Younicos to provide storage for distributed PV management in Austin
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German energy storage outfit Younicos will deliver a 1.75-MW/3.2-MWh battery storage system to Austin Energy, the electric utility of the City of Austin, Texas.
Younicos said today it will work with the project's prime contractor, Doosan GridTech, to install the system that will feature seven Y.Cubes and Y.Converters, marking the company's largest Y.Cube deployment in the US so far.
The project is part of the S Department of Energy's (DoE) Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) programme. It aims to manage distributed energy resources and integrate renewable energy at the lowest possible cost, Younicos said. The battery system will be located in a neighborhood in East Austin, near both residential and commercial buildings.
"Integrating energy storage with solar is becoming essential as we achieve our utility's goal of 55% renewable energy by 2025," commented Karl Popham of Austin Energy.