About Trina Storage
Energy Storage Solutions
Battery Storage Case Study
Solutions' Overview
Solar + Storage
Standalone
Other applications

Solution Offering

We offer flexible and cost-effective energy storage solutions for different application scenarios including solar + storage, standalone and others.

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Solar + Storage

20-year PV legacy; most efficient & optimal energy storage solution designed for Utility scale customers; enhanced PV generation unlocking maximized solar output.

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Standalone

High efficiency standalone utility scale solutions for ultra-fast grid services, transmission & distribution deferral and market pooled assets.

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Other applications

Modular and easy-to-install solution with minimum onsite work. High performance, high availability systems for electricity bill savings and minimum down time for industrial customers; optimized off grid battery storage systems for Microgrids.

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Solar + Storage

20-year PV legacy; most efficient & optimal energy storage solution designed for Utility scale customers; enhanced PV generation unlocking maximized solar output.

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Standalone

High efficiency standalone utility scale solutions for ultra-fast grid services, transmission & distribution deferral and market pooled assets.

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Other applications

Modular and easy-to-install solution with minimum onsite work. High performance, high availability systems for electricity bill savings and minimum down time for industrial customers; optimized off grid battery storage systems for Microgrids.

Our Company

Trina Storage is a business unit of Trina Solar, a company with 20+ years of solar experience. Our PV products, systems and smart energy solutions combine deep technical expertise, quality, safety and agility to meet the unique needs of every customer.

Our Story

With the rise of renewable energy, the demand for storage solutions is growing rapidly. The future of our energy infrastructure lies in smart storage solutions for diverse market applications seamlessly combining premium hardware, advanced software and reliable services.

With the fast development of technology, storage can strongly support the transition to renewable energy. We believe that energy storage is the missing piece of the energy transition puzzle. As the energy industry warms up to this technology, utilities, developers and power producers across the globe are faced with the critical challenge of finding the right energy storage partner. Trina Storage, bringing 20+ years of solar experience comes with the vision to be the world-leading PV and smart energy solution provider. We aim to lead the energy transition through storage.

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Our Team

Our experienced sales, product and engineering teams have profound commercial and technical expertise. With several years of experience in the storage industry, you can rely on our team to support you through the entire project life-cycle. Thanks to our industry network and market experience, we’re able to meet customer needs at both local and global scale.

Our Team

Our experienced sales, product and engineering teams have profound commercial and technical expertise. With several years of experience in the storage industry, you can rely on our team to support you through the entire project life-cycle. Thanks to our industry network and market experience, we’re able to meet customer needs at both local and global scale.

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Costs

We offer cost-effective solutions by creating flexible solutions for a host of market applications. Our established Tier-1 supply chain guarantees an efficient production process that helps you save on costs.

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Efficiency

We only use Tier-1 hardware components improving overall system efficiency. Our innovative technology and fast processes, from customer understanding to final operational systems, help you deploy storage quickly and cost-effectively.

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Safety

We provide storage solutions ensuring the highest safety standards. Being one of our core values, we have safety checkpoints defined and conformed at all levels including hardware, certifications as well as controls. As a result, we have an excellent safety record. All products we deploy have been comprehensively tested by the manufacturers. At Trina, Safety is priority!

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Quality

Trina Solar has some of the best engineers in the world. Our solutions are high-performing and only use components from reliable, ISO-certified Tier-1 suppliers.

Why Trina Storage?

Trina Storage delivers flexible and high-quality energy storage solutions to its customers. Our mission is to lead the transition to renewable energy through cost-effective and superior storage solutions. We’re dedicated to providing “Solar for Everyone”.

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Experience

Building on 20+ years of experience in solar, we are the partner of choice for simple, safe and scalable energy storage.

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Global and local

We are able to scale projects fast across a spectrum of 100+ countries as your needs change and evolve. Our local teams on the ground are experienced in solving specific local challenges.

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Flexible solution

We carefully analyze your technical challenges before designing a flexible solution that meets your needs bearing in mind your business and investment interests.

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Bankable

Trina solar is now the only module supplier that has been ranked top bankable by BloombergNEF for five consecutive years (2016-2020). Without a doubt, Trina Storage is the brand you can count on.

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Renewable energy is the most economic form of electricity in most parts of the world. Without storage, its growth is limited. Energy storage is all about balancing power supply and demand. Until now, storage has been the missing piece of the energy transition puzzle.

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Solution Offering

We offer flexible and cost-effective energy storage solutions for different application scenarios including solar + storage, standalone and others.

