Energy Storage

Elon Musk: Companies Will Remain Committed to their Utilities

Ken Silverstein

With newfound pressures to be cleaner, more efficient and more reliable, customers are looking to onsite generation that can be supported by energy storage and microgrids.


Snohomish County, WA, Researches Energy Storage

Carl Weinschenk

The Snohomish County Public Utility District is in the middle of an $11.2 million energy storage project in Everett, WA, according to the HeraldNet. The MESA 2 initiative is aimed at research and development. The system, which is contained in 20 shipping containers, consists of a vanadium battery system that can provide power to 1,000   …Continue Reading


E.ON Launches Storage and Solar Project Near Tucson

Carl Weinschenk

E.ON has begun construction of the Iron Horse battery energy storage facility, according to the company. Iron Horse, the first project of E.ON North America, will be built at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park near Tucson. It will be a customized 10 MW lithium-ion battery storage facility coupled with a 2 MW   …Continue Reading


Lockheed Martin Installs the GridStar Storage System at Syracuse Facility

Carl Weinschenk

Lockheed Martin has installed the GridStar Lithium energy storage system at its Syracuse, NY, facility. The press release says that the 1 MW system also will provide services to New York Independent System Operator, which is the state’s competitive wholesale electricity operator. The system will be operated by ENGIE. The press release says that the   …Continue Reading


Federal Regulators Want to Try and Advance Energy Storage Resources

Ken Silverstein

The federal agency that tries to ensure equal access to the nation’s grid is holding a technical conference to see how energy storage can weave itself more efficiently into generation, transmission and distribution. It will be November 9.


Multiple Drivers Accelerating Storage Growth

Carl Weinschenk

A number of trends are pushing the sector, including government mandates that the technology must be implemented.


Tesla’s Battery Storage Device Put to Use. Time to Exhale?

Ken Silverstein

When Tesla previously unveiled its Gigafactory to produce battery storage devices, a lot of folks held their breath. Now that the company’s products have been put to use in the United Kingdom, it may be time to exhale. Indeed, Camborne Energy Storage is using Tesla’s “Powerpack” to prevents the lights from flickering out for the National Grid there.


Nanogrids and Microgrids are Keys to Decentralizing the Energy Infrastructure

Carl Weinschenk

Today, a look at the vital topics of nanogrids and microgrids.


The Next Generation: How Microgrids Are Changing the Business Landscape

Ken Silverstein

College campuses are the epitome of free thinking and where innovation often gets its roots. Burning greener fuel and improving energy management are two sprouting concepts there — ideas that are being facilitated by micro-grids.


NM Food Bank Choose Sharp Storage System

Carl Weinschenk

Sharp Electronics’ Energy System and Services Group has sold its SmartStorage system to the Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque, NM. The installation is being made by Affordable Solar Installation and is the first for Sharp in the New Mexico market. The project features two Sharp 30 kilowatt (kW) SmartStorage systems and will work with the   …Continue Reading