BYD Energy Storage Station goes live in Doha during United Nations Climate Change Conference

  BYD Energy Storage Station goes live in Doha during United Nations Climate
  Change Conference

      GreenGulf and Chevron select Iron-Phosphate battery storage system

Business Wire

DOHA, Qatar -- December 10, 2012

This week, BYD announced the launch of a large 40-foot containerized Battery
Energy Storage Station (ESS) in Doha, Qatar. The BYD ESS is part of a Solar
Testing Facility whose ceremonial launch at the Qatar Science & Technology
Park (QSTP) coincided with the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) that was held in Doha, Qatar.

The containerized mobile BYD Energy Storage Station purchased by Chevron and
GreenGulf in Doha, Qata ...

The containerized mobile BYD Energy Storage Station purchased by Chevron and
GreenGulf in Doha, Qatar (Photo: Business Wire)

The QSTP is Qatar’s first nationally-chartered free trade zone for
commercializing technologies in four areas: Energy, Environment, Health
Sciences, and Information and Communication Technologies and is located on
over a 1,000-hectare campus in Doha. The GreenGulf and Chevron Qatar Ltd test
facility where the BYD ESS is located is near a ~35,000 square-meter site
located within the QSTP. This project is the first of its kind in Qatar to
integrate 500 kiloWatt-hours (kWh) of energy storage with the electricity
grid, solar power and back-up diesel generators, providing both on-grid and
off-grid operation with black start, Voltage (VAR) and Frequency regulation.
GreenGulf and Chevron selected BYD’s Iron-Phosphate battery storage system for
this commercial-grade project. It is the first chemistry of its kind that is
completely environmentally-friendly and capable of meeting requirements for
reliability in harsh climates, cycle and service life as well as many other
broad performance requirements. The expected service life of the BYD
Iron-Phosphate batteries is over 25 years. BYD has completed over 100 MWh of
energy storage station projects around the world including Chevron’s largest
CERTS-based ESS in the United States.

The BYD containerized Energy Storage System is rated at 250 kW (300 KVa) and
500 KWh with nominal output voltage of 415 VAC at a frequency of 50Hz and is
outfitted with environmental controls, inverters and transformers, all
self-contained, in a 40 foot shipping container to provide stable power
supply. The round trip efficiency of this 500KWh system was rated at 89%
AC-DC-AC (with THD <3%).

Omran Hamad Al-Kuwari, CEO of GreenGulf stated, “BYD’s AC-DC-AC
round-trip-efficiency for their Half-Mega-Watt-scale Energy Storage Station is
an interesting and potentially promising product and we look forward to
testing the application at our state of the art facility.” Carl Atallah,
President, Chevron Qatar Ltd said in a public release about the test facility,
"Chevron is committed to helping meet the world's energy needs, and to
protecting people and the environment. This project supports Qatar's goal for
energy sustainability through research into solar power and energy efficiency
technologies and reinforces our commitment to sustainable development.” “BYD
has been delighted with GreenGulf and Chevron’s leadership in the applications
of renewable power coupled with environmentally-friendly energy storage, we
were very glad they chose the BYD Iron-Phosphate batteries for this 500 KWh
system” said Stella Li, BYD Senior Vice President. For more information, visit
BYD at and

About BYD

BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg’s and BusinessWeek's 2009 Tech 100
and is the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery
technologies like the BYD’s Iron Phosphate battery used in BYD electric
vehicles and electric busses. BYD’s solar panels and LED Lighting systems have
CEC, TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company enjoys rapid growth in consumer
electronics space and electrified transportation sector manufacturing under
its BYD brand. BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy
technology enterprise. The Company trades on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKE)
under the ticker numbers (HK.0285 – BYD Electronics) and (HK.1211 – BYD
Company Ltd.), as well as on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the ticker
number (002594 - BYD Company Ltd.). For more information, visit, or email

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