Energy Storage News

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  • April 28, 2017 - 15:36

    sonnen: Changing The Way We Buy, Store, And Sell Electricity

    I recently had an opportunity to speak with Blake Richetta, Vice President of Sales for sonnen – the residential energy storage company that began focusing on U.S. markets in 2015. Richetta, who was briefly Tesla’s North American Powerwall sales manager, has an extensive background in lighting controls (working for Lutron for over 15 years), and understands the automated home environment.

  • April 27, 2017 - 13:22

    Leclanche CEO Cites Energy Storage as the Driving Force at the Center of Global Energy Sector Transition

    NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 -- The emergence of global energy storage as a driving force in today's energy sector transition was a key focus at the Bloomberg 2017 Future of Energy Global Summit held in New York City, April 24-25.  Addressing the plenary session of over 1,000 global energy executives in attendance, Leclanché ( CEO Anil Srivasta told the audience it was "witnessing totally new thinking toward the financing of energy storage projects by investors who are now looking at storage as a new asset class offering multiple revenue streams with large terminal value."

  • April 27, 2017 - 13:16

    Axiom Exergy Energy Storage Assists Whole Foods Market Los Altos Store in Shifting up to 1040 kWh of Electricity to Lower Costs

    RICHMOND, Calif., and LOS GATOS, Calif., April 25, 2017 - Axiom Exergy has completed the first installation of its thermal energy storage solution, the Refrigeration Battery at a Whole Foods Market store in Los Altos, California. The project successfully demonstrates the viability and potential of their energy storage solution by shifting up to 1040 kWh of electricity load at the facility for up to 10 hours a day over the course of several months. Without any changes to staff behavior or daily operations, the pilot demonstrated consistent, daily electricity load-shifting by offsetting electricity used by refrigeration compressors and condensers to off-peak times of day. Additionally, Whole Foods Market facility managers now receive real-time information about the system's performance via Axiom's integrated cloud monitoring platform including enterprise-level monitoring and analytics, historical data and real-time KPIs like kWh shifted, peak kW reduced, and battery charge level.

  • April 27, 2017 - 13:10

    CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman and Energy Storage Leader LG Chem Honored at Industry's Annual Conference and Expo in Denver

    Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2017) – During the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference and Expo - held in Denver, CO April 18-20 – California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman and global manufacturer LG Chem were honored by the industry for their contributions and leadership in advancing the energy storage industry. Each year, ESA surveys its members and past award recipients to identify the individual who has had the biggest impact in shaping the future of the industry to receive the Phil Symons Energy Storage Award. This year, the industry chose to honor CPUC Commissioner Peterman for her continued leadership in pushing California forward and engaging stakeholders from across energy in the advancement of the storage industry in the state. 

  • April 27, 2017 - 12:46

    Why Energy Storage May be Bigger than You Think

    Three decades ago when the Energy Storage Association tried to galvanize support it drew 35 people to the room. Last week, at its annual conference in Denver, there were near 2,000. Sure, they came because battery prices are dropping and energy storage pairs nicely with oh-so-popular solar. But something bigger is afoot here, something the size of the power grid, as Matt Roberts, ESA executive director, conveyed in his opening remarks at the Colorado Convention Center.

  • April 27, 2017 - 10:19

    California Driving the Energy Storage Market Through Groundbreaking Legislation: New Case Study

    LONDON: The Climate Group has published a new case study assessing how California is implementing innovative legislation to drive the energy storage market and support the state’s ambitious climate targets. The case study is part of The Climate Group’s Energy Transition Platform - a global initiative supporting highly industrialized sub-national governments in accelerating the low carbon transition. It addresses California’s strategy to support the uptake of emerging energy storage technologies and provide market security to investors and suppliers through a procurement target for utilities.

  • April 26, 2017 - 08:56

    The Philippines Clears 162MW of PV and 30MW Storage for Grid Impact Studies

    The Department of Energy (DoE) of the Philippines has progressed solar projects with a combined total of 162MW of capacity, along with a 30MW battery energy storage project to grid impact testing (GIS) stages, according to consulting firm Enerdata. Of the PV systems, two 70MW projects will be developed in San Manuel (Pangasinan) by Pilipinas Newton Energy and Pilipinas Einstein Energy, while the 22MW Capas solar power plant will be developed by C-Solar Power in Tarlac.

  • April 26, 2017 - 07:34

    Canadian Solar Supplies 10 MW of Modules to the Largest Solar Project in Uganda

    GUELPH, Ontario, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda. The project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated at the end of 2016.

  • April 25, 2017 - 20:20

    Hydrostor Comes Ashore to Turn Old Coal Plants into Compressed-Air Storage

    Hydrostor is evolving into a land creature. The Toronto based company began its corporate life developing compressed air energy storage projects in deep water. In a 2015 pilot project with Toronto Hydro, Hydrostor used off-peak energy to compress air in underwater balloons two miles off shore in Lake Ontario. The balloons can be deflated later with the aid of water pressure to generate power at times of high demand.

  • April 25, 2017 - 14:14

    Sungrow Unveiled Turnkey Energy Storage System Solution for the ... - AltEnergyMag (press release)

    FREMONT, Calif., April 24, 2017 -- Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, unveiled a new turnkey energy storage system solution at the Energy Storage Association's 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado.