Energy Storage News

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  • May 29, 2018 - 03:35

    Australian Solar Plant to Have World's Largest Power Storage Capacity

    A roughly $1 billion solar energy project in Australia will employ one of the biggest power storage facilities in the world, with Japanese and Western companies contributing funds. As part of this, a 250-megawatt plant in the state of South Australia will use a 100MW lithium-ion battery storage system. The storage capacity will be on par with a wind farm battery system from Tesla in Australia, now the largest of its kind on the planet. Power generated at the forthcoming plant will be sold to local utilities.

  • May 29, 2018 - 00:00

    ESA CEO Statement on Massachusetts H. 1747 Advancement

    “The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds the ongoing efforts by the Baker-Polito Administration and the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to meet the clean energy goals of the Commonwealth using energy storage. Yesterday’s decision by the Massachusetts Legislature to advance an updated version of House Bill 1747, including the Clean Peak Standard (CPS), reflects a commitment to innovative and cost-effective approaches to reducing emissions from electric service.

  • May 27, 2018 - 12:18

    Rivals Rise Up to Threaten Tesla's Battery Business

    Batteries to run cars. Batteries to store solar power. Batteries ... to prevent blackouts. Everywhere you look in the field of battery technology, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) seems to be there already. The company's even building a battery gigafactory in the Nevada desert to keep its battery empire well-supplied, and one of the reasons for this is that Tesla is rapidly outgrowing its origins as a car company, and finding new ways to make money by building huge, utility-scale energy storage complexes to help electricity companies shore up the stability of their electric grids. It's a lucrative business -- and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) wants in.

  • May 25, 2018 - 14:32

    Minnesota Overhauls Interconnection Standards to Streamline Clean Energy

    n May 24, Minnesota made new strides for clean energy and became the third state in the Midwest in the last three years to adopt wholesale reforms to their state interconnection procedures — creating a more transparent and effective interconnection process for customers. 

  • May 25, 2018 - 13:20

    California Opens Door to Residential Microgrids for All New Homes with Efficiency Code

    California has opened the door for residential microgrids in all new homes with the recent release of 2019 building standards aimed at improving energy efficiency. residential microgrids Issued by the California Energy Commission, the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards require solar photovoltaics for all new homes. They also provide new home builders with incentive to include energy storage and to focus on demand response opportunities — all common elements of residential microgrids.

  • May 25, 2018 - 00:00

    Utility-Scale Solar is Key to New England's Energy Future

    hile the economic outlook in New Hampshire has been strong this year, with median household incomes up and unemployment down, there are challenges to continued growth. Perhaps one of the biggest is the cost of energy in the Granite State. We reached out to Chris Stewart, co-founder of Manchester-based Granite Apollo, to learn about what those challenges are, what some of the solutions may be, and what New Hampshire businesses and consumers alike may see in the near future.

  • May 24, 2018 - 11:21

    UT Austin Develops Single-System Solar Energy Storage Technology

    Most current solar energy systems utilize storage outside of the generators that create the power. In other words, two separate systems are required to ensure successful operation. But experts from UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a way to integrate solar power generation and storage into one single system, effectively reducing the cost by an estimated 50 percent. The UT project will develop the next generation of utility-scale photovoltaic inverters, also referred to as modular, multifunction, multiport and medium-voltage utility-scale silicon carbide solar inverters.

  • May 23, 2018 - 00:00

    ESA CEO Statement on New Jersey Energy Storage Legislation

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) for signing legislation that sets a new goal for increasing energy storage that will deliver significant economic, environmental and societal benefits to the state. Gov. Murphy joins leaders from California, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona who are enacting policies to encourage energy storage today. 

  • May 23, 2018 - 00:00

    New Jersey Governor Signs Historic Clean Energy Legislation

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed three solidified his state’s commitment to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050. The initiative take critical steps to improve renewable energy programs, maintain nuclear energy and expand green energy employment. “Today, we’re taking another step forward in rebuilding New Jersey’s reputation as a leader in the development of clean energy sources while fulfilling a critical promise to foster our state’s energy future,” said Murphy. “Signing these measures represents a down payment to the people of New Jersey on . . .

  • May 21, 2018 - 16:01

    Lockheed Supplying Li-Ion System to Chicago Community Microgrid Demonstrator

    A community microgrid in Chicago will be supplied with lithium-ion battery storage from aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin, allowing it to be ‘islanded’ from the local grid network. Bronzeville, in the South Side of Chicago, is hosting a community microgrid built by utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd). It is being developed with the help of a US$5 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and is acting as a demonstration of the technology and its uses.