October 31, 2019: Inverter and energy storage supplier Sungrow on October 8 signed its latest contract to supply a fully integrated solar plus storage system to a project in Massachusetts.
The 12MW/32MWh ESS will be supplied under the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program (SMART), which was set up to support the development of solar energy in the state. This is a tariff-based incentive paid directly by the utility company to the system owner following approvals.
It will be deployed across five distribution grid-connected sites and should be commissioned in the second quarter of 2020.
Sungrow’s ST4200KWh-2000 storage system uses lithium-ion batteries by Samsung SDI, as well as an energy management system, local controller and HVAC in a 40 foot container that allows onsite installation and a unified control capability.
It will be operated by the US energy firm Stem, which is owned by New York-based private equity firm Syncarpha Capital.
“We felt strongly about Sungrow Samsung SDI’s product offering, especially with the fully integrated concept, which really helped us reduce the levelized cost of energy and operational costs,” said John Carrington, CEO of Stem.