Energy Storage

Princeton Power Systems Converters Chosen for NYC Energy Storage Projects

Linda Hardesty

Princeton Power Systems is providing technologies at the heart of energy storage projects in a group of New York City buildings owned by Glenwood. Recently, Glenwood, which builds and owns luxury rental property in Manhattan, contracted with EnerSys and Demand Energy to install 1 MW of energy storage in nine buildings throughout New York City. The project   …Continue Reading

New Jersey Awards $2.9M for 13 Energy Storage Projects

Linda Hardesty

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved the state’s first energy storage incentive commitments totaling $2.9 million for 13 proposed projects that will install energy storage systems integrated with customer-sited renewable energy generating facilities. The incentive commitments support the installation of renewable electric storage systems for the purpose of providing emergency back-up power for   …Continue Reading

Green Charge Networks Allies with Japanese Conglomerate

Linda Hardesty

Green Charge Networks is partnering with the Japanese company ITOCHU wherein ITOCHU will distribute, supply and procure Green Charge Networks’ energy storage systems internationally. Vic Shao, Green Charge co-founder and CEO, says ITOCHU is involved in many different kinds of businesses, including real estate holdings and investments in major companies. ITOCHU also has a huge   …Continue Reading

Building Software Created by National Lab is Licensed to Private Firm

Linda Hardesty

An un-named Connecticut firm recently licensed Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Volttron software platform for managing building energy use, according to the PNNL. The open source software was created to meet the need to integrate renewable energy generation, energy storage and electric vehicles into building energy systems. Volttron lets users take advantage of the ever-increasing number   …Continue Reading

Bosch, Honda Demo Commercial-Scale DC Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

The California Energy Commission has proposed a $2.8 million award to Robert Bosch to demonstrate a direct current, renewable-based microgrid. With this award, Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of its direct-current building-scale microgrid platform in an American Honda Motor parts distribution center. The project is designed to illustrate the viability and benefits of a commercial-scale   …Continue Reading

NY’s First ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ Rule a Major Step in Transformation of US Power Sector

Vic Shao

A major mile-marker was set in US power markets last week as the New York Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) issued the first regulations under Governor Cuomo’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) strategic power market reform plan. New York State’s REV highlights the transformation under way in the US power industry and markets as state authorities   …Continue Reading

Ideal Power Supports Green Charge Networks’ Energy Storage for California Schools

Linda Hardesty

Ideal Power signed a supplier agreement to provide power conversion systems to Green Charge Networks and received a multi-unit order for its 30 kW battery converter. The units will be used to support Green Charge’s intelligent energy storage system at several California schools in the districts of Mountain View and Tulare. Ideal Power’s 30 kW   …Continue Reading

Glenwood Deploys 1 MW of Energy Storage in NYC Buildings

Linda Hardesty

Glenwood, an owner and builder of luxury rental properties in Manhattan, is deploying 1 MW of distributed energy storage systems in nine buildings in its real estate portfolio. Construction will begin this month on systems in the first properties, with commissioning completed in the first half of 2015. The energy storage systems will be operational   …Continue Reading

SolarCity Launches Solar, Battery Microgrid Service

Linda Hardesty

SolarCity unveiled GridLogic, a microgrid service that combines solar energy with battery storage. SolarCity is targeting municipalities as well as critical service providers such as hospitals with the microgrid service that ensures resiliency against power outages. GridLogic can operate either in conjunction with or independently of the utility grid. In addition to resiliency, GridLogic also   …Continue Reading

ZBB’s Flow Battery Provides Energy Storage for Commercial Uses

Karen Henry

ZBB Energy has introduced its zinc bromide flow battery designed for energy storage applications in the commercial and industrial building market. The Agile Flow Battery enables a large amount of energy to be deployed from a relatively small footprint within a building. Much of the energy storage deployed to date in the commercial and industrial   …Continue Reading

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