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ABB Teams with BYD for Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

ABB and China’s BYD Co. are jointly developing new energy storage technologies, leveraging ABB’s products for grid storage and electric vehicle charging, combined with BYD’s knowledge in battery technology. The companies say their collaboration will accelerate the ramp up of renewables combined with energy storage for off-grid and on-grid applications. The scope of the collaboration   …Continue Reading


Stem Installs 1 MW Energy Storage on Oahu

Linda Hardesty

Stem will deploy one MW of behind-the-meter energy storage in a demonstration project with Hawaiian Electric to support grid response services. Stem will manage the energy storage system for commercial and industrial customers throughout Oahu. The aggregate portfolio of energy storage customers will provide additional grid capability during periods of variable solar generation and peak   …Continue Reading


NEC Sells Space-Time Insight’s Visual Analytics in Asia Pacific

Linda Hardesty

Space-Time Insight and NEC Corporation signed a preferred sales contract covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific region for the sale of several of Space-Time Insight’s real-time visual analytics applications. NEC plans to focus its sales efforts on demand response, microgrids and advanced metering infrastructure. The partnership enables NEC to combine its energy storage systems (ESS) and   …Continue Reading


Nevada Chosen for Tesla Gigafactory

Linda Hardesty

Nevada was selected as the official site for the Tesla gigafactory. Tesla Motors’ electric car battery plant will be worth $100 billion to the state of Nevada, according to executives at Tesla and leaders of the state’s government. The $5-billion gigafactory where Tesla will produce batteries in partnership with Japanese electronics maker Panasonic, will be   …Continue Reading


RES Americas Certifies Energy Storage System in Canada

Linda Hardesty

Customized Energy Solutions (CES) has signed a multi-year agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) to provide operations and dispatch support in optimizing its energy storage projects in the United States and Canada. In addition, RES Canada, a division of RES Americas, announced final certification of the company’s second energy storage system, Amphora. RES   …Continue Reading


Overcapacity at Gigafactory Could Boost Stationary Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Tesla Motors’ plan to build a 35 GWh lithium-ion cell production facility – dubbed the Gigafactory – for electric vehicles will bring about only a modest reduction in battery costs and create significant overcapacity, predicts Lux Research. Tesla and its partner, Panasonic, will contribute about 45 percent and 35 percent, respectively, of the initial $4   …Continue Reading


Lockheed Martin Buys Energy Storage Firm

Linda Hardesty

Lockheed Martin has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Sun Catalytix of Cambridge, Mass. Lockheed Martin says the purchase complements its existing capabilities in the area of energy management and efficiency. The purchase includes certain intellectual property, contracts, facilities and the transfer of the company’s approximately 25 employees to Lockheed Martin.   …Continue Reading


Flywheel Stores Energy from Wind

Linda Hardesty

Beacon Power and TDX Power are partnering on a flywheel energy storage demonstration project located in the middle of the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. TDX’s existing hybrid microgrid on St. Paul Island is comprised of a 225 kW Vestas V27 wind turbine and two 150 kW Volvo diesel generators, along with smart   …Continue Reading


Federal Research Spurs Washington State to Store Energy

Karen Henry

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Commerce announced that three Washington state utilities have been awarded $14.3 million in matching grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to lead energy storage projects with ties to federally funded research at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Two   …Continue Reading


Andalay Solar Partners with Highpower

Karen Henry

Andalay Solar is collaborating with Highpower International, a developer and manufacturer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, to launch a pilot project that will provide technologically advanced energy storage systems for Andalay Solar customers and enhance system performance while keeping the cost affordable and viable. The energy system is designed to help customers avoid   …Continue Reading


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