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Program Finances Energy Storage/Solar Combo

Linda Hardesty

ViZn Energy Systems has teamed with LFC Capital to help commercial property owners acquire solar PV systems combined with energy storage. The availability of as much as $5 million per project is expected to accelerate the deployment of ViZn’s Z20 Energy Storage System, a zinc/iron redox flow battery. LFC Capital’s program uses a traditional operating lease   …Continue Reading


Schools Install 1,500 kWh of Energy Storage, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

Several California schools have contracted with Green Charge Networks to install over 1,500 kWh of energy storage capacity under Power Efficiency Agreements (PEAs). The schools are: Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, Oak Park Unified School District, Butte Community College, Peralta Community College District and California State University, Fullerton. By installing Green Charge’s lithium   …Continue Reading


Working on the ‘Energy Internet’

Linda Hardesty

Some scientists at North Carolina State University, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) are working to create the “Energy Internet.” Goals of the Energy Internet include: A grid that will be more efficient and capable of meeting increased consumer demand without adding infrastructure. A grid that will more intelligent, sensing system overloads and   …Continue Reading


Hybrid Microgrid Powers Extreme Arctic Site

Karen Henry

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) has selected Saft to develop and install an extreme temperature battery energy storage system (BESS) for use as part of a hybrid microgrid that will deliver cleaner, more reliable and less expensive power to a community located 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Canada. The system will   …Continue Reading


Tesla Moves Into Small Onsite Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Tesla Motors plans to use its lithium-ion battery technology to create an onsite battery storage system for homes and businesses, reports Bloomberg. “We are going to unveil the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk, during an earnings call,   …Continue Reading


Imergy, Geli to Provide Energy Storage for College Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

Las Positas College in Livermore, Calif., Imergy Power Systems, and Growing Energy Labs (Geli) will participate in a microgrid project funded by a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to enable the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District to integrate renewable energy sources into its operations and curb peak power. The district will install   …Continue Reading


Ideal Power Expands Product Reach

Karen Henry

Eos Energy Storage has named Ideal Power as an Eos Aegis Partner. Eos has ordered over 1 MW of Ideal Power’s power converters for upcoming projects. Ideal Power’s converters are compact and modular and can improve the economics for energy storage applications. Utilizing the company’s Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA), Ideal Power converters provide isolation   …Continue Reading


Pumped Storage: A Cost-Effective Energy Storage Option

Karen Henry

When it comes to storage options for solar or wind energy, a blog post on the Antenna website encourages the renewable energy industry to consider the benefits of a hydroelectric storage facility. Pumped storage hydroelectricity has been around for more than 100 years. An alternative to battery storage, pumped storage stores and generates energy by   …Continue Reading


CODA Energy Uses Princeton Power Inverters for Project

Linda Hardesty

CODA Energy is working with Princeton Power Systems on CODA’s energy storage project in California. 34 CODA Energy battery packs and 17 Princeton Power Systems GTIB-30 bi-directional inverters operate in concert to provide up to 510 kW of peak shaving for CODA Energy’s manufacturing facility in addition to powering EV charging stations for CODA’s electric   …Continue Reading


Younicos Expands to Address Growth in Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

German-based Younicos has formed three new business units as part of a strategy to capitalize on opportunities in the energy storage industry. The Technology Business Unit combines the core of Younicos’ grid-scale software integration and service offering. It includes the experience gained from over 90 MW of installed storage capacity in 20 active projects worldwide.   …Continue Reading