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Australia's Road To Cheap Solar Power Also Leads The Way To Energy Storage

Published on May 25th, 2015 | by James Martin II


May 25th, 2015 by James Martin II

Australians now have access to some of the cheapest electricity in …


Five graphs that show how battery storage will appeal to households

Even Australia’s energy minister, Ian Macfarlane said it, so it must be true: Battery storage is about to change the energy system, both in Australia …


Renewable energy storage will end capacity payments

Capacity payments and fossil energy can be made redundant by electric cars, writes Teodora Serafimova.Teodora Serafima is an advisor to Bellona


Microgrids Key to Bringing a Billion Out of the Dark

Every night, more than a billion people live in the dark when the sun goes down. They experience a different world than that of people in developed countries. Their only source of light, where available, comes from kerosene – a fuel that is expensive, dirty and potentially dangerous. Consequently, …


Trina Solar launches residential battery, ahead of grid and commercial storage

Chinese solar giant Trina Solar has quietly unveiled its first energy storage offering, with the launch of a small range of lithium-ion batteries …


Self-Consumption and self-sufficiency - Lithium-Ion batteries

PowerTech Systems has implemented custom Lithium-Ion batteries associated with smart inverter-chargers for international customers, which are in …


New Battery Technology Will Fundamentally Change The Way The Grid Operates

Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor


May 15th, 2015 by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Energy Post.
By Michael McElfresh

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Open Smart Grid Protocol Alliance Plan to Fix its Weak Crypto | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

The Open Smart Grid Protocol Alliance, which recently came under fire for a weak crypto implementation in its protocol, will upgrade existing …


This Area Would Be Enough to Power the Whole World with Solar Energy


Did you know how much electricity the world consumes every year? According to the statistical data from the Index Mundi website, the …


Supreme Court to rule on breaks for cutting peak-demand energy use - The Washington Post

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review whether a federal agency may require electric market operators to compensate customers who lower their consumption of electricity during peak demand hours.

The court said it would determine whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) …


World's biggest solar tower + storage plant to begin generation this month

The world’s first large scale solar tower and storage facility is scheduled to start electricity production within the next two weeks, with full …

Concentrated Solar Power

Where Is Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Going To Get The Lithium and Graphite For The “Gigafactory”?


LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: How Sustainable is Stored Sunlight?

Picture: Tesla's lithium-ion home storage system.

In the previous article, we have seen that many life cycle analyses (LCAs) of solar PV systems have …


Battery Storage and Future Energy Planning

I can still remember my vacation in Hawaii: walking on beautiful white-sand beaches; snorkeling in the cool, clear waters; and hiking on the rocky …


Energy and Changing Power Needs

In the first part of this two-part blog series, I documented predictions that solar homeowners would combine batteries with solar panels to achieve …


Renewable energy agency funds trial of lithium-ion batteries for grids and renewables in Australia

ITP will analyse the performance of six major lithium-ion battery brands, comparing them to existing and advanced lead-acid battery technologies to …


How EnerNOC Is Building Tesla’s Batteries Into Its Demand Response Plans

Tesla’s battery business isn’t just about putting Powerwall units into solar-roofed homes. Commercial and industrial (C&I) customers pay a lot more …


Energy Made Easy – Japan ‘could lead Asia Pacific’s smart grid market’

Japan ‘could lead Asia Pacific’s smart grid market’

Image: Thinkstock

Japan’s plans to boost energy efficiency could make it one of the top markets in …


USDA Announces Funding for Smart Grid and 1,000 miles of line on 80th Anniversary of Rural Electrification

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $100 million in loans to build or …

Electrical Grid

Top Ten Facts about Tesla's $350/kWh (DC) PowerWall battery

Special post by Bruce Lin and Matthew Klippenstein

There’s an MBA joke about scaring your clients by asking them “What’s your China strategy?”.

Today, …


Battery Killers: Grid-Interactive Water Heaters

Grid-interactive water heaters (GIWHs) add bidirectional control to electric resistance water heaters, allowing a utility or third-party aggregator …


Why Energy in 2025 Will Be Almost Unrecognizable

In 2005, who would have thought that by 2015 the U.S. would be nearly independent of oil outside of North America, an electric vehicle would have won …


Is the US Market Ready for Distributed Batteries Like Tesla’s Powerwall?

Tesla’s new stationary storage units have everyone talking about distributed batteries. But is the U.S. market ready for them?

This week, we’ll talk …


Tesla Powerwall & Powerblocks Per-kWh Lifetime Prices vs Aquion Energy, Eos Energy, & Imergy

Published on May 9th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan


May 9th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan

[Full Disclosure: I’m long TSLA & SCTY.]

Since the Tesla Powerwall news …


MIT says solar power fields with trillions of watts of capacity are on the way

A massive study on solar power by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came to two main conclusions: Solar energy holds the best …

Renewable Energy

Hawaii Will Soon Get All Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

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Hawaii has the highest solar penetration in the nation, with one …


The Economics Of Tesla Batteries (TSLA,GNRC)

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (TSLA) is not one to back down from a challenge. He built the first viable private space flight company, SpaceX, which …


Environmental group: ''Always-on" but idle electronics causes $19 billion drain annually

NEW YORK–You know all about the promise of “always-on” Internet connected appliances and other digital products. Heck, you may well already own an Internet washing machine, fridge or other connected device. What you may not have considered is the hidden cost of such devices and machines–during a …

Computer Hardware

Alstom to support the smart grid pilot in Himachal Pradesh, India

6 May 2015

Alstom has been selected by the Himachal Pradesh state electricity board in India to lead a smart grid pilot project.

Developed at the Kala …