CSI’s SolBank pipeline expands

2 August 2023

CSI Energy Storage has entered into an agreement to provide its SolBank utility scale lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery technology to Cero Generation and Enso Energy for their 49.5 MW/99 MWh battery energy storage system to be co-located with the Larks Green solar PV project in South Gloucestershire, UK. The Larks Green solar PV project is the UK’s first transmission-connected solar farm. Also owned and operated by Cero and Enso, it was energised in May 2023.

Above: SolBank energy storage system

Cero’s 11 GW development portfolio is one of the largest in Europe, covering utility-scale solar as well as integrated energy storage systems.

In May it was announced that CSI Energy Storage would deliver 363 MWh of SolBank battery storage to an Aypa Power project in Texas, with commercial operation expected by Q2 2024.

This is in addition to an agreement announced between CSI and Aypa in February for the supply of 487 MWh of SolBank energy storage to support Aypa Power’s Cald project in Southern California.

Dr Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, said,”Aypa Power has one of the most robust pipelines of standalone energy storage projects across North America and CSI Energy Storage is pleased to be a trusted partner as Aypa continues to execute on its late-stage energy storage and hybrid development projects. We look forward to bringing these two impactful projects online to support the rapidly expanding energy storage market in the United States.”

CSI Energy Storage has deployed around 2.7 GWh of battery energy storage solutions to date across the United States, Canada, the UK, and China. As of 31 January 2023, CSI Energy Storage’s total pipeline had reached nearly 25 GWh.

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