The integration of renewable solar energy has increased stress on the power grid. By their very nature, photovoltaic (PV) energy sources fluctuate dramatically with weather. For example, the power output of a PV can drop by half in less than a minute due to clouds. The fluctuating power output from renewable sources cause line regulators, tap changers, and switched capacitors to switch much faster than before. They also contribute to transients, harmonics, and flicker in the power grid.
The GO Energy Storage System consists of an energy storage unit and a power control unit. The system provides clients with the ability to create custom power output profiles, optimize power usage, and provide renewable output smoothing. This is accomplished by charging the storage when excess power is generated and discharging the storage when diminished power is seen in the PV output. Custom power profiles can be also be programmed, after which the system would adjust its charge and discharge characteristics to meet the custom curve.
|Rated Power per Module||100kW|
|Chemistry||Lithium Ion (LiFeMnPO4)|
|Lifetime||10 years (4000 cycles)|
*Capacity can be scaled by adding more storage units