CLEAN issues RfP for lithium-ion technology demonstration in mini-grids

The Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has issued an RfP inviting battery energy storage technology providers and mini-grid developers to develop a pilot project to demonstrate lithium-ion applications in mini-grids. The mini-grids are expected to be in the range of 15-20 kW, generating 80-100 kWh of energy per day. In the case of bidders designating a new site based on Then CLEAN’s specifications, that is, the balance of system and the cost of system will be shared among CLEAN (50 per cent), the developer (30 per cent) and the battery provider (20 per cent), and the ownership of the battery will remain with the developer. The United States Agency for International Development will be funding the pilot project.