1. Articles in category: Residential & Community & Microgrid

    73-96 of 636 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 25 26 27 »
    1. Global Annual Deployments of Residential Energy Storage Systems

      Global Annual Deployments of Residential Energy Storage Systems

      A new report from Navigant Research examines trends in the residential energy storage industry, providing an analysis of utility involvement, business models, and a projected growth path, with global market forecasts for capacity and revenue in major regions, through 2025. Momentum in the residential energy storage industry is growing rapidly as utilities begin to recognize the value residential energy storage systems (RESSs) can provide. The growing popularity of these systems—driven by a growing residential solar PV industry, falling systems costs, rising electricity prices, and a push to improve resiliency—holds enormous potential to dramatically alter the electricity industry in terms of the grid’s physical structure, business models, and utility-customer relationships. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, global annual deployments of RESSs are expected to increase from 94.9 MW in 2016 to 3,773.3 MW in 2025.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia Japan U.S.
    2. Sonnen Introduces New Residential Battery at up to 40% Cost Reduction

      Sonnen Introduces New Residential Battery at up to 40% Cost Reduction

      Much of the dramatic growth of solar PV in recent years has been driven by rapidly falling costs, and now battery makers are feeling the heat to drive down costs in order to accelerate deployment. German distributed battery market leader sonnen today showed significant progress in that regard, unveiling a new battery product for the U.S. market which it says represents a cost reduction of up to 40% over its other models. 

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: HI U.S. Germany
    3. Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric to Design and Build Microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

      Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric to Design and Build Microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

      OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 05, 2016 - Black & Veatch and Schneider Electric USA have formed a joint venture to  design and construct an energy security microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, in San Diego, California. The microgrid solution will allow operations at mission-critical facilities to continue uninterrupted if the utility power grid is compromised or damaged. The project design will be scalable to potentially power the entire installation and will manage electricity during peak usage. The microgrid will incorporate renewable resources, advanced smart grid control systems and demand response capabilities.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA U.S. Schneider
    4. Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Opus One Solutions Partner to Provide Cutting-Edge Suite of Distribution Services

      Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Opus One Solutions Partner to Provide Cutting-Edge Suite of Distribution Services

      SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, July 5, 2016 - Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS), a pioneer in the use of energy storage systems for electric utility grid support, and Opus One Solutions (Opus One), a leading smart grid software engineering company, today announced an agreement to jointly offer a cutting edge suite of solutions for the distribution grid. The partnership combines both companies' expertise to provide utilities with a comprehensive platform for real-time management and optimization of the electric grid. AMS and Opus One will pair advanced energy storage systems with real-time grid level energy management software to bring utilities an unmatched degree of grid visibility, control, and optimization. This industry-leading solution set will support widespread deployment and operation of distributed energy resources, including renewable energy. In addition to the benefits to utilities, the solutions provided by AMS and Opus One will help customers optimize their energy strategies while contributing to a stronger, more resilient grid.

      Read Full Article
    5. Utility-Scale Microgrid from PowerStream & Kepco Up and Running

      Utility-Scale Microgrid from PowerStream & Kepco Up and Running

      The duo of PowerStream and Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) now have a utility-scale microgrid to show as they market their technology in North America. PowerStream, an Ontario utility, and KEPCO, South Korea’s largest utility, cut the ribbon this week on a microgrid that serves 400 residential and business customers in Penetanguishene, a small town north of Toronto on Georgian Bay.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Asia Africa Ontario
    6. Ice Energy's New Residential Ice Battery Part of White House Initiative for Scaling Energy Storage and Renewables

      Ice Energy's New Residential Ice Battery Part of White House Initiative for Scaling Energy Storage and Renewables

      SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Jun 21, 2016) -  Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, is honored that its new Ice Bear residential cooling system was included in the recently announced White House initiative on scaling renewable energy and storage. Mike Hopkins, CEO of Ice Energy, commented: "Ice Energy is entering the home AC market with a disruptive cooling technology. Our new product, the Ice Bear 20, will save homeowners money, reduce their carbon footprint and be the next leap forward in transforming the electric grid from an inefficient fossil fuel-dependent system to an efficient renewable-powered system." 

