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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

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