Asola world growth leadership award in solar technology
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc announces that its German solar photovoltaic affiliate Asola Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH received the “World Advanced Mobile Solar Technology Growth Leadership Award” by Frost & Sullivan Global Research Platform.
Frost & Sullivan noted: "in the field of automotive solar technology, the company already boasts a wealth of experience and expertise that makes it a worldwide leader in the sector," and that "the company has been and will remain at the forefront as an environment friendly and innovative one offering economic usage of high-quality solar technology."
Asola was recognized by Frost & Sullivan for superior quality products, meeting industry quality standards, customer-centric approach and successful partnership ties and contracts.
"We are truly honored by this prestigious award and recognition," said Reinhard Wecker, the founder and CEO of Asola. "We have strategically positioned ourselves with the highest quality products that combine innovative, customer-centric features with aesthetic design and robustness."
"This award is a strong recognition of the creativity and dedication of Asola's leadership team and employees, and a reflection of the close partnership with Quantum," commented Alan P. Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum. Quantum is a partner of Asola and holds 25 percent on the Asola GmbH.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards take notice of companies within various regional and global markets that demonstrate outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technology, innovation, customer service and strategic product development.
Frost & Sullivan presents this award every year to a company that has proven to be a leader in its specified industry. Plus, companies are recognized for pioneering technology, sound business strategy and research effort, which are all attributed to moving the state of the industry forward.
Sungrow links Europe's largest energy storage plant to grid
Europe's largest energy storage project, the 100MW/100MWh Minety plant featuring Sungrow's 1500V energy storage system solutions, has been successfully connected to the UK grid.
The UK experienced the most debilitating blackout in nearly a decade in August 2019. The incident exposed the serious lack of frequency regulation of the national grid and demonstrated that the construction of energy storage projects that can regulate the frequency of the grid in a timely fashion should be prioritised. The Minety project, which began at the end of 2019, considerably mitigates the problem and is designed for facilitating grid stability and maximising renewable energy utilisation.
Sungrow supplied both NCM and LFP battery energy storage system solutions featuring high integration, which minimise the footprint, slash the commissioning duration and significantly reduce the system cost by 5%. The solution well meets the latest UK frequency regulation requirement called dynamic containment - requesting the plant to respond to the power instruction of the grid within 1 second, making the project one of the rare 30% of the UK's storage plants equipped with this function.
"We are proud of being part of this landmark project, offering solutions with extreme efficiency and safety while in compliance with the stringent UK grid codes," said James Wu, Vice President of Sungrow, which shipped more than 800MWh of energy storage systems in 2020.
Battery storage capacity in the UK is likely to heavily increase as move towards operating a zero-carbon energy system. At the end of 2019 the GB battery storage capacity was 0.88GWh. National Grid forecasts it could be as high as 2.30GWh in 2025.
Global energy storage updates
TEVOCS has announced the launch of a powerful series of universal portable power stations that provide reliable power for off-grid situations, travel, home backup and more. With an impressive 2080WH capacity and 2000W output, the TEVOCS power station is billed as 'the ultimate power station for modern life' and is available here.
Enlight Renewable Energy has completed the acquisition of 90.1% of the holdings in Clēnera LLC, a leading and seasoned company in the field of initiation, development, construction and operation of solar energy and energy storage projects in the United States.
Last month Canadian Solar Inc. was awarded the first utility-scale battery storage project in Colombia of 45 MW/45 MWh. The project was awarded in the public tender launched by Colombia's Ministry of Energy and Mines, via its affiliate UPME, the Mining and Energy Planning Unit.