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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

GDF SUEZ Tests Eos Energy Storage System

Linda Hardesty

European power producer GDF SUEZ has purchased Eos Energy Storage’s zinc hybrid cathode (Znyth) battery system. The sale marks the next phase in Eos’s pilot demonstration program, after third-party testing with DNV GL, and sets the stage for commercial deployment in European markets. Eos’s Znyth storage product, the Aurora, is a containerized MW-scale DC battery   …Continue Reading

Demand Response Firm Explores Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

American Vanadium is working with Viridity Energy, a demand response provider in New York, to explore the deployment of CellCube vanadium flow storage systems for Viridity customers. American Vanadium says its CellCube can help solve situations that require multiple-hour energy storage. Earlier this year, American Vanadium partnered with the New York State Energy Research and   …Continue Reading

CALMAC Launches Energy Storage App

Karen Henry

CALMAC has launched a new app for thermal energy storage in commercial building projects. The app allows manufacturing representatives and mechanical and consulting engineers to simulate the effect of thermal energy storage installations on demand and predict reductions in peak electrical demand from use of CALMAC ice-based thermal energy storage tanks. CALMAC’s IceBank thermal energy storage   …Continue Reading

Hawaii’s Energy Research Systems Buys 4 Vanadium Flow Batteries

Linda Hardesty

Energy Research Systems has signed a purchase order for four Energy Storage Platform (ESP)5 vanadium flow batteries from Imergy Power Systems. The ESP5 is capable of 5 kW of capacity and can store up to 30 kWh of electricity. The four ESP5s ordered by Energy Research Systems will be used by: Two residential customers, who   …Continue Reading

School District Installs Solar+Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Burton School District in Tulare County, Calif., will install a combined solar and energy storage system from SolarCity. The district will use solar along with SolarCity’s DemandLogic energy storage system for businesses for eight schools – the largest combined solar and energy storage installation SolarCity has undertaken to date. DemandLogic will allow the district schools   …Continue Reading

Creative Financing Integrates Solar and Storage

Karen Henry

When used together, solar and energy storage systems act in a symbiotic way. During the day, solar panels harness the sun’s rays to generate power. Excess power is stored by the storage system and is then deployed during the night, at times of intermittent sunlight and as needed to alleviate pull on the grid during   …Continue Reading

SCE Procures 261 MW of Energy Storage Projects

Linda Hardesty

Southern California Edison has signed contracts for 2,221 MW of power from diverse new resources, representing roughly 10 percent of SCE’s current total customer peak usage. In addition to five offers with new natural gas generation plants, SCE selected 69 offers from “preferred” energy resources and energy storage facilities. The preferred resources selected include energy   …Continue Reading

Microgrid Built in a Day for VERGE San Francisco

Karen Henry

GreenBiz Group’s VERGE San Francisco’s conference and exhibition was powered by a renewable-energy-fueled microgrid that was built in a single day at the city’s historic Palace Hotel. The installation was part of a demonstration of  distributed energy systems. According to an article on the GreenBiz website, the microgrid included a 100 kW biodiesel backup generator   …Continue Reading

Sandia Evaluates Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

Karen Henry

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, NM. Sandia will evaluate the 1 MW, lithium-ion grid energy storage system for capacity, power, safety and reliability. The lab also will investigate the system’s frequency regulation, which grid operators   …Continue Reading

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