Energy Storage News

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  • May 18, 2017 - 18:18

    Res Wins Epc And Services Contracts For Tynemouth Energy Storage Project

    Global renewable energy company: development, engineering, construction and operation of onshore and offshore wind farms, solar parks, transmission lines and energy storage in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Finland, United States, Canada , Japan and Australia.

  • May 18, 2017 - 16:16

    Enel Snaps up UK storage - Energy Storage

    Enel has bought a 25MW construction-ready battery storage project in the UK from Element Power. The Italian energy company acquired shares in Element Power’s wholly-owned subsidiary Tynemouth Energy Storage Limited to buy the project. Its overall investment in the development is €20m, Enel said. The project, which is expected to be commissioned in early 2018, was one eight selected by the UK National Grid in its competitive tender for enhanced frequency response last year.

  • May 18, 2017 - 12:59

    A Vision for Energy Storage

    In two weeks, get ready for a new vision for the energy storage industry. After an exclusive preview at last month’s ESA Annual Conference & Expo, we will be releasing the new ESA Vision 2025 on Tuesday, May 30. This vision for energy storage calls for 35GW by 2025, an ambitious goal, but one the industry can achieve with sound planning, industry leadership, and with support from energy storage stakeholders. In conjunction with the release, we are partnering with the analysts at Navigant Research for a complimentary webinar, 'The U.S. Energy Storage Market of the Future,' also on May 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET to walk through ESA's Energy Storage Vision for 2025! Register now.

  • May 18, 2017 - 12:51

    US Energy Dept. Wants You To Use Electricity Like Facebook, Or Something

    How much damage can one image do? We may find out soon enough. US President Trump’s own Department of Energy is circulating an infographic that wipes the floor with the President’s pro-coal message, pitches wind and solar, and makes mincemeat out of the entire Trump Administration energy policy. Seriously, what is going on over at DOE? Energy Secretary Rick Perry keeps playing along with President Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric, but all the while he has been taking one poke after another at the beleaguered President — and he keeps getting away with it.

  • May 18, 2017 - 12:46

    Sterling Becoming Model in Energy

    The Sterling Municipal Light Department has garnered a lot of attention since breaking ground on its latest project: a battery storage system that offers ratepayers considerable savings in utility costs. Now having earned some accolades from national organizations, SMLD and its general manager Sean Hamilton are serving as models for utilities nationwide that are undertaking similar projects.

  • May 18, 2017 - 12:44

    Water Authority Awarded $1 Million Incentive to Deploy Clean Energy Storage Project

    The San Diego County Water Authority has received a $1 million incentive from the California Public Utilities Commission to build and deploy intelligent energy storage that will save ratepayers money and stretch the energy output potential of solar panels already installed at the Water Authority’s Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant.

  • May 18, 2017 - 12:42

    Leading the Charge: Battery Storage to Jump-Start Clean Energy Transition

    In a series of tweets in early March, Tesla founder, CEO and Chairman Elon Musk made a dramatic offer to help address the issues bedeviling South Australia’s electricity grid: he offered to install 100MW of battery storage within 100 days — or the system would be free. This led to talks between Musk and South Australia’s Premier, and with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • May 18, 2017 - 12:28

    Op-ed: The Future of Cleantech Jobs

    The United States is entering its tenth year of the renewable energy revolution and there’s no slowdown in sight, only more adaptation. Over this time, clean energy jobs have grown 12 times faster than the overall job market, and renewables was one of the very few growth areas during the 2008 recession. The last two years have been no different, with both solar and wind growing at over 20% annually. Compare this to coal which has shed jobs for its fifth consecutive year. At a recent industry conference, a Colorado legislator said that his state is eliminating coal energy at an extraordinary pace—formerly, coal comprised two-thirds of the energy generated, now it is about 50%, and major goals are in place to reduce it to only 25% in a short period.

  • May 18, 2017 - 12:23

    Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

    LEHI, Utah and SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) today announced an exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the United States. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar's expertise in designing, installing and servicing solar energy systems. For Vivint Solar, which has a proven track record of installing solar energy systems in more than 100,000 homes across the United States, this is the first collaboration to integrate batteries with its offering. This will also be Mercedes-Benz Energy's first collaboration with a U.S. solar provider, bringing its premium, high-performance, road-tested technology for home use to the residential battery market. These storage systems are made to Mercedes-Benz quality standards and based on the same automotive-grade battery technology used in its electric and hybrid vehicles.

  • May 17, 2017 - 18:28

    Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Announces Name Change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

    Brooklyn, NY: Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announced a new name and logo today during a live, virtual event held before hundreds of supporters across the country. Under the new name, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), the organization will continue to build on over 10 years of success working to advance women across the renewable energy spectrum.