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Storage Solutions

Based on advanced battery technology, we provide the most reliable energy storage solution – from analysing the technical challenge, to designing flexible innovations that meet every customer’s unique needs.

Investment Safety & Warranties

Safety

With an outstanding track record in bankability, your investment with Trina Storage is safe. We provide premium engineering systems with high return on investment.

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Warranties

Trina Storage offers a solid product warranty for the entire system, which can be contracted for up to 20 years plus additional warranties for capacity and availability.

Warranties

Trina Storage offers a solid product warranty for the entire system, which can be contracted for up to 20 years plus additional warranties for capacity and availability.

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Service

Our experienced Sales and Engineering team can help you with every commercial and technical question. Trina offers a range of services from basic to premium options based on customer needs.

  • Ensure business continuity and revenues stream by reliable asset operation and grid availability.
  • Ensure compliance with the most demanding safety and security requirements for assets and operators during the full system lifecycle.
  • We are always by your side when it comes to operation and maintenance. We provide a 24-hour hotline, online customer service and onsite support in our key markets.
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Solar + Storage

With a 20-year heritage in PV solutions, Trina Solar provides the most efficient and optimal energy storage systems for utility and grid operator customers. We deliver enhanced PV generation that achieves maximum consumption.

  • Smart design with an optimized and cost-efficient solution
  • Tier 1 hardware and software
  • Trustworthy, expert partner network and strong supply chain
  • Up to 20-year warranty
  • Flexible solutions designed for each customer’s needs
Renewable Integration
Energy Shifting
Curtailment Avoidance

Renewable Integration

As wind and solar energy adoption continues to grow, energy grids can be impacted by the intermittent nature of RE sources. Incorporating battery storage technology is the most cost-effective option for the safe and successful integration of renewables. Other benefits of renewable integration include the management of short-term variability on the power grid and a modernization of the grid.

Energy Shifting

Energy storage can be utilized to shift the peak generation from the PV system as energy demand fluctuates. It saves energy during periods when demand is low. Installed storage captures solar energy and allows local utilities to be more independent in their energy mix. Energy shifting enables organizations to get the maximum revenue from their PV generator, enabling higher DC/AC ratios for PV plants as well as time-variant grid injection.

Various options:
• Sell energy at higher market price during peak periods (arbitrage)
• Supply electricity with a higher renewable proportion

Renewables' Curtailment Avoidance

RE Production may be curtailed by a grid operator for various reasons, such as increasing the stability of the network. At the same time, energy storage allows PV excess energy to be stored and delivered when needed.

AC/DC Coupled Solutions

DC Coupled
AC Coupled

DC Coupled

Batteries and PV modules share one inverter: PV inverter with a direct connection to PV modules and connection via DC-DC converter to batteries lower CAPEX due to less equipment

AC Coupled

Batteries and PV modules have their own respective inverters and either share one point of connection (POC) or have separate POCs (ESS standalone) more operational flexibility
Customer Values

Standalone

High efficiency, standalone utility-scale solutions for ultra-fast grid services, T&D deferral and market pooled assets.

  • Tier 1 products delivered (hardware & software components)
  • Smart design with an optimized and cost-efficient solution
  • Flexible warranty package
  • Minimal response time, thanks to advanced power plant controlling
  • Instantaneous active and reactive power supply
  • Trustworthy, expert partner network and strong supply chain
  • Flexible solutions designed for each customer’s needs

Frequency Regulation System

Frequency regulation is known as one of the best methods for increasing grid stability:


Grid overfrequency (when generation is higher than demand)

Inverter power output is curtailed and energy is stored through charging batteries


Grid underfrequency (when generation is lower than demand)

Inverter power output is increased by discharging the batteries and injecting more power to the grid


Gas Peaker Replacement

Batteries are a good alternative when it comes to managing grid peaks and provide many benefits:

• Drive cost efficiencies

• CO2 emission avoidance

• Better power quality


Transmission & Distribution Deferral

A small amount of storage can result in the delay or avoidance of a costly T&D upgrade. New RE assets lead to a change in power flows in distribution networks, allowing greater use of distribution networks. Energy Storage also prevent high costs generated by network upgrades.

Standalone

Battery is connected to the grid via Power Conversion System (PCS), transformer and substation Battery capacity can be used to provide ancillary services such as fast frequency response (FFR), balancing mechanism to grid providers Highly efficient power plant controller guarantees fast response times complying with the highest grid standards
Customer Values

Other Applications

Modular and easy-to-install solution with minimum onsite work. High performance, high availability systems for electricity bill savings and minimum downtime for industrial customers; Optimized off grid battery storage systems for Microgrids.

