1. Articles in category: Flow Battery

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    1. Wind Power Giant Gamesa Combines Solar, Diesel and Storage for Off-Grid Prototype

      Wind Power Giant Gamesa Combines Solar, Diesel and Storage for Off-Grid Prototype

      The global wind manufacturer and developer Gamesa is inaugurating an innovative prototype project in the city of La Muela, in its home country of Spain. For the first time, the company will be adding solar, storage and diesel to a wind project in order to test the viability of combining renewables and storage to minimize fossil-fuel backup for off-grid applications. The pilot system currently features a G52 850-kilowatt wind turbine, 245 kilowatts of PV solar, and three 222-kilowatt diesel generators.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia India
    2. Primus Power Collaborates With Eaton to Deliver High-Performance Flow Battery Energy Storage Solutions

      Primus Power Collaborates With Eaton to Deliver High-Performance Flow Battery Energy Storage Solutions

      CHARLOTTE, NC  04/26/16 -- ENERGY STORAGE CONFERENCE & EXPO -- Today, Primus Power (Primus) announced a strategic collaboration with power management company Eaton to deliver low-cost, long-duration flow battery energy storage solutions for utility, commercial and industrial customers. Primus will work with Eaton's turnkey project management team and power systems engineers to help customers more easily and effectively develop high-performance energy storage and microgrid solutions for critical applications requiring secure, safe, efficient and reliable power. The joint solution can be used as a stand-alone system or integrated into Eaton's microgrid energy system, which is designed to help simplify and expedite the deployment of complex microgrid and energy storage systems.

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    3. Lockheed Martin Pushes into Storage Market with Lithium, Flow Battery Offerings

      Lockheed Martin Pushes into Storage Market with Lithium, Flow Battery Offerings

      An already crowded energy storage field is getting another big player with aerospace giant Lockheed stepping up its battery offerings. The introduction of Lockheed, a company with a market cap of nearly $70 billion, should help accelerate cost reduction trends for battery storage systems, Greentech reports. Among the players in energy storage are ABB, General Electric, LG Chem, Panasonic, Samsung, Tesla Motors, among others. All have large capital budgets to devote to battery research and techniques to streamline manufacturing and cut costs. 

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      Mentions: GE ABB Panasonic
    4. UET Announces Deployment of a 450 kW Energy Storage System with Terna in Sicily, Italy

      UET Announces Deployment of a 450 kW Energy Storage System with Terna in Sicily, Italy

      Flow battery provider UniEnergy Technologies (UET, Mukilteo, Washington, U.S.), on April 22nd, 2016 announced a 450 kW/1,440 kWh utility-scale energy storage system for a Terna utility substation in Ciminna, Italy on the island of Sicily. Terna, the owner of the Italian High Voltage National Transmission Grid, is the largest independent transmission system operator in Europe and the sixth in the world. The project awarded by Terna to UET and its partners is part of Terna's “Storage Lab” program, which in Phase 1 consists of 16 MW of energy storage systems at two sites in Sicily and Sardinia. Based on the results of Phase 1, an additional 24 MW of energy storage systems will be installed as a Phase 2 by Terna.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Italy
    5. Lockheed Martin Joins Energy Storage Fray With Lithium-Ion and Flow Batteries

      Lockheed Martin Joins Energy Storage Fray With Lithium-Ion and Flow Batteries

      Lockheed Martin's energy group is raising its profile in a bid to enter the energy storage market with an offering of lithium-ion battery systems, in addition to its new flow-battery chemistry. The energy storage market is tricky but growing. The big international conglomerates and equipment providers have taken notice of this shift in grid architectures -- and battle lines are being drawn. AES Energy Storage, Panasonic, LG Chem, Samsung, Saft, S&C Corporation, ABB and GE's Current are all in the mix, as well as loads of newcomers including Tesla, Stem, Alevo and Green Charge Networks.

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    6. DC-linked Microgrid Planned…Wind-Powered Microgrids Aim for Net Zero…& More

      DC-linked Microgrid Planned…Wind-Powered Microgrids Aim for Net Zero…& More

      Canadian company ARDA Power and Austria-based Gildemeister energy storage GmbH are collaborating on a DC-linked microgrid in Burlington, Ontario. The DC-linked microgrid will include multiple energy sources (among them solar and gas generation), energy storage, and direct current and alternating current loads. The sources, storage and loads will all be integrated onto a single DC bus using the ARDA DC Microgrid Platform. The platform provides for increased efficiency, reduced cost and improved resiliency, while enabling the provision of ancillary services to the AC grid, according to ARDA Power.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. GE
    7. Australian Vanadium Miner Targets Solar + Storage Market In Deal With Germany’s Gildemeister

      Australian Vanadium Miner Targets Solar + Storage Market In Deal With Germany’s Gildemeister

      ASX-listed Australian Vanadium has inked a deal with German battery maker Gildemeister Energy Storage to sell the CellCube range of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) in Australia, as part of the company’s plans to take on the large-scale solar and energy storage market. The deal, alongside another February agreement with local commercial solar installer Sun Connect, will allow Australian Vanadium (AVL) to ramp up its activity in Australia’s commercial and utility-scale battery markets.

