Sungrow to supply 1GW of battery storage equipment for Broad Reach Power Texas projects

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Sungrow supplied BESS solutions to the 100MW Minety project (pictured) which came online in England in July. Image: Shell Energy Europe.

The energy storage arm of solar inverter manufacturer Sungrow will supply 1,000MW of battery energy storage system (BESS) equipment to be deployed across six large-scale projects in Texas for customer Broad Reach Power. 

China-headquartered Sungrow is one of the world’s biggest PV inverter companies, having delivered well in excess of 100GW worldwide and began supplying fully-integrated energy storage systems through a joint venture (JV) that it launched globally with Samsung SDI in 2016. From there, its BESS business segment has grown significantly, supplying and integrating equipment for both standalone BESS and renewables-plus-storage markets. 

Meanwhile Broad Reach Power, an independent power producer (IPP) and project developer with a 13GW portfolio of solar and energy storage projects in five US states, launched in 2019 and in mid-2020 announced it would bring 15 BESS projects, each of just under 10MW / 10MWh, online in Texas’ ERCOT market that year, followed by a couple of projects 10 times larger during this year. 

The IPP’s managing partner and CEO Steve Vavrik told Energy-Storage.news last year that the opportunity for energy storage to stabilise the electricity network in Texas is sizeable, with the growing share of solar and wind on the ERCOT grid adding to an already-challenging balancing act between supply and demand of electricity.  

Energy-Storage.news reported in January that Sungrow was contracted to equip Chisholm Grid, a 100MWac BESS project in the state, for developer Able Grid. Broad Reach Power said today that a Master Procurement Arrangement has been agreed with Sungrow to establish what it called a “versatile procurement platform” for purchasing battery energy storage products and power conversion systems (PCS). 

In 2020 Sungrow reported 800MWh of BESS shipments worldwide, but claimed that this year it will supply around 1.8GWh of its turnkey energy storage systems using both NCM and LFP chemistry batteries into the US market alone. The company was the supplier of BESS to Europe’s largest battery storage project in operation so far, the 100MW / 100MWh Minety project in the UK, which went online in July.

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