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    • August 29, 2014

      Saft Providing Energy Storage System For Anahola PV Project In Hawaii

      Saft has been awarded a contract by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) to provide a 6 MW/4.63 MWh battery-based energy storage system as part of the 12 MW solar project in Anahola, Hi. It is intended to provide frequency support, voltage regulation and energy reserve functions for the local grid. The KIUC is the only franchised provider of electric service to its consumers on the island of Kauai, which has a population of 65,000. The utility’s all-time peak load is 78 MW through 13 substations. It is building the new $50 million solar energy park in partnership with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the Homestead Community Development Corp. in an effort to diversify its generating portfolio.

    • August 29, 2014

      Meet the New 'Operating System for Energy'

      Ryan Wartena, CEO and founder of Growing Energy Labs, could have decided to create a new, inexpensive battery for energy storage, based on his experience working at the U.S. Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., where he learned how to make micro batteries.  When he started GELI, his partner was working at Harvard University, and Wartena was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His ultimate goal was to boost the use of energy storage so that “we can run the world on renewable energy,” he said.

    • August 28, 2014

      Greensmith on Track to Integrate 4 New Battery Types in 2014

      Greensmith has announced it is on track to successfully integrate an additional 4 new battery types in 2014, bringing the company's total since inception to 12 using its battery-agnostic technology platform, now in its fourth generation. With over 23mW of energy storage capacity to be deployed in 2014, Greensmith continues its rapid growth by serving an expanding list of strategic customers and channel partners looking to take full advantage of the company's proven technologies and application expertise, including frequency regulation, grid stability/deferral, renewable integration and commercial/industrial functionality.

    • August 27, 2014

      Rubber Meets the Road with New ORNL Carbon, Battery Technologies

      Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a team led by Parans Paranthaman and Amit Naskar is developing a better anode for lithium-ion batteries. An anode is a negatively charged electrode used as a host for storing lithium during charging.

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