Electrovaya, Canadian Solar team up for micro-grid project

18 March 2014 (Last Updated March 18th, 2014 18:30)

Developer and manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems Electrovaya has teamed up with Canadian Solar for a micro-grid project.

Developer and manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems Electrovaya has teamed up with Canadian Solar for a micro-grid project.

Under the project, Electrovaya plans to provide a 200kWh energy storage system which will feature its Lithium Ion SuperPolymer2.0 technology.

Ontario Smart Grid Fund will fund the project through the Canadian Ministry of Energy.

The funding supports projects that advance the development of the smart grid in Ontario and provides economic development opportunities.

Ontario released its long-term energy plan in December 2013. As per the plan, the government will design programmes that will encourage innovative technologies and approaches, including consideration of proposals that integrate energy storage with renewable energy generation.

"The project is a start for more collaboration in this growing field of micro-grids."

Electrovaya vice-president of business development Raj Das Gupta said the project is a start for more collaboration in this growing field of micro-grids.

"Energy storage can bring a high value for solar photovoltaic systems (PVs) as it can store the surplus energy and enables PVs to become a reliable power source. We are committed to establishing a sustainable and reliable energy solution to Ontario by working with Canadian Solar on this project," Das Gupta said.

Canadian Solar chairman and chief executive officer Shawn Qu said, "In continuing our dedication to providing customers the highest value from their investment, we are pleased to be working with Electrovaya on this micro-grid project, where the solar energy can be stored in Electrovaya's batteries and provide high quality and reliable power to the user."

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