Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables have commissioned 12MWh of GridStar lithium-ion energy storage systems for 12 solar-plus-storage projects in North Carolina.
Lockheed said the system will serve communities supplied by the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation utility.
Lockheed said its GridStar systems are “compact, easy to install, and scalable for 100kW to multi-megawatt projects”. The systems feature modular, purpose-built energy storage units that contain batteries, local controls software and all required balance-of-system components.
The North Carolina projects represent the first set of battery storage facilities developed, constructed, financed and commissioned by Cypress Creek— which acquired the projects from United Renewable Energy, the initial developer of the projects.
Cypress Creek’s director of energy storage Brian Knowles said: “We are approaching a point where many newly originated solar projects will become solar-plus-storage by default.”