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Installed DESS Power Capacity to Increase More than 11,000 MW by 2024

Karen Henry

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global installed distributed energy storage system (DESS) power capacity is expected to grow from 171.9 MW in 2014 to 12,147.3 MW in 2024. The report, Distributed Energy Storage Systems for Energy Cost Management 
and Grid Management: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts, covers the community energy storage, and   …Continue Reading

Massachusetts Cities Receive $18.4M for Energy Resiliency Projects

Linda Hardesty

Massachusetts’ Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative announced a second round of grants to municipalities to implement clean energy technologies. The first round of grants totaled $7.4 million. The most recent round totaled $18.4 million. Through the Resiliency Initiative, $40 million in state funding has been made available to cities and towns that identify facilities in   …Continue Reading

Largest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System Deployed in LA

Karen Henry

CODA Energy announced the full interconnection and operation of the largest behind-the-meter lithium-ion energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin. The 1,054 kWh, 510 kW system was developed under a contract with South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and co-funded through California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). CODA began installations at the beginning of   …Continue Reading

Energy-Storage Gets Big Win in California

Karen Henry

When Southern California Edison requested proposals to meet its need for 2,221 MW of capacity in California, it did not expect energy storage systems to win the bid. But proposals for energy storage systems beat out hundreds of bids to construct new power plants, The New York Times reports. The utility selected 264 MW of   …Continue Reading

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