French battery manufacturer Saft will supply its lithium-ion technology for a grid-scale renewable energy project.
Saft will provide three Intensium® Max 20P lithium-ion battery containers to provide ramp-rate control and frequency response for a 10MW photovoltaic facility in Puerto Rico.
The fully-integrated Intensium® Max containers include modular battery architecture, battery management and active cooling systems, fire suppression and power and communication interfaces.
Saft’s partnership with Windmar, who tendered the contract, will enable Puerto Rico to integrate more renewable PV into its electricity network.
Windmar will now be able to meet minimum technical requirements of 4.5MW of peak power for ramp-rate control and 1MW for frequency response with Saft batteries.
“In remote locations and islands, it is essential our batteries can handle substantial daily energy flows and high power outputs in order to stabilize solar farms,” said Jim McDowall, Saft Business Development Manager.
“We are providing the Coto Laurel PV facility with the highest power capability in 20-foot ISO containers, fully assembled and with flexibility in siting.”