Sungrow and Enlight sign agreement for 430 MWh energy storage system in Israel

By Sungrow

Sungrow has announced the signing of an agreement with Enlight Renewable Energy, an Israeli developer and IPP with global operations across the US, Europe and Israel, under which it will supply a 430 MWh liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS). The contract represents the largest ESS agreement signed to date in Israel, bolstering the country’s energy transition and marking a significant scaling up in installations for the newly launched system.

The 430 MWh Energy Storage Contract Signing between Enlight and Sungrow

The Israeli government introduced last year a goal of generating 30% of its electricity needs via renewables by 2030, with solar PV expected to contribute the majority of this to the tune of 12-15GW of new PV installations in the coming decade. To reach such a high proportion of solar usage, the country is currently aiming to develop an advanced solar-plus-storage system to ensure the stability and reliability of its grid.

Sungrow’s 430 MWh ESS is made up of a combination of a contracted 230 MWh for stage 1 and a locked 200 MWh battery for stage 2, maximising profitability, flexibility and safety.

The capital and operating costs of the Sungrow system are reduced as a result of pre-assembly, easy on-site installation and a more effective cell working environment which significantly slows capacity loss. With a modular DC/DC converter, the battery rack can be fully charged and discharged, with the system’s safety performance also optimized due to a standout anti-leakage design and integrated aerosol fire fighting system. Combined with the solar system, the highly integrated ESS can be widely used in multiple applications, including energy shifting, ancillary service, ramp rate control and reactive power provision.

“We are excited to announce our first strategic procurement agreement in the energy storage arena with the selection of Sungrow’s new ESS Li-ion solution. We believe that the combination of Sungrow’s product leadership and CATL’s cell technology will provide us with the superior solution we need for our advanced solar plus battery projects, driving best-in-class plant performance,” commented Gilad Yavetz, Enlight Renewable Energy CEO.

“Following a stringent selection process based on strict technical specifications and including visits to Sungrow’s ESS reference sites and manufacturing facility, we are proud to have been selected as the solution provider for the Enlight project, an installation landmark which represents our commitment to the decarbonization process which Israel is leading,” added Tzvi Ben David, Country Manager for Sungrow Israel.

James Wu, Sungrow Vice President, concluded: “The advanced liquid cooled ESS technologies we offer make it easier for our customers to turn more solar energy into assets. Israel is a key market for Sungrow to expand its global business and, through our continued efforts, we have seen increasing desire from the Israeli public and government to continue an evolution toward grid parity and a cleaner future.”

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