BYD announced the launch of a large 40-foot containerized Battery Energy Storage Station (ESS) in Doha, Qatar. The BYD ESS is part of a Solar Testing Facility whose ceremonial launch at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) coincided with the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) that was held in Doha, Qatar.

The BYD containerized Energy Storage System is rated at 250 kW (300 KVa) and 500 KWh with nominal output voltage of 415 VAC at a frequency of 50Hz and is outfitted with environmental controls, inverters and transformers, all self-contained, in a 40 foot shipping container to provide stable power supply. The round trip efficiency of this 500KWh system was rated at 89% AC-DC-AC (with THD<3%).

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