20 Apr '16, 2pm

AES Energy Storage and Panasonic Target India for Grid Batteries

India seems to be a natural target market for energy storage, with its unstable and outage-prone grid, fleets of diesel backup generators, hundreds of millions of people without access to electricity, and a big push underway to grow its share of intermittent wind and solar power. The question, as with every other storage market, is how to find the regulatory and economic models to allow the technology to pay for itself. That’s the goal of a 10-megawatt grid battery project announced Monday between AES Energy Storage, the world’s biggest grid battery project developer, and Panasonic, one of the world’s biggest battery makers. By mid-2017, the partners hope to have the system up and running at Panasonic's eco-friendly Technopark appliance factory in India’s Haryana state, both to provide backup power for the facility and help stabilize and integrate renewable energy for the ...

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