November 13th, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes a 90MW project in Germany for Nidec and LG Chem, the end of the home storage incentive in Germany, the completion of RES’s two 19,8MW projects in PJM area, a 13MW project initiated by Daimler and using second-life EV batteries and the delivery of a 950kWh “cold temperature package” in Alaska by Saft.

Top 5

  1. Nidec ASI signed a contract worth over 70 million Euros with German utility STEAG for the supply of a 90MW multi system of energy storage. The project will use batteries from LG Chem and will be composed of six 15MW systems to be installed in North-Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland.
  1. German minister for economic affair and energy announced that the incentive program for home storage will not be reconducted next year. According to the minister, the program already fulfilled its purpose to create an industry for residential storage. (in German)
  1. Renewable Energy Systems Americas announced substantial completion of the Jake Energy Storage Center and Elwood Energy Storage Center in the Chicago area. Each system is based on a  BYD 19,8MW/7,8MWh battery and will be used in PJM ancillary services market.
  1. Construction of a 13MW energy storage facility made from used EV batteries has begun in Lunen, Germany at Remondis SE, a recycling service and water company. GETEC Energie AG, TMH, and Daimler AG are collaborators on the project.
  1. Saft has delivered its 1,2MW/950kWh containerized Energy Storage System with innovative “Cold Temperature Package” to Kotzebue Electric Association Inc. (KEA), Alaska. The system is able to operate at temperatures as low as -58°F (-50°C).

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