June 2nd, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 1 GWp solar plus storage project in preparation in Argentina, a 1.7 MW / 3.2 MWh project by Younicos in Texas, the inauguration of a 10 MW / 2.5 MWh project in Arizona and of a 1.7 MW / 1.1 MWh project in Spain, and a plan to build a microgrid in Mauritius which includes a 2 MW / 0.5 MWh battery.
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- The governor of the Argentinian region of Jujuy announced a plan to build a 1 GWp PV power plant that would be able to inject power 24/7, and would therefore include an energy storage component.
- Younicos will collaborate with Doosan to provide a 1.75 MW/ 3.2 MWh system to Austin Energy (Texas), as part of a DoE funded initiative.
- Greensmith, E.on and Tucson Electric & Power inaugurate a 10 MW / 2.5 MWh battery storage system in Arizona. The system will provide frequency response and voltage control.
- Acciona has switched on Spain’s first wind plus storage plant. The plant is composed of a 3 MW wind turbine, a 1 MW / 0.39 MWh battery and another 0.7 MW / 0.7 MWh battery, both supplied by Samsung SDI. The demonstration project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
- Carnegie Clean Energy, an Australian company developing a technology allowing to recover electricity from wave energy, completed the design of a microgrid in Mauritius. The microgrid is composed of a 1 MW wave energy plant, a 2 MWp PV plant, a 2 MW / 0.5 MWh battery and will power a desalination plant.