Energy Storage

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

Tesla’s Success Would Mean Success for Many in the Battery Storage Business

Ken Silverstein

Everyone already knows the big news this week was that Tesla Motors will buy SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion — a move that helps Tesla improve its economies of scale when it comes to manufacturing battery storage for both cars and energy. It’s a move that, generally, has positive implications for the development of battery storage across the board.

Tesla Motors and SolarCity Make it Official with the Announcement of a $2.6 Billion Bid

Ken Silverstein

Tesla Motors Inc. said today that it is buying SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, who said publicly in June that the two would try to pair, has said that the goal here is to wed the battery storage business with the rooftop solar panel business.

Smart Tech Takes Over, Bolstered By Record Investment

Sara Gutterman

Smart, clean technologies have taken the market by storm, promising to change our built environment and grid infrastructure forever. Commanding over $430 million in venture capital in just the second quarter of 2016 alone, it has already been a banner year for these enabling technologies.

Bill Introduced to Give Businesses and Homeowners a Tax Credit for Energy Storage Use

Ken Silverstein

US. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has co-sponsored the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act, a bipartisan bill to establish investment tax credits (ITC) for business and home use of energy storage.