Sungrow to supply 50 MWh of energy storage systems

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Sungrow has won deals to supply a group of energy storage systems in Massachusetts, California and Ontario, totaling over 50 megawatt-hours (MWh).

The projects will utilize customized systems, including the Sungrow-Samsung SDI 2 MW – 4.2 MWh Energy Storage System (SSEP). SSEP employs an “all-in-one” package of Sungrow’s products, featuring battery inverters, lithium-ion batteries and battery management systems. The system targets large commercial and industrial and front-of-meter utility applications and is certified to UL1741-SA and UL9540 standards.

In a company press release announcing the deal, Sungrow-Samsung SDI president, Jiamao Wu said:

2018 has been a very fruitful year for Sungrow ESS Businessand the US market has quickly become one of the most important pillars for Sungrow.

Sungrow, which first entered the U.S. market as an inverter maker, is seeing success with its energy storage offerings as well. This includes providing its ESS solution for the first solar plus storage community solar project in Massachusetts.

While California has long been a leading state for energy storage deployment, Massachusetts has also taken steps to build its market, including setting a mandate that utilities must procure 200 MWh of energy storage by 2020.