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Energy Storage

Tesla Becoming a Major Player in the Energy Storage Market

Karen Henry

Tesla is quietly but aggressively making inroads into the energy storage market, Bloomberg reports. Tesla accounts for nearly 70 percent of grid-connected Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) storage projects in its home state of California and is on track to receive up to $65 million in SGIP rebates. As part of a pilot program with SolarCity,   …Continue Reading


Aquion Battery First in World to be Cradle to Cradle Certified

Linda Hardesty

Aquion Energy, a developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems, announced that its AHI S20 and S20-P product lines are now Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze. The product lines were evaluated by MBDC, an Accredited Assessment Body and the creators of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program. The   …Continue Reading


Shore Hotel Installs Energy Storage, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, California, unveiled a Green Charge Networks energy storage system coupled with electric vehicle DC charging. Shore Hotel is a newly-built LEED Gold certified hotel. The energy storage system coupled with EV charging is expected to save the hotel 50 percent in demand charges. According to Green Charge, every time   …Continue Reading


Toshiba Demos PV, Fuel-Cell, Battery, Hydrogen System

Linda Hardesty

Toshiba is demonstrating operation of its H2One, an independent energy supply system based on renewable energy and use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation. Toshiba installed the system at two locations in Kawasaki: the Kawasaki Marien public facility and Higashi-Ogishima-Naka Park in the Kawasaki Port area. H2One combines a photovoltaic installation, storage batteries,   …Continue Reading


CODA Energy 50 kWh Storage Tower Achieves UL Certification

Linda Hardesty

CODA Energy, a provider of commercial and industrial energy storage systems, released a UL Listed 50 kWh CODA Core Tower with UL subject 1973 certification. According to CODA Energy, the additional UL certification allows it to offer customers that require higher capacity a safe and reliable energy storage appliance. In February 2014, CODA Energy’s 40   …Continue Reading


Con Edison Development Procures GE Energy Storage System

Linda Hardesty

GE will supply Con Edison Development (CED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system in Central Valley, California. The installation will be CED’s first energy storage project and will serve as a learning tool for operating energy storage facilities in the future. The storage system will use GE’s Mark VIe-based plant control system, Brilliance   …Continue Reading


Stem Raises $12M

Linda Hardesty

Stem, a US provider of energy storage, raised $12 million in the first tranche of a Series C funding round led by Mitsui. Stem and Mitsui plan to collaborate on Stem’s entry into new markets by leveraging Mitsui’s customer base and sales and marketing resources. Through this investment, Mitsui will gain hands-on experience in the   …Continue Reading


SoCalGas Launches First Power-to-Gas Project in US

Karen Henry

Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) has joined with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time in the United States. The technology converts electricity into gaseous energy and could provide North America with a   …Continue Reading


Wells Fargo Helps Finance 4 Energy Start-ups

Linda Hardesty

Wells Fargo & Company selected four clean technology startups for the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a five-year, $10 million program to foster innovative environmental technologies. The program is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In this first of   …Continue Reading


Solar-Plus-Battery Systems Could Significantly Reduce Grid Loads

Karen Henry

Grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems could soon supply the majority of customers’ electricity needs, according to a new analysis from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). In its 2014 analysis, The Economics of Grid Defection, RMI found that in the coming years, some residential and commercial customers will find it economical to defect from their utilities and the electricity   …Continue Reading