PVTIME – Recently, Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system supplier for renewables, is delivering 13 microgrid projects in Lebanon with the flagship C&I energy storage system: the ST129CP-50HV. Their commissioning will overcome the electricity shortages caused by the weak and insufficient city utilities and reduce traditional diesel generators’ CO2 emissions.
The electricity crisis in Lebanon continues to escalate recently. Depending on diesel generators to meet the national electricity demand, Lebanon is contracting the power supply due to the rising costs of fossil fuels. The energy issue cripples Lebanon’s economic development and paralyzes people’s normal life. Lebanese are experiencing regular and more frequent power cuts that can last for even 22 hours. Such an urgent situation stimulates the need for renewable energy installations.
The microgrid project combing both PV and energy storage systems offers a possible way of great potential to solve the energy issues, and that explains why 13 EPCs in Lebanon decided to build more microgrid BESS plants. Sungrow provided them with the ESS solution: the ST129CP-50HV series. This solution is a highly-integrated one with both Power Conversion System and Batteries, which saves space and streamlines the installation process. The modular design also enables a more flexible configuration of batteries so that customers can choose the best-fit one for their needs. The plug & play battery system can power up the loads during peak times without consuming pricy electricity from the grid and will minimize the power shortages caused by insufficient utilities.
These cases exemplify the microgrid can power daily operations and might attract other businesses to install renewable energy-supported facilities. Their successful delivery also shed the light on mitigating the national power shortage situation with PV and Storage capacities with PV plus Battery Solutions. More importantly, since Lebanon also faces critical environmental issues caused by burning tremendous fossil fuels, shifting to renewable sources shows a possible way to reduce pollution.
“Sungrow’s ESS solutions supplied in this microgrid provide a 24-hour supply for these Projects and make it independent from pollutive diesel generation. This leads the company and even other businesses in this country towards a low-carbon development”, said Alvin Shi, Managing Director of Sungrow MENA Region, “besides, Lebanon is a perfect place to install solar projects with over 300 sunshine days per year, a potential market to decentralize its electricity supply with more innovative solutions. Sungrow is poised to contribute to its transition journey with our comprehensive solar plus storage solutions in the future”, he commented.