Canadian Solar announces the rebranding of its CSI Solar energy storage division to e-STORAGE and accelerates growth in deployment of utility-scale energy storage
e-STORAGE, a subsidiary of
e-STORAGE launches with nearly 26 GWh of energy storage projects in its total pipeline and over
At the core of the e-STORAGE platform is SolBank, a self-manufactured, lithium-iron phosphate chemistry-based battery engineered for utility-scale applications. With the proprietary SolBank product, e-STORAGE offers its customers end-to-end, turnkey battery storage solutions. To date, the Company has deployed more than 2.7 GWh of battery energy storage solutions across
e-STORAGE currently operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art, and industry-leading manufacturing facilities and expects to reach an annual capacity of 10 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy.
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, commented, "We are thrilled to launch e-STORAGE and accelerate the growth of our integrated utility-scale battery energy storage business. Battery energy storage continues to grow in importance and value for our customers as they continue to deploy renewable energy and help to further decarbonize power grids. By creating a distinct e-STORAGE brand for our utility-scale turnkey battery storage business, we are further demonstrating that our battery energy storage business has risen to equal significance of long-standing solar business."
Energy storage installations around the world are expected to grow 15-fold by 2030 and Bloomberg New Energy Finance further estimates that approximately 1,100 GWh of new energy storage capacity will be added globally from 2022 to 2030. As one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry,
About Canadian Solar Inc.
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. It is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered around 94 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 8.8 GWp in over 20 countries across the world. Currently, the Company has around 609 MWp of solar projects in operation, 6.9 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 17.7 GWp of projects in the pipeline (mid- to early-stage). Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry, having been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2006. In addition,
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