January 29th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 8.75MW project in Pennsylvania, a new medium-scale product by UET, the installation of a 200kWh batttery in Haiti, the entrance of BMW in the stationary energy storage market and the unveiling of Orison’s indoor energy storage products.
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- « Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to install a 8.75MW battery storage network, which will help reduce operating costs, ensure energy resiliency and support the stability of the energy grid » The batteries will be supplied by Saft, and installed by ABB.
- UniEnergy Technologies (UET) announced commercial availability of the ReFlexTM energy storage system, a 100kWAC Vanadium redox flow battery, with up to a 5 hour duration. The whole system (battery and inverter) fits in a 20-foot container.
- Saft has delivered a 200kWh Lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) to « power lighting and Wi-Fi for the Champ de Mars, the grand public square in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. » The system is coupled with a 110kW PV array. The project was developed by Geninov and financed by the World Bank.
- « BMW wants to develop lithium-ion batteries as a new business in the field of private energy storage. » BMW is planning to offer their 22kWh battery along with a control system in order to allow integration with PV.
- Orison, a California-based energy storage company, unveiled its 2.2kWh storage systems, designed for integration in indoor spaces. First units are expected to be commercialized this summer.