and sewerage works for individuals, companies, and governments, they are now also specialized in energy storage!

The brothers have realized their green ambition through an investment in 2.8 MWh of battery systems, spread across 4 different sites. Matthysen is now the greenest family business in their region!


Key facts:

  • 13 Octave indoor Battery Cabinets and 5 outdoor Battery Cabinets
  • Installation by Eco Technics
  • Optimal Control : self-consumption and imbalance arbitrage via Yuso
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Energy Storage Capacity
2.8 MWh
Inverter Capacity
1.1 MW
Feb 2024

Thovarco

Agriculture company Thovarco has 145 kWp of solar panels. Previously, about 50% of the locally generated solar energy was injected into the grid.

Thanks to their partner Eco Technics, Thovarco has invested in an Octave battery system, reducing the grid injection of solar energy to approximately 10%.


Key facts:

  • Two Octave outdoor Battery Cabinets
  • Installation by Eco Technics
  • Optimal Control : self-consumption and imbalance arbitrage via Yuso
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Energy Storage Capacity
484 kWh
Inverter Capacity
184 kW
Jan 2024

Bela

Strawberry farmer Bela was an early adopter, installing the first solar panels as far back as 2010. After Bela renovated her asbestos roof, Eco Technics installed an additional 45kWp of solar panels in 2023.

During summer, Bela's nutrient installation for the strawberries is much more frequently operational than during winter. Thanks to the Octave battery system, Bela can now consume more locally generated solar energy, even during the night.


Key facts:

  • Two Octave indoor Battery Cabinets
  • Installation by Eco Technics
  • Optimal Control : self-consumption and imbalance arbitrage via Yuso
Bela_Photo installation
Energy Storage Capacity
242 kWh
Inverter Capacity
92 kVA
Jan 2024

Pelkmans-Vervoort

Family-owned poultry farm in Turnhout with a strong focus on innovation & green energy.

The Pelkmans-Vervoort farm reduced their carbon footprint by investing in 960 solar panels and LED-lighting for their stables. To improve self-consumption of their locally produced solar energy, they invested in an Octave battery system, installed by their preferred partner Eco Technics. On top of that, the family is a pioneer in Belgium: they will help stabilizing the Belgian grid via the joint Octave-Yuso offer and capture additional revenues on the imbalance market.


Key facts:

  • Two Octave indoor Battery Cabinets
  • Installation by Eco Technics
  • Optimal Control : self-consumption and imbalance arbitrage via Yuso
Pelkmans-Vervoort
Energy Storage Capacity
242 kWh
Inverter Capacity
92 kVA
Oct 2023

Dairy farm Godrie

Dairy farmers Gert and Gitte Godrie are taking care of more than 300 cows and a lot of other animals.

They decided to invest in PV solar panels via installer Eco Technics to make their energy consumption green. As one of the pioneers, the Godrie family also invested in a sustainable Octave battery system to increase the farm’s consumption of the locally produced solar energy.

Thanks to Eco Technics’ expertise and Octave’s system, the Godrie farm is now even greener !


Key facts:

  • One Octave outdoor Battery Cabinet
  • Installation by Eco Technics
  • Optimal Control : self-consumption
Godrie
Energy Storage Capacity
111 kWh
Inverter Capacity
50 kW
Dec 2022

Eneco Solar

One of the largest solar PV installers and investors in Belgium.

Eneco Belgium is expanding its offer with battery storage systems for SMEs and industrial sites. Octave was selected for a demonstration project at the site of Eneco Solar.


Key facts:

  • Outdoor battery cabinet
  • Installation by Alpha Innovations
  • Optimal Control by Eneco
Eneco Solar
Energy Storage Capacity
111 kWh
Inverter Capacity
60 kVA
Jun 2023

AED Studios

The largest film and production studio in Belgium, also known as “Flemish Hollywood”.

AED studios has a MW-scale solar PV installation and large transformers with plenty of available capacity. Octave’s battery cabinets will enable AED studios to increase their local consumption of solar energy and offer services to the grid operator, Elia, to stabilize the electricity grid.


Key facts:

  • 4 outdoor and 3 indoor battery cabinets (with inverter)
  • Installation by AED and Elecon
  • Optimal Control: grid services, self-consumption and peak shaving
AED Studios
Energy Storage Capacity
1.3 MWh
Inverter Capacity
1.0 MVA
Jul 2022

Terranova Solar

One of the largest solar PV farms in Benelux operated by a consortium led by the Aertssen Group.

Terranova Solar's site produces up to 15 MW of solar energy during the day, but has a minor baseload consumption from the supporting infrastructure and a wastewater treatment plant. Thanks to Octave’s battery cabinet, the site can become independent from the grid.


Key facts:

  • Outdoor battery cabinet
  • Installation by ATS
  • Optimal Control: day-ahead market arbitrage
Terranova Solar
Energy Storage Capacity
75 kWh
Inverter Capacity
30 kVA
Dec 2022

Enersol

Innovative energy service company in Wallonia offering a range of solutions for the energy transition.

Enersol's own site provides a glimpse into the energy future: it hosts PV, a wind turbine and several EV chargers. Octave's battery cabinets offer additional flexibility ensuring that Enersol does not need to increase its grid connection capacity.


Key facts:

  • 2 outdoor battery cabinets
  • Installation by CE+T
  • Optimal Control: self-consumption of solar and wind generation & peak shaving for EV chargers
Enersol
Energy Storage Capacity
222 kWh
Inverter Capacity
92 kVA
Jan 2023

Leiedal

Inter-municipal cooperative from South-West Flanders.

Leiedal is transforming a former coal-fired power station into a multifunctional site for adventure, business and culture including a testing ground for the latest technologies including a DC grid. Octave won a public tender to deliver 3 battery cabinets in partnership with CE+T.


Key facts:

  • 3 indoor battery cabinets
  • Installation by CE+T
  • Optimal Control: self-consumption & peak shaving for EV chargers
Leiedal
Energy Storage Capacity
363 kWh
Inverter Capacity
150 kVA
Dec 2023

IPALLE

Inter-municipal cooperative from Wallonie Picarde with a strong focus on circularity.

Ipalle owns a waste to energy plant which produces 30 MW of baseload electricity. Following a successful demonstration project, Octave has been selected to implement a MWh-scale second-life battery system to support balance on the Belgian electricity grid.


Key facts:

  • 7 double-bay outdoor battery cabinets
  • Installation by Ipalle
  • Optimal Control: grid services & imbalance market arbitrage
Ipalle
Energy Storage Capacity
1.3 MWh
Inverter Capacity
1.3 MVA
Jan 2023

FUTECH

Expert in solar energy with innovative products and “as a service” business models for residential and professional customers.

Futech is implementing a DC fast charger with 180 kW of power. Instead of upgrading the connection capacity of their site, they have opted for an Octave battery cabinet to limit peak power.


Key facts:

  • Indoor battery cabinet
  • Installation by JET
  • Optimal Control: self-consumption & peak shaving
Futech
Energy Storage Capacity
111 kWh
Inverter Capacity
92 kVA