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Hitachi develops ESS to stabilise US grid

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:31 -- Ruth Williams
Hitachi's CrystaEna will be available in the US from 2015

Hitachi has announced it has developed an energy storage system for the US market that can be integrated to high-voltage power lines to capture energy that has been generated by renewable sources. The stored energy can be sold back to the grid from the lithium-ion battery at times of high demand.

The Japanese company believes the 1MW system, known as CrystEna, will help to stabilise the grid by supporting solar and wind power.

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