Aypa Power selects Canadian Solar as supplier for 498MWh US storage project

July 11, 2024

E-STORAGE, part of the Canadian Solar’s majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar, has secured a contract to deliver a 498 MWh DC standalone battery energy storage system for Aypa Power’s Bypass Project, located in Fort Bend County near Thompsons, Texas.

The project is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2025.

It will utilise 106 units of E-STORAGE’s battery energy storage system, ‘SolBank 3.0’ The batteries will be paired with 65 power conversion systems and controllers. Each SolBank battery delivers 5 MWh of energy capacity in a 20-foot standardised container, featuring high-density lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) chemistry battery cells.

After integrating and commissioning the project for commercial operation, E-STORAGE will provide ongoing operational support for the project under a long-term service agreement (LTSA).

Moe Hajabed, CEO of Aypa Power, commented: “We are pleased to continue our partnership with E-STORAGE on the Bypass Project. Utilising their SolBank 3.0 technology, this project will enhance grid resiliency and support Houston’s growing energy needs. This collaboration underscores Aypa’s commitment to deploying efficient and dependable energy solutions. We look forward to the Bypass Project’s successful delivery and the positive impact it will have on strengthening the Texas grid.”

Colin Parkin, president of e-STORAGE, added: “We are excited to announce our third project with Aypa Power by extending our partnership with the award of their Bypass Project. This brings our total commitment to providing Aypa with over 1.3 GWh of integrated energy storage capacity. Our ongoing collaboration with Aypa highlights our commitment to delivering innovative and sustainable energy storage solutions, meeting the diverse needs of our partners’ projects and communities.”