This week’s TOP 5 includes the completion of a 28 MW PV plant with 100 MWh of storage by AES in Hawaii, the creation of Clean Peak Standards in Massachusetts, a 5 MW battery being deployed in the Seychelles, the completion of a 1.1 MW PV plus storage plant, and the installation of a novel kind of thermal energy storage by the university of Newcastle.
- AES has completed the construction of its 28 MW PV plant coupled with 100 MWh of battery storage on the island of Kauai.
- Massachusetts has inaugurated Clean Peak Standard, which could become an important driver for battery storage deployment over the next years.
- Luminant, A 5 MW / 3.3 MWh battery system is being deployed in the Seychelles, together with a 5 MW PV plant. (in French)
- Fairfield, Iowa’s Maharishi University of Management has completed and powered up a new solar power plant composed of a 1.1 MW PV plant and a 1.05 MWh Li-ion battery.
- A team from Newcastle university has installed a 100 kW / 600 kWh thermal storage system. They claim they can reach an AC/AC efficiency of 75 – 80%.