Greensmith Energy storage technology selected to deliver reliable solar power in Massachusetts
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 13 February 2018 at 3.00 p.m. EET
Greensmith Energy, a part of the Wärtsilä technology group, was selected by Origis Energy USA to provide advanced energy storage integrated with solar photovoltaic (PV) in Sterling, Massachusetts, USA. The resultant hybrid system will allow the PV installation to better handle peak loads and provide secure, reliable electricity supply to the Municipality and State.
Greensmith Energy will deliver the 1 MW / 2 MWh energy storage system using LG Chem batteries and Sungrow inverters to Origis Energy, a leading US-based provider of solar energy and storage solutions, with over 1 gigawatt of developed solar capacity. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“Energy storage is the integrative component to deployable community solar plus storage projects like the system we are installing for the Sterling Municipal Light Department,” said Josh Teigiser, Director of Development & Energy Storage, Origis Energy. “Greensmith is an acknowledged leader in this field and we are pleased to partner with them on this project.”
“We are delighted to partner with Origis Energy as Massachusetts and the entire region embarks on a strategy to maximize renewable resources, integrated with our advanced energy storage technology and software,” said John G. Jung, CEO of Greensmith. “Milestone installations like the Sterling Community Solar + Energy Storage project will serve as benchmark technology for the region, and is made possible through the development knowledge and expertise of the Origis Energy team.”
Greensmith will deliver the turnkey solution and project on a fast-track basis, having proven its ability to meet demanding delivery schedules globally through over 70 successful system deployments. The system is expected to be fully operational by the end of March 2018.
Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä Company, is a leading provider of energy storage technology and integration – having delivered 11 grid-scale system projects globally in 2017. Now in its fifth generation, Greensmith's GEMS software platform offers the widest range of energy storage applications for optimizing energy storage, often integrated with a growing variety of renewable and fossil generation assets.
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As the leading provider of energy storage software and integration services, Greensmith’s mission is to make energy storage a fundamental part of a more resilient, intelligent and distributed energy infrastructure. Now in its fifth generation, Greensmith’s GEMS software platform optimizes the performance of energy storage and integrated grid assets by lowering costs and maximizing system return on investment.
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