Pulse Clean Energy in 550MWh UK battery storage supply deal with Canadian Solar

Pulse Clean Energy in 550MWh UK battery storage supply deal with Canadian Solar

Published: 6 Jan 2023, 06:53

Crimson Energy Storage, a 1,400MWh BESS asset brought online in California by Canadian Solar’s developer subsidiary Recurrent Energy, was the largest battery storage project publicly announced that came online in 2023. Image: Recurrent Energy/Canadian Solar.

Vertically integrated PV company Canadian Solar will supply 550MWh of battery storage equipment for developer Pulse Clean Energy’s UK projects.

It will mark one of the first major deployments for SolBank, a battery energy storage system (BESS) product launched by Canadian Solar subsidiary CSI Energy Storage in September last year.

The deal also deepens an existing relationship between Canadian Solar and Pulse Clean Energy. The developer was formerly known as Green Frog Power before being bought and rebranded by public sector institutional investor Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO).

As reported by Solar Power Portal in February last year, on rebranding Pulse Clean Energy announced that it was targeting a development pipeline in excess of 1GW in the country. The company said at the time that it had purchased nine diesel generation sites for repurposing to host BESS projects instead.

Three months later, Pulse and Canadian Solar inked a 100MWh engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal for four battery projects, as well as 10-year service agreements for the assets. The deal signalled Canadian Solar’s first entry into the UK’s booming BESS market.

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