BYD manufactures solar panels but their role in the project was mainly providing energy storage batteries. SGCC chose BYD’s iron-phosphate battery technology that has a service life of more than 20 years and also used BYD’s peak shaving & load leveling charge and discharge methodologies. BYD’s battery energy storage system improves renewable energy efficiency by five to 10 percent.
This new project with the state grid has outpaced other grid projects in China and while independently designed by SGCC, is part of the national Golden Sun program.
Xiu Binglin, Deputy Director of the National Energy Administration, explains, “The large-scale implementation of clean and green energy, such as wind and solar power, can only be realized when the technical difficulties of this new energy application in the utility system are resolved. This State Grid project demonstrates a solution and will be the model of development for China’s new energy resources.”
BYD Vice President He Long says his company “is honored to cooperate with China and SGCC to build this large energy storage station and to make a contribution in the utilization of renewable energy resources.”
BYD manufactures advanced, environmentally-friendly battery technologies like its iron phosphate battery used in BYD electric vehicles and electric busses. BYD’s solar panels and LED Lighting systems have CEC, TUV/CE and UL listings.
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