Vestas reveals storage plans
Danes eyeing three to six pilots for combined wind and solar projects
Vestas is in talks with developers to build combined wind and solar plants that could also feature battery storage, Vestas executive Jorge Magalhaes told journalists in Copenhagen.
The Danish manufacturer plans to identify three to six pilot projects this year to be built in 2018, with commercial projects available from 2019.
“The projects could be built in any region we are active in,” said Magalhaes.
The battery size is likely to be in the range of 1MW to 2MW, he added, with the storage technology and solar modules supplied by several partners.
The range of products offered by Vestas will vary depending on the customer’s needs, while Vestas will offer full EPC ownership of the storage plants, he said.
The company said the projects will build on its experience with a combined solar and battery scheme at Lem Kjær iin Denmark, a wind and solar project in Louzes in Greece, and an off-grid wind, solar and battery facility in Kenya.