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MHI and SSE Partner to Bring Cargo Container Battery Storage to Orkney Islands Power Grid

MHI and SSE Partner to Bring Cargo Container Battery Storage to Orkney Islands Power Grid

According to a press release issued by MHI , there will be a total of three cargo containers involved in the project: two of the containers will house roughly 2,000 units of lithium-ion batteries each, and a third will house the power conditioning system responsible for converting direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The storage system is set to be installed at the Kirkwall Power Station in the UK’s Orkney Islands. Power will be transmitted to and from the mainland via a submarine cable anytime there’s a shortage or surplus of power. In theory, the storage system will store surplus power in the lithium-ion batteries whenever the supply exceeds demand, offering an increased level of reliability for later power delivery. The issue of energy storage gets to the heart of one of the greatest perceived weaknesses of renewable energy technology: what happens when the ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

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