Electrovaya Partners with Canadian Solar on Microgrid Energy Storage Project

Electrovaya announced recently that it will partner with Canadian Solar on a microgrid project, providing a 200 kWh energy storage system which will feature Electrovaya’s Lithium Ion SuperPolymer 2.0 technology.

The project is being funded by the Ontario Smart Grid Fund, through the Ministry of Energy. The funding supports projects that advance the development of the smart grid in Ontario and provide economic development opportunities. According to Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan released last December, the government will design programs that will encourage innovative technologies and approaches, including consideration of proposals that integrate energy storage with renewable energy generation.

“We are pleased to work with Canadian Solar. This project is a start for more collaboration in this growing field of microgrids,” says Dr. Raj Das Gupta, VP of Business Development at Electrovaya. “Energy storage can bring a high value for solar photovoltaic systems as it can store the surplus energy and enables PVs to become a reliable power source. We are committed to establishing a sustainable and reliable energy solution to Ontario by working with Canadian Solar on this project”, said Dr. Das Gupta. 

Source: Electrovaya