November 28th, 2014
This week’s “Top 5” includes an agreement between LG Chem and Siemens, distributed storage projects for SolarCity with WalMart, Telecom projects for Saft in London, storage funding in Alberta, and 4 MW of storage for Canadian Solar Inc. in Ontario.
1. Return of the Friday:
By popular demand, this newsletter is back on Friday.
This analyst has been unforgivably distracted these past few weeks, confusing Areva with Alstom in the last TOP 5 in the EnStorage and Schneider Electric R&D agreement triumvirate, on top of other typos and confusions. Let’s hope that learning by heart all the battery projects in the US will teach him a lesson.
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1. LG Chem and Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and market storage systems. LG Chem will supply battery and BMS and Siemens will handle PCS and integration. Siemens already integrated LG Chem cells in a Siestorage project to supply black start capacity to a gas plant in Germany.
2. SolarCity will install solar panels at WalMart stores in 36 States over the next four years. SolarCity will also install storage: “The next ten solar energy storage projects will each use a larger 200 kilowatt (400 kilowatt hour) battery, expanding battery storage capabilities as well as further reducing energy expense.”
3. Saft installed Evolion 62 kWh batteries at six London sites for telecom operator Airwave. Saft batteries reduced the storage weight by 1200 kg on each site compared to the ones previously installed.
4. “Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) has announced that it is making CAN$2 million [~1.78mUSD] in funding available to help develop next-generation energy storage technologies for Alberta.” “Applications are due Jan. 29, 2015”
5. “Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) will provide 4 megawatts of energy storage to support Ontario’s power grid. The company will supply reactive power, voltage support and energy storage using lithium batteries, Canadian Solar said in a statement today. It will provide operations and maintenance for three years. Terms weren’t disclosed. ”