Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot plans to convert 50 store rooftops nationwide into mini solar farms, the company announced on Thursday. The installations will go on unused rooftops and slash electricity demand in each of those stores by approximately 30% to 35% annually. To get the job done, … Read more…

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan Join Forces on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan Join Forces on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

7-Eleven Japan and Toyota inked an agreement this month to study energy conservation and carbon dioxide emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation. To that end, the two companies said they plan to work on developing hydrogen fuel cell trucks and power generators. Currently, … Read more…

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

Businesses in South Australia may find themselves plagued by fewer weather-caused blackout issues, now that Tesla has won a government bid to build what would be the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Tesla says the 100-megawatt energy storage solution will be completed by December, 2017. The … Read more…

Shift to Renewables Happening Faster than Most Business People Understand

Shift to Renewables Happening Faster than Most Business People Understand

Companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Google are increasingly excited about the use of renewable energy to power their data centers, and renewables account for more than half of new power sources going on line. With these evolvements in the renewable energy industry, argument like whether … Read more…

Lower Cost, Higher Efficiency Drives Hybrid Energy Storage System Market Growth

Lower Cost, Higher Efficiency Drives Hybrid Energy Storage System Market Growth

Commercial and industrial energy users may benefit from the more efficient, cost-effective options available from a hybrid energy storage systems (HESS) over a typical stationary ESS, according to a recent report from Navigant Research. The advantages to deploying an HESS include lower cost, increased system … Read more…

Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

Brooklyn Housing Development’s New Microgrid Marks NYC’s 1st Lithium Ion Battery Project

The Marcus Garvey Apartments, an affordable-housing neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, has installed a microgrid that is expected to improve energy efficiency and cost, and to ensure a steady supply of energy. The project was developed by L+M Development Partners, writes Microgrid Knowledge. Solar panels on … Read more…

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

As data centers evolve, and cooling, space, and bandwidth requirements increase, administrators are looking at better battery technologies to overcome challenges, and lithium-ion batteries can go a long way toward solving those challenges, according to Data Center Frontier. Traditional lead-acid batteries are considered by some … Read more…

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-New York) and Mark Takano (D-California) launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress last week, joined by executives from utilities, developers, and manufacturers of storage technologies – including representatives of the Energy Storage Association, AES Energy Storage, S&C Electric, Stem, and National Grid.

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