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Connecticut Utility Pilots Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Ice Energy has installed two Ice Bears at commercial businesses for Connecticut’s United Illuminating Company (UI) as a pilot project through the Energize Connecticut initiative to demonstrate the potential of the Ice Bear to reduce peak electric demand. The Ice Bears were installed at two businesses located in Orange, Conn. Each Ice Bear unit was   …Continue Reading


Moniz: Solar, Battery Tech as Transformative as Oil and Gas

Energy Manager Today Staff

The development of battery storage technology coupled with rooftop solar power generation could be as big an improvement to the US economy as the oil and gas boom, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has told Bloomberg News. The technologies are growing “very, very fast” Moniz (pictured) told the news service at the IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston.   …Continue Reading


6 NY Energy Storage Groups Receive Funds

Linda Hardesty

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) groups awarded $1.4 million to six companies working on new technologies in battery and energy storage. The funding will help leverage a total private investment of $2 million. The funding will help to transition new energy   …Continue Reading


Energy Storage Market Sees Funding Boom

Energy Manager Today Staff

Large flows of money into nascent energy storage projects is a sign of the boom the market should experience in the next few years, reports Forbes. Green Charge Networks, an energy storage installer that specializes in lithium-ion batteries, this week announced that it has secured a $10 million fund from TIP Capital to finance projects.   …Continue Reading


RMI Report Predicts Demise of Existing Utility Business

Linda Hardesty

Solar-plus-storage represents a fundamentally new paradigm, according to a new report “The Economics of Grid Defection.” While other distributed generation options still require some degree of grid dependence, solar-plus-storage provides an opportunity for customers to cut the cord to their utility entirely. The report, coming from Rocky Mountain Institute, HOMER Energy and CohnReznick Think Energy,   …Continue Reading


Agrion Names its ‘Disrupt 25+’

William Opalka

A company that cut energy and water use at a data center by 80 percent and set a record in power use effectiveness (PUE) is the first one to be featured as one of the most disruptive startups in a clean energy and sustainability ranking. Agrion Americas assembled over 100 leading innovators in cleantech and sustainability from finance,   …Continue Reading


Princeton Power Supplies Inverters for CODA Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

CODA Energy has selected Princeton Power Systems to supply power inverters along with CODA’s energy storage product for commercial office buildings. CODA Energy is addressing ever-increasing demand charges for commercial buildings in markets in the Northeast and California, including New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, through energy storage. By using   …Continue Reading


DECC Awards $13.3M for Energy Storage R&D

Linda Hardesty

A $13.3 million contract has been awarded to a partnership of Viridor Waste Management and Highview Power Storage as part of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s innovation competition to support energy storage technology research and development. Viridor and Highview will use the funding to develop a technology to store air in a   …Continue Reading


Old EV Batteries Power Stationary Storage System

Linda Hardesty

Japan-based Sumitomo has developed and installed a large-scale power storage system, which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. This prototype 600-kW commercial scale storage system built on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, consists of 16 used EV batteries and will begin operating later this month. Over the next three years, the system will measure the energy   …Continue Reading


PowerSecure Provides Record Level of Load Relief

Linda Hardesty

PowerSecure says it was called on by utilities 171 times during January 2014 to take a total of 1,283 MW off the grid and onto generator power to insure the reliable supply of electricity during the extreme cold. This represents a 99 percent increase in activity compared to the number of generator systems that were   …Continue Reading


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