1. All Articles

    1-24 of 7080 1 2 3 4 ... 293 294 295 »
    1. Solar + Storage Half The Cost Of Gas Peaker Plants — 8MinuteEnergy

      Solar + Storage Half The Cost Of Gas Peaker Plants — 8MinuteEnergy

      S&P Global reports the cost of solar with battery backup dropped precipitously in 2018. Several tenders for solar plus storage came in at under $30 per megawatt-hour last year. Stand alone prices for installed battery storage — based on a 20 megawatt-hour system with 4 hours of storage — dropped 40% from the previous year to $357 per kilowatt-hour and are expected to keep falling. Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects a further 52% reduction by 2030. Such tumbling prices have led Wood Mackenzie to forecast that as the market for solar plus storage matures, it could put more than 6,400 MW of new natural gas-fired peaking capacity in the US at risk by 2027.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. Arizona S. Korea
    2. Amid Global Battery Boom, 2019 Marks New Era for Energy Storage

      Amid Global Battery Boom, 2019 Marks New Era for Energy Storage

      By most measures, 2018 was a long-anticipated breakout year for batteries, with record volumes of investment flowing into research, product development and manufacturing as prices plummeted, governments established new policies supporting energy storage, and mass markets emerged for electric vehicles and electrochemical energy storage. That progress, though uneven across U.S. and international markets, sets the stage for a new era for energy storage in 2019 and beyond, industry analysts said.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. MA
    3. Grid-Scale Energy Storage Firm to Launch Two US Projects in 2019

      Grid-Scale Energy Storage Firm to Launch Two US Projects in 2019

      As liquid air energy storage company Highview Power prepares to launch two US projects this year, an official said Thursday, the company has teamed up with engineering firm Citec to help scale its storage facilities from 50 MW/500 MWh to multiple GWh. Though Cavada could not discuss specific locations or customers, he said Highview is looking at the wind corridor that runs through the Midcontinent Independent System Operator's territory, as well as California, Texas and New York.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA OR TX
    4. S&T Powers High-Tech, Living Laboratory with New Microgrids to Study Advanced Lead Battery Technologies

      S&T Powers High-Tech, Living Laboratory with New Microgrids to Study Advanced Lead Battery Technologies

      Missouri University of Science and Technology has installed two new advanced lead battery microgrid systems at the campus’s EcoVillage, a living laboratory of solar homes S&T students designed and built to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Missouri S&T’s Microgrid Industrial Consortium is using the EcoVillage to test advanced lead battery energy storage in stationary grid-tied applications for potential use as a renewable energy source for communities of the future.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE U.S. Missouri
    5. Colorado Could Save $2.5B Through 2040 by Replacing Coal with Clean Energy: Report

      Colorado Could Save $2.5B Through 2040 by Replacing Coal with Clean Energy: Report

      A new model of Colorado's energy mix shows consumers could save $250 million annually over a 10-year span if the state were to replace its coal plants with a mix of wind and solar, backed up by energy storage and natural gas. The report, commissioned by clean energy developer Community Energy and completed by Vibrant Clean Energy, also estimates the new resources would cut Colorado's state-wide annual carbon emissions from power generation by almost two-thirds. The analysis concludes its proposed mix of cleaner resources would save Colorado electric customers roughly $2.5 billion in net present value through 2040.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Xcel Energy CO
    6. EPRI Awarded $6 Million From DOE for Future Grid Workforce Training Program

      EPRI Awarded $6 Million From DOE for Future Grid Workforce Training Program

      The Electric Power Research Institute has been selected to receive a $6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to train the next generation of electric utility workers. The award, the largest of 53 DOE workforce development grants, will be used to develop the data science and analytical skills needed to manage the more integrated grid of the future.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE U.S. GE
    7. AES Completes Record-Breaking Solar and Battery Plant on Kauai

      AES Completes Record-Breaking Solar and Battery Plant on Kauai

      AES Corporation launched the world’s largest battery plant paired with solar generation Tuesday, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is finishing up commissioning for the Lawa’i Solar and Energy Storage Project, which combines 28 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity with a lithium-ion battery capable of storing 100 megawatt-hours. The battery alone holds more energy than all but one other U.S. plant: the 120 megawatt-hour facility AES built in Escondido in 2017. Taken as a whole, Lawa’i’s storage capacity outranks any other operational solar-paired battery system in the world, according to Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: HI U.S. CO
    8. 2019 Storage Outlook: Utility Procurement will Drive Deployments, Analysts Say

      2019 Storage Outlook: Utility Procurement will Drive Deployments, Analysts Say

      At the top of the 2019 agenda for many energy storage stakeholders is the finalization of new rules for energy storage in wholesale power markets under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order 841, but analysts say the biggest impact on deployments is likely to be less dramatic and more incremental: the growing number of utilities that are including energy storage in their planning process.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: FERC
    9. Study: Batteries are Coming to N.C., but How Many, How Soon Depends on Policy

