Energy Storage News

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  • February 14, 2017 - 15:02

    Ice Energy Extends Award-Winning, Multi-Patented Ice Battery Technology to Commercial Refrigeration Market

    SANTA BARBARA, CA -- 02/14/17 -- Ice Energy has announced the planned release of several new ice battery solutions for supermarkets and the general commercial refrigeration market, based on its proven line of award-winning energy storage products for HVAC applications. The decision follows prototyping and testing at Ice Energy's IdeaLAB in Riverside, California, where the company has demonstrated commercial refrigeration storage capabilities with the same low cost and high reliability that Ice Energy has delivered to commercial and residential HVAC markets with its Ice Bear and Ice Cub products. The new products serving the worldwide commercial refrigeration market will be designated the Polar Bear line, with different models supporting a range of refrigeration storage capacities and application needs. They are expected to be available by the end of this year

  • February 14, 2017 - 14:44

    Xcel Energy to Test Battery Storage Technology in Stapleton

    Xcel Energy is partnering with battery vendors Sunverge Energy and Northern Reliability, Inc. to test battery storage technology to maximize the use of rooftop solar energy while ensuring the safety and reliability of the electric grid. The two-year pilot project is taking place in Stapleton's North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods. As customers' demand for solar energy in their homes and businesses increases, this is a crucial time for Xcel Energy to learn how battery storage can help integrate higher concentrations of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy onto its system. The company wants to not only learn how to accommodate more solar energy onto its grid, but also manage other grid issues such as voltage regulation and peak demand, and reduce energy costs

  • February 14, 2017 - 11:56

    Enel in Uganda, New Solar Roofing Programme, Commercial PV in California

    Enel Green Power is providing 2,600 thin-film PV modules for a 280.24kWp plant to help power a new paediatric surgery hospital in Entebbe, Uganda. The rooftop PV system will be connected to the local grid, giving the hospital a new level of energy independence and sustainability. As well as providing the panels, Enel is also providing the engineering and site assistance during installation and testing. The project was a group effort between Enel and other Italian donors including Santerno, Agatos and Terni Energia.

  • February 14, 2017 - 08:41

    EnSync Energy to Provide Electricity to Oceanic Time Warner via Power Purchase Agreement

    MILWAUKEE, Feb. 14, 2017 - EnSync, Inc., dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, today announces a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Oceanic Time Warner, to include a comprehensive EnSync Energy DER system.

  • February 13, 2017 - 19:56

    An Energy Storage Target for Massachusetts: Go Bigger, Bellwether?

    With a potential $30 billion market up for grabs, key industry players are urging Massachusetts to think big and move faster as its sets an energy storage target. The bellwether state has floated the idea of setting a goal to develop 600 MW of energy storage by 2025. But some influential companies – specifically Advanced Microgrids Solutions, Green Charge Networks and Stem – are pushing for 750 MW by 2020.

  • February 13, 2017 - 13:55

    Energy Storage Association: Trump Can't Stop the Inexorable Rise of Storage

    There is a significant opportunity for energy storage under the Trump administration, the US Energy Storage Association has said. “We’ve been striving to get the engagement from the federal government, the worst they could do is not talk to us. But they’ve already indicated and shown an interest in engaging with this industry so all signs point to some sort of opportunity to advance storage within this administration,” Matt Roberts, executive director of the ESA, told Energy-Storage News.

  • February 13, 2017 - 12:36

    How US Solar Capacity Will Double Year-Over-Year

    Despite a whopping 4,143MW of solar PV installed in the US in the third quarter of last year, Q4 2016 is expected to surpass that historic total, according to latest figures from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). 2016 is set to be a record year for solar on all counts; shattering all previous quarterly installation results.

  • February 13, 2017 - 10:03

    Silicon Will Blow Lithium Batteries Out of Water, Says Adelaide Firm

    An Adelaide company claims to have developed a silicon storage device that costs a tenth as much as a lithium ion battery to store the same energy and is eyeing a $10 million public float. 1414 Degrees had its origins in patented CSIRO research and has built a prototype molten silicon storage device which it is testing at its Tonsley Innovation Precinct site south of Adelaide.

  • February 9, 2017 - 14:53

    Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Dropped 80% in 6 Years Down to $227/kWh – Tesla Claims to be Below $190/kWh

    Profitable production of electric vehicles is highly important. Our capitalist society revolves around profitability and therefore, if electric vehicles are to prevail over gas-powered cars, they need to be profitable to manufacture in mass. A new study published this month by McKinsey & Company and embedded below looks into how automakers can move past producing EVs as compliance cars and “drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability”. Unsurprisingly, it describes battery economics as an important barrier to profitability and though the research firm sees a path to automakers making a profit selling electric vehicles as battery costs fall, it doesn’t see that happening for “the next two to three product cycles” – or between 2025 and 2030.

  • February 9, 2017 - 14:50

    With Tax Reform on the Table, Senators Prepare Second Push for Energy Storage Incentives

    As President Trump's administration prepare to levy tax cut reforms, other Congressional lawmakers are taking a different tack. Several bills that would bolster energy storage are waiting in the wings this congressional season, signaling the growing significance of the resource. “At this stage there are a lot of moving parts, but we expect multiple pieces of legislation related to storage and taxes to be introduced,” Matt Roberts, executive director of the Energy Storage Association said.