March 25th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes a project by Alevo on the PJM area, the discontinuation of Tesla 10kWh battery for backup applications, a 2 MW demonstration project in the UK by E.ON, a 1MW demonstration project in Scotland by Statoil and a PV plus storage project in Kenya by Solarcentury.
- Alevo announced that it is deploying an 8MW/4 MWh energy storage system in Lewes, Delaware. The system will be used to provide ancillary services to the PJM area.
- Tesla discontinues its 10kWh powerwall battery designed for backup applications only due to lack of interest of the market. Lead acid batteries and diesel generators are usually cheaper and offer better performances.
- E.ON and the university of Sheffield have commissioned a 2MW demonstration battery project based on LTO batteries supplied by Toshiba.
- Statoil announced it would install a demonstration system with a 1 megawatt-hour lithium battery capacity. The project is to be coupled with floating wind turbines off the cost of Scotland and should be built by the end of 2018.
- Solarcentury will undertake the installation of three solar PV plants, with a total capacity of 1154kWp, at the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology. One of these installations will be combined with battery storage. The project has been financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.