31 Dec '11, 12pm

China’s State Grid and BYD launch 36 MWh battery system for grid energy storage

China’s State Grid and BYD launch 36 MWh battery system for grid energy storage 31 December 2011 BYD and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) have finished construction on what may be the world’s largest battery energy storage station. This large utility-scale project, located in Zhangbei, Hebei Province, combines 140 MW of renewable energy generation (both wind and solar), 36 MWh of energy storage and a smart power transmission system. While there are renewable generation systems of this scale in service today, there are no battery systems of this size, the partners noted. The State Grid system is demonstrating a stable solution for transferring vast amounts of renewable electricity safely to the grid on an unprecedented scale. Although BYD manufactures 1GW of solar panels annually, their role in this project was primarily providing energy storage batteries in array...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/12/chinas-state-grid...

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