Global Leader in International Renewable Industry News

posted in:

A123 Energy Solutions announces new 2.8MWh Grid Storage Solution™ contract win

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

A123 Energy Solutions, a leading provider of advanced energy storage systems for utility grid and commercial applications, announced today that it will supply, install, and commission a 1MW, 2.8MWh GSS™ to IHI Corporation. IHI Corporation is one of the largest industrial equipment manufacturers in Japan and makes products for a diverse set of markets including aerospace, energy, social infrastructure, and heavy machinery. The GSS is currently in the process of being installed at an IHI factory located in the Tohoku region of Japan.

“While last year was a challenging one, we were still able to successfully install and commission several sites around the world. This new project in Japan helps us begin the year with a new win, and we expect to continue this trend and grow the business.”

Once operational, the GSS will be used to integrate a large PV solar generation array co-located at the facility and help reduce the factory’s overall load, which will in turn help ease the strain on Japan’s grid which has been in rebuilding mode since the 2011 Eastern Japan earthquake.

“This new contract win proves that A123 Energy Solutions has recovered, is open for business, and is poised for growth,” stated Bud Collins, President of A123 Energy Solutions. “While last year was a challenging one, we were still able to successfully install and commission several sites around the world. This new project in Japan helps us begin the year with a new win, and we expect to continue this trend and grow the business.”

The Grid Storage Solution™, or GSS, will utilize the company’s Long Duration Grid Battery System (GBS-LD), a standard but flexible grid energy storage unit accommodating configurations that range from as little as 100kW to 4MW. The GBS-LD can be packaged in standardized 20-foot, 40-foot, and 53-foot long containers, custom enclosures, or in pre-existing buildings. Utilizing A123 Systems Nanophosphate® prismatic cell technology, up to 100MW and 100MWh of energy storage can be deployed onto a single acre of land, providing a superior combination of service life, power output, safety, and reliability.

Source: A123 Energy

posted in:

Other Renewable News

First Wind to sell power from planned solar project to Hawaiian Electric 15-04-2014
Yingli Green Energy signs framework agreement with United PV for the acquisition of 300 MW solar PV plants 15-04-2014
E.ON brings biomass benefits to Unipart 15-04-2014
Panda Power funds selects GP strategies for monitoring and training at state-of-the-art combined cycle power plants 14-04-2014
25 MW of solar power plants of Yingli Green Energy in China commenced construction 14-04-2014
Northland Power renews preliminary base shelf prospectus 14-04-2014
Ellomay Capital Ltd. Engages MZ Group for investor relations 14-04-2014
Sulzer introduces an innovative, highly efficient and cost effective cooling water pump for utility power generation 14-04-2014
Marubeni to launch mega-solar power project in Iwanuma City, Miyagi Prefecture 11-04-2014
ET Solar completes a 7.8 MWp PV power plant in Israel for EDF 11-04-2014