Sungrow energy storage system contracted for Massachusetts solar+storage portfolio

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:07

Inverter supplier Sungrow has signed a contract to supply its fully integrated energy storage system (ESS) ST4200KWh-2000 to a 15-MW/32-MWh solar-plus-storage project in Massachusetts.

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 future-proof Sungrow ESS solution ST4200KWh-2000, which integrates separate PCS and lithium-ion battery, energy management system, local controller, HVAC and FSS in a 40-ft 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 and owned by Syncarpha Capital. “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.

“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.

The project, which is deployed across five distribution grid-connected sites, is planned for commissioning in Q2 2020. Sungrow’s announcement differs from Stem’s original announcement in June.