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ROUNDUP: Panasonic’s portfolio microgrid, New launch by Alevo, Sunverge’s aggregation ha

ROUNDUP: Panasonic’s portfolio microgrid, New launch by Alevo, Sunverge’s aggregation hardware

A rendering of the Peña Station NEXT development in Colorado. Credit: Panasonic.

Panasonic publishes details of ‘portfolio’ microgrid architecture

Panasonic, along with system integrator Younicos and utility Xcel Energy have published a white paper detailing their collaboration on a so-called portfolio microgrid.

The system being built at the Peña Station NEXT development in Colorado is being built under a public-private partnership. It will combine PV arrays and  1MW/2MWh of Li-ion batteries. A wide range of stakeholders on the project will ensure it can generate a larger number of benefits. In addition to the three main development partners, the Denver county and city municipalities and Denver International Airport will also participate. Panasonic is also a tenant at the Peña development.

“Multi-resource microgrids that serve different use cases, like the one at Peña Station NEXT, are the types of deployments that will transform the grid on both sides of the meter,” said Jayesh Goyal, CCO, Younicos.

Alevo launches 35kWh version of GridBank

Energy storage manufacturer Alevo has launched a 35kWh version of its GridBank product.

The GB35 lithium-ion system uses the company’s proprietary Alevolyte electrolyte, which it claims ensures non-flammability. “We have designed the systems with safety absolutely central to our thinking, which is why we firmly believe our GB35/GB50 systems are perfectly suited to must-run critical situations where safety is absolutely paramount,” said Christopher Christiansen, president, Alevo.

Sunverge to release third-party energy management system

Sunverge will release its Infinity energy management system in Q2 this year.

The hardware unit works with a number of inverters and energy storage systems to enable energy suppliers to aggregate multiple systems into a virtual power plant.

"Storage technology realizes its full potential when individual units can be centrally managed and aggregated," said Ken Munson, CEO, Sunverge Energy. "Sunverge Infinity is the link between our powerful software platform and the growing number of battery and inverter options out there. It creates greater choice for consumers along with offering more powerful management options for providers."

It will be launched in Canada, Australia and the US initially.