  • Smart design with an optimized and cost-efficient solution
  • Flexible warranty package
  • Grid-forming inverter
  • EMS (Energy Management System) – controlling diesel and battery dispatch
  • Seamlessly integrated renewables
  • Site resiliency
  • Tier 1 hardware and software
  • Trustworthy, expert partner network and strong supply chain
  • Flexible solutions designed for each customer’s needs

Microgrid

Off-grid and grid-connected Microgrids

  • Industrial power supply is independent from oil price
  • Increasing RE penetration and sustainability
  • Ramp-up control for diesel allows the switching off of diesel generators in times of renewable energy generation
  • Site resiliency
  • Hedging against possible emission penalties
  • Green and sustainable power supply
  • Overcome planned and unplanned power outages
Customer Values

Microgrid

Grid forming Power Conversion System (PCS) allows the power supply by only Battery, Battery+PV or both in parallel with Diesel Ramp-rate control allows Diesel to be turned off in times of high renewable penetration and to be switched on when needed Dispatch strategy controlled by advanced Energy Management System (EMS)

Large Industrial

  • Demand response
  • Site resiliency
  • Lower demand charges
  • Potential addition of PV
  • Smart design with an optimized and cost-efficient solution
  • Tier 1 hardware and software
  • Trustworthy, expert partner network and strong supply chain
  • Flexible solutions designed for each customer’s needs
Customer Values

Peak Power Shaving with or without solar

Energy bills for industrial consumers based on the highest power demands

- Substantial reduction of energy payments by absorbing peak power demands


Delivery of stored energy to the grid during periods of high demand

- Lower burden placed on the distribution network

- Increased network efficiency


Energy to be stored in periods of low demand


Balanced energy generation as a result

- Avoids more expensive and polluting generators

Large Industrial

Battery is being charged from the grid in times of lower load consumption When load consumption increases, battery can supply power to the load in order to limit power consumption from grid

Why do clients choose Trina Storage for grid scale battery storage projects?

While renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind are the most sustainable way of powering the modern world, they are also variable, depending on the time of day or weather. These fluctuations require our grids to be more flexible, balancing discrepancies in supply and demand. Energy storage is the answer to this challenge, as it makes grids more flexible and resilient.

  • Global footprint with regional presence and expertise

  • Flexible end-to-end partnerships

  • Centralised supply chain model for cost optimization, quality, and short delivery time

  • Industry-leading consultancy and forecasting

  • Flexible capacity warranty

A good example is the case of SMS plc: the smart energy services provider engaged Trina Storage to build a 50MW grid-scale energy storage system in Burwell, Cambridgeshire – one of the first of its kind in the UK.

The full wrapped system solution, consisting of 157 PCS of battery racks (372 kWh), 15 PCS units (3.8 MVA), and 15 transformers units (3.8 MVA), maximizes system performance and extends battery life with safety at the heart of engineering process.

  • Technology: Lithium ion battery energy storage
  • Capacity: 50MW / 56.2 MWh
  • Location: Burwell, Cambrigeshire, UK
  • Status: Operational by end of Q1 2022
  • Customer: SMS plc
  • System Usage: Balancing services

Challenges

Beyond compliance with UK Health & Safety regulations, the COVID-19 pandemic introduced further challenges surrounding testing, vaccinations, and site management. Furthermore, the small site footprint limited the space for storage and deliveries. And finally, challenges associated with the Brexit lead to a shortage in shipping capacity, demanding careful supply chain management to source the required components.

The Solution

After providing a comprehensive technical pre-sales consultancy, Trina Storage supported planning requirements. The company designed and supplied the full BESS (Battery Energy Storage Solution) according to the highest standards, with factory acceptance tests, commissioning, and site acceptance tests. The system can achieve a ramp rate of 100 MW/sec or higher, meeting the requirements of the Dynamic Containment Service in case of large generation or consumption drop-outs. Operational by the end of Q1 2022, the storage system is primarily deployed to provide balancing services to the UK’s national grid.

Benefits

Trina Storage aims to set the standards in bankability, cost-effectiveness, reliability, safety, service, and sustainability. The sustainable storage solution will improve the UK grid’s resiliency, helping integrate intermittent renewable generation. By increasing the renewable energy share in the UK, the project contributes to the net zero target by 2050.

By forging an end-to-end partnership with SMS plc and third parties, Trina Storage can reduce complexity and project delivery times. Its dedicated supply chain and procurement teams enable SMS plc to achieve cost optimization on system level and reduce supply risks, leveraging Trina Storage’s group buying power. Trina Storage only uses tier-one components for highest quality, performance, and safety.

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