Princeton Power Systems, International Battery Partner On Energy Storage System

International Battery, a manufacturer and developer of large-format lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, has been chosen as the energy-storage system provider for Princeton Power Systems' renewable energy system that combines large-scale solar generation with lithium-ion battery storage and smart controls.

The $1.5 million solar generation system will be installed at Princeton Power Systems' corporate headquarters and will connect to the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) electric grid. The 200 kW solar array and energy-storage system will be controlled and connected to the electric grid using Princeton Power Systems' Grid-tied Inverter product.

The installation will demonstrate smart grid functionality, including microgrid operation, demand response, time shifting, frequency regulation and power dispatch, the companies state. The inverter and energy storage system will be housed in a mobile shipping container that is expandable to include 1 MWh of storage.

The completed system is expected to be fully operational in the fourth quarter of this year, as system integration testing is now under way. When the system is fully commissioned, the solar array will produce sellable solar renewable energy credits and offset a portion of Princeton Power Systems' energy usage.

SOURCE: International Battery

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