Dynapower Company and Samsung SDI have introduced an energy storage platform. The initial version of the Dynapower Samsung SDI BTM-250 offers 250KW and 550 kWh service levels. A 100 KW system will follow, according to the press release.
The platform combines Dynapower’s new Generation 2 MPS product line of behind-the-meter energy storage inverters with Samsung SDI’s E2 Li-Ion battery product, which also is new.
The release says that the two companies have worked together on many projects and are formalizing that cooperation. The press release says that the first deployment of the jointly developed platform is at the University of Minnesota. There will be several rolled out across the country next year, they say.
Energy storage is an increasingly vital issue. Last month, the Washington news site HeraldNet reported that The Snohomish County Public Utility District is in the middle of an $11.2 million energy storage research project in Everett, WA.
The MESA 2 initiative is aimed at research and development. The system, which is contained in 20 shipping containers, consists of a vanadium battery system that can provide power to 1,000 homes for eight hours. It is connected to the public utility district via software from Soosan GridTech.