ENERGY STORAGE

Canadian Solar to deliver 220 MWh energy storage system for Australian Epic Energy project

January 10, 2024

Canadian Solar subsidiary E-Storage is to deliver 220 MWh DC of energy storage systems for a standalone energy storage project owned by Epic Energy in Mannum, South Australia.

The Mannum project is being developed by Canadian Solar through its wholly-owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy. E-Storage will begin construction on the Mannum project in the second quarter of 2024.

The Mannum storage project will be linked to the existing 46 MWp of solar farm capacity at the same location.

The Mannum project will employ SolBank, an energy storage system using “high-cycle capacity” lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells.

Clive D’Cruz, CEO of Epic Energy, said: “The standalone battery storage system rounds out Epic Energy’s investment at the current Mannum site, with the battery to sit alongside Epic Energy’s two adjacent solar farms, which harness the region’s consistent sunlight. The battery will further support the South Australian electricity market and ongoing energy security by absorbing excess energy during the day and storing it for use during the evening peak.”

Colin Parkin, president of E-Storage, added: “We are delighted to collaborate with Epic Energy and Recurrent as they expand their renewable energy portfolio in Australia by providing our energy storage technology platform. The Mannum project will support Australia with the efficient development of its energy network, further facilitating the adoption of renewable energy generation.”