Energy Storage News

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  • December 6, 2017 - 00:24

    Hyundai Plans World's Largest Grid Storage Battery In Korea

    Elon Musk set the world on its ear in 2017 when he promised Tesla could build and install a 129 megawatt-hour grid storage battery in South Australia in 100 days or less. The kicker? If Tesla failed to meet the deadline, the battery would be free. In fact, Tesla beat its own deadline. The battery got turned on in late November, weeks ahead of schedule. Now Hyundai says it intends to build and install a battery that will be 50% larger than the South Australia facility near Ulsan on the southeast coast of South Korea. It is scheduled for completion in February of next year.

  • December 6, 2017 - 00:00

    Energy Storage Association sees storage as critical to future reliability and resiliency in U.S. grid - Daily Energy Insider

    With the release of a white paper laying out a pathway for the United States to reach 35 gigawatts (GW) of energy storage systems by 2025, the Energy Storage Association is driving forward the notion that energy storage can — and should — play a sizeable part in the nation’s grid. At the helm of this effort is ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman, who spoke with Daily Energy Insider this week regarding her thoughts on national policy, ambitious new energy plans, and where technology and utilities fit into the picture. Speakes-Backman is the organization’s first CEO, having taken the position in July, but her plans have already proven to have great aspirations.

  • December 5, 2017 - 16:06

    Dynapower Deploys First DC-to-DC Converters for Utility-Scale Solar Plus Storage

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dynapower Company, the world leader in energy storage inverters and converters, is pleased to announce the first deployments of its patent-pending, UL-listed DPS-250 DC converters in utility-scale solar plus storage projects in the Southeastern United States The deployments at three project sites are with two of the nation’s largest independent power producers.

  • December 5, 2017 - 15:54

    As Grid Modernization Accelerates, Which States are in the Lead, and Why?

    Grid modernization is not just a New York-California issue anymore. Committed and proposed expenditures are accelerating into the billions across the country, with no sign of a slowdown in sight. The grid's vulnerability to increasingly extreme weather and its consequences is apparent to everybody, and it must be strengthened, Centerpoint Energy CEO Scott Prochazka said. "Electricity is about 5% of GDP, but it is the first 5% because reliable energy supports every other aspect of the economy," he noted.

  • December 5, 2017 - 14:34

    Ny ISO Plan Sees Storage in State's Wholesale Markets by 2020

    The New York ISO yesterday released a new report, "The State of Storage," kicking off the process of developing a model for energy storage resources to participate in the state's wholesale markets. The roadmap lays out a three-phase plan that focuses on storage integration, optimization and aggregation. Bringing storage into wholesale markets could be accomplished by 2020, according to the timeline.

  • December 5, 2017 - 10:14

    The 10 Stories That Defined Energy Storage in 2017

    The industry stepped up with two major, high-speed deployments to resolve grid emergencies. Utility-scale projects got bigger and longer lasting. Major international conglomerates bought up storage startups. And all the major solar developers started getting into the game. Much of the action remained at the pilot stage. But some projects showed that storage economics already make sense without subsidies, grants or other interventions -- in the right circumstances, of course.

  • December 4, 2017 - 16:42

    Microgrids and Energy Storage Get New Boost in Massachusetts

    The Boston City Council and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities last week each separately took action that opens the door toward more microgrids and energy storage in the state. The city council approved a proposal (Docket 0340) on Wednesday to send a home rule petition to the state legislature that would clear the way for the next step in building a microgrid at the Raymond L. Flynn marine park.

  • December 4, 2017 - 14:11

    Data Shows Solid Growth for Energy Storage Market

    GTM Research provides quarterly data from monitoring energy storage capacity in the United States. According to the data, the U.S. deployed 50.4 MWh of energy storage in Q2 2017, up 6% year-over-year. Behind-the-meter deployments rose 140% quarter-over-quarter. The residential market rose 89% from Q1 2017 the data shows, while the non-residential market grew 151% from Q1 2017. A major portion of these increases resulted from accelerated pace of energy storage capacity growth in both California and Hawaii. Lithium-ion batteries dominated the energy storage market for the eleventh straight quarter, holding 94.2% of the market in Q2 2017.

  • December 4, 2017 - 09:01

    New York Governor Approves Energy Storage Target, Months After the Bill Passed

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Nov. 29 to create a statewide energystoragetarget, more than five months after it unanimously passed the legislature. Depending on how it's executed, the target could reduce regulatory barriers to storage development and spur adoption of this technology, which stands to help New York's effort to increase clean energy and efficient grid usage. "It really creates an important market," said William Acker, executive director of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium. "It lets industry know that New York State is serious about opening and creating a market for energy storage in the state."

  • December 4, 2017 - 08:35

    Tesla Batteries 101 — Production Capacity, Uses, Chemistry, & Future Plans

    While that argument may involve a bit of exaggeration, there’s no denying that the company’s success to date has depended a great deal upon its innovative use of lithium-ion battery cells (of various chemistries) and battery pack design. In other words, the company’s continued success likely depends upon its continued excellence with regard to the development and implementation of new ways of designing, utilizing, and manufacturing battery tech.