Energy Storage News

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  • April 11, 2017 - 11:13

    World's Biggest Solar + Battery Storage Plant Ready To Build In South Australia

    The world’s biggest solar and battery storage plant – and Australia’s biggest solar farm – could begin construction this year, after the project was formally launched in Adelaide on Thursday. The developer of the $1 billion South Australian project, Lyon Group, said construction of the plant, which will include 330MW of solar PV and a 100MW/400MWh battery storage system, would begin in the coming months, with operations set to commence by the end of 2017.

  • April 11, 2017 - 10:20

    3 reasons to get charged up about energy storage

    In the world of electricity, few topics are generating more headlines this year than energy storage. Market watcher Navigant Research figures more than 1,420 projects are under way across the power grid, with a new installation trumpeted almost every week. "Overall, the global energy storage industry is poised to continue to grow quickly over the next several years," Navigant analyst Ian McClenny noted in a recent update about the market. "With emerging infrastructure becoming increasingly integrated, dynamic and complex, flexible resources like storage will provide added value to existing and new power-generating assets."

  • April 11, 2017 - 08:15

    The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Long Tail Solar and Energy Storage

    The energy storage market will expand dramatically in the coming years from an annual installation size of 6 gigawatts in 2017 to more than 40 by 2021. In addition, an IMS Research report predicts that the market for storing energy from solar panels will go from $200 million in 2012 to nearly $19 billion by the end of this year. This is especially impactful for residential solar, which has seen consistent growth in the past few years and will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.


  • April 11, 2017 - 00:00

    Maryland Becomes First in the Nation to Pass Storage Tax Credit

    Late last night, Maryland took a historic step to become first in the nation to pass legislation enacting a tax credit for the installation of energy storage systems. Led by Senator Guy Guzzone and Delegate Kirill Reznik, Senate Bill 758 establishes income tax credits for up to 30% of the total cost of energy storage installed at residences and businesses from 2018 through the end of 2022, with an annual overall cap of $750,000. The bill is presently awaiting the signature of Governor Larry Hogan.

  • April 11, 2017 - 00:00

    Vermont Bill Would Direct PUC to Draw Up Energy Storage Recommendations

    A bill now being debated in the Vermont legislature aims spur the development of energy storage in the state. The bill, H 501, is sponsored by Rep. Laura Sibilia (I), would require the state’s Department of Public Service (DPS) to “develop policy recommendations and targets” that would increase electricity storage capacity in the state.

  • April 11, 2017 - 00:00

    Wal-Mart, Advanced Microgrid Solutions to Turn Big-Box Stores Into Hybrid Electric Buildings

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions has landed the world's largest retailer as a partner: Wal-Mart. On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based startup announced it is working with the retail giant to install behind-the-meter batteries at stores to balance on-site energy and provide megawatts of flexibility to utilities, starting with 40 megawatt-hours of projects at 27 Southern California locations. 

  • April 11, 2017 - 00:00

    Is Battery Energy Storage at a 'Turning Point' for US utilities?

    In a famous children's fable, a stuffed rabbit becomes real when its owner believes in it. The nation’s utilities may now be similarly transforming battery energy storage. The U.S. utility-scale battery storage installed capacity grew by another 221 MW in 2016 as costs continued to drop, according to a recent report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association. More importantly, the sector last year doubled the amount of megawatt-hours (MWh) of battery capacity deployed compared to 2015.

  • April 10, 2017 - 16:54

    United States of Batteries -- An E&E Special Report

    E&E News examines the future of the energy storage market. Can America take it back from Asia and create factories and jobs?

  • April 10, 2017 - 07:39

    Distributed Energy Storage Reduces Demand using 8,000 Batteries

    A distributed energy storage network of 8,000 batteries located at 7,000 telecom facilities in France has reduced utility demand by 10 to 15 MW during two demand response events. And now the company that managed the program wants to bring it to the U.S. Actility, which provides IoT-based grid balancing and demand response programs, wants to launch its program in the US by partnering with utilities and energy providers in the same way it does in Europe. In addition, it is seeking to work with companies, like France’s Orange Telecom, that have distributed battery networks, said Cedric De Jonghe, the energy business manager for Actility.

  • April 7, 2017 - 12:18

    Energy Storage in Infrastructure Modernization? Yes and Here's Why

    Roads and bridges may be what comes to mind for a lot of people when they hear about federal infrastructure improvements. But batteries and other advanced energy storage devices should be on the list too. That’s the word from the Energy Storage Association and 52 private companies and business associations in a letter this week urging Congressional leaders to include energy storage in infrastructure modernization planning.