      Study: Batteries are Coming to N.C., but How Many, How Soon Depends on Policy

      Batteries that kick in when the sun sets or the wind dies down — but also don’t break the bank — have long been seen as the holy grail of carbon-free electricity. Now, a new study out of North Carolina State University shows they’re no myth. Analysts say that batteries already make economic sense for certain uses today in North Carolina, and that if trends continue, by 2030, 5 gigawatts of large-scale battery storage will be well worth the investment.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: NC
    10. Volkswagen to Become a Power Supplier

      Volkswagen to Become a Power Supplier

      The Volkswagen Group is establishing a Group company for energy offerings and charging solutions – underlining its strategic goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable mobility. Elli Group GmbH, with headquarters in Berlin, is to develop products and services connected with energy and charging for the brands of the Group. The company will gradually be building up a portfolio of intelligent power tariffs, wallboxes and charging stations as well as an IT-based energy management system.

      Read Full Article
    11. Energy Storage Group Pushes FERC, Capitol Hill to Remove Deployment Barriers

      Energy Storage Group Pushes FERC, Capitol Hill to Remove Deployment Barriers

      A federal investment tax credit for new projects and fuller compensation for energy storage systems in U.S. power markets are two of the Energy Storage Association's top priorities for 2019, the group's CEO said in a recent interview. The organization will also work to increase deployment of energy storage at the state level, including by encouraging more states to consider the technology in their long-term energy plans.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. ESA FERC
    12. Cemex R&D Subsidiary Sees the Ups and Downs of Energy Storage

      Cemex R&D Subsidiary Sees the Ups and Downs of Energy Storage

      Crane-suspended concrete segments, patterned like an enormous stave silo, power a commercial scale-ready system based on what Swiss developer Energy Vault describes as “the principles that underpin traditional gravity-based pumped hydro plants.” Software operates an automated six-arm crane and orchestrates positioning of the concrete segments that provide the basis for efficient electricity storage and discharge. The use of low cost and environmentally-friendly concrete materials enables the system to achieve low cost per kilowatt-hour and high round trip efficiency while delivering a 30-40 year life without any degradation in storage capacity. Energy Vault figures that a properly configured system will be capable of reaching 100 percent of target power levels in 2.9 seconds.

      Read Full Article
    13. Alabama Power's Smart Neighborhood

      Alabama Power's Smart Neighborhood

      Southern Company and its Alabama Power and Georgia Power subsidiaries are conducting Smart Neighborhood projects to proactively simulate what the future could hold for them and their customers. In a future potentially filled with distributed energy resources and microgrids, initiatives like this will enable Southern Company to adapt and continue providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy to its customers and communities.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    14. Canadian Developer Signs Two Solar-Plus-Battery PPAs with Hawaiian Utilities

      Canadian Developer Signs Two Solar-Plus-Battery PPAs with Hawaiian Utilities

      Canada's Innergex Renewable Energy has signed power purchase agreements with two utilities in Hawaii to supply fixed-price power from solar facilities with combined capacity of 45 MW that will be built with 180 MWh of combined battery storage, the company said Friday. The PPAs come on the heels of Luminant's Thursday announcement that it has brought online its 42-MWh battery system at its 180-MW solar facility in West Texas.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: France HI Chile
    15. Indoor Farm Will Tap Solar Microgrid to Keep Plants Growing Year Round

      Indoor Farm Will Tap Solar Microgrid to Keep Plants Growing Year Round

      A solar-powered microgrid will soon help an urban agriculture startup grow vegetable greens inside a converted New Jersey warehouse. Bowery Farming’s Kearny, New Jersey, facility will grow lettuce, kale and up to 100 varieties of plants, all indoors in a carefully controlled climate backed up by batteries, solar panels, on-site gas generators and technology that allows it to operate independently from the electric grid in the event of an outage or other disruptions.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. Schneider NJ
    16. Hotel to Operate on Battery Power in Edinburgh

      Hotel to Operate on Battery Power in Edinburgh

      An Edinburgh hotel is claimed to be the first in the UK to be powered by battery. The Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park has installed a five-tonne battery. It will charge from the grid in off-peak periods and power the 200-room site for several hours each day. The lithium ion battery will save the hotel £20,000 a year on its energy bill. It is able to power the hotel, including the restaurant, for up to three hours after a two-hour charge. Electricity company E.ON has supplied and installed the technology at the hotel and will be remotely managing the battery's workload and efficiency from its energy management center in Glasgow.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: UK
    17. As Utilities Fight Distributed Generation, Electricity is Getting Less Reliable

      As Utilities Fight Distributed Generation, Electricity is Getting Less Reliable

      Providing a stable supply of electricity is a core part of the mission of all utilities, and is demanded by the regulators who oversee them. And yet the security of U.S. electricity supply appears to be getting worse. Not only can solar and batteries supply backup power in the event of an outage, but distributed generation has the advantage of being closer to demand, and can improve the reliability of the grid. Microgrids further enhance this advantage, and are being actively investigated as a means to protect critical infrastructure during disasters.

