The state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued at the beginning of the month a tender for 1,200MW of renewable power that can be used to alleviate peak demand issues on the grid, in effect mandating the use of energy storage systems (ESS).
South Korea’s government is planning for 100MW of battery storage as part of a nearly 3GW hub of solar PV and wind on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, which is an estuarine tidal flat on the coast of the Yellow Sea.
Storage retrofit will combat curtailment and constraints for India’s first solar-wind hybrid project
The first ever wind and solar hybrid project in India, completed in April 2018, is to be retrofitted with energy storage after strong winds this year led to a curtailment of solar production.
News in brief from around the world of energy storage.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has committed up to A$18 million (US$13.7 million) in funding to build the first phase of a A$120 million solar-wind-storage project by Windlab and Eurus that will deliver renewable energy on demand.
The renewable energy agency of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, NREDCAP, has received expressions of interest for a 500MW wind-solar-hybrid park development in Ananthapuram District, which can be expanded to 1GW over three-to-five years.