• BYD says it has commissioned its first energy storage project in Poland, which is also the country’s first such project
  • It will be operated by the company along with local firm, ML System S.A.
  • The project will be combined with 1 MW solar power plant, also produced and sold by the company

BYD has commissioned its first energy storage project in Poland, which also happens to be the country’s first such project. The Chinese technology company  did not specify the capacity of this project, but said it will be combined with a 1 MW solar power plant also produced and sold by the company.

The Chinese car, battery and module maker shipped the project in May 2018 and officially launched it in September 2018. BYD will operate the energy storage project in partnership with a local firm, ML System S.A. This project will empower the grid to become a more balanced power network, it said.

“This will create a lasting change, bringing a huge market share to new energy companies. We believe that this project will be able to provide valuable lessons for power market reform and at the same time further consolidate our position in the Polish energy storage market,” said BYD Renewable Energy Business Development Director, Guo Bin.

Poland had an installed PV capacity of 280 MW at the end of 2017. In a July 2018 report, Polish Renewable Energy Institute IEO said the country could have 1.2 GW PV capacity in a business as usual scenario, and 3.2 GW in a best case scenario by 2020 (see At Least 1.2 GW PV Expected For Poland By 2020).

About its energy storage solutions business, BYD says it is currently supplying about 462MW/463 MWh of energy storage products in several countries of the world.