Trina Storage, a business unit of Trina Solar, has agreed a deal to provide battery energy storage systems (BESS) with a total capacity of 190MWh for four UK sites – operated by independent power producer Low Carbon – that include solar power.
The systems will bring “new arbitrage and other ancillary capabilities to each plant”, a statement said.
Each project will be able to provide its rated power output continuously for a duration of two hours.
The Trina Storage systems will be installed at Low Carbon’s Meadow, Sandon Brook, Fern Brook and Birch Solar Farms.
Trina Storage will also provide Low Carbon with preventative maintenance as well as a 15-year performance warranty via long term service agreements.
Justin Thesiger, managing director of global supply chain at Low Carbon said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Trina Storage to deliver these projects. Trina has a leading position in the UK energy storage space, with a reputation for high-quality manufacturing and a secure supply chain. Having worked with the company previously on successful solar PV projects, expanding our partnership into the storage space made sense.”
Gabriele Buccini, head of utility storage at Trina Solar added: “Storage is an area that will become increasingly crucial as the world continues its shift to renewable energy, so we are thrilled to be working with Low Carbon on this project. We look forward to seeing the results once installation has been completed, and to working closely with Low Carbon on further projects in the future.”