Energy Storage News

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  • August 29, 2018 - 13:43

    Southern Research, NICE Team to Repurpose Used EV Batteries as Energy Storage Systems

    Southern Research and the National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy (NICE) are collaborating on a project to transform retired electric vehicle batteries into energy storage systems for offices and factories. Under the partnership, the Birmingham, Alabama-based research organization will provide critical testing services to assist NICE to develop stationary power systems using very low cost, retired EV battery packs for the U.S. market.

  • August 28, 2018 - 17:39

    China Added as Much Battery-Storage Capacity in 2018 as all Previous Years Combined

    China isn’t building gigafactories,” says Patrick Hurley, chief technology officer of A123, a lithium-ion battery company. “It is building gigacities.” Gigafactories are named for their capacity to build batteries in tens of gigawatt-hours (GWh) every year, which is about a million times the amount of energy consumed by a typical US household in a day. What Hurley meant by gigacities are complexes that include not just the gigafactory but everything else needed to support it: housing, infrastructure, research and development centers, and universities to train staff.

  • August 28, 2018 - 16:46

    Germany Reaches 100K Home Battery Storage Installations

    A household just outside Berlin has become the recipient of the 100,000th grid-connected residential battery energy storage system in Germany. Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Thomas Bareiß attended an official event to mark the system’s commissioning in Eichwalde. Bareiß hailed the event as an “important milestone” that Germany has reached in its energy transition – referred to domestically as the Energiewende.

  • August 27, 2018 - 15:25

    US Army Installs Largest Battery Storage System

    The project is part of an energy savings performance contract signed between the US Army, infrastructure development firm AECOM and technology provider Lockheed Martin. The 4.25MW/8.5MWh lithium battery energy storage system is expected to help reduce energy demand during peak intervals and reduce the base's energy costs. John Battaglini, a director with Lockheed Martin Energy, said: "The versatility of energy storage is a key enabler for the military's aggressive goals of achieving energy resiliency."

  • August 27, 2018 - 13:01

    EnSync Energy to Showcase Home Energy System at Solar Power International

    MILWAUKEE, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs), business models and controls for residential, commercial and utility installations, announced today that the company will feature its Home Energy System (EnSync Home) at the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) conference.

  • August 27, 2018 - 12:03

    EnSync Energy to Showcase Home Energy System at Solar Power International - Pr Newswire (press release)

    EnSync Energy ensures the most cost-effective and resilient electricity, delivered from an electrical infrastructure that prioritizes the use of all available resources, such as renewables, energy storage and the utility grid . As project developer ...

  • August 27, 2018 - 00:00

    ESA Member Nikola Power Selected for Techstars Sustainability Accelerator

    ESA is proud to congratulate one of its members, Nikola Power, for being selected to be in the inaugural class of the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Nikola Power, a storage+solar technology and software provider, was the only energy storage company selected for the program. 

  • August 26, 2018 - 00:00

    MISO Outlines Energy Storage Make-whole, Performance Rules

    MISO is planning to provide storage with make-whole payments for price volatility, subject storage resources to dispatch and regulation performance rules, and exempt storage from certain uplift charges, officials said last week at a special conference call on compliance with FERC Order 841. miso ferc order 841 energy storage Howard | © RTO Insider The RTO is proposing to use the same uninstructed deviation threshold it uses for other generators, Market Quality Manager Jason Howard said during the call on Aug. 21. MISO is currently refining a proposal to implement a more performance-based uninstructed deviation threshold. (See “Final Uninstructed Deviation Proposal,” MISO Market Subcommittee Briefs: May 10, 2018.)

  • August 23, 2018 - 08:49

    2018 Energy Storage STUDIO Conference Registration is Now Open

    The Energy Storage STUDIO Conference (Storage Uses, Deployment, Integration and Operations) is an event designed to examine the steps necessary to successfully integrate an energy storage project and evaluate the different ways companies are deploying storage to lower costs, reduce emissions, and establish a more resilient electric grid. Unlike any other, the Energy Storage STUDIO Conference brings together energy services companies, project developers, and other stakeholders in an engaging environment of expert technical education and peer-to-peer idea exchange. 

  • August 23, 2018 - 08:47

    Senator Heinrich: A 100% Clean Energy Grid Is 'Completely Doable'

    Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich is the son of a utility lineman, and one of just a few engineers in Congress. Clean energy piqued the New Mexico lawmaker’s interest at an early age, while he was building and racing solar-powered cars in college. But for most of his life, he says, it was hard to imagine a world in which renewables could power more than 20 or 30 percent of the electric grid.