Renewable Energy Systems will use SMA technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center, the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility.

Once complete in April 2017, research staff from the NREL will utilize the 10+ demonstrated applications of the RESolve energy storage system to test certain modes ranging from frequency regulation and renewable energy integration, to more advanced modes such as “black start” and seamless grid-to-island transition.

RES has partnered with LG Chem to supply batteries for the system, along with SMA to provide the power conversion system (PCS) unit, and Siemens to install the pad mount transformer.

Lithium-ion Battery