According to provisional figures provided by German solar energy association Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft (BSW-Solar), there are now approximately 52,000 operational storage systems serving PV installations in Germany. This number corresponds to a capacity of approximately 300 MWh, a BSW spokesperson told pv magazine.
PV Magazine 13th March 2017 read more »
Utility Vattenfall plans to build its largest battery storage facility at a wind farm in South Wales. Subject to a final investment decisions, the 22MW facility will be constructed at the 230MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales. Vattenfall, which won a 22MW, four-year enhanced frequency response (EFR) contract last year from National Grid, said the unit will provide grid balancing services via that service. The announcement comes as Vattenfall announced a deal with automaker BMW for 1,000 batteries with a capacity of 33kWh, which it will use in all of its currently planned storage projects. The batteries are the same as those used in the BMW i3 electric vehicle.
The Energyst 15th March 2017 read more »