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    8. MESA, Vanadium Batteries Put to the Test in Pacific Northwest

      MESA, Vanadium Batteries Put to the Test in Pacific Northwest

      THE FUTURE OF utility-scale energy storage could soon be on display in the Pacific Northwest. Three Washington state utilities are deploying a total of five cutting-edge battery storage systems that will be evaluated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. Three of the systems were constructed according to a set of standards designed to make utility-scale storage systems easier and cheaper to build, and two use a new type of battery system based on technology developed at the lab.

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      Mentions: MD Duke Energy FL
    9. Sumitomo Electric's New Storage Battery is Big Where it Counts

      Sumitomo Electric's New Storage Battery is Big Where it Counts

      OSAKA -- Sumitomo Electric Industries plans to release worldwide this autumn a large-scale storage battery system boasting higher capacity in a smaller, cheaper package than its current offering. The new redox flow battery system takes up just half as much space. An all-in-one design for main components, such as liquid tanks and a pump, enables all necessary devices and parts to fit in a conventional cargo container. This makes the system easier to transport by cargo ship or truck and to set up once delivered. The new product more than halves the time and cost of installation from the current model, which must be assembled at the destination.

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    10. Bushveld Minerals' : Energy Arm Signs Africa Deal With UniEnergy Tech

      Bushveld Minerals' : Energy Arm Signs Africa Deal With UniEnergy Tech

      LONDON - Bushveld Minerals Ltd on Monday said its energy subsidiary signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based UniEnergy Technologies for a "framework of cooperation" to develop market opportunities for vanadium-redox flow batteries in Africa. The AIM-listed company, which owns 84% of Bushveld Energy, said the agreement aims to identify and develop "immediate" business opportunities in Africa for large and medium-sized vanadium-redox flow battery installations.

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    11. Redflow Takes on Home Storage Market with ZCell Flow Battery System

      Redflow Takes on Home Storage Market with ZCell Flow Battery System

      In a statement, Redflow hailed the versatility, safety and robustness of its product, saying the ZCell delivers the proven performance of its industrial-scale ZBM2 battery in an attractive, easy-to-install enclosure. The product is designed to support daily cycling, time-shifting of solar power and off-grid applications. Redflow says the first Australian installations of the ZCell will start mid-year, with international availability to be announced in coming months. The company is installing some exemplar ZCell systems between now and June and is also inviting energy storage system designers and installers to register their interest to become a qualified installation partner at www.zcell.com.

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    12. UniEnergy Selects Northern Power Systems' Converters for Energy Storage Project

      UniEnergy Selects Northern Power Systems' Converters for Energy Storage Project

      UniEnergy Technologies (UET) and Avista have selected Northern Power Systems to deliver advanced power conversion for the largest capacity flow battery installed in North America. Situated near Pullman, Washington near Washington State University and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, the battery started operations last April. UniEnergy Technologies manufactured the battery, which is integrated with Northern Power Systems' power converters. The UET system is an advanced vanadium flow battery, which uses Pacific Northwest National Laboratories technology that was developed with funding from the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity. Avista has till now used the system for load shifting, frequency regulation, and voltage regulation on the distribution circuit in Pullman.

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      Mentions: DoE Avista UniEnergy
    13. Australian Vanadium Ltd a Front-Runner to Ride Positive Vanadium Wave

      Australian Vanadium Ltd a Front-Runner to Ride Positive Vanadium Wave

      Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX:AVL) has positioned itself as a front-runner to benefit from the positive signs of growth in vanadium demand as it applies to the energy storage market. AVL has already recognised the potential for involvement in the energy storage market and explored the growth of demand for vanadium redox flow batteries. The company's Gabanintha Project will allow it to supply high-quality vanadium products to electrolyte producers worldwide, as well as its own plant planned for Australia. This delivers AVL a vertical integration strategy.

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    14. From Liquid Air to Supercapacitors, Energy Storage is Finally Poised for a Breakthrough

      From Liquid Air to Supercapacitors, Energy Storage is Finally Poised for a Breakthrough

      It doesn’t always rain when you need water, so we have reservoirs - but we don’t have the same system for electricity,” says Jill Cainey, director of the UK’s Electricity Storage Network. But that may change in 2016, with industry figures predicting a breakthrough year for a technology not only seen as vital to the large-scale rollout of renewable energy, but also offering the prospect of lowering customers’ energy bills. Big batteries, whose costs are plunging, are leading the way. But a host of other technologies, from existing schemes like splitting water to create hydrogen, compressing air in underground caverns, flywheels and heated gravel pits, to longer term bets like supercapacitors and superconducting magnets, are also jostling for position.

