This week’s TOP 5 includes a 10 MW subsidy-free PV plus storage project by Anesco in the UK, a partnership between ABB and Northvolt, a program in Australia to allow residential batteries to participate to the energy markets, a 1 MW battery system installed in Belgium by Alfen and Engie and plans to develop a large PV plus pumped-hydro storage system in Hawaii.
- Anesco claims it has laid the first subsidy free PV plus storage power plant in the UK. The 10 MW system is co-located with a 6 MW battery storage system. Both the solar panels and the batteries have been supplied by BYD.
- ABB has signed a MoU with Northvolt to collaborate to the development of Northvolt battery “Gigafactory”.
- Australian homes and businesses will soon be able to use renewable energy stored in their batteries to bid into a local energy market and provide a range of grid services using a new software platform backed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
- Alfen installed a 1 MW Li-ion battery at one of Engie’s gas power plants in Belgium. Engie plans to install 6 MW of Li-ion batteries from different suppliers on this site.
- The Kauai utility will invest 350 k$ in a feasibility study for a PV + pumped hydro project. This project could provide up to 15 % of the island electricity needs.