Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia Provides Critical Power

Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia Provides Critical Power

Tesla’s 100-MW lithium-ion battery, known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, is playing a valuable role for South Australia’s electricity supply during very high demand days. The latest National Energy Emissions Audit from the Australia Institute shows that in early February, the battery was consistently charging … Read more…

Arizona Public Service Partners with First Solar to Create One of the Largest Battery Storage Systems in the Country

Arizona Public Service Partners with First Solar to Create One of the Largest Battery Storage Systems in the Country

Two renewable energy proponents, Arizona Public Service and First Solar, are bringing a first-of-its-kind 50-megawatt (MW) solar-fueled battery to the desert to provide clean power to Arizonans on hot summer days. This project will make Arizona home to one of the largest battery storage systems … Read more…

FERC Opens US Wholesale Energy Markets To Battery and Electric Storage Systems

FERC Opens US Wholesale Energy Markets To Battery and Electric Storage Systems

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order allowing the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. FERC’s vote to open US wholesale energy markets to batteries and other … Read more…

Report: Global Industrial Battery Market To Grow at a CAGR of 7.1%

Report: Global Industrial Battery Market To Grow at a CAGR of 7.1%

A new report from Research and Markets predicts that the global industrial battery market will grow at a CAGR of 7.1% between 2014 and 2023. Drivers of the growth in this well-established market include increased demand from energy storage and stationary applications and advancements in … Read more…

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72%

Draft budget documents show that the Trump Administration is preparing to ask Congress to slash 2019 funding for clean energy research by 72%, the Washington Post reported. Trump wants to cut the budget for the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) … Read more…

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Developing a Self-Sustaining Microgrid: Q&A with Stone Edge Farm’s Craig Wooster

Stone Edge Farm is a 16-acre estate owned by Mac and Leslie McQuown in Sonoma, California, that includes a winery known for producing Cabernet Sauvignon from organically-grown grapes. In 2013, Mac and experienced electrical engineering contractor Craig Wooster embarked on an open-source microgrid project to … Read more…

A Breakdown of the $1.5 Billion the Energy Efficiency Market Raised in 2017

A Breakdown of the $1.5 Billion the Energy Efficiency Market Raised in 2017

  In 2017, a combined $1.5 billion was raised by battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency companies, an increase from the $1.3 billion raised in 2016. Battery Storage According to Mercom Capital Group, a clean energy research and communications firm, in 2017, VC funding … Read more…

Report: Higher Capacities Mean Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time

Report: Higher Capacities Mean Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time

A new report from Environment New York shows that energy storage is increasingly becoming a viable option for businesses. Rising renewable energy production means that energy storage is ready for prime time, according to the state-based environmental advocacy organization. The report, “Making Sense of Energy … Read more…

Product Announcement: Flux Lithium Ion Battery Solutions for Class 1 Forklifts

Product Announcement: Flux Lithium Ion Battery Solutions for Class 1 Forklifts

Flux Power Holdings, a developer of advanced lithium batteries for industrial applications, completed development of a lithium-ion battery solution designed to power large, Class 1 forklifts. Flux’s Class 1 lithium-ion battery pack is a high-performance and cost effective alternative to lead acid for powering Class 1 lift equipment, the company says.

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