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Energy Storage Project to Address Grid Challenges

Linda Hardesty

AEG Power Solutions, Spanish utility Iberdola and innovation foundation Tecnalia have jointly developed a prototype battery energy storage station. The prototype includes a wireless battery management system, storage converter and local monitoring unit that will be field-tested for the first time. The project, called SAGER, includes the design, installation, integration and validation of a new   …Continue Reading

Where Solar Energy Meets Energy Storage

Michael C. Polentz

According to the US Energy Information Administration, the installation of solar photovoltaics in the United States increased by more than 400% from 2010 to 2014.  Looking towards 2015 and beyond, industry analysts continue to be bullish on solar’s continued growth in residential, commercial and utility scale projects stemming in large part from the drop in   …Continue Reading

Battery System Tested by PG&E

Linda Hardesty

Eos Energy Storage will demonstrate its grid-scale battery system at Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) Smart Grid Lab in San Ramon, Calif., with the support of a $2.1 million award from the California Energy Commission. For the project, the company is also partnering with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Stem   …Continue Reading

Energy Storage System Awarded UL Certification

Linda Hardesty

Spider9 says it has received certification to UL 1741 standards for its TriRack family of modular stationary energy storage products. The certification was completed by TÜV SÜD America for Spider9’s energy storage systems and patented Energy Operating System (OSE) software and controls platform. Spider9 says the OSE controls and TriRack design together allow for cell-level   …Continue Reading

Redox Flow Batteries to Create $190 Million Market in 2020

Karen Henry

Redox flow batteries will carve out a 360 MWh market in 2020 worth $190 million, according to a new report from Lux Research. Commercial development of flow batteries is still in the early stages. Vanadium-based systems lead the market, accounting for 75 MWh of deployed systems. However, bromine-based systems are less expensive and will eventually   …Continue Reading

Solar Plus Battery Storage Tested in Georgia

Linda Hardesty

Washington Gas Energy Systems is working with Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to test and evaluate a battery storage system at a 1 MW solar array in Cedartown, Ga. The project will analyze a 1-MW/2-MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system to establish a technical and economic foundation for future grid   …Continue Reading

Brainstorming the Grid of the Future

Linda Hardesty

The GridWise Alliance has released a report entitled “The Future of the Grid: Evolving to Meet America’s Needs.” Over the course of six months, from late 2013 through the spring of 2014, the US Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the GridWise Alliance held four regional workshops across the country   …Continue Reading

Navy Conducts Microgrid Project

Linda Hardesty

Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems’ ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a microgrid project sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and hosted by the US Navy. To be deployed at the Navy’s Mobile Utilities Support Equipment Facility in Port Hueneme, Calif., the project will focus on developing applications and use-case scenarios   …Continue Reading

Walmart Expands Relationship with SolarCity

Linda Hardesty

Walmart hired SolarCity for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years. SolarCity has completed more than 200 solar projects at Walmart locations since 2010. SolarCity has also installed and tested energy storage projects co-located with solar power generation at 13 Walmart facilities since early   …Continue Reading

Energy Storage under Pressure – TED Talk

Linda Hardesty

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Most energy storage methods, including batteries, are expensive and difficult to scale. Danielle Fong saw the opportunity to reinvent a classic technology – compressed air – to solve hi-tech energy problems. She developed a method to improve the efficiency of   …Continue Reading

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