June 17th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes 33 PV plus storage projects awarded in the French islands, a solar plus storage project powering water pumps in Rwanda, the launch of a virtual power plant composed of PV and storage residential systems in New York, the installation of the first grid-scale storage project in New Zealand and the commissioning of a hybrid system by Duke energy pairing batteries and ultracapacitors.
- Results of the French island call for tender for PV and storage are finally out. 33 projects have been awarded, representing a total of 52MWp of PV and storage to be installed in five overseas territories.
- « German storage manufacturer Tesvolt has been awarded a project to power water pumps in Rwanda with 2.68MWh of battery storage linked to a utility-scale solar system. » The project has been awarded through a call for tender and is financed by an undisclosed international foundation.
- Con Edison, SunPower Corp. and Sunverge Energy have partnered to integrate over 1.8 MW of solar power and about 1.8 MW and 4 MWh of battery storage in residential installations in New York.
- Alpine Energy has worked with Infratec to deliver the first grid-scale battery in New Zealand, as part of a demonstration project. The battery is currently 142kVA/142kWh, and could be extended to 1MW.
- Duke Energy’s hybrid ultracapacitor and battery system is now operating. The system pairs Maxwell Technologies’ ultracapacitor storage with a 300kWh Aquion Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery.