The Czech company Solar Global has commissioned Alfen to supply a 1 MW energy storage system for the solar park Prakšice in the Czech Republic. The system will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017, making it the first large storage system in the Czech Republic.
Solar Global develops and maintains solar photovoltaic (PV) farms and PV rooftop PV installations and is currently responsible for approximately 100MW of capacity. As Solar Global wants to play an important role as a pioneer in the energy transition, the company is investing in an innovative energy storage solution that will initially be used for energy trading. As the market evolves, the system is also ready for other applications, such as providing network stability. This project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
František Smolka, CEO of Solar Global comments: "Energy storage will play an important role in the widespread introduction of renewable energy. With this project we are preparing for the future and I expect to implement many more of these systems in the region. "
Andreas Plenk, Global Sales Director for Energy Storage at Alfen adds: "In close collaboration with Solar Global, we have assessed the optimal configuration for the local situation. Our modular and standardized storage system allows us to deliver and deploy our solution within a short timeframe to the Czech Republic. "
Die Implementierung innovativer Lösungen
Smolka erklärt, warum Solar Global Alfen für dieses Projekt gewählt hat: „Alfens bewährte Technologie und langjährige Erfahrung mit Versorgungsunternehmen in ganz Europa stellt sicher, dass wir das innovativste und verlässlichste System auf dem Markt implementieren. Wir freuen uns darauf, Alfens umfangreiche Erfahrung mit modernsten Anwendungen wirksam für unser Unternehmen einzusetzen.”
Plenk adds: "We have experience with many types of storage applications, from balancing large renewable energy sources to balancing the load of electric vehicles. The combination of renewable energy with energy storage is becoming increasingly popular across Europe. Companies like Solar Global recognize that storage increases the return on solar and wind farms. And this trend has just begun. "