Energy Storage News

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  • March 22, 2018 - 05:45

    Tesla and Fluence to Supply 55MW/80MWh of Battery Storage to Victoria, with One Solar Farm Retrofit

    Tesla and Fluence are to supply Victoria’s first two large-scale, grid-connected energy storage batteries, one of which will be connected to an existing solar farm. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will match the AU$25 million by the Victorian Government to jointly fund the lithium-ion battery projects as part of the Victorian energy storage initiative. Both projects are aimed at helping to ease constraints on transmission lines in Western Victoria where energy generation from existing wind and solar farms is being curtailed. Half the funding will go towards a 25MW/50MWh battery co-located and integrated with the 60MW Gannawarra Solar Farm, near Kerang. The battery will be supplied by Tesla and then owned by Edify Energy and its partner Wirsol. It will show how existing PV projects can be successfully retrofitted with battery storage.

  • March 21, 2018 - 09:55

    Sunnova Enters the Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Market

    Houston-based rooftopsolarfinancier Sunnova has entered the solar-plus-storage market. The company launched its SunSafe offering in the California market as a 25-year lease deal, with a full warranty and performance guarantee. That gives it a longer product life than other offerings currently on the market. Customers are free to pay down their contract earlier if they wish, said CEO John Berger. The key value is that Sunnova will maintain the system's operational capabilities for the full 25 years.

  • March 20, 2018 - 20:23

    New Business Models May be the Next Frontier in Lower Energy Storage Costs

    s the markets for energy storage continue to grow and companies in those markets mature, business models and financing mechanisms are getting more attention. Those models can involve alternatives to a traditional asset sale approach that can reduce the cost of entry for potential customers and lower the cost of capital for energy storage companies. The trend was highlighted last week when Younicos announced its energy storage rental service. Renting energy storage equipment was an obvious step for Younicos, given that its corporate parent, Aggreko, rents power generation equipment on a global scale.

  • March 20, 2018 - 08:47

    This College Wants To Be The First 100% Renewable Campus In The U.S.

    In 2015, the state of Hawaii committed to converting 100% of its energy supply to renewables by 2045. It’s a steep undertaking, and one that will involve utilities coordinating resources across a network of grids that span the island. And at the same time, the Hawaii Legislature and the University of Hawaii system established a joint goal: The entire university network, which comprises 10 campuses across the islands, will be “net zero” by 2035, meaning that the system would generate as much renewable energy as it consumes.

  • March 16, 2018 - 12:57

    ENGIE's Commercial Battery Project Drive $100k Annual Wedge into California's Water-Energy Nexus

    California’s recent droughts and ongoing need to economise water use have inspired more commercial energy storage at a local water board, with ENGIE Storage delivering a project for the San Diego Water Authority. The new battery energy storage project is expected to save the Authority (SDWA) US$100,000 per year on its energy costs. The batteries will be used to store low-cost solar energy for use during peak times and times of low solar generation. SDWA and ENGIE Storage, which was formerly known as Green Charge prior to its acquisition by the European utility, struck up a deal for the project in May 2017.

  • March 16, 2018 - 10:19

    Younicos Launches Service to Rent Energy Storage Systems

    Berlin-based energy storage company Younicos on Tuesday announced a service that will rent storage devices. The company’s “Energy-Storage-as-a-Service” product is designed to meet immediate storage requirements and will initially focus on hybrid generation systems and microgrid applications for commercial and industrial customers.

  • March 16, 2018 - 01:00

    Bay State Wind Partners with NEC Energy Solutions

    BOSTON--Bay State Wind, the 50-50 partnership between Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, and Eversource, New England’s premier transmission builder, today announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to work collaboratively with Massachusetts-based NEC Energy Solutions to develop an energy storage solution for its 800MW wind / 55 MW – 110 MWh energy storage combined project. The Bay State Wind project will represent the world’s largest wind-paired energy storage system for commercial-scale energy, which will be located in the South Coast region of Massachusetts.

  • March 15, 2018 - 19:12

    San Diego County Water Authority Enhances Solar With Battery Storage

    The San Diego County Water Authority is expecting to save approximately $100,000 per year with commercial-scale batteries installed at the agency’s solar-powered Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant near San Marcos. The energy storage system is designed to reduce operational costs at the facility by storing low-cost energy for use during high-demand periods when energy prices increase.

  • March 15, 2018 - 17:14

    Saft's Spanish C&I Project, Varta's Australia Launch, 4-hr Flywheel Starts in Hawaii

    Advanced battery solutions company Saft has just announced details of a project the company executed in Spain, installing battery energy storage systems to streamline energy costs and efficiency at a refrigeration company. Spain’s stalled solar market has shown some recent signs of returning to life, while a small handful of energy storage projects, including a 20MW system from France’s Electro Power Systems (recently acquired by ENGIE), have got underway.

  • March 14, 2018 - 19:22

    Ice Energy Launches the Keep Your Coolâ„¢ Free HVAC Replacement and Energy Storage Program

    Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions for utilities, today announced the launch of the Keep Your Cool free HVAC replacement and energy storage program, available to qualified businesses in Orange County, California.