Energy Storage News

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  • November 26, 2018 - 00:00

    CEO Statement on Broad Coalition's Support for Including Storage as an Eligible Technology in ITC

    Today the Energy Storage Association (ESA), along with a broad-based coalition comprised of other energy trade and advocacy groups, strongly urges congressional leadership to clarify eligibility of energy storage for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) before the end of the year in a move that that would level the playing field across all energy technologies and bolster an industry that supports over 90,000 U.S. jobs and counting.

  • November 24, 2018 - 07:37

    How Battery Storage Is Changing The Renewable Energy Game

    The mass adoption and implementation of solar energy in South African homes and businesses has been rapidly increasing over the past few years. But, going completely “off grid” has so far been held back by the expense of storing power from renewable sources. But this is changing, as the technology is available, and becoming more affordable, for dramatically reducing the reliance on state utility, Eskom, for electricity in South Africa.

  • November 22, 2018 - 00:00

    NEC Energy Secures Contracts for Two UK Energy Storage Projects

    NEC Energy Solutions has secured two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from Gore Street Energy Storage Fund for UK energy storage projects. The two projects, totalling 19MW, were developed by Origami Energy and were later acquired by Gore Street Energy Storage Fund.

  • November 16, 2018 - 14:03

    Adara Power Installs SGIP-Funded Energy Storage at California Almond Farm

    Adara Power, a privately-held commercial energy storage company, announces an SGIP-funded deployment and commissioning of an intelligent energy storage system at Violich Farms in Orland, CA. The California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of energy storage in order to reduce green-house gas emissions and improve the stability of the grid. Adara Power partnered with Chico Electric, an electrical and solar general contractor, to design, build and commission the 330kWh lithium-ion battery coupled to a 175kW solar array. The energy storage system discharges during peak electricity usage and saves money through reduced demand charges. 

  • November 15, 2018 - 14:52

    AES Commits to 70% Carbon Reduction in Climate Scenario report - pv magazine USA

    AES, one of the world’s largest power companies, has released a report detailing the company’s moves to reduce carbon emissions 70% by 2030, but, more importantly, their plans to incorporate increasing amounts of renewable generation and energy storage projects to compliment this new generation. In the report, AES outlines three scenarios of optimization between carbon reduction and minimizing the stress of a new energy transition, known as the Business as Usual Scenario, the Greener Scenario and 1.5-2°C Scenario, the same one outlined in the Paris Agreement.

  • November 15, 2018 - 12:27

    Lockheed Martin, Cypress Creek Renewables win prestigious energy storage award

    Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables won an award for leadership in energy storage and having a positive impact on the energy storage industry. The two companies were the recipients of the prestigious Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018 Innovation Award for the creation of Lockheed’s GridStar Lithium Energy Storage System for 12 solar-plus-storage projects. The system is custom-designed to provide clean electricity to communities served by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) in southeastern North Carolina. The GridStar energy storage systems store power from the solar installations and discharge it when needed most, ensuring energy delivery to Brunswick EMC during its peak periods.

  • November 15, 2018 - 08:14

    New Renewable Energy Storage Solution Could Cut Cost of Energy Storage in half - Hydrogen Fuel News

    The Swiss and Southern California startup has developed a renewable energy storage solution using technology based on the principles of pumped hydro storage. Energy Vault claims that its system can cut the cost of energy storage by half or more of the current price, making renewable power cost-effective all day, every day, regardless of whether or not the sun shines or the wind blows.

  • November 14, 2018 - 12:02

    Stem and OPG Announce New Energy Storage Partnership

    MILLBRAE, Calif. and TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stem, Inc., and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are launching a new partnership on advanced energy storage systems that will assist Ontario industrial manufacturers in managing electricity costs. In bringing together one of the most experienced energy providers in Ontario, OPG, and the most advanced energy storage systems and controls platform, Stem, the partnership will provide Ontario businesses with innovative, turnkey energy solutions to enhance their competitiveness. OPG is Ontario’s largest, most diverse generator with operations across the province, providing nearly half of Ontario’s power generation. As businesses in Ontario look to grow and remain competitive, the Stem-OPG partnership provides them with a solution to reduce costs, without interruption to operations, and do so with a trusted, experienced partner in Ontario.

  • November 13, 2018 - 20:57

    Electric Power Show Ep. 1: Everybody Loves Energy Storage

    The Energy Storage Association had a big year in 2018, cresting with the approval of FERC Order 841, the first federal directive on storage participation in wholesale markets. Their success is the product of a concerted lobbying effort that’s seen them win bipartisan allies both on the Hill and at the Commission. How is ESA navigating the polarized politics of Washington? Host Gavin Bade spoke with CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman and Vice President of Policy Jason Burwen to find out.

  • November 12, 2018 - 00:00

    Tesla is Working with Amazon to Deploy More Energy Storage at Distribution Centers

    Amazon is turning to Tesla in order to deploy energy storage capacity at their distribution centers. After a deal to add Tesla Powerpacks to a UK facility earlier this year, now Amazon is working with Tesla again at another distribution center. The last project included both a 4 MW solar array and 3.77 MW battery system installed at a large fulfillment center in Tilbury – east of London.