1. Articles in category: Wind

    73-96 of 476 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 18 19 20 »
    1. How Energy Storage Can Cut Peaker-Plant Carbon for the Clean Power Plan

      How Energy Storage Can Cut Peaker-Plant Carbon for the Clean Power Plan

      The Clean Power Plan cites energy storage as an enabling technology, one that could help utilities and grid operators store, shift and smooth the increasing amounts of intermittent wind and solar that will be needed to meet the Obama administration’s ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction goals. But AES Energy Storage says grid-scale batteries don’t need to wait for that green power revolution to start contributing to carbon-cutting. There’s a big, fat target on the grid already -- simple-cycle natural gas “peaker” plants that exist only to serve the grid’s brief moments of peak demand.

      Read Full Article
    2. Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 1 “A Prelude to the Future”

      Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 1 “A Prelude to the Future”

      The U.S. electricity system is undergoing the biggest change in its 130-­year history. The scale of electricity generation is rapidly shrinking, from coal and nuclear power plants that can power a million homes to solar and wind power plants that power a few to a few hundred nearby homes. Electricity demand has leveled off, so that every unit of new wind and solar power produced for the grid displaces a unit of fossil fuel energy. Batteries and electric vehicles provide new tools for distributed energy storage.

      Read Full Article
    3. Kokomo Students to Experiment with Energy Storage

      Kokomo Students to Experiment with Energy Storage

      Students at Northwestern School Corporation in Kokomo will be harnessing the wind and storing its energy. The school, one of two Indiana schools selected for a community energy storage project, already has a wind turbine. It will now also test a storage system to capture wind power for use when the wind isn’t blowing.  Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) have partnered with Southern Indiana’s Battery Innovation Center to install energy storage systems at the schools.

      Read Full Article
    4. ABB to Minimise Diesel in Africa Micro-Grids Using Flywheels and Batteries with Renewables

      ABB to Minimise Diesel in Africa Micro-Grids Using Flywheels and Batteries with Renewables

      ABB’s PowerStore grid stabiliser uses a 1 MVA/380 kWh battery combined with a 750kW rooftop PV installation in order to optimise the use of the solar power generated and provide backup in the case of power outages on the main grid. Reducing the reliance on diesel also comes with the benefit of relieving consumers from the volatility of fossil fuel prices, which is a major concern for facilities across South Africa. Moreover, there remains a greater demand than supply of energy within the country.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Africa Spain Canada
    5. Results From the World's Biggest Transactive Energy Test

      Results From the World's Biggest Transactive Energy Test

      About two years ago, the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project flipped the switch on the country's biggest test of a technology concept that could transform distributed energy-grid integration: transactive energy. The goal was to show that near-real-time energy and pricing data could provide the right signals for utility-controlled distributed energy assets and demand-response platforms to better balance electricity supply and demand. The testing ground was the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) grid system, with its combination of firm hydropower, growing wind and solar power, and an increasing focus on demand reduction.

      Read Full Article
    6. OATI and EnSync Collaborate on Future Microgrid Solutions

      OATI and EnSync Collaborate on Future Microgrid Solutions

      OATI and EnSync Energy Systems, leading developers of innovative energy management systems for the utility, commercial, and industrial building markets, will install EnSync’s Matrix Energy Management and Agile Hybrid Energy Storage on the future OATI South Campus and Microgrid in Bloomington, Minnesota. The OATI South Campus will be a state-of-the-art, first of its kind Microgrid. It will have multiple on-site power generation sources, in addition to its connection to the local utility. The South Campus will operate in parallel with the grid, or disconnected for a virtually indefinite period of time, and will intelligently and dynamically adjust and optimize its load and generation based upon grid conditions and electricity prices.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA Minnesota ZBB
    7. Batteries: The Only Missing Link in India’s Solar Energy Story

      Batteries: The Only Missing Link in India’s Solar Energy Story

      The renewable energy industry is registering an unprecedented, sharp growth in India. The total renewable energy installed capacity in India at the end of FY 2014–15 stood at 35.77 GW. The Indian government plans to increase this capacity to 175 GW by the end of 2022. India’s renewable energy market is growing sharply — the installed capacity jumped by 12.9% during the 12 months to March 31, 2015. India added over 4 GW renewable energy capacity in 2014–15, a capacity addition of 8.5% more than the targeted figure of 3.7 GW. All three leading sub-sectors in the renewable energy (solar, wind and hydro) overachieved on the allocated targets. Solar power registered a sharp growth and now has a share of 10.5%, up from 8.3% at the end of FY 2013–14. India is poised to break into the global top five of solar power producers in 2015.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia India NV
    8. E.ON Bets on US for Bold Solar Push

      E.ON Bets on US for Bold Solar Push

      E.ON, the largest German utility, has revealed in an interview with Reuters that it has a 1 GW pipeline of solar PV capacity in the U.S., and is banking on developing this capacity further on the back of President Obama’s recently augmented support for clean energy. In Europe, E.ON has also been active in the storage sector, recently working with fellow German giant SMA on the development of a 5 MW modular large-scale battery – the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia U.S. Europe
    9. ViZn Energy Systems' 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project

