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Xtreme Power commercializes energy storage solution with Samsung batteries

Xtreme Power unveiled its new 1 MW, 60-minute system for Texas’ Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET), a collaborative research and development consortium.

The CCET project in Lubbock, Texas, marks the first time Xtreme Power’s PEAK Series system has used lithium ion batteries from Samsung SDI — building on a partnership that began early this year.

The project is included in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) smart grid demonstration analyzing the benefits of using energy storage for wind energy integration.

The CCET system is owned and operated by a consortium including top educational institutions such as Texas Tech University, the Southern Plains Electric Cooperative and Group NIRE, and will be used to demonstrate energy storage applications including renewable energy integration and grid support services.