This week’s TOP 5 includes a 2 MW project in Scotland by Tesla and ESB, the acquisition of 2 flywheel projects of 20 MW each by Convergent, $30 million in funding made available by the US DOE for R&D focused on long duration storage, a 1.1 MW/ 1 MWh lead-acid battery installed in Missouri, and NextTracker selected to supply a PV and flow battery solution to a university in Iowa.
- A 2 MW Tesla battery was installed a couple of weeks ago at a glass packaging facility in Scotland. The battery is owned by ESB and will provide backup to the industrial facility, peaking capabilities, and frequency regulation services.
- Convergent announced the acquisition of 40 MW of flywheel projects in Stephentown, NY and Hazle Township, PA from Rockland Capital.
- The U.S. DOE announced up to $30 million in funding for projects as part of a new ARPA-E program focusing on long duration storage (10 to 100 hours).
- City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri has installed a 1.1 MW / 1 MWh lead acid battery (provided by NorthStar) at one of its substation to smooth the load curve and avoid upgrading the substation.
- Ideal Energy selected NextTracker to install a 1.1 MW PV power plant coupled with flow batteries at a university in Iowa. The system will help reduce the demand charge of the facility.