AUSTIN, Texas & BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Younicos Inc. has entered into an agreement with leading solar power supplier OCI Solar Power to provide a turnkey battery storage system at one of OCI Solar Power’s projects in Texas. The system will be the first integrated grid-scale solar-plus-storage project to be deployed in the ERCOT market.
Younicos will be responsible for design, engineering, integration and construction of the 1 MW system, which is expected to come online in early 2016. It will also be the first use of LG Chem battery technology in ERCOT. Younicos’s own proprietary control software will manage system performance within the ERCOT market in conjunction with operation of the solar farm.
Prior to construction, the system will undergo extensive performance testing at Younicos' state-of-the-art Technology Center, located in nearby Austin. The project is the first in a broader Younicos/OCI Solar Power strategic relationship, under which the parties will look to partner on future projects within the growing global market for innovative energy storage/solar solutions.
Stephen L. Prince, Younicos Chief Revenue Officer, said: “Younicos has unmatched expertise in the integration of storage with renewable resources, such as wind and solar, and we are the number one provider of grid-scale storage solutions in the Texas market. We are very pleased to expand our presence in our home market, and we congratulate OCI Solar Power as the first company to develop a grid-scale integrated solar/storage resource here. Younicos has a long track record of industry firsts, and we look forward to working with the OCI team to deliver yet another innovative grid storage solution.”
This is the second Texas project recently announced by Younicos. In June, Duke Energy announced that they had selected Younicos and Samsung SDI to upgrade North America’s largest wind-integrated energy storage system at Duke’s Notrees wind farm in West Texas.
About OCI Solar Power
Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, OCI Solar Power is a leader in the solar power industry, providing innovation and development for utility-scale solar PV projects in communities throughout the U.S. With more than 500 MW of solar photovoltaic projects currently in development nationwide, OCI Solar Power works with communities, utilities and leading environmental and engineering firms to ensure that each solar PV project is suitable for the community and built in an environmentally conscious manner.
Younicos is a global leader for intelligent energy storage and grid solutions. Clients benefit from technical expertise, commercial know-how and in-depth experience built on nearly 100 megawatts installed in more than 20 energy storage projects worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 in Berlin, Germany, and currently employs more than 120 storage enthusiasts there and in Kyle and Austin, Texas (USA). For more information visit www.younicos.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.