Fluence, which was officially launched earlier this year as a storage platform collaboration between Siemens and AES, attended the recent Energy Storage Europe exhibition and conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, to assess the market opportunities in the country.
Already the company has been making great strides in the utility-scale storage space in the U.S., and is going to provide to AES a storage facility for a 100 MW, four-hour project in Southern California.
“The project will provide flexible peaking capacity to Southern California Edison over a 20-year PPA,” Praveen Kathpal, Fluence’s VP of Market Applications, told pv magazine editor-at-large, Jonathan Gifford.
In Europe, Kathpal added that Fluence wants to take advantage of the strong Siemens brand to examine opportunities in providing frequency services to the grid via greater integration of storage.
Fluence has also created a new solar+storage platform called Sunflex, which offers the capability to deliver a 50% increase in solar output when the storage architecture is configured in the most optimized way, Kathpal explained.
pv magazine will be publishing a host of video content from the recent Energy Storage Europe show over the coming days and weeks – be sure to tune in for more interviews and product reviews!