Energy Storage News

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  • June 20, 2019 - 10:00

    Ameresco Completes 10 Megawatt Distributed Energy Security Project at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

    Ameresco, Inc. has announced the completion of construction of a comprehensive energy resiliency and energy infrastructure project at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina. The $91 million project, which required no upfront capital from MCRD PI, features resilient distributed energy systems designed to withstand potential storm and seismic conditions.

  • June 19, 2019 - 17:13

    Eos Supplying Non-Lithium Batteries for Duke, UCSD Storage Projects

    Duke Energy is commissioning a 30kW/120kW non-lithium battery for its McAlpine microgrid test facility in North Carolina. Eos Energy Storage is manufacturer and supplier of the Aurora 2.0 battery system for the McAlpine substation in Charlotte. The zinc battery system has been directly integrated, or DC-coupled, to a grid-connected solar array using a DC-DC converter instead of an AC-inverter to eliminate unnecessary hardware and reduce efficiency losses.

  • June 19, 2019 - 15:13

    Eos Energy Storage Deploys Aurora 2.0 Battery System Coast to Coast with Duke Energy and University of California, San Diego | Business Wire

    Eos Energy Storage announced two new projects deploying the Company’s Aurora 2.0 battery system in markets on both coasts of the United States. The next generation solution integrates the company’s aqueous, zinc Znyth® battery technology, an alternative to Lithium Ion. The Eos Aurora® 2.0 has been installed by Duke Energy as part of a DC-coupled solar + storage system in North Carolina while Eos concurrently deploys its battery as a behind-the-meter solution at the University of California, San Diego in a project funded by the California Energy Commission.

  • June 19, 2019 - 13:03

    FERC Pushing for Energy Innovation Over Status Quo

    One of the few things people in Washington can agree upon these days is the need for a smarter, more resilient energy grid. Our technology-driven, connected lives make power outages that much more difficult to navigate. Just ask the 44 million people in Argentina what it’s like to work in the dark when their electric grid went out on Sunday. If we want a smarter grid, we need energy storage to make the electric system flexible, efficient and resilient.

  • June 18, 2019 - 15:11

    Missouri is Studying the Use of Lead-Acid Batteries at EV Charging Stations

    Plans to introduce battery-supported EV charging stations have moved a step closer thanks to funding through a competitive grant awarded by the State of Missouri, made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. The grant will fund a detailed plan for the set-up and construction of EV charging stations with advanced lead energy storage at the selected demonstration sites to help manage electricity demand fluctuations and store electricity when it is less costly.

  • June 18, 2019 - 14:32

    GlidePath Builds Merchant Battery Plant in ERCOT, Bucking Industry Wisdom

    Renewables developer GlidePath has begun construction on a rare standalone storage project in the tricky Texas market. The 10-megawatt/10-megawatt-hour Prospect Storage plant will bid into the ERCOT markets for energy and ancillary services. Though small by the standards of today’s utility-scale market, the project, located 50 miles south of Houston, is notable for making the economics work in ERCOT.

  • June 17, 2019 - 13:42

    The Future of Hydrogen: Seizing Today's Opportunities

    The Future of Hydrogen provides an extensive and independent survey of hydrogen that lays out where things stand now; the ways in which hydrogen can help to achieve a clean, secure and affordable energy future; and how we can go about realising its potential.

  • June 14, 2019 - 06:19

    The Business Using A.I. to Change How We Think About Energy Storage

    California-based Stem is using artificial intelligence to help businesses store energy on a large scale.The idea is to pair artificial intelligence (AI) with energy storage so that businesses and organizations can, according to Stem, “automate energy cost savings and protect against changing rates.” Customers include major firms like Adobe Systems, Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods Market.

  • June 13, 2019 - 16:22

    ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman's Statement on Financing Our Energy Future Act

    The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) supports the efforts of Senators Coons and Moran and Representatives Thompson and Estes to introduce the bipartisan Financing Our Energy Future Act. Including energy storage as an eligible asset for master limited partnerships would allow energy infrastructure providers to build and acquire energy storage technologies at lower cost, accelerating the transition to a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable energy infrastructure. Coupled with the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act (S. 1142 / H.R. 2096), which ESA also endorses, the Financing our Energy Future Act will help establish a long-term tax framework to accelerate storage deployment.

  • June 13, 2019 - 11:01

    Iowa Officials Consider Energy Storage Tax Credit, 'Value of Storage' Study

    Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation. The tax credit is one of several recommendations made in a recent report on energy storage opportunities by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Others include targeting grant money and conducting additional research, including a “value of storage” analysis.