      Read Full Article
    18. New Lithium Hydroxide Factory in Western Australia Wins Federal Approval

      New Lithium Hydroxide Factory in Western Australia Wins Federal Approval

      Earthworks for a new lithium hydroxide factory in Western Australia are expected to begin this month after the $1bn project received federal environmental approval. The plant owned by the world’s largest lithium producer, the US chemical company Albemarle, was approved by the Western Australian government in October and is estimated to create up to 500 jobs in construction, with another 100 to 500 operational jobs once it is operational. Australia’s trade minister, Simon Birmingham, said the plant would provide a much-needed local jobs boost and supply a growing global demand for lithium, which is used in renewable energy storage.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia WA
    19. Sharing Systems Could Help Building Owners Get More from Microgrids

      Sharing Systems Could Help Building Owners Get More from Microgrids

      Shared microgrids can help building owners lower costs and boost resilience, but big questions need to be sorted out first on how the systems operate. While still a fledgling market, shared microgrids — sometimes called multi-user microgrids — are gaining increased attention from researchers and industry players. As with single-user microgrids, the systems combine some type of energy storage and generation with technology that allows them to separate from the larger grid in the event of a power outage or other disruption. In Chicago, a cluster of museums is exploring the case for combining energy systems, but thorny questions remain. 

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE U.S. Ontario
    20. Innovative Microgrid Will Power Finnish Distribution Center - Power magazine

      Innovative Microgrid Will Power Finnish Distribution Center - Power magazine

      A distribution center in Finland is installing what is being called the country’s largest industrial microgrid, a system that will use 100% renewable energy coupled with energy storage. The system is being built by Schneider Electric in Järvenpää and is expected to come online in 2019. It will be used by Lidl, a grocery store chain based in Germany. The microgrid is designed to cut the center’s energy costs in half and also serves the region’s electric grid via its battery storage system. The system also heats the facility—it recovers heat from the distribution center’s refrigeration equipment—and supplies hot water to about 500 nearby homes. 

      Read Full Article
    21. Energy Storage Project in Australia Connected to Grid

      Energy Storage Project in Australia Connected to Grid

      The project is the first large energy storage facility built by EMC Lendlease, the joint venture between Energy Made Clean, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnegie, and Lendlease, an engineering, procurement and construction provider. As the module supplier, Risen Energy provided more than 30,000 mono-crystalline modules to the facility. The modules have been tested by Clean Energy Associates, an American owned and operated global solar PV engineering and quality assurance technical services advisory firm, and are highly adaptable to the local climate conditions in Western Australia in that they can maintain stable power output in hot and dry environments and ensure a high ROI by reducing costs.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia
    22. China Making Big Battery Storage Push In 2019

      China Making Big Battery Storage Push In 2019

      China is poised to add a significant amount of battery storage to its utility grid next year. And it’s backing two horses in the energy storage race — both lithium-ion and flow batteries are part of the plan. China’s renewable energy portfolio now stands at 706 gigawatts according to Bloomberg but too much of that is wasted, or curtailed as they say in the utility industry. 7.7% of the electricity generated by wind turbines is curtailed as is 2.9% of electricity from solar panels.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: China
    1-24 of 7080 1 2 3 4 ... 293 294 295 »
  1. Popular Articles

  2. Editor

    There are currently no articles.

  3. Organizations in the News

    1. (1031 articles) DoE
    2. (401 articles) ESA
    3. (348 articles) Southern California Edison
    4. (306 articles) FERC
    5. (275 articles) PJM
    6. (220 articles) Duke Energy
    7. (190 articles) Google
    8. (174 articles) MIT
    9. (171 articles) CA Pub Util Comm
    10. (155 articles) San Diego Gas & Electric
  4. Locations in the News

    1. (1738 articles) U.S.
    2. (1315 articles) CA
    3. (798 articles) NY
    4. (607 articles) Germany
    5. (597 articles) Europe
    6. (534 articles) China
    7. (471 articles) TX
    8. (448 articles) UK
    9. (415 articles) MA
    10. (406 articles) HI
  5. Storage Providers in the News

    1. (552 articles) Tesla
    2. (302 articles) A123
    3. (293 articles) GE
    4. (209 articles) SolarCity
    5. (209 articles) Stem
    6. (203 articles) Siemens
    7. (198 articles) LG
    8. (179 articles) Panasonic
    9. (174 articles) AES Energy Storage
    10. (170 articles) ABB
  6. Categories

    1. Electricity Source:

      Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
    2. Storage Market:

      Commercial & Industrial, Military, Residential & Community & Microgrid, Smart Grid, Utility Grid, Vehicle-to-Grid/Home
    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Vanadium, Zinc
    4. Article Types:

      Null, Reports and Conferences