Dynapower, a specialist in power electronics for energy storage, received the 2018 Electrical Energy Storage (ees) Innovation Award for its DPS-375 DC-DC converter. The innovative DPS line of DC-DC converters significantly reduces the cost to couple battery energy storage with utility-scale solar plants. Dynapower’s DPS technology increases energy production and revenue of utility-scale solar projects.
Energy storage systems are an essential pillar to integrating additional renewable energy generation to the grid, and converter, otherwise intermittent generation resources, to dispatchable assets. “The DPS line of DC-DC converters will accelerate that transition with its increased economic benefits over AC-coupled solutions,” said Palombini.
Established in 2014, the ees Award pays tribute to pioneering products and solutions for stationary and mobile electrical energy storage systems. “Dynapower wowed our judges in Germany and around the world with their product (DPS-375),” said Jim Callihan, director of sale and marketing at Intersolar & ees North America. “Not only can the systems reduce costs and increase outputs of utility-scale solar plus storage installations, the judges noted the ability scale from 375kW to 3MW was of exceptional importance.” The ees Award is presented each year by the organizers of ees in cooperation with international industry associations. It was recently presented to Dynapower at ees North America in San Francisco as part of Intersolar North America, which attracted over 14,000 attendees.
Dynapower has deployed its DC-DC converters in several utility-scale solar plus storage installations and has multiple forthcoming multi-megawatt DC-coupled solar plus storage installations, including several in Massachusetts that recently introduced the SMART program to increase the amount of utility-scale solar plus storage in the state. “Being our neighbor to the south, it is great to be part of such a forward-thinking program that is working to transition Massachusetts to a cleaner, more sustainable power grid,” noted Palombini.