May 27th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes a very cost-competitive solar-plus-storage project in Arizona, a 40 MW project on the Guam island, Daimler’s new battery manufacturing plant breaking ground in Germany, two 2 MW / 2MWh projects completed in Arizona and a plan to install a 2.5 MW battery in Scotland by Ecotricity.
- Arizon utility Tucson Electric and Power (TEP) announced a project that consists of a 100 MWp PV farm coupled with a 30 MW / 120 MWh storage system. The facility will be constructed by NextERA, and will apparently sell its energy below 45$/MWh, under a 20-year PPA.
- The Guam Power Authority has signed an agreement under which GPA will procure a 40 MW battery system to LG CNS, a subsidiary of Korean group LG.
- Daimler begins construction on a 500 M€ Li-ion battery manufacturing plant at one of its sites in Kamenz, Eastern Germany. Batteries produced will be used for both electric vehicles and stationary storage.
- Arizona Public Services commissioned two 2 MW / 2 MWh energy storage system provided by AES.
- Ecotricity, a Scottish wind developer, announced it will install a 2.5 MW battery at its headquarters.