Nidec to Surpass 500 MWh in Battery Energy Storage Solutions in 2017

October 31, 2017 | News Brief | Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS) and Corsica Sole, Project Developer and Independent Power Producer (IPP), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the turn-key construction and maintenance of four photovoltaic projects with battery storage, which are part of the 13 MWp pipeline project won by Corsica Sole awarded under the French CRE ZNI tender.

NIS and Corsica Sole have recently finalized and signed an EPC contract, related to one of these projects, with a capacity of 4.78 MWp(PV) and 7.5 MWh(BESS), located near Bastia, one of the biggest electricity consumption centers in Corsica.

“This project, and those to come next, demonstrate that it is already technologically possible, economically feasible and socially beneficial today to achieve 100% renewable energy mix,” said Michael Coudyser, CEO of Corsica Sole.

The NIS scope of work includes an EPC and two years of maintenance including supplying NIS manufacturing product, namely 1.5 kV inverter, ARTICS Smart Energy, Nidec’s Power Management System for smart microgrids and energy storage, in addition to design, construction, installation, and commissioning. The plant is expected to be fully operational by April 2018.

“We consider this project a significant step in the consolidation of our leadership in renewable energies,” said Matteo Rizzi, Nidec Industrial Solutions Director Global Sales PV & BESS.

The construction of the other three projects, will start in 2018.