      Read Full Article
    7. Residential Rooftop Solar + Storage Will Change Grid, Says AEMO

      Residential Rooftop Solar + Storage Will Change Grid, Says AEMO

      Originally published on RenewEconomy. The Australian Energy Market Operator has highlighted the big changes ahead for the Australian electricity grid brought about by rooftop solar PV and battery storage, in its first major assessment of the household market and its impacts on the grid. For the first time, AEMO has made household energy use and solar [&hellip

      Residential Rooftop Solar + Storage Will Change Grid, Says AEMO was originally published on CleanTechnica.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia Tasmania
    8. Top 3 Energy Storage Advances from the White House Summit

      Top 3 Energy Storage Advances from the White House Summit

      At Thursday's White House Summit on renewables and energy storage, dozens of grid operators, power companies, federal and community organizations, developers, manufacturers and investors announced commitments to support the U.S. in moves toward a more reliable energy grid. Here are the top three most impactful and interesting items we found:

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    9. US Energy Storage Industry Sees First-Quarter Investments Double and New Partnerships Emerge

      US Energy Storage Industry Sees First-Quarter Investments Double and New Partnerships Emerge

      The American energy storage sector kicked off 2016 with a marked increase in corporate investments, according to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. First-quarter investments of $79 million marked an increase of more than double compared to the same period last year. Of that money, $20 million came as project financing. It's worth noting that with a relatively small number of disclosed deals each year (39 in 2014 and 32 in 2015), a few big investments can significantly sway the quarterly tally. The largest of the 11 disclosed deals from Q1 2016, the Series C investment in Sunverge by Australian energy retailer AGL Energy and Japanese trading house Mitsui, totaled $36.5 million. That's almost half of all corporate investments for the quarter. Still, the numbers indicate there is more growth to come, said Ravi Manghani, GTM Research’s director of energy storage and lead author of the report.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: NV U.S. ESA
    10. Electrovaya to Supply EUR199 Million Worth of Battery Modules for Residential Energy Storage

      Electrovaya to Supply EUR199 Million Worth of Battery Modules for Residential Energy Storage

      Big things are expected from the residential energy storage market, as it positions itself to take advantage of a shift towards residential solar and a rise in demand for electric cars. Canadian energy storage company, Electrovaya, is making a name for itself as a high-quality manufacturer of lithium-ion battery modules, beating off stiff competition to secure the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for an estimated EUR199 million (USD223 million) of its modules.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Electrovaya Canada
    11. ABB Supplies Control System for World's First Portable Hybrid Microgrid

      ABB Supplies Control System for World's First Portable Hybrid Microgrid

      A pilot system, consisting of 141 kilowatt peak (kWp) of solar PV, was successfully deployed at a construction worker village in remote Queensland, Australia. Within one week of leaving the factory, 1,000km from the village, the system was unpacked and energized, augmenting four brownfield diesel generators and reducing diesel fuel consumption thereafter. After six months of operation, during which ABB’s cloud-based remote monitoring was used, the pilot system was packed up in less than 170 person-hours and successfully relocated. Hybrid microgrid power systems benefit customers in off-grid areas by reducing their dependence on diesel/gas generators, which are expensive to maintain and operate on fuel that must be transported to the site and is subject to volatile pricing. By contrast, solar PV and wind generation are already cheaper than diesel/gas in some off-grid locations and, when complemented with backup or storage technologies, can bring remote operations and communities closer to energy autonomy. They also reduce emissions created by burning diesel/gas fuel. 

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia UK ABB
    12. Con Edison Plans Virtual Power Plant With Residential Solar + Storage

      Con Edison Plans Virtual Power Plant With Residential Solar + Storage

      Beginning this summer, a utility and technology companies will partner on a “virtual power plant” pilot program to offer solar power systems with battery storage to more than 300 New York homeowners. The partners, Con Edison, SunPower Corp. and Sunverge Energy, say the program will integrate over 1.8 MW of solar power and about 1.8 MW, or 4 MWh, of battery storage. This partnership will represent one the largest residential distributed energy storage programs in the U.S., and it results from New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, designed to harness and integrate renewables into the state’s power grid.

