China firm GCL System Integration and US company Powin Energy have formed a joint venture to target Asia-Pacific’s front-of-the-meter energy storage systems market.
The new firm, branded as G-Powin Energy Solution, will use lithium-ion phosphate batteriesin its G-Powin Solution system, which also contain DC battery racks, BMS, containerisation, DC collection/protection, power control system integration and energy management systems (EMS).
The modular battery system has also been engineered to maximise energy for behind-the-meter applications.
Hui Wu, vice president of GCL-SI energy storage solution said it was the right time to enter the Australian market because the country’s grid system continued to face volatility, with strict output control negatively impacting the profit of system owners.
He said: “At the same time, this partnership places us in good stead to strengthen power supply in neighbouring regions. For instance, Vietnam’s goal of strengthening its grid with the integration of more renewables will require more efficient storage solutions.
“Likewise, in South Korea, the G-Powin systems lithium-ion phosphate batteries offer a more stable and safer alternative to conventional nickel manganese cobalt batteries.”
Danny Lu, senior vice president of Powin, said: “Unlike many of our competitor’s energy storage solutions, our proprietary BMS and EMS platform, battery modules and battery stacks were developed with a sole focus on the energy storage market and applications rather than re-purposed based on electric vehicle designs.”