Azelio said it will install its energy storage system, TES.POD in Dubai. It will be part of a mini-grid that will power a visitor centre in the Noor Energy 1 project, which is the fourth phase of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Complex in Dubai—the world’s largest CSP plant.
“I am delighted that the first commercial installation project with our energy storage system, TES.POD, has started. We have thereby completed our key targets for 2020; to verify the energy storage system, and to win and start the installation of our first commercial order,” says Azelio’s CEO Jonas Eklind.
The installation project has now started with preparatory work on site. On December 20, a team from Azelio and ALEC Energy visited the site where the TES.POD will store energy generated by a solar PV field dedicated to powering the visitor centre.
The set-up in the mini-grid system will be a good illustration of how Azelio’s long-duration storage can enable a global green transition. Although this is a small system, challenges are similar in larger grids.
“The beauty of our storage system is that it is ideal for dispatchable and clean baseload power. It is optimized for daily cycling and stores energy at very competitive cost compared to both renewable and fossil technologies. This makes the TES.POD unique, and perfect to combine with solar energy,” says Azelio’s CEO Jonas Eklind.
The basis of the system powering the visitor centre is 300 kW of solar PVs, which generate electricity for the visitor centre during sun hours. At the same time it charges Azelio’s TES.POD that is able to dispatch electricity on demand during the dark hours and at times during the day when direct production is not sufficient. –Tradearabia News Service