      Read Full Article
    13. New York’s ConEd Is Building a Virtual Power Plant From Sunverge Energy Storage and SunPower PV

      New York’s ConEd Is Building a Virtual Power Plant From Sunverge Energy Storage and SunPower PV

      New York utility ConEd, SunPower and Sunverge just formally announced a $15 million VPP pilot, part of the New York Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) effort, that will outfit about 300 homes in Brooklyn and Queens with leased high-efficiency solar panels and lithium-ion battery energy storage systems. The project is meant to explore the revenue streams made possible by software-enabled aggregation of energy storage. Applications might include T&D deferment, peak shaving, frequency regulation, capacity markets and wholesale markets.

      Read Full Article
    14. Energy Storage the Growing Opportunity for Residential Energy Storage in the US

      Energy Storage the Growing Opportunity for Residential Energy Storage in the US

      The first quarter of 2016 saw 18.3 megawatts of grid-interactive energy storage installed in the U.S., up 127 percent year-over-year and marking the largest first quarter in the history of the nation’s energy storage market, according to GTM Research’s Q2 2016 U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report. Encouraging growth is occurring in the residential segment within the U.S. In fact, only the residential segment saw growth in megawatt terms over deployment compared to the massive Q4 2015, albeit at a modest 5 percent quarter-over-quarter.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA NV HI
    15. GE Ventures Backs sonnen's Mission to Form Utility of the Future

      GE Ventures Backs sonnen's Mission to Form Utility of the Future

      LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2016-- GE Ventures joins sonnen's mission to form the utility of the future. The venture arm of one of the world's largest technology companies becomes an investor of sonnen Group, Europe's largest manufacturer of residential lithium storage systems and operator of Europe's first online energy sharing platform. GE Ventures joins sonnen's current investors to support the continued international growth of sonnen Group. "sonnen is helping to reshape the energy industry," said Jonathan Pulitzer, Managing Director at GE Ventures. "We believe in sonnen's vision and that is why we are excited to partner to provide clean and affordable energy to all."

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Europe GE
    16. North America Regains its Claim as the Leading Region for Microgrid Capacity, According to Navigant Research

      North America Regains its Claim as the Leading Region for Microgrid Capacity, According to Navigant Research

      A new report from Navigant Research measures data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages across six geographies, with details on capacity, project numbers, and rankings. Microgrid deployments continue to increase globally, and as of 2Q16, Navigant has identified 1,568 projects representing more than 15 GW of capacity in the tenth edition of its Microgrid Deployment Tracker. Since the last update, 148 projects were added to the database, accounting for nearly two GW of capacity, over half of which was located in North America. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, North America has regained its claim from Asia Pacific as the leading region in global microgrid capacity with a 42 percent market share. 

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Asia U.S. Siemens
    17. The Growing Role of Energy Storage in Microgrids

      The Growing Role of Energy Storage in Microgrids

      Energy storage systems (ESSs) have an important and diverse role in microgrids. Solar PV and other renewable distributed generation (DG) technologies require a voltage source in order to synchronize. This has typically been done with a backup generator; an ESS provides a similar voltage source but without the emissions of a diesel generator. Recent advances in microgrid automation systems, however, have made ESSs less of a necessity in partially renewable-based microgrids. According to industry leader ABB, microgrids with as much as 50 percent of load coming from renewable sources do not need an ESS. This is 10 percent higher than previously believed.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. ABB
    18. PECO Proposes Community Microgrid Pilot in Pennsylvania

