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CODA Orders 125 kW Solar + Battery Converter

Linda Hardesty

Ideal Power announced its 125 kW converter family, including a 3-port hybrid converter and 2-port battery converter. The company also announced it has received an initial order for its 125 kW hybrid converter from CODA Energy, a California based manufacturer and installer of commercial and industrial energy storage. The 125 kW converter uses the same   …Continue Reading

BJ’s Wholesale Club Uses Solar Paired with Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

SolarCity and Direct Energy will provide solar electricity and solar energy storage systems at two BJ’s Wholesale Club locations – in Framingham and Dedham, Mass. These are the first BJ’s Clubs to install solar energy coupled with storage and will be the first two sites on the East Coast to utilize SolarCity’s DemandLogic energy storage   …Continue Reading

Stem, Kyocera Integrate PV, Energy Storage for Commercial Users

Linda Hardesty

Stem is teaming with Kyocera Solar to offer integrated solar photovoltaic and energy storage for commercial power users. Kyocera is the first solar provider to offer Stem’s system, which is available now to businesses in California, Hawaii and New York. Stem’s behind-the-meter energy storage and predictive analytics enable rapid response to spikes in commercial customers’   …Continue Reading

Green Charge, NRG Drive Energy Storage in California

Linda Hardesty

Green Charge Networks and NRG eVgo have partnered to deploy 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with integrated energy storage in California by the end of 2014. Five of those eVgoDC stations, using Green Charge’s GreenStation energy storage, are already in operation. NRG eVgo is currently building a network of more than 200 Freedom Station   …Continue Reading

Green Charge to Purchase 25 MWh Worth of Batteries

Linda Hardesty

Green Charge Networks and Samsung SDI signed a supply agreement to deliver as much as 25 MWh of lithium-ion batteries over the next two years. The agreement guarantees Green Charge has adequate supply of batteries as it seeks to expand its market for energy storage. Samsung SDI is investing $600 million to build China’s largest   …Continue Reading

AREVA, Schneider Conduct R&D in Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

AREVA and Schneider Electric have signed a research and development agreement to develop a flow battery in order to produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen. Funded by the European Union, the project aims to optimize the existing 50 kW flow battery prototype designed by EnStorage to a 150 kW demonstration module.   …Continue Reading

DOE Invests $25 Million to Lower CSP Cost

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies. The investment will fund research and development projects to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of all components of CSP plants, ultimately lowering the cost of solar electricity and producing affordable, clean and renewable energy,   …Continue Reading

4 Energy Storage Topics to Watch

Karen Henry

As the solar and wind energy markets continue to grow, so too will the energy storage market. Energy storage is essential for utilities to be able to store and manage the use of energy from renewable sources. A Forbes article outlined four key topics for tech companies and investors to watch as the energy storage   …Continue Reading

Hotel Chain Deploys Stem Energy Storage at 68 Locations

Linda Hardesty

After a successful pilot project, the hotel chain Extended Stay America will deploy Stem advanced energy storage systems and software across 68 of its California locations. The Extended Stay America locations will adopt Stem’s PowerStore unit, which is optimized to fit within existing building facilities. The pilot installation, located in San Jose, Calif., was initiated   …Continue Reading

How to Enhance Power and Grid Reliability and Resiliency

Vic Shao

Public funding and supportive government policies have been a boon that has sparked innovation, technological advances, private sector investment and job creation in renewable energy, clean technology and energy efficiency across the US. Spurred forward by pioneering legislation, such as California’s AB 2514 energy storage mandate, this pattern of “green” socioeconomic development and growth is now   …Continue Reading

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