An power storage system has been put in on the largest single-site photo voltaic park on the planet.
The battery storage facility has been constructed on the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai and marks the primary storage system to be twinned with a PV plant at a grid-scale stage within the United Arab Emirates.
NGK Insulators equipped the batteries and electrical engineering firm Ingeteam was accountable for the provision of a 1.2 MW energy conversion system with its medium voltage parts, plus the facility plant controller.
UAE utility Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) need to trial the storage system to guage its effectiveness in stabilizing grid fluctuations brought on by intermittency of renewables.
The storage system might be additionally used for power time shifting, frequency management and voltage management through the use of the massive capability of the batteries.
The photo voltaic park is being inbuilt phases, has a deliberate capability of 1000 MW by 2020 and 5000 MW by 2030 and can use each photovoltaic and concentrated photo voltaic applied sciences.
The 13 MW first part turned operational in 2013 utilizing PV panels, with a 200 MW second part launched in March 2017. An extra 800 MW of PV might be on-line by 2020.
The fourth part of the photo voltaic park might be a concentrated photo voltaic park and can characteristic the tallest photo voltaic tower on the planet at 260 metres.