Y.CUBE

PLUG-AND-PLAY

Y.Cube is a fully-integrated plug-and-play energy storage solution for smaller-scale applications. Its modular design approach enables system sizes from 200 kW to 10 MW for longer-duration storage systems, scaling up to 20 MW for shorter-duration. Every component has been specifically selected to deliver optimal system performance and minimize operating costs. Watch our Y.Cube Video

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

PLUG & PLAY. ALL IN ONE.

The Y.Cube is a ready-to-install storage system, with all components inside a single enclosure. This off-the-shelf solution comprises batteries, inverter, HVAC and auxiliary components, all tested and pre-assembled by Younicos experts, and all seamlessly operated by the smartest software on the market.

MODULAR AND SCALABLE

The Y.Cube uses a modular approach. Single units can be easily combined to deliver the power and energy capacity required for your business. The system can cover a variety of applications from a few hundred kW up to multi-MW power output, and from minutes up to hours in duration.

CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS

Younicos experts work with you to determine the best size and configuration for your system based on the applications you require. We will also help you select the most suitable battery technology and manufacturer based on our experience from more than 40,000 test cycles at our battery labs.

POWERED BY Y.Q

Y.Q operates all system components safely, fast and efficiently to perform all types of storage applications while ensuring a long asset lifetime. In fact, we have received up to 20-year performance warranties from leading battery manufacturers on the strength of Y.Q.

COST EFFICIENCY

The Y.Cube combines the highest performance with cost efficiency. The compact enclosures can easily be installed with a forklift instead of an on-site crane and shows less parasitic losses and slower battery degradation due to its superior thermal management.

CERTIFIED QUALITY

Our solutions have been tested and approved internationally. The Y.Cube proudly carries the following certifications: UL 1741, IEEE 1547, IEC 62477-1, CSA C22.2 #107.1, G59-3, IEC 61000-6-2, 4 and FCC part 15 Class A. CE marked.

Y.CUBE HIGHLIGHTS

<35

MILLISECONDS

total system response time thanks to embedded controls

220

MEGAWATT

installed battery storage around the world

>97

PERCENT

peak-efficiency

FEATURES & COMPONENTS

 

The Y.Cube is an all-in-one system within a single enclosure that houses the converter units, selected DC battery block and HVAC and auxiliary components, with operation and performance managed by Younicos controls. All components are tailor-made with bi-directional fast-response storage applications in mind.

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Y.CONVERTER 250

 

The bidirectional Y.Converter upgrades existing power conversion technology with embedded Younicos controls, delivering the highest level of reliability for island and continental grids. Rather than connecting a high quantity of DC racks behind a single large PCS, the Y.Cube links a smaller number of racks in parallel behind each 250 kVA PCS. The greater degree of distribution minimizes usable battery capacity losses and mitigates potential fault current risk.

Y.Q SOFTWARE PLATFORM  

 

Our intelligent software enables faster response times and precise energy management to optimise battery performance. It determines automatically which function is most valuable according to the grid and to market conditions and deploys real-time responses. Y.Q can easily be customized to your needs and adapted when new market applications emerge.
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BATTERY ENCLOSURE AND BLOCK

 

We recommend the ideal battery enclosure for your requirements. Either you chose our Y.Cube 10 with a special focus on an economic footprint and easy installation even at the most remote project sites. Or you pick our Y.Cube 20 standard container — easy to ship. The Y.Cube accommodates multiple battery technologies so that you can choose the best chemistry for the required power/energy ratio. Thanks to our smart software Y.Q it is even possible to use multiple battery technologies within a single system.

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

The Y.Cube manages battery rack cooling within more consistent limits, resulting in less parasitic loss and slower battery degradation.

FIRE SUPPRESSION

 

Our systems benefit from 100 percent reliable fire suppression systems including smoke detection units for an early alarm and extremly fast reacting gas actuators.

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