Energy Storage

How Time-of-Use Pricing Can Unlock Customer Value

Josh Kessler

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has proposed two plans that would direct the state’s three investor-owned utilities to institute more widespread use of time-of-use (TOU) pricing mechanisms, according to the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Exchange blog. TOU pricing through utilities or retail providers can be beneficial to customers who install distributed generation (DG) or   …Continue Reading

Green Charge, Nissan Reuse LEAF Batteries for Commercial Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Nissan Motor Company and Green Charge Networks are going to deploy second-life lithium-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage in the US and international markets. More than 178,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold since the car’s launch in late 2010. Nissan has conducted multiple research projects in Japan, the US and Europe to use   …Continue Reading

School Reduces Peak Energy Consumption 20% with IceBank Tanks

Linda Hardesty

The Alamo Heights Independent School District (AHISD) in San Antonio, Texas, is using CALMAC’s ice-based energy storage technology to cool more than 325,000 square feet across five buildings on its high school campus. The school district, which already uses a 500 kW solar system and another five solar arrays totaling 400 kW to help power   …Continue Reading

Korean Energy Storage Player Enters US Market

Linda Hardesty

LG CNS, an affiliate of LG Corporation, plans to expand its energy storage system business to the United States. In May, Navigant Research released a Leaderboard Report for energy storage system integrators, and LG CNS was positioned as the first in Asia and the fourth in the world.  In 2014, LG CNS built one of   …Continue Reading

Kodak, ORNL Accelerate Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing

Karen Henry

Eastman Kodak and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have entered into an agreement to increase national competitiveness of roll-to-roll manufacturing in an effort to accelerate commercialization and manufacturing of next-generation battery and energy storage devices and materials. The agreement is intended to transform the development and manufacturing of new products in   …Continue Reading

Texas Weighs Distributed Energy Policies

Josh Kessler

Despite its strong solar resources, Texas has seen limited distributed solar growth to date due to its lack of net metering or other policy support, according to Greentech Media. The state’s policies have also held back energy storage growth, according to The Dallas Morning News, highlighted by a recent announcement from the state’s largest utility   …Continue Reading

AEG Storage Converters Chosen by UniEnergy for Battery Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

UniEnergy Technologies (UET) produces large-scale battery energy storage systems for utility, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications. The systems are able to help overcome challenges in adding renewables to the public grid, including grid stabilization and grid leveling. AEG Power Solutions has been chosen by UET to supply its Protect SC.600 storage converters for UET’s   …Continue Reading

Tesla Bags 500 MWh Energy Storage Deal with AMS

Linda Hardesty

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) has selected Tesla as the primary technology provider for its utility-scale energy storage projects. AMS will install up to 500 MWh of Tesla batteries in its energy storage projects. AMS has also signed a master agreement with Black & Veatch for engineering and construction services. AMS will install and operate Tesla’s   …Continue Reading

Massachusetts Spends $10M to Study Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

The state of Massachusetts is launching a new $10 million Energy Storage Initiative (ESI). Funding will come from the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), and the initiative includes a two-part study from DOER and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). The two-part study will start by analyzing the industry landscape, economic development and market opportunities for   …Continue Reading

ViZn Scales Up Manufacturing of Energy Storage Systems

Linda Hardesty

ViZn Energy Systems, which provides energy storage systems for microgrid applications, has entered into a strategic relationship with Jabil Circuit to manufacture ViZn’s redox flow batteries. Jabil will help ViZn ramp up production capabilities of its flow batteries to fulfill current orders and expand its capacity to meet expected delivery commitments over the next 12   …Continue Reading