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Solar Grid Storage and AllCell Technologies team up for grid storage solution

by Zachary Shahan

Local solar power + local energy storage = a sustainable 24 hour Distributed Energy microgrid
Local solar power + local energy storage = a sustainable 24 hour Distributed Energy microgrid — and still allow large grid access, to handle peak load times and enjoy the ability to sell excess solar power back to the large grid at midday, with the installation of a two way “net-metering” electrical meter.

Solar Grid Storage’s PowerFactor™ solar + storage systems aim to bring more stability to the electric grid. It’s a turnkey energy storage solution (+ inverter) aimed at commercial solar power developers. Solar Grid Storage has just selected AllCell Technologies as a preferred supplier of large lithium-ion battery systems for these PowerFactor™ solar + storage systems.

AllCell’s passive thermal management system allows Solar Grid Storage to place both the battery system and inverter into a single ISO container — a significant reduction in complexity, cost, size, and weight compared to other options in the market today. — press release [PDF]

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AllCell’s PowerFactor™ storage system.

Here’s more from the press release:

Large-scale batteries, with their ability to instantly either supply or absorb power, provide a powerful tool to ease the job of grid managers.

The Solar Grid Storage PowerFactor™ storage system allows solar developers a simple and cost effective way to integrate storage into projects typically ranging from 100 kilowatts to 10 megawatts.

The PowerFactor™ inverter acts as a standard solar inverter delivering AC power to the building but also can be used during power outages enabling the PV system plus batteries to provide emergency power indefinitely.

AllCell’s battery system, protected by the company’s proprietary thermal management system, offers a safer, longer lasting, and more economical solution than conventional large scale batteries.

Effective thermal management is important in any battery system, but it is especially critical in larger high-power systems.

AllCell’s patented technology utilizes a composite phase change material (PCM) to surround each cell within the battery, absorbing and distributing heat to reduce battery temperature and prevent thermal runaway propagation.

The PCM technology allows the PowerFactor™ system design to maximize safety and cycle life.

Solar Grid Storage PowerFactor™ systems are or will soon be in place at several projects in the PJM region. One such project is the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s Grid Star project, while another is the Konterra commercial micro grid in Laurel, Maryland.

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This article, Solar Grid Storage & AllCell Technologies Team Up For Grid Storage Solution, is syndicated from Clean Technica and is posted here with permission.

About the Author

Zachary Shahan is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he’s the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he’s the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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