An image of Trina Solar BESS. Image: Trina Solar.
Trina Storage will integrate its Trina Storage Elementa 0.5P cabinets into four solar farms. Image: Trina Solar.

Trina Storage, the energy storage unit of Trina Solar, is set to deliver 190MWh of battery energy storage systems (BESS) to Low Carbon.

The BESS, which will be co-located across four solar farms in the UK, will be operated by Low Carbon, an independent power producer. Trina confirmed that each of the BESS units would be two-hour duration and bring new arbitrage and other ancillary capabilities to each plant.

Trina and Low Carbon confirmed that the partnership would see Trina Storage Elementa 0.5P cabinets integrated into the Meadow (10MW), Sandon Brook (35MW), Fern Brook (20MW) and Birch (30MW) solar farms.

These solar farms will also use Trina Solar PV modules to produce the renewable energy that will be captured by the BESS units.

It is worth noting that Low Carbon signed optimisation agreements with Habitat Energy, Flexitricity, and EDF for the four BESS in January 2024, as reported by Solar Power Portal. The first system is set to come online in early 2025.

Trina Storage confirmed it would also provide Low Carbon with preventative maintenance as well as a 15-year performance warranty with flexible usage parameters.

Commenting on the partnership, Justin Thesiger, managing director of global supply chain at Low Carbon, said: “We have high ambitions for our UK sites and see great potential in using storage for arbitrage and the provision of grid services. Our collaboration with Trina Storage, and Trina Solar more widely, will help us to maximise the potential of our sites and accelerate the energy transition.”

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