Energy storage firm S&C Electric Company has completed a 7MW lithium-ion system that combines solar energy and storage in Ohio, US.
The system was built in conjunction with Half Moon Ventures (HMV) and the local municipal utility, the Village of Minster.
HMV is using S&C’s 7-MW PureWave® SMS Storage Management System, providing fully integrated storage management and power conversion for 3-MWh of lithium-ion batteries.
The system is tied to HMV’s adjacent 4.2-MW solar plant to reduce peak demand charges.
“Energy storage systems are so much more complex than the chemistry of batteries. If just one piece doesn’t work in concert with the rest of the system, the impacts to the owner’s return on investment are huge,” said S&C Electric Company President of US Business Mike Edmonds.
“This is a milestone day for our community as we mark the first time a municipal utility has combined solar power and energy storage,” said Village Administrator, of the Village of Minster Don Harrod.