Flextronics will manufacture GreenStation at Green Charge’s customer innovation center in Milpitas, Calif.
The systems will be built for customers as they are ordered. Green Charge Co-founder and CEO Vic Shao referred to it as “just-in-time manufacturing” and added that “energy storage is moving at a rapid pace and on-demand allows Green Charge to respond to market conditions.”
California’s investor-owned utilities are seeking to deploy energy storage at an accelerated rate. That includes energy storage capacity installed “behind the meter” on-site at commercial and industrial companies.
For example, in November 2014, Southern California Edison signed contracts for 261 MW of energy storage from five energy storage firms: Stem, NRG Energy, Ice Energy Holdings, Advanced Microgrid Solutions and AES Energy Storage.
Green Charge wouldn’t say whether it submitted a bid in Southern California Edison’s RFP, but Shao, said, “We can say this is a continuous process.”