Solar PV Manufacturer Completes 1-MW Microgrid in India

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Solar PV manufacturer Central Electronics Ltd. in Uttar Pradesh, India, has commissioned India’s first 1-MW microgrid featuring a CPS-1000 inverter from Burlington, Vt.-based Dynapower.

According to Dynapower, the microgrid project is a locally controllable power system composed of distributed generation combining solar and diesel gensets alongside energy storage connected to the main grid power system. The commercial and industrial (C&I) microgrid can work both in on-grid connected mode for frequency regulation, PV smoothing and peak shaving to curb CEL’s electric bills, and in “islanded” grid forming mode in the case of a grid disturbance. The system includes Dynapower’s Dynamic Transfer technology, which monitors the grid and transitions the CEL facility from grid-tied to back up battery power in the event of a grid disturbance.

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Dynapower today said that it has completed a technology transfer and licensing agreement with Raychem RPG Ltd. to bring Dynapower’s energy storage inverter technology to India and neighboring countries.

“We selected Dynapower to partner with because of their global leadership with over 400 MW of EMS PCS installed,” Ramani Kasi, president and CEO, Raychem RPG, said in a statement. “Dynapower’s differentiated technology, such as its patented Dynamic Transfer, as well as their agile business model, unique positioning in the C&I segment (offering both inverters and fully-integrated systems) as well as their focus on solutions and aggressive growth mindset, aligns perfectly with the Raychem RPG business model.”

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