EVLO preps to build solar-plus-battery hybrid in British Columbia
EVLO 500 and EVLO 1000 energy storage systems. Image by CNW Group/Hydro-Québec.
EVLO Energy Storage Inc, a unit of Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec, has appointed contractors that will work to realise its utility-scale scale solar project with a proprietary battery in the District of Summerland, British Columbia.
The company said on Thursday it had teamed up with Wildstone Construction Group, a general contractor serving Western and Northern Canada, and Skyfire Energy, a solar panel installation contractor.
Together, the trio will install a 0.4-MW solar array and four EVLO 1000 battery energy storage units with EVLO’s proprietary EMS control system that will provide 4 MWh of storage capacity.
The solar farm will be geo-ballasted, which means no ground anchors or concrete will be needed during construction. As EVLO explained, this will help minimise the carbon intensity of the project.
The hybrid power station will be the first such project in the District of Summerland, and also EVLO’s first in Western Canada. The two-year old company has several storage sites in operation and under development in North America and France.
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