July 31st, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes a RFP from SCE for “pre-engineered” storage products, Saft and Schneider installing 2MWh of batteries on Corsica Island in France, a new residential product from LG Chem designed for the Australian market, a new offering from SolarCity that includes storage and GE’s will to become a larger player in energy storage.
- « SCE says it needs standardized packaging and quick turnaround, and issued a request for proposals (RFP) calling for battery vendors to build “pre-engineered” storage systems, between 1 megawatt-hours and 16 megawatt-hours in size, that can be built, shipped, installed and up and running within 7 months of being contracted. »
- Schneider Electric and Saft won two projects from Langa Group for the installation of 1MWh energy storage systems in two 1MWp solar power plants in Corsica (France), awarded under the French public tender from Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (CRE) issued in 2011.
- LG Chem is launching a new 6.4kWh battery storage system that approaches the key $1,000/kWh mark. It specifically targets the Australian residential market, where it will be made available to consumers in the the next weeks.
- The new SolarCity’s commercial offering for small and medium enterprises will include the company’s energy storage solutions. With this offering, SMEs will be able to save 5 to 25% over their existing utility bill.
- « General Electric wants to be a “sizable” player in the market for systems that store energy to manage power volatility, a sector the company expects to quadruple to $6 billion by 2020 »