Swedish company Azelio has won a first commercial order for its long-duration energy storage TES.POD®. The unit will be part of a system powering a visitor center in the fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Complex in Dubai – one of the world’s largest solar parks. The order for the storage unit has been placed by ALEC Energy, who is the lead EPC contractor of the project.
The system Azelio’s TES.POD® will be part of will combine the unit‘s technology with PV and fast-response equipment such as state-of-the-art li-ion batteries, and is going to handle energy shifting for baseload power in the system. Batteries will be used to manage mini-grid stability.
Azelio’s CEO Jonas Eklind said: „This is a major milestone for Azelio and we are thrilled to achieve it together with ALEC Energy. Being present in the world leading MBR Solar Complex allows us to showcase our solution to important audiences and demonstrate how our long-duration energy storage can make solar power available around the clock in an affordable way.“
ALEC Energy’s General Manager James Stewart said: “Long-duration energy storage is a vital component in the transition from fossil to renewable energy and a key to provide clean and secure energy 24 hours a day. ALEC Energy is proud to pioneer Azelio’s technology in this system.“
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