Energy Storage News

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  • August 2, 2018 - 10:34

    Illinois Commerce Commission Looks at Energy Storage

    On June 27, 2018, Acting Commissioner Anastasia Palivos hosted a policy session on the future of energy storage at the Illinois Commerce Commission in Chicago. This article aims to examine the benefits of and barriers to widespread energy-storage deployment, and the legal and regulatory framework required for this endeavor.

  • August 2, 2018 - 04:00

    Kona Brewing Company to Produce Sun-Powered Beer Through Solar-Plus-Battery Storage Project with EnSync Energy and Holu Energy

    HONOLULU , Aug. EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, and its subsidiary Holu Energy , a developer of DER projects in Hawaii , today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kona Brewing Company to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the beer company's new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona .

  • August 1, 2018 - 20:05

    Dynapower Launches DC-DC Converter Partner Program for Central Solar Inverter Manufacturers

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dynapower, the leading independent manufacturer of power electronics for energy storage, is pleased to announce the introduction of a DC-DC partner program for central, solar inverter manufacturers. The program enables participating central, solar inverter manufacturers to include Dynapower’s patent-pending DC-DC converters as part of their utility-scale offering. Dynapower was the first to commercially deploy DC-DC converters in utility-scale solar plus storage application, and received the 2018 ees Award (Electrical Energy Storage) Innovation Award for its DC-DC converters.

  • August 1, 2018 - 14:41

    CEO Statement on Massachusetts Conference Committee Bill H4756

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds the bipartisan, innovative energy policies reflected in Massachusetts Conference Committee Bill H4756. The leadership exhibited by the Massachusetts House and Senate this legislative session – especially by members of the conference committee – will advance the Commonwealth’s clean energy goals and enhance grid resilience. We especially appreciate the leadership of Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Committee Chairs Rep. Tom Golden and Sen. Mike Barrett for facilitating a productive conference committee.

  • July 31, 2018 - 20:54

    Duke Energy Florida Announces New Solar Power Plant in Columbia County

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Florida today announced the location of its newest universal solar power plant, which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit its Florida customers. The Columbia Solar Power Plant will be built on 580 acres in Fort White (Columbia County) Fla., off of Fry Road. The 74.9-megawatt (MW) plant will consist of approximately 245,000 solar panels on the site, which will produce enough carbon-free energy to power over 20,000 average homes at peak production.

  • July 31, 2018 - 15:58

    California, Hawaii Lead Surge In Residential Battery Storage In Q1

    A new report from Greentech Media and the Energy Storage Association finds residential battery storage in the US surged in the first quarter of 2018. In total, 36 megawatt-hours of behind the meter residential storage were installed in Q1 — equaling the total amount installed in the previous three quarters combined. The vast majority of new grid connected residential battery storage — 74% — took place in just two states, California and Hawaii.

  • July 31, 2018 - 13:27

    Swinerton Renewable Energy Hires Craig Horne to Lead Energy Storage Expansion

    SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE), recently named the No. 1 solar contractor in the United States by Solar Power World, is pleased to welcome Craig R. Horne to the SRE team. Horne will spearhead SRE’s energy storage business in the utility, commercial and operations and maintenance (O&M) services segments.

  • July 30, 2018 - 01:00

    The Big Chill: Highview's Solution To The Challenge Of Long-Duration Energy Storage

    In early June, Highview Power announced that it had officially launched its first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant at the Viridor Pilsworth site in Bury, United Kingdom (just outside of Manchester). This five megawatt (MW)/15 megawatt hour (MWh) facility is on the small side to truly earn the title of grid-scale, but that may be beside the point. The critical issue to consider here is that this new technology may ultimately prove to be a cost-effective long-duration energy storage resource that is – unlike compressed air energy or pumped hydro – geographically independent.

  • July 27, 2018 - 14:12

    Energy Storage Should Be an Urgent National Priority - Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

    Our new policy brief, “Federal Support for Electricity Storage Solutions: State Perspectives on Research Development and Demonstration”, synthesizes the convening dialogue and includes a brief analysis of the applications and benefits of energy storage.

  • July 27, 2018 - 12:11

    Further Tax Cuts on Li-ion Would be 'Essential Boost' for India's Energy Storage Industry

    India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), a single tax applicable across the whole of the country, will be lowered for lithium-ion batteries by 10% in a move which has been welcomed by the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). All goods and services are taxable under the law, which was introduced in 2017. Along with a wide range of other changes, the GST rates on lithium-ion batteries has dropped from 28% to just 18%. In related news, fuel cell vehicles will see their GST reduced from 28% to 12%.