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      Mentions: CA DoE Europe
    15. Australian Vanadium and Sun Connect in MoU for Redox Flow Batteries

      Australian Vanadium and Sun Connect in MoU for Redox Flow Batteries

      Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sun Connect Pty Ltd for the marketing and sale of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries in Australia. This follows an agreement signed with Gildemeister Energy Storage this week to collaborate on future Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) installations and electrolyte production in Australia. Today's agreement further underpins collaboration on market opportunities for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries throughout Australia. Australian company Sun Connect is one of the five largest installers of commercial solar in Australia and installed more than 3,000 solar systems nationwide and installed more than 9 megawatts of commercial solar systems.

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    16. European 3D-Printed Battery Startup Brings In $2.2M to Prove Its Concept

      European 3D-Printed Battery Startup Brings In $2.2M to Prove Its Concept

      A researcher in Ireland developing 3-D printed batteries won a five-year, €2.5 million ($2.8 million) grant from the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to develop the technology. The technology, called 3D2DPrint, is “a new type of extremely long-lasting battery -- one that can come in any shape or size and can be camouflaged within any type of material,” according to a press release issued by Science Foundation Ireland, a funding body. 

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    17. Redflow Targets Home Storage Market with 'Plug-and-Play' Flow Battery

      Redflow Targets Home Storage Market with 'Plug-and-Play' Flow Battery

      Australian flow battery innovator Redflow has announced it will launch a residential energy storage product in late March 2016, with the first installations completed by June. This will put Redflow’s zinc bromine flow battery in direct competition with lithium-ion storage products from the likes of Tesla and Enphase.

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    18. Redflow to Start Selling Home Battery Storage in March

      Redflow to Start Selling Home Battery Storage in March

      ASX-listed battery storage company Redflow says it expects to launch its “plug and play” home battery storage unit as soon as next month, with the first residential installations set to take place in June. Brisbane-based Redflow, whose unique zinc bromine flow battery technology has previously targeted the commercial market, as well as off-grid mining applications, said in an ASX release on Wednesday that it planned to launch its entry into the residential energy storage space at the end of March 2016.

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    19. A Look at the Biggest Energy Storage Projects Built Around the World in the Last Year

      A Look at the Biggest Energy Storage Projects Built Around the World in the Last Year

      Last year will likely be remembered as the year that energy storage got serious. While projects of all sizes were installed in record numbers, distributed storage received outsized attention -- particularly in the U.S. But what of the larger grid-scale projects? We thought it would be helpful to round up some of the biggest energy storage projects that went live last year around the world.

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    20. ViZn Energy Systems Wins Contract for Flow Battery System From Idaho National Laboratory

      ViZn Energy Systems Wins Contract for Flow Battery System From Idaho National Laboratory

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced that it has received an order for a 128 kW/320 kWh redox flow battery system based on its zinc-iron chemistry from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) complex of national laboratories. ViZn's flow battery system will be installed as part of a microgrid research, development and demonstration testbed and is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2016.

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      Mentions: DoE Idaho
    21. Bigger Than Batteries: Why the Cost of Other Components Matters to Storage Deployment

      Bigger Than Batteries: Why the Cost of Other Components Matters to Storage Deployment

      When it comes to energy storage systems, the cost of the battery itself receives a great deal of attention, but a new report shows that the plummeting price of other storage components could prove just as significant for the proliferation of the resource. The 15 to 20 different items in the balance of the system (BOS) represent one-half to three-fourths of the installation’s cost. Those costs are likely to plummet over the next five years – if the growth of storage deployment continues.

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    22. Multinational Mobile Telecommunications Network Group Purchases 125 Imergy Flow Batteries for Communications Cell Sites in Africa

      Multinational Mobile Telecommunications Network Group Purchases 125 Imergy Flow Batteries for Communications Cell Sites in Africa

      Imergy Power Systems, a leader in advanced energy storage solutions, announced today that a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company that provides services to more than 200 million subscribers in Africa, Europe and the Middle East has purchased a further 105 Imergy ESP5™ vanadium flow batteries in addition to an original pilot of 20 systems, to provide backup power to base station sites in the country.

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      Mentions: CA Asia Africa
    23. Flow Battery Builder UET Ends Year With $25M Investment From Japan's Orix

      Flow Battery Builder UET Ends Year With $25M Investment From Japan's Orix

      UniEnergy Technologies, a startup commercializing flow batteries in energy storage applications, just finished off 2015 with $25 million more in its electrolyte tanks. The round B of funding was led by Japan's Orix, a $19 billion financial services firm and renewables developer, along with UET's "current private equity investor." That usually unnamed "current private equity investor" is Bolong Holding, also an investor in Rongke Power, a Chinese firm building vanadium flow batteries using an earlier type of electrolyte.

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