US power electronics firm Dynapower announced on May 17 it had moved into the Indian energy storage market with a technology transfer and licensing agreement with Mumbai headquartered Raychem RPG.
Raychem is a joint venture between North American firm TE Connectivity (formerly Tyco Electronics) and RPG Enterprises, India.
The companies have commissioned a 1MW microgrid featuring Dynapower’s CPS-1000 inverter (which was issued a US patent last November) at the Central Electronics Limited facility in Sahibadad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The system includes the firm’s dynamic transfer technology, which uses algorithms to monitor the grid’s stability and transition from grid-tied to back up battery power when required.
The system will allow CEL — a manufacturer of PV cells, modules and systems —to access grid services including frequency regulation, PV smoothing and peak shaving to curb electricity bills, and perform in stand alone, islanded grid mode in the case of a black or brown out.
The Indian solar firm’s microgrid project consists of solar and diesel gensets alongside energy storage connected to the main grid power system.
In April, Dynapower announced it had reached a master supplier agreement with software firm Viridity Energy Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ormat Technologies, to supply inverters and fully-integrated ESSs for utility-scale and behind the meter storage projects.
The first two projects under the agreements will be 20MW/20MWh stand-alone in-front-of-the-meter storage systems in New Jersey, which should go live this year.
These projects will be financed, constructed, owned and operated by Viridity.
Each site will use Dynapower’s utility-scale CPS-2200inverters as part of Dynapower’s IPS-2200 utility-scale BESS, which includes inverters, batteries and enclosures, coordinating site controls and all battery thermal management.