      PECO Proposes Community Microgrid Pilot in Pennsylvania

      PECO Energy Co. on May 18 filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission a petition and application as the basis for its Microgrid Integrated Technology Pilot, in which the company would build, own and operate a community microgrid in Concord Township, Pa.PECO requested that the PUC approve the pilot and issue a declaratory order that the company may seek to recover the costs of the pilot that are not recoverable through its electric distribution system improvement charge in a future distribution base rate case.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: PA CO PJM
    19. Enphase Energy launches its Enphase AC Battery in Australia and New Zealand

      Enphase Energy launches its Enphase AC Battery in Australia and New Zealand

      Enphase Energy has announced that its distributors are now taking orders in Australia and New Zealand for its Enphase AC Battery. The two countries are the first places that Enphase is selling the energy storage system, as it tries to cement its place in international energy storage markets. The global energy technology company has a network of over 1,000 solar installers in the region, who can now order the Enphase AC Battery from the company’s officially certified distributors. Enphase made the decision to launch the battery in Australia and New Zealand before anywhere else after receiving positive feedback and interest from within the countries. The first shipment of the ordered batteries should arrive in Australia and New Zealand in August 2016.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA Australia Asia
    20. Swell Expands Home Battery Marketplace With Verengo Solar Partnership

      Swell Expands Home Battery Marketplace With Verengo Solar Partnership

      Verengo Solar has teamed up with Swell Energy to offer a turnkey energy storage solution in California. Under the agreement, Verengo will serve as a preferred installer of home solar battery products sold on Swell’s platform. The partnership aims to position Verengo as a leading home battery provider as the market scales. It also builds momentum for Venice-based startup Swell, which has created an energy storage marketplace to connect customers with high-quality battery products and trusted installers.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA U.S. Eguana
    21. Caterpillar Launches Cat® Microgrid Technology Suite, Integrating Renewable Energy Sources with Traditional Power ...

      Caterpillar Launches Cat® Microgrid Technology Suite, Integrating Renewable Energy Sources with Traditional Power ...

      PEORIA, Ill., May 3, 2016 – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the launch of Cat® Microgrid technology, an innovative suite of power systems that adds environmentally friendly solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, and advanced monitoring and control systems to Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including Cat generator sets, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and automatic transfer switches. Ideal for a broad range of applications such as telecommunications towers, industrial facilities, mining installations, and remote villages, islands and rural communities, the Cat Microgrid technology suite is designed to reduce fuel expenses, lower utility bills, offset carbon emissions, and reduce the total cost of ownership while increasing energy efficiency in even the most challenging environments.

      Read Full Article
    22. Tesla Powerwalls for Home Energy Storage Are Hitting U.S. Market

      Tesla Powerwalls for Home Energy Storage Are Hitting U.S. Market

      To Steve Yates, the best thing about his new Tesla Powerwall is that he doesn’t have to worry anymore about the lights going out during a storm. Or maybe it’s how cool an addition it is to the entryway of his house in Monkton, Vermont. “I’ve always wanted to have a backup power source,” said Yates, who was without electricity for 36 hours during Hurricane Irene in 2011. He also admires the Powerwall’s sleek white contours. “It’s kind of art-deco looking.”

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA Australia NV
    23. What is an Ice Battery?

      What is an Ice Battery?

      The Ice battery is an innovative energy storage solution designed to shift electricity use from peak hours, when rates are high, to off-peak hours when rates are low. It eliminates the need for high-priced peak power, boosts grid resiliency and increases energy efficiency. We have two versions of Ice Bear Systems: Ice Bear 30 is designed for large industrial and commercial buildings, while Ice Bear 20 is a smaller version designed for homes and light commercial buildings.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA U.S. ESA
    24. Will SolarCity Become an Energy Storage Power Player?

      Will SolarCity Become an Energy Storage Power Player?

      SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) and Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) are natural partners, especially because Elon Musk happens to be the biggest shareholder of both companies. But there's also another natural tie between the companies: SolarCity's effort to democratize energy production has a growing need for Tesla Motors' ability to store energy. And it was recently uncovered by GTM Research that SolarCity has grand plans for Tesla Motors batteries in 2016.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA HI U.S.
    73-96 of 636 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 25 26 27 »
  1. Popular Articles

  2. 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