Chinese battery maker BYD has been chosen to supply batteries to Green Charge’s “largest utility scale” energy storage system in the US state of Massachusetts.
BYD’s lithium-ion batteries will be deployed for the 3MW/6MWh storage system adjacent to the Mt. Tom Power Station in Holyoke, Green Charge has announced.
According to Green Charge, the battery system is designed to optimise intermittent solar energy and contribute to rate stabilisation for Holyoke Gas & Electric customers over the next 20 years.
Green Charge’s CEO Vic Shao said: “BYD has a proven track record with product at scale production.”
Last June, a year after signing a contract for a 60MWh project in the UK, BYD said the performance of its solar-plus-storage system endorsed the firm’s renewable energy business model.
BYD’s solar division MD Tom Zhao said: “There is a potential demand of 100MWh in a similar project in the UK alone and over 200MWh worldwide.”