1. Articles from Chris Crowell

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    1. New group led by IREC aims to simplify energy storage interconnection

      New group led by IREC aims to simplify energy storage interconnection

      Energy storage technologies have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon
      economy. Despite significant growth of the energy storage market in recent years, the process of connecting this technology to the electricity grid remains complex and unclear in many states across the U.S. A new project, supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, aims to simplify the interconnection process for energy storage.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. EPRI
    2. Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa - Solar Builder

      Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa - Solar Builder

      The next frontier for solar energy is solutions that do not affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solar while maintaining reliable electrical service across the community.

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      Mentions: DoE New Mexico Hawaii
    3. UL Issues Its First Certification for EV Battery Recycling, Repurposing for Energy Storage

      UL Issues Its First Certification for EV Battery Recycling, Repurposing for Energy Storage

      UL has granted its first certification to UL 1974, the Standard for Evaluation for Repurposing Batteries, to 4R Energy Corporation. Outlining how to sort and grade battery packs, modules and cells that were originally made for electric vehicles (EV) and other applications, UL 1974 helps identify a battery’s state-of-health and introduces ratings to determine the viability for their continued use. Through this process, performance-validated “second-life” batteries can be utilized for energy storage systems to provide a safe, reliable, clean energy source.

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      Mentions: U.S. Canada Nissan
    4. NantEnergy Shows how solar + Storage Is a No-Brainer for Businesses in California, New Mexico Right Now

      NantEnergy Shows how solar + Storage Is a No-Brainer for Businesses in California, New Mexico Right Now

      The solar + storage value proposition is increasingly a no-brainer for commercial buildings in states out West. Demand charges in California have increased by as much as 64% since 2014, and these charges can represent more than 50% of a company’s monthly energy bill. What’s more, California experienced more outages in 2017 than any other state (430+), with outages lasting an average of 117 minutes.

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    5. Iowa University to Install NEXTracker Solar+Storage Power Plant

      Iowa University to Install NEXTracker Solar+Storage Power Plant

      Iowa-based Ideal Energy is constructing a 1.1 MW power plant at the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, using the NEXTracker NX Flow integrated solar-plus-storage system. The project will be built on University land and, when completed, it is projected to be one of the largest solar-plus-storage power plants in the state, producing enough energy to cover nearly a third of the University’s annual electricity usage. In addition to those savings, NX Flow will use peak-shaving to significantly reduce MUM’s utility bill during high-demand times.

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    6. New Microgrids in Haiti to Install Demand Response Inverters From Princeton Power

      New Microgrids in Haiti to Install Demand Response Inverters From Princeton Power

      Princeton Power Systems will be supplying its core technology for the first project engineered by Geninov Group of Canada, a consulting engineering firm, and funded by the World Bank to deploy microgrids in Haiti. The Triumph project, which provides light and energy storage in Champ de Mars, Haiti’s largest park located in Port-au-Prince, is a collaborative effort between Geninov, Princeton Power Systems, Saft and Home Control for L’Electricity D’Haiti (EDH) the grid authority.

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      Mentions: Caribbean Canada Saft
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