A123 Energy Solutions has commissioned a 500kW, 125kWh grid storage solution for Dongfang Electric Machinery, one of the major researchers and manufacturers of power generating equipment in China.
The grid storage solution is connected to the microgrid at Dongfang Electric Machinery's Hangzhou facility and will perform renewable integration for the site, where it is co-located with wind, PV and conventional generation resources.
This installation, which is the second deployment for A123 Energy in China, is a High Rate (HR) GSS and is not containerised, but instead is housed in one of the site's existing buildings.
A123 Energy Solutions president Bud Collins said, "For this project, we needed to install energy storage in an existing building. The flexibility of our GSS allowed us to accomplish just that, with no major modifications or special considerations around the building.
"In addition, our AEROS control software, developed solely by A123 Energy, allows our customer to use the storage system to manage its renewable and conventional generation, optimizing energy usage for the site."
The HR GSS is well suited for accommodating fluctuations in variable energy resources like wind or solar, and can be used to improve the efficiency of traditional thermal generators as well.
Image: A 500kW HR GSS, manufactured and installed by A123 Energy Solutions, being used to help manage on-site wind, solar, and thermal generation in Hangzhou, China. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.