Trina Storage wins more than 1GWh grid-scale BESS projects

Trina Storage Elementa battery system

Trina Storage, the global leader in energy storage solutions, has announced a significant breakthrough in the European markets by winning more than 1GWh grid-scale Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects. These projects will utilize Trina Storage’s utility-scale battery storage system, Elementa, which was unveiled at Intersolar Europe 2023.

Elementa represents a groundbreaking advancement in energy storage technology. Trina Storage demonstrated the full-scale product for the first time during the event, impressing industry experts and stakeholders. The company’s comprehensive research and development efforts, coupled with strong integration capabilities in Changzhou, China, have enabled Elementa to become a flagship product that stands at the forefront of the Elementa Gigawatt Era.

What sets Elementa apart is its incorporation of Trina’s in-house LFP cells, a multi-level Battery Management System, and a comprehensive fire mitigation and suppression system. This integration ensures not only enhanced safety but also optimized cost efficiency, making Elementa a highly attractive revenue-generating grid asset.

Liam Breathnach, Technology Director of Grid Scale Battery Storage at SMS, expressed his enthusiasm for the product, saying, “This is my first time physically seeing the Elementa product. From first viewing, it appears to give due consideration to all the key elements that we would be looking for: for example O&M requirements, and how easy it is to address issues or to maintain the product.”

In addition to Elementa, Trina Storage also introduced its expert energy management system, E²MS, during the event. This software and hardware solution seamlessly integrates with Trina’s grid-scale BESS and maximizes control and performance of battery assets. E²MS employs sophisticated evolutionary algorithms and intelligent control strategies, precisely collecting, analyzing, and interpreting real-time and historical data from battery assets. The system ensures maximized control, efficiency, and sustainability, leading to enhanced system performance and optimized project returns.

Trina Storage has made impressive strides in expanding its low-carbon footprint across Europe. Having secured hundreds of megawatt hours of BESS projects using Elementa, the company has recently finalized contracts for two additional battery storage projects with DIF Capital Partners, an independent infrastructure fund manager.

The new projects, the Warley project (50MW/100MWh) and the Sundon project (40MW/80MWh), located in the east of England, are two-hour storage projects co-located with solar generation. Trina Storage’s Elementa BESS solution will be deployed in both projects to enhance energy resilience and flexibility by shifting peak generation from the PV system in response to fluctuating energy demands. The Warley and Sundon projects are anticipated to be commissioned by the end of 2024.

Head of Overseas Storage Business, Terry Chen, emphasized Trina Storage’s commitment to excellence, stating, “Our storage solutions are built for the most demanding grid service KPIs and will stand the test of time. We are ramping up our manufacturing, integration, and testing capacities.”

Trina Storage’s innovations are set to play a significant role in shaping the future of renewable energy and grid stability as the Elementa Gigawatt Era commences. With their unwavering dedication to cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions, Trina Storage is poised to lead the way in energy storage for years to come.