This week’s TOP 5 includes a 15 MWh project in Germany for Leclanché, a 6 MW / 48 MWh project by Tesla and National Grid on the island of Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts, a 3 MW / 12 MWh Vanadium flow project for Pu Neng in China, a PV plus storage project with over 100 MW of PV and 27 MWh of storage in Japan and a partnership between Sonnen and Natural Solar to distribute Sonnen’s batteries in Malaysia and the Philippines.


  1. Leclanché has been contracted by SWB, a German energy service provider to deliver a 15 MWh battery storage system. The system will be installed in Germany to provide FCR and coupled with a heating system to provide additional “charging” capabilities.
  2. National Grid has selected Tesla to deliver a 6 MW / 48 MWh battery to the island of Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts. The battery will be coupled with a 10 MW diesel genset and the installation will allow to avoid investments in additional cables.
  3. Pu Neng, formerly known as Prudent Energy, will build a 3 MW / 12MWh vanadium flow battery system in the Hubei province in China.
  4. “Softbank and Mitsubishi UFJ Leasing are to develop a 102.3MW solar PV project combined with 27MWh of battery stroage in Hokkaido, Japan.”
  5. Australian Solar installer Natural Solar has struck a deal with Sonnen to distribute Sonnen’s systems in Malaysia and Philippines.