Energy Storage News

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  • November 10, 2017 - 14:24

    How the House Tax Bill Would Impact Wind, Solar, Electric Vehicles and Utilities

    House Republicans unveiled a massive tax reform bill last week. While it wasn’t as damaging to renewables as many feared, the changes still pose a threat. Wind and electric vehicles stand to lose the most. Lawmakers are looking to slash tax credits for wind by more than a third and eliminate the $7,500 federal credit for electric-vehicle purchases. The Senate is crafting its own version of the bill, however, so many of the proposals in the House version may never become law.

  • November 10, 2017 - 14:08

    Innovate UK Conference Highlights the Work of Two Storage Tech Firms

    Two energy storage firms yesterday were recognized at the Innovate UK conference for their work in liquid air and copper/zinc technologies. In a keynote speech at the conference in Birmingham, England, Business Minister Claire Perry announced the winners of the first phase of an energy innovation competition looking into the feasibility of energy storage. Highview Enterprises Ltd. (d/b/a, Highview Power Storage) and Cumulus Energy Storage Ltd. were among the winners for an energy feasibility study competition. Specific award amounts were not disclosed.

  • November 9, 2017 - 15:48

    Martin Milani Named CEO of Sunverge Energy

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2017 / Sunverge Energy, a leading developer of residential energy storage systems and Virtual Power Plant (VPP) software, has appointed Martin Milani to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Milani has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Sunverge since December 2016. His background of over 25 yearsin technology, including experience in grid services and modernization, position him well to lead the company into its next phase of growth and innovation.

  • November 9, 2017 - 12:28

    Understanding the Complexity of Energy Storage

    Energy storage projects may be more complex than you realize. If you don’t understand this complexity, you’re risking money, safety, and reputation. Choosing the right energy storage partner will help you predict and mitigate challenges. S&C is the only true energy storage integrator with in-depth knowledge of utility systems.

  • November 9, 2017 - 11:57

    Global Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid Market 2017

    Global Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid Market Report illustrates the present development status of Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid along with the growth of Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid expected during the forecast period during 2017-2022. Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid Market analyses the industry based on different factors like growth trends, consumer volume, Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid market size and demand and supply status. Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid Market is a beneficial research material which conducts a competitive analysis of the Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid market. This report also portrays the Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid industry structure based on the product cost, major industry players, product applications, import/export details and Battery Energy Storage Systems for Smart Grid market competition.

  • November 9, 2017 - 11:42

    Battery Storage Holds Promise in the Commercial Market

    A study published Aug. 24 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in partnership with Clean Energy Group (CEG) found that about 25 percent of all commercial customers in the United States could cost-effectively reduce their electric-utility bills through onsite battery storage. The white paper, "Identifying Potential Markets for Behind-the-Meter Battery Energy Storage: A Survey of U.S. Demand Charges" (PDF), reported that some of the most promising market opportunities are in locations outside of the "first-mover" states known for progressive clean-energy policies (such as California and New York). These other states with promising markets include Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Michigan, Iowa, New Mexico and Texas.

  • November 9, 2017 - 11:28

    Energy Storage Gets a Bigger Seat at the Utility Planning Table

    Utility Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) are beginning to catch up with the growth of energy storage. Utilities across the country from Duke Energy Carolinas to Southern California Edison have implemented energy storage projects for a variety of reasons, but until now few have included energy storage in their IRPs. Now, utilities in states ranging from Indiana and North Carolina to Arizona, New Mexico and Oregon have included energy storage in their long term planning processes.

  • November 9, 2017 - 11:26

    Heating and A/C Company Acquires Ice Energy Storage Company CALMAC

    Trane, a manufacturer of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, has acquired CALMAC, a privately-held company specializing in cool energy technologies. One of CALMAC’s key technologies is its IceBank storage tanks that store energy as ice that can be used later to cool buildings. Trane will retain CALMAC’s employees and leadership and, like Trane, CALMAC will become part of the Ingersoll Rand portfolio of products.

  • November 7, 2017 - 14:18

    National Grid: 'Don't Put All Your Eggs in the Frequency Response Basket'

    A representative of National Grid, the UK’s transmission system operator (TSO), has said that energy storage will be “integral” to the network’s flexibility strategy – while urging developers not to rely solely on early frequency regulation contracts. Claire Spedding, head of business development at National Grid, spoke at an event last week to launch “Energy storage: the next wave”, a market report on the technology and industry around it in Britain. The report is published by Regen, a non-profit consultancy promoting renewables and energy efficiency.

  • November 7, 2017 - 01:38

    Can Puerto Rico Overcome a Colonial Past to Build a Greener Grid?

    On September 20, Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, destroying its electricity grid. The storm felled half of the cross-island transmission towers. Nine out of 10 back-alley power poles blew down. Every single customer on the island lost power. Amid the wreckage lies an opportunity for Puerto Rico to rebuild stronger and smarter. Tesla chief Elon Musk said his company power the island with solar and energy storage. “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too," he tweeted.