      ViZn Energy Systems' 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced today that it has won a contract with Hecate Energy, a leading United States based developer of power projects, to supply a 2 MW zinc-iron redox flow battery system for the provision of ancillary services to the Ontario grid operated by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. Europe TX
    10. Argonne and Mississippi State University Collaborating on Energy Storage Technologies

      Argonne and Mississippi State University Collaborating on Energy Storage Technologies

      The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University (MSU) are collaborating to develop new technologies that address next-generation energy storage challenges. Today’s lithium-ion batteries hold more than twice the energy of those released in 1991, and they continue to improve. But even when brought to their energy storage potential, lithium-ion batteries fall short of some of our energy storage needs. Next-generation batteries are necessary to meet these needs. This collaboration will include joint research to build next-generation batteries for the electric grid that meet the challenges caused by tornadoes, hurricanes and other weather events. New discoveries could enhance the load-balancing capabilities of the grid in the Southeast region.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    11. Finland Utility Orders Battery Energy Storage System

      Finland Utility Orders Battery Energy Storage System

      Landis+Gyr has won a major order to supply a megawatt-class battery energy storage system (BESS) to Helen Ltd., a major energy utility operating in the capital of Finland. The BESS, the first in any Nordic country, will start operation in Helsinki in spring 2016. Landis+Gyr will supply a 1.2MW - 0.6MWh SCiB lithium-ion BESS for installation on a site next to the Suvilahti solar power plant, Finland’s largest, built as a part of a smart community project that Helen is developing in Helsinki’s Kalasatama District.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Italy Europe UK
    12. ZBB Secures Order With OATI, Premier Utility Infrastructure Solutions Provider

      ZBB Secures Order With OATI, Premier Utility Infrastructure Solutions Provider

      ZBB Energy Corporation, a leading developer of innovative energy management systems for the utility, commercial and industrial building markets, today announced an order for its Matrix Energy Management and Agile Hybrid Energy Storage systems. The ZBB systems, introduced just a few months ago, will be incorporated into the Microgrid South Campus of Open Access Technology International (OATI) in Bloomington, Minnesota, which will integrate new strategies for utilities to further optimize their power supply management efforts through reduced operational challenges and costs.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA Minnesota China
    13. Norway Could Provide 20000MW of Energy Storage to Europe

      Norway Could Provide 20000MW of Energy Storage to Europe

      Norway has a lot of hydroelectric plants: a total of 937 of them, which provide a population of 5 million with around 98 percent of its electricity. In fact, the Scandinavian country is home to roughly half of all the hydroelectric water storage reservoirs in Europe. This vast system could also offer Europe a substantial amount of energy storage -- up to 20 gigawatts of it -- if an ambitious scheme currently being proposed can overcome political and social hurdles and get the necessary funding.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Norway Europe Germany
    14. India Invites Renewables-Integrating Storage Developers to Prove Value at Multiple Levels

      India Invites Renewables-Integrating Storage Developers to Prove Value at Multiple Levels

      India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) for energy storage demonstration projects to integrate renewables, recognising that the technology “has the potential to become highly attractive for both grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy applications”.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: India ESA
    15. Evaluating Energy Storage Systems with an Audit

      Evaluating Energy Storage Systems with an Audit

      Greensmith, a provider of grid-scale energy storage software and integration solutions, recently released a new audit service for energy storage that helps system developers evaluate the design of their storage system and improve performance. In this WindTalk podcast, Greensmith CEO John Jung discusses wind power and energy storage, and how an auditing service can help increase a project’s ROI.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Greensmith
    16. The First Energy Revolution — Tesla Energy Changes Everything

      The First Energy Revolution — Tesla Energy Changes Everything

      The April 30th announcement by Elon Musk introducing Tesla Energy along with its suite of stationary battery products is a development several orders of magnitude larger than even the Gigafactory itself (though it depends on the Gigafactory as a foundational component). This is because this announcement heralds the beginning of cheap, ubiquitous electric power storage for homes and businesses, while scaling up to the megawatt levels necessary for utilities.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Europe Germany Tesla
    17. SunEdison Extends Solar-plus-Storage Ambitions with Green Charge Networks

      SunEdison Extends Solar-plus-Storage Ambitions with Green Charge Networks

      On Wednesday the solar and wind power developer revealed its plans for California, arguably the world’s biggest opportunity for energy storage, via a partnership with behind-the-meter battery startup Green Charge Networks. Under the strategic agreement, the two companies will jointly market and develop solar-storage projects, each providing its own low- or no-cost financing, with an eye on capturing the lucrative energy-plus-demand charge opportunities in the state’s commercial and municipal sectors.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA DoE Panasonic
    73-96 of 476 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 18 19 20 »
  1. Popular Articles

  2. Organizations in the News

    1. (1 articles) DoE
  3. Locations in the News

    1. (1 articles) U.S.
    2. (1 articles) WA
  4. Storage Providers in the News

    1. (1 articles) Primus
  5. 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