Solar Edge has opened a new South Korean battery cell plant to meet increasing demand.
The manufacturer of solar PV inverters and battery storage solutions will add 2 GWh of battery cell production capacity with the addition of the “Sella 2” facility in the Eumseong Innovation City of Chungcheongbuk-Do, South Korea.
Sella 2 is currently producing test-cells for certification. The company said that ramp-up will be in the second half of 2022.
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The new facility will supply SolarEdge its own lithium-ion battery batteries and provide the infrastructure for developing new technologies and chemistries for battery cells.
The facility is planned to manufacture battery cells for SolarEdge’s residential solar-attached batteries as well as battery cells for a variety of industries, including mobile applications, energy stationary storage solutions (ESS) and UPS applications.
SolarEdge CEO Zvi Lando called the facility’s opening a “milestone” that will “advanced energy storage solutions for our solar core business and additional applications, while further securing the resilience of our supply chain.”
SolarEdge stated that the facility can scale up battery cell capacity as required.