Alevo Group has chosen Parker Hannifin’s Grid Tie Division in Charlotte to supply power-transfer systems for Alevo’s first major rollout of its GridBank batteries to utility grids.
The division will initially supply power-conversion systems, battery container control and thermal management systems to independent systems operators in the United States and Canada. That is in conjunction with Alevo’s January agreement with Customized Energy Systems to provide 200 megawatts worth of energy storage to wholesale energy markets in North America.
“It was important that Alevo selected a partner with the expertise and capability to deliver a high-end energy transfer solution to meet the large scale and demand for our forthcoming 200-megawatt grid deployment,” says Jostein Eikeland, founder and CEO of Alevo. “Parker was the obvious choice, based on its proven success in the energy conversion sector and will optimize the performance of our GridBank energy storage technology.”
The announcement formalizes the relationship between Alevo, with its U.S. operations and manufacturing plant in Concord, and Parker Hannifin. It has been clear since Alevo announced its plan for the Concord plant, which is ramping up for production this summer, that Parker Hannifin would be a key supplier.
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In late 2014, a virtually unknown company called Alevo announced it was entering the energy storage market with a new inorganic, sulfur-based lithium ion battery technology that it had acquired from the bankrupt German company fortu PowerCell. Alevo entered the U.S. with a big splash, investing over $68 million in the 3.5 million-square-foot former Philip Morris […]
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