Whole Foods Market Cuts Operational Costs with Refrigeration Battery Pilot Test

Whole Foods Market Cuts Operational Costs with Refrigeration Battery Pilot Test

A Whole Foods Market in Los Altos, California, has become the first retail site to install a thermal energy storage solution called the Refrigeration Battery from Richmond, California-based Axiom Exergy, the two companies announced on April 25. The new solution is expected to help the supermarket to shif tup to 1040 kWh of electricity load for up to 10 hours a day over the course of several months.

NYSERDA Offers $15.5M in Funding for Energy Storage Projects

NYSERDA Offers $15.5M in Funding for Energy Storage Projects

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced on April 19 that it is making a total of $15.5 million in funding available for energy storage projects that can support renewable energy technologies, save customers money, and ease peak electric demand burdens on the power grid.

Panasonic Tests Solar+Storage Using Younicos Li-ion Battery at Denver’s Peña Station NEXT

Panasonic Tests Solar+Storage Using Younicos Li-ion Battery at Denver’s Peña Station NEXT

Younicos announced on April 18 that it had commissioned a commercial 1-MW/2-MWh lithium-ion battery system in Denver that will serve as a key part of a futuristic solar-plus-storage microgrid – and a smart neighborhood – being tested by Japanese electronics giant Panasonic.

Oahu-Based Food Processor Enlists EnSync for Solar + Storage

Oahu-Based Food Processor Enlists EnSync for Solar + Storage

EnSync Energy Systems announced on April 13 that it will provide an on-site solar-plus-storage system to an Hawaii-based food processing company in order to increase the company’s sustainability and electrical resiliency, while also supporting expansion of grid service capabilities with the local utility.

Walmart Signs with AMS for 40 MWh of Energy Storage at Southern California Stores

Walmart Signs with AMS for 40 MWh of Energy Storage at Southern California Stores

Under the first phase of an agreement signed with Walmart on April 11, Advanced Microgrid Solutions of San Francisco will design, install, and operate 40 MWh of advanced energy storage at 27 of the discount retailer’s stores in Southern California.

Ground Is Broken on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

Ground Is Broken on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

Construction began on April 11 on a pioneering solar-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income rental apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York, purchased and renovated by L+M Development Partners.

Vermont Bill Would Increase State’s Energy Storage Capacity

Vermont Bill Would Increase State’s Energy Storage Capacity

A bill (H.501) currently before the Vermont General Assembly would require the Vermont Department of Public Service “to develop policy recommendations and targets for the installation and increase of electricity storage capacity connected to the Vermont transmission and distribution system, particularly for the storage of electricity from intermittent sources.”

Letter to Congressional Leaders: ‘Make Energy Storage a Policy Priority’

Letter to Congressional Leaders: ‘Make Energy Storage a Policy Priority’

“Energy storage systems are critical to ensuring a resilient, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable grid,” a letter sent on April 3 by the Energy Storage Association and 52 industry organizations admonished the leaders of the U.S. Congress – asking the lawmakers to see energy storage as a policy priority when they discuss infrastructure projects in the coming months.

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