Sungrow announced its contract with ENGIE to supply 638 MWh of its DC-coupled liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS) solution to Chile.
The project, called BESS Coya, will be located within the 181.25MWac Coya Solar PV Plant in the Maria Elena district of the Antofagasta Region. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2022 and it is expected that 100 percent of the batteries will be commissioned by the first trimester of 2024.
The BESS Coya will store the renewable energy from the Coya solar plant and will allow this energy to be supplied for five hours every day, which translates into a delivery of 200 GWh on average per year. This will also allow around 100,000 homes to be supplied with clean energy. It will avoid emissions totalling 65,642 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Chile, according to its climate targets, aims to achieve 70 percent of the country’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.
DC-Coupled with the Coya solar plant, the BESS Coya will be installed with 232 units of Sungrow liquid cooled ESS containers. The liquid cooled ESS solution cuts capital and operating expenses due to its pre-assembled and easy installation design as well as a more effective cell working environment.
“The construction of the BESS Coya will allow us to deliver clean solar energy to the network during the night, increasing the flexibility of the dispatch of the Solar Plants to the National Electric System, making it more efficient and bringing more security,” said Rosaline Corinthien, CEO of ENGIE Chile.
“We appreciate the continued trust of ENGIE to deliver the fourth Chilean project. As an early entrant in the Chilean solar and storage market, Sungrow offers competitive products and services backed by a dedicated local team including sales, technical support, and after-sale services,” stated Ada Li, Head of Sungrow Latin America.