If you need to know about batteries; you’ve come to the right place
Chinese flag点击这里访问我们的中文网站Chinese flag

large-scale

Off-grid lithium-ion system points way to hybrid ESS future

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:44 -- Xuan Zhong

With batteries becoming the ‘go to’ technology in small and large-scale renewable energy projects, it can only be a matter of time before prices fall and the industry reaches its tipping point.

This week, for example, wind turbine firm Gamesa has announced it has chosen lithium-ion technology for its hybrid off-grid system in La Muela, Spain.

Sign-up to our FREE weekly industry newsletter, to get the weeks news delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Flow battery partnership to target major ESS markets

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:05 -- Paul Crompton
Flow battery partnership to target major ESS markets

US firm ViZn’s zinc and iron flow battery will be used in turnkey large-scale energy storage systems (ESS) following a deal with a vertically integrated utility-scale renewable energy firm.

The strategic partnership with US company Alpha Energy will see the Texas-based firm’s technology used for large behind-the-meter, grid-edge and utility-scale front-of-the-meter applications.

Sign-up to our FREE weekly industry newsletter, to get the weeks news delivered to your inbox every Monday.

Bigger and better redox flow to enter the large-scale ESS market

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:36 -- Paul Crompton
Bigger and better redox flow to enter the large-scale ESS market

A Japanese company is set to launch a redox flow battery onto the large-scale energy storage market that it claims will boast higher capacity at a cheaper rate than its previous products.

Sumitomo Electric Industries plans to release the scalable 500kW/h per unit ESS this autumn.

Situated in a conventional cargo container, the all-in-one design incorporates the battery’s liquid tanks, pump and all the necessary devices.

The market for large storage batteries has been growing around the world, driven by the increase of renewable energy generation, which needs a stabilising buffer between it and the grid.

In Japan, a feed-in-tariff programme introduced in 2012 to promote the use of renewable energy has boosted demand for large storage batteries.

Large storage batteries are a main product in Sumitomo Electric's energy- and environment-related businesses.

Back in 2012, Sumitomo completed a 1MW redox flow battery electric power generation/storage system on the premises of its Yokohama Works.

The system was developed in cooperation with Nissin Electric Co,  Sumitomo Densetsu Co and Meidensha Corporation in the respective technical fields.

Sign-up to our FREE weekly industry newsletter, to get the weeks news delivered to your inbox every Monday.
Subscribe to large-scale