Sungrow has announced that it has signed a contract to supply its fully integrated Energy Storage System (ESS) ST4200KWh-2000 to a 15MW/32MWh project in Massachusetts, US.
The project will participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets after completion and is one of the first solar-plus-storage offerings to contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program, setting the benchmark for Massachusetts’ solar-plus-storage projects.
The Sungrow ESS solution ST4200KWh-2000, which integrates separate PCS and Li-ion battery, energy management system, local controller, HVAC and FSS in a 40-foot container, will bring together the plant’s production processes within a one-stop-shop to allow flexible transportation and on-site installation, as well as ensure unified communication, system safety and optimal system efficiency.
The combined solar and storage portfolio is operated by Stem, the US energy firm, and owned by Syncarpha Capital, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.
“We are happy to partner with Sungrow which has a trusted 20 plus year track record in this industry for the first batch of SMART projects and many more in the future. We felt strongly about Sungrow Samsung SDI’s product offering, especially with the fully integrated concept, which really helped us reduce the LCOE and operational costs,” said John Carrington CEO of Stem Inc.
The project, which is deployed across five distribution grid-connected sites, will be supported by Sungrow’s dedicated team of experienced professionals in the U.S. and is planned for commissioning in Q2 2020.
”As a technical leader in power conversion, Sungrow offers innovative solar-plus-storage solutions that are future-focused. We have already completed prestigious projects in the U.S. and across the globe, connecting renewables to the grid to bring sustainable and reliable power to people,” said Hank Wang, president of Sungrow Americas.
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