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The modular, smart storage solution is fully integrated and prefabricated with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, liquid-cooled thermal management system, battery management system and fire detection and suppression systems.
According to Trina Storage, a business unit of Chinese solar panel maker Trina Solar, the battery’s standardised design and factory-installed configuration helps reduce installation times by up to 70%, leading to lower CAPEX.
Terry Chen, head of overseas energy storage business, Trina Storage, stated: “Increasing demand for batteries from the electrical vehicle (EV) market has highlighted supply chain vulnerabilities around the globe and by strengthening vertical integration, we can reduce or eliminate many uncertainties as we scale up.
“In last three years, we have built our IP by investing heavily in production process that includes establishing our in-house R&D (research and development) team. The result is our Elementa and the next-gen battery storage solution with improved system lifetime, performance and returns.”
The announcement comes in as Trina Storage ramps up its battery manufacturing capacity to strengthen vertical integration, lower average cost through economies of scale and improve cell performance with better control over production process.
The battery cells are produced in the Jiangsu Province, China. The cell manufacturing facility has a capacity of 3GWh annually to be scaled up to several GWh in the near future.
Trina Storage has also set up an integration base that enables a customisable BESS design with an annual capacity of 5GWh.