Energy Storage

GE Is Quietly Building Energy-Storage Innovations

The biggest name in electricity could be the future of energy storage as well.<p>When most people think of energy storage, they probably think of Elon …

Batteries

New York State Lawmakers Pass Energy Storage Target, Await Governor’s Signature

The New York legislature passed a bill authorizing the Public Service Commission to set an energy storage target for 2030, when the state aims to …

Energy

Energy wonks have a meltdown over the US going 100 percent renewable. Why?

Science is messy, but it doesn’t have to be dirty.<p>On June 19, a group of respected energy researchers released a paper in the journal Proceedings of …

Energy

US Announces $7.5 Million To Advance India's Power Grid

The US will provide $7.5 million to help advance India's power grid as part of their commitments to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy …

Energy

Energy storage ‘will wipe out battery storage’

McGregor: Energy storage, not battery storage, will change the energy system<p><i>There are quick bucks to be made from battery storage. But in three or</i> …

Batteries

Tesla: Disruptive Technologies Create Market Value

Tesla EV price-performance achieves lower operating costs – a game changer for the transportation industry.<p>Battery efficiency performance drives EV …

Autos

New Market Rules Destroyed the Economics of Storage in PJM. What Happened?

What happens when the most important market signal for energy storage gets stripped away virtually overnight? That’s what happened earlier this year …

Energy

What Patents Reveal About Who’s Behind Clean-Technology Innovation

By<p>Mark Muro<p>Mark Muro<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><i>Mark Muro (@markmuro1) is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.</i><p>Everybody knows the auto industry is a huge source of U.S. manufacturing employment. Now here’s a less-known fact: The auto sector is today also a prime driver of U.S. …

Clean Technology

EGEB: Lyft going green, countries with more wind/solar have fewer blackouts, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Lyft says all of its self-driving electric cars will be powered by ‘100% renewable energy’ – First, Lyft is going to move themselves to an all electric fleet of vehicles. Then …

Renewable Energy

Navigant sees hybrid storage installations growing to 2.1 GW by 2026

Battery-battery and battery-capacitor combinations are expected to dominate the hybrid market for the next decade.

Batteries

New Microinverters and Metrics From Enphase in Its Race Against Time

Monday was analyst day at Enphase. The microinverter and energy storage firm is making good progress in product development, cost reduction, and opex …

Renewable Energy

Tesla wins contract with major Australian electric grid to deploy Powerpacks across several sites

Australia is feeling the need to stabilize its electric grid through energy storage and Tesla is among several companies trying to present their battery packs as ideal solutions.<p>Now we learn that Tesla has won the latest contract with Transgrid, the company operating the NSW transmission grid, in …

Tesla

Energy Recap: Are Giant Batteries The Future For Renewable Energy Storage?

Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector.<p>In this edition, we highlight …

Renewable Energy

How battery storage could solve our energy problems

If chief scientist Alan Finkel gets his way, battery energy storage will be central to Australia's energy future.The move to battery technology is a …

Energy

CAISO finalizes proposed storage, DR rules

The goal is to lower barriers to energy storage and distributed resources participating in the California ISO market.

Energy

EGEB: Smart V2G extends battery life, Massachusetts pushing smarter(Tesla)grid, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $4.6 Million in Grants for Peak Demand Reduction Projects – The state has put money behind 9 grants aimed at reducing peak demand via, …

Energy

Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a breakthrough in electrolyte chemistry that enables lithium batteries to run at …

Batteries

Canada’s Biggest Energy Storage Project Will Be On-Line in a Few Months

The rapidly growing U.S. energy storage industry deployed 71 megawatts and 234 megawatt-hours of capacity in the first quarter of 2017.Now, Canada is …

Energy

In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

And stationary storage batteries had a booming quarter, too.<p>According to the Energy Information Administration’s <i>Electric Power Monthly</i>, a bit more …

Renewable Energy

Today’s Top Solar Developers Have Become Storage Developers, Too

The solar industry is no longer just talking about pairing energy storage with solar generation.An increasing number of solar-plus-storage projects …

Renewable Energy

EGEB: German ‘citizen energy cos’ win 96% of wind auction, ‘free’ energy storage, solar at 2%, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Germany’s First Onshore Wind Auction Brings Low Prices for Citizen-Owned Projects – <i>Community projects — wind farms owned directly by citizens — made up 93% of the winning bids (65)</i> …

Energy

Utility-Scale Energy Storage Surges in Q1, While Behind-the-Meter Falters

The U.S. energy storage industry just had a very good start to the year. With 234 megawatt-hours of capacity deployed in the first quarter of 2017, …

Energy

Renault and Powervault partner to power home battery units

Energy storage firm Powervault has announced a supply partnership with Renault, aimed at reducing the cost of smart home battery units by 30 percent.<p>The French automaker will supply 50 batteries from electric vehicles, as part of a trial to explore the performance of second life batteries in …

Batteries

Renault and Powervault partner to power home battery units

Energy storage firm Powervault has announced a supply partnership with Renault, aimed at reducing the cost of smart home battery units by 30 percent.<p>The French automaker will supply 50 batteries from electric vehicles, as part of a trial to explore the performance of second life batteries in …

Renewable Energy

Tesla’s Astronomical Stock Price? It Has Little To Do With Cars.

Tesla Gigafactory (Image courtesy of https://www.tesla.com/gigafactory)Tesla’s value jumped this past week. Astronomically. It’s now the 8th highest …

Autos

Utrecht to install massive Tesla solar battery to charge electric cars; largest energy storage in Benelux

Utrecht will soon be the site of the largest green energy storage in the Benelux. A gigantic Tesla battery will be placed on the Jaarbeurs that will …

Batteries

Eskom sets sights on renewable energy storage

Eskom has identified the need for up to 2 000MW of additional, daily balanced energy storage. While ...

Renewable Energy

BYD Stock Price To Recover In 2nd Half Of 2017

Chinese Government will continue to subsidise EV's.<p>BYD have the vertically integrated New Energy model to succeed long-term.<p>International expansion …

Stocks

Eskom establishes energy storage facility

Eskom has established a battery test and demonstration facility at its Research and Innovation Centre in Rosherville, Johannesburg to compare …

Energy

The IEA Says We're Off Track To Meet Climate Goals. Let's Refocus On The Technologies That Work.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that clean energy technologies are not decarbonizing global energy systems fast enough to stay on track to meet Paris Agreement goals (limiting warming to a 2°C-compatible trajectory in 2025), but the world can still decarbonize in time – if governments …

Energy