Energy Storage

Rockleigh Borough Installing LEDs, Low Energy AC

Carl Weinschenk

Rockleigh Borough in New Jersey is replacing 200 lightbulbs with LEDs and installing a two-ton air conditioner in the borough hall to improve energy efficiency and cut utility costs, according to newjersey.com. The project, which is being done under the aegis of  the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s Direct Install initiative, pays as much as   …Continue Reading


The Importance of Energy Storage System Software

Carl Weinschenk

David Miller, the Director of Business Development for Greensmith, describes the importance of software to energy storage systems in a commentary at Clean Technica. The proper software optimizes system performance, runs complex applications and future-proofs systems as technology shifts. There are important elements to consider during the design, integration and operational phases. Overall maintenance also is   …Continue Reading


Small Utility Deploys Energy Storage in Customer’s Homes

Linda Hardesty

The Glasgow Electric Plant Board (EPB) in Kentucky is installing Sunverge‘s energy storage devices during times of peak demand. The municipally-owned utility, which serves a town of 14,000, will install the Sunverge system in 165 homes, providing utility-grade storage at individual homes along with cloud software to manage the storage. The devices will capture power from   …Continue Reading


Ice Energy Opens R&D Center

Linda Hardesty

Ice Energy, a provider of distributed thermal energy storage technology, is establishing a new research and development center in Riverside, California. Among other projects, Ice Energy will pursue a line of smaller residential systems and extend the range of applications supported by its Ice Bear energy storage technology. The company recently was awarded a five-year   …Continue Reading


Sonnenbatterie Selects Ideal Power for Commercial Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Sonnenbatterie, a European energy storage provider, selected Ideal Power‘s power conversion systems for integration with its commercial Sonnenbatterie system. The first product from Sonnenbatterie for the North American commercial market is based on a 30 kW and 24 kWh building block creating energy storage systems from 24 kWh to 240 kWh, which will be used for   …Continue Reading


Reforming the Energy Vision Unveils 7 Projects

Linda Hardesty

The New York State Department of Public Service announced the first seven Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) demonstration projects. While the traditional utility business model is based on spending electric consumer dollars and earning a regulated rate of return, these projects include private investment from third-party partners and are intended to demonstrate how new revenue   …Continue Reading


Solar Is a Serious Threat to Electric Utilities

Karen Henry

Eighty percent of electric utilities believe distributed generation (DG), particularly solar photovoltaic (PV), is a serious challenge to their business, according to the 2015 Strategic Directions: US Electric Industry Report released by Black & Veatch. The global engineering consulting company conducted an industry-wide survey from May 14 through June 5, 2015, to examine how electric utilities balance the   …Continue Reading


Bosch, Toyota Join CalCharge Energy Storage Effort

Linda Hardesty

CalCharge, an initiative designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies, welcomes six new member companies: charter members Bosch and Toyota, along with general members Blue Current, Ensor, EnZinc and ITN Energy Systems. The new members will have access to CalCharge’s programs, services and network, designed to help clear the path to commercialization. CalCharge’s technology acceleration   …Continue Reading


Direct Current Powers Building

Linda Hardesty

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is beginning Phase I of a project to redevelop the city of Fort Collins, Colorado’s municipal services complex. The first project is the erection of a new 3-story, 37,500-sq-foot Utilities Administration Building that will rely on Direct Current Power, as opposed to traditional Alternating Current. This will make the building unique   …Continue Reading


Ideal Power, KACO Converge Energy Storage, Solar

Linda Hardesty

KACO new energy, a manufacturer of solar inverters and power conversion systems, will resell Ideal Power‘s products under the KACO label. In addition, KACO will use Ideal Power’s patented Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA) to develop its own products and integrated energy storage systems. KACO new energy has more than 8 GW of installed solar   …Continue Reading


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