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Megawatt lithium-ion micro-grid to harness Azores renewable energy

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 15:00 -- Paul Crompton
Megawatt lithium-ion micro-grid to harness Azores renewable energy

Perched in the middle of the Atlantic, the Azores is the perfect place to use lithium-ion batteries to harness the renewable energy that surrounds the islands.

A 1MW solar photovoltaic power plant and a 3.2 MWh lithium-ion Younicos-designed microgrid system have been installed on the Azorean island of Graciosa to harness wind and sun.

A 4.5 MW wind park is currently under construction. Swiss company Leclanché provided the battery energy storage system.

The system was viewed recently by the Prime Minister of Portugal, Doctor António Costa, as well as the President of the Azorean Government, Doctor Vasco Cordeiro, and other high-level country officials.

The “island-mode” capability of the project’s intelligent battery system will enable up to 100% spontaneous renewable energy generation.



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