As Australia sets its sights on achieving net zero emissions and phasing out coal-fired power generation by 2050, the nation faces the challenge of ageing conventional power plants. To meet the growing demand, Australia aims to build over 50 clean power plants, highlighting the key role of energy storage in ensuring stable and efficient utilisation of renewable energy.
HIVE: A Visionary Battery Energy Storage Project
HIVE is an innovative, scalable, and distributed battery energy storage project that can be easily adjusted to meet diverse requirements. The first HIVE battery will span 10 sites in New South Wales, combining seamlessly to deliver up to 49.9MW/200MWh of distributed energy storage. Each site will be equipped with an average connection and coordination scale of nearly 5MW, all controlled by cutting-edge virtual power plant technology.
Innovative PowerTitan: The Future of Energy Storage
At the heart of each HIVE lies Sungrow's cutting-edge energy storage solution, PowerTitan. Employing liquid cooling technology, PowerTitan incorporates industry-leading innovations, offering cost-effectiveness, seamless installation, unmatched operational safety, enhanced efficiency, and extended battery cycle life. Additionally, the system features smart monitoring capabilities, setting a new standard for energy storage technology worldwide. The ease of installation means that a HIVE battery can become operational within six months, a significant reduction compared to traditional grid-scale batteries that could take over two years to deploy. Impressively, PowerTitan has already secured global contracts exceeding 9GWh.
Paving the Way to Grid Integration: Sungrow's Commitment to Quality
Recognizing Australia's stringent Registration of Generator Performance Standards (GPS), Sungrow has assembled a dedicated GPS grid-connection model team. The team's expertise ensures seamless grid integration, offering customers unparalleled grid-connection support services, underpinned by cutting-edge technology and rapid response times.
Rob Ashdown, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Clean Energy Transfer Fund, said Sungrow has proven themselves as a very strong partner in the development of HIVE.
"Sungrow has stepped up and supported Hive Battery Developments at each development hurdle, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with in the future."
Joe Zhou, Country Manager of Sungrow Australia, stated, "Thanks to CETF for choosing Sungrow to participate in HIVE. Sungrow has been deeply engaged in the Australian market for a long time with innovative products and solutions, reaching an international advanced level".