Energy Storage News

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  • September 25, 2018 - 12:48

    NEC Energy Solutions Announces DC-Coupled Energy Storage Solution for Solar

    BOSTON--Sep 25, 2018--NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) announced today that they have introduced a DC-coupled energy storage solution for solar adding to their existing AC-coupled solution to leverage the rapidly expanding solar+storage market. NEC’s DC-coupled and AC-coupled solutions combined with the company’s proprietary AEROS® controls system allow for seamless integration of new and retrofit PV systems. Both options for adding energy storage to solar are available on NEC’s GSS® grid energy storage platform.

  • September 25, 2018 - 12:30

    EnSync Energy and Hawai'i Pacific University Partner to Bring Solar Energy to Oceanic Institute Campus

    HONOLULU, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement with Hawai'i Pacific University to build a 211-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system on four buildings at its affiliate not-for-profit, the Oceanic Institute, on Oahu, Hawaii.

  • September 24, 2018 - 10:39

    CEO Statement on Proposal to Make Storage Projects Eligible for Solar Investment Tax Credit

    ESA sincerely thanks Senator Scott and Senator Bennet for their letter to Secretary Mnuchin last Thursday requesting clarification on the eligibility of energy storage in the IRC Section 48 investment tax credit, when storage is added to an existing ITC-eligible technology. Timely issuance of proposed regulations is an important step to stabilize the investment environment, which will accelerate the industry’s work to build a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable electricity grid. That’s why ESA sent its own letter to Assistant Secretary Kautter earlier this month requesting the same, and has been working closely with our colleagues at the Solar Energy Industries Association to communicate the importance of this clarification on storage eligibility. We are pleased that Sen. Scott and Sen. Bennet also see the importance of this issue, and we ask Secretary Mnuchin and Assistant Secretary Kautter to act on their bipartisan request.

  • September 22, 2018 - 15:25

    Michigan Utility Unveils New Battery at University

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan utility has unveiled a new battery to store renewable energy at Western Michigan University. The battery can store enough solar and wind energy to supply about 1,000 homes with an hour of power, said Consumers Energy Project Manager Nathan Washburn. The battery will be used to keep energy output stable even when there's cloud coverage, he said. "This battery is a big step forward for Consumers," Washburn said.

  • September 21, 2018 - 00:39

    The Future of Clean Energy: Storage News Roundup

    Recent developments in this energy and storage sectors are bringing new light to emerging technologies. We’re looking at a few of the most interesting energy storage technology developments below.

  • September 20, 2018 - 15:45

    Stem Partners with Urban Energy Solutions, LLC and SunGreen

    Stem, Inc. has announced new collaborations with Urban Energy Solutions, LLC and SunGreen Systems to use Stem’s artificial intelligence (AI), Athena, in intelligent solar + storage solutions in Arizona and California. These projects represent Stem’s entry into a sixth U.S. state and the continued high growth of solar + storage momentum across the country.

  • September 20, 2018 - 13:32

    Microgrids in Maryland: Supporting Public Safety, Community Resiliency

    ike many states, Maryland has experienced more frequent and severe weather events, leading to an increase in grid interruptions, economic disruption and issues around life safety. Ice storms, derechos, severe thunderstorms and the occasional polar vortex, coupled with concerns around cyber security, terrorism and climate change have led public leaders in Maryland to advance microgrid deployment as a strategy to reduce emissions, strengthen resiliency and enhance sustainability.  

  • September 20, 2018 - 08:49

    ARPA-E Funds Research on Energy Storage That Can Last for Days

    Long-duration energy storage — batteries or other technologies that can store energy for at least four hours of continuous operation, or possibly even longer — accounts for a minority of the grid-scale energy storage deployed today. There are many reasons for this, including the cheapness and relative reliability of lithium-ion batteries for short-duration applications. As well as the, shall we say, less than stellar record of long-duration battery startups that have gone bankrupt or failed to deliver on their promises.

  • September 19, 2018 - 13:26

    Stem Partners with Urban Energy Solutions, LLC and SunGreen Systems for Solar + Storage Energy Services

    MILLBRAE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stem, Inc. has announced new collaborations with Urban Energy Solutions, LLC and SunGreen Systems to use Stem’s artificial intelligence (AI), Athena, in intelligent solar + storage solutions in Arizona and California. These projects represent Stem’s entry into a sixth U.S. state and the continued high growth of solar + storage momentum across the country.

  • September 19, 2018 - 00:00

    CLIMATE: 'Locked-in' Technologies Seen Undermining Emission Curbs

    The world's ability to fight climate change could be thwarted by a problem few people are talking about: technology lock-in. That's the warning in a series of recent papers from university professors and a book claiming that solar, wind and energy storage may have settled too early on specific technologies and thus may not reach levels necessary to prevent catastrophic warming. It's not entirely a new idea but one that is getting renewed attention and sparking heated debate among analysts. One critic called the idea "madness," while others say policymakers need to be thinking more about it to ensure greenhouse gases stay in check.

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