Trina Storage developing battery storage EMS as ‘must-have’ aspect of strategy
Author: Andy Colthorpe
Trina Storage, the battery energy storage arm of solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar, is developing an energy management system (EMS) as a major strategic priority for its business. Energy-Storage.news spoke with Terry Chen, head of overseas and distributed generation activities at Trina Storage, who said the EMS should be ready and integrated with customer projects before the end of this year. Chen was meeting with the site for an interview at this week’s Energy Storage Summit EU, hosted in London by our publisher Solar Media. Trina Storage officially launched at the 2021 edition of the show, and at last year’s edition unveiled the first completed 50MW project it delivered, for UK developer SMS in Cambridgeshire, England. The UK’s highly active battery energy storage system (BESS) market is currently Trina Storage’s main area of focus, with about 10 projects to be delivered using its Elementa first generation ised grid-scale BESS solution. At the same time, the company is also scaling up its presence in the US market. That includes consideration of where to put production plants, leveraging the available Inflation Reduction Act-driven incentives. That investment in manufacturing would be likely to include lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells, while at the same time the company has also been on a recruitment drive to build up its integration capabilities, especially on energy management system (EMS), SCADA and plant controller technologies.