Energy Storage News

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  • April 18, 2017 - 17:56

    SMA Picked for Storage Test at NREL's National Wind Technology Center

    Renewable Energy Systems will use SMA technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center, the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. Using the RESolve energy storage system, the project will test various components of energy storage and educate the public on how energy storage can create a more stable, secure U.S. electric grid and accommodate increasing amounts of clean, renewable energy.

  • April 18, 2017 - 15:25

    Eaton and Powin Team up to Deliver 2 MW Power Storage to So Cal

    Power management company Eaton today announced a contract with Powin Energy to deliver a two-megawatt energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin to support regional electric capacity and grid reliability. The project is part of the Southern California Edison 2016 Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Resources Adequacy (RA) Only solicitation, which procured fast-responding energy storage resources. Eaton is the single source provider for the energy storage inverter and balance of system equipment.

  • April 18, 2017 - 14:59

    Maryland's Energy Storage Tax Credit: Gaining Momentum Across America?

    The General Assembly of Maryland just passed a bill that would provide a 30% tax credit to those who chose to utilize energy storage technology, making it the first state in the country to pass such legislation. The funds provided by the bill would last from 2018 to 2022. The bill includes a cap of $5,000 for residential storage projects, while for commercial projects, the cap is set at $75,000. The state government has allocated a total of $750,000 per year to be used in credits.

  • April 18, 2017 - 13:23

    RedT to Deliver 1MWh of Flow Batteries to West of England Project

    UK flow battery provider redT will deliver a 1.08MWh energy storage project to support the distributed energy system in Cornwall, England, and potentially take part in utility Centrica’s developing 'virtual energy marketplace'. The storage technology company has signed an agreement with The Olde House, a working farm and holiday retreat situated in North Cornwall in the southwestern tip of the UK, to supply six of its energy storage solutions originally destined for a Scottish wind project.

  • April 18, 2017 - 13:19

    ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

    ENGIE, Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”) and Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS) today announced that the they will work together to install a 1 megawatt (MW), 4 megawatt-hour (MWh) grid-scale energy storage solution supporting a hybrid solar and wind demonstration project, developed by ENGIE in Brazil. Eos and Northern Power will together manufacture and supply the turn-key, fully-integrated energy storage system combining the Eos Aurora battery with Northern Power’s FlexPhase™ power conversion technology and intelligent controls.

  • April 18, 2017 - 11:38

    Inside GE and SoCal Edison's First-of-a-Kind Hybrid Peaker Plant With Batteries and Gas Turbines

    Southern California Edison and General Electric have taken a grid edge concept -- integrating natural gas-fired turbines and batteries -- and turned it into two working models. Last month, SCE started operations at the second of two of its new hybrid electric gas turbine (EGT) units -- GE’s term for its combination of turbines, batteries and power controls installed at the two sites. Each peaker plant is in the 50-megawatt range, and is outfitted with a set of batteries capable of providing 10 megawatts and 4 megawatt-hours of power. 

  • April 18, 2017 - 11:29

    GE Unveils Battery Newbie

    GE and a Californian utility have unveiled what they claim is a first-of-its-kind battery storage system that will provide instant natural gas power to back up renewable energy supplies. The first of two hybrid electric gas turbine systems was delivered for utility Southern California Edison around two months after the announcement of initial deployment plans, the companies said.

  • April 17, 2017 - 10:30

    Microgrids: Energy Independence (and Money Saved) for Companies

    ANDOVER, Mass. -- At the end of a heavily wooded, sparse industrial park here sits the North American headquarters and R&D center for Schneider Electric, which earlier this month unveiled its own campus power microgrid. The microgrid for the global energy management conglomerate is expected to produce 520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, or 10% of Schneider Electric's power needs. It's also expected to reduce its energy costs by 20%.

  • April 14, 2017 - 12:43

    Battery Storage Already Competitive With Pumped Hydro, Says Arena

    As Australia’s renewable energy industry awaits the imminent outcome of the South Australian government’s inaugural large-scale energy storage auction, the CFO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has described two of the key competing technologies – large-scale battery systems and pumped hydro – as neck and neck on pricing. Speaking at the 2017 Large-Scale Solar Conference co-hosted by RenewEconomy and Informa in Sydney on Monday, ARENA CFO Ian Kay said projects pairing 100MW of renewable energy generation with 100MWh of energy storage were “about equal” in cost.

  • April 14, 2017 - 11:12

    Free Electricity! (or How Home Batteries Could Disrupt Everything Everywhere)

    Fancy free electricity? Want to be rid of those pesky energy companies asking you for money every month/quarter? Then there’s a simple way. Move to Germany. Unbelievably, German home battery manufacturer Sonnen has just launched a product offering that means you, the consumer, can receive free electricity for 10 years. Yep, you read that right - 10 - years.