A year on from signing a contract for a 60MWh project in the UK, China’s technology giant BYD has released the results from the solar-plus-storage system.
The results show the system operated smoothly, responding quickly to the grid’s demand and matching over 99% of aggregate demand with five to six cycles every day.
Tom Zhao, managing director of BYD’s solar division, said it proves the company’s renewable energy business model works. Now, he says, “We want to pave the way for more projects to follow suit so that the new energy market becomes bigger and better. There is a potential demand of 100MWh in a similar project in the UK alone, and over 200MWh worldwide.”
BYD used the UK project as a case study for its ‘Fully Sustainable Power Solutions’ model at Intersolar Europe 2017, the solar industry’s biggest trade show.
At the event, BYD also announced its ambition to integrate its energy storage systems with wind power this year, before eventually merging the system with all types of renewable energy generation.
Some of the company’s innovations were also on display at the Munich trade fair. These included its residential energy storage system B-Box and the Mini ES.
• Last month, BBB reported that BYD might make its automotive lithium batteries available to other carmakers. Sources in China suggest BYD will split its vehicle and battery manufacturing businesses, opening the door for BYD to supply its lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries and ternary lithium batteries to the wider market.