Renewable Energy Systems says that its RESolve energy storage system has been selected for a 1MW/1MWh energy storage test project at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC).

Once complete in April 2017, research staff from the NREL will use the 10+ demonstrated applications of RESolve to test certain modes ranging from frequency regulation and renewable energy integration to more advanced modes such as “black start” and seamless grid-to-island transition.

RES has partnered with LG Chem to supply batteries for the system, along with SMA to provide the power conversion system (PCS) unit, and Siemens to install the pad mount transformer.

RES is a technology-agnostic integrator that performs the engineering, procurement, and construction as well as offering long-term performance wraps.