$2 million Grant To Develop PV Storage Solutions

Satcon Technology Corporation, A123 Systems, Renewable Energy Services, and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) have been awarded US$2 million by the California Energy Commission to work on the development of storage technologies that will help reduce renewable energy power intermittency.
The team aims to develop PV integrated electric energy storage systems capable of voltage and frequency support, PV firming, real power dispatch and ramp rate control. The solutions will be worked on at SMUD’s corporate headquarters in Sacramento, California.

The energy storage system is expected to “leverage a high power, high voltage version of Satcon’s battery power conditioning system (Satcon Spectrum PCS) featuring Satcon’s EDGE Adaptive Control Architecture (EDGE ACA) to enable voltage stabilization, frequency control and continuous operation of the PV plant in the event of major grid instabilities including faults.”
According to Satcon’s CTO, the Energy Commission project will enable the team to accelerate the development and deployment of the next generation of controls and energy storage technologies that are central to tomorrow’s power grid.

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