Sungrow, the international battery storage manufacturer, will supply Penso Power and BW ESS with the equipment for the fully consented 100 MW / 260 MWh project in Bramley, Hampshire. This is another energy storage system (ESS) collaboration between Sungrow and Penso Power, with Sungrow recognised as a forerunner in the industry.
Bramley is an important project in Penso Power and BW ESS’s development partners and is expected to play a significant role in supporting UK energy security and ensuring the resilience of the electricity system. Once operational in 2024, it is set to participate in grid balancing and ancillary services and wholesale energy trading, essential to the grid’s security.
Sungrow will supply the project with the latest PowerTitan 2.0 liquid-cooled energy storage system, in which the power conversion system and battery are integrated into one 20 ft container. A key benefit of choosing Sungrow as a supplier is the optimised CAPEX and OPEX cost.
James Wu, Senior Vice President of Sungrow said: “As an industry leader in utility storage, Sungrow welcomes the opportunity to work with Penso Power and BW ESS on this important energy project for the UK. We previously collaborated with Penso Power on their 100 MW Minety battery energy storage system in 2019 and are proud to supply the new Bramley project – the first of several projects with 260 MWh battery storage in the UK. We look forward to collaborating further with Penso Power on their global project pipeline, including Australia and Italy.”
Penso Power develops, deploys, owns, and operates grid-scale battery energy storage projects to support energy security and the energy transition. Penso Power and BW ESS announced a joint venture agreement in October 2021 that will see BW commit capital to fund the build-out of Penso Power’s project pipeline with Sungrow as a preferred supplier. Bramley is the first scheme to be built by the Penso Power/BW ESS joint venture.
Richard Thwaites, CEO of Penso Power commented: “Penso Power is pleased to be working with Sungrow on this important project. We consider Sungrow to be a technology leader in the energy storage field and we have been particularly impressed by the Sungrow energy storage product and the advantages that it offers.”
Sungrow is a pioneering company that entered the energy storage market early on and has achieved top rankings, being recognized as the number one global shipment provider of energy storage systems for seven consecutive years among Chinese companies. The company has also received notable recognition for its contributions to the industry, as it has been awarded the world’s first iF Design Award in the utility-scale energy storage system category for its innovative product, PowerTitan. As of now, Sungrow has contracted a total of nine Gigawatt hours of orders globally for the PowerTitan system, which is a testament to its success and credibility in the industry.