Energy Storage

California solar + wind record high at 49.2%, renewable electricity peaks above 56%

Solar power in California started setting production records on February 24th – production peaks have continued to occur since then. On Thursday of last week renewables broke 56% of total demand. This record is partially the result of a national 2016 installation boom of greater than 14GW of solar …

Renewable Energy

Tesla's Latest Challenge: An Oversupplied Battery Market

Falling battery prices on the commodity market could put pressure on the Gigafactory that Tesla's investors are so enamored with.<p>When <b>Tesla</b> …

Renewable Energy

Will it be illegal to install a single phase Powerwall 2 from Thursday?

Unless your local electricity network provides a local variation to a new Australian Standard that becomes law on Thursday, it will be illegal to …

Renewable Energy

Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun

Solar power is potentially the greatest single energy source outside of controlled nuclear fusion, but the Sun is literally a fair weather source …

Solar Power

How Captured CO2 Could Provide The Energy-Storage Solution Everyone Is Looking For

Scientists in China and the United States are working on a novel way to kill two birds with one stone: capturing carbon-dioxide pollution to use in an energy-storage system that can back up clean sources like solar and wind.<p>Compressed air is already employed in one of the cheapest forms of energy …

Renewable Energy

The Solar Singularity

The “solar singularity” is the point where solar becomes so cheap in a majority of countries around the world that it is established as the default …

Renewable Energy

German coal mine may be prime for pumped storage

Coal mine slated for retirement in 2018 will become a 200MW source of hydropower.<p>In the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a coal mine will …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Takes The Prestigious "Battery Innovator Of The Year" Award

<i>On behalf of Tesla, Kelty (left) accepts the International Battery Seminar’s ‘Battery Innovator of the Year’ award</i><p><b>TESLA WINS BATTERY INNOVATOR OF THE</b> …

Batteries

Tesla Gigafactory 1: new aerial picture shows latest progress at the battery factory

Three years into the project, Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is now more than 2 months into its first battery cell production. The factory is also now producing both Powerpack 2 and Powerwall 2 battery packs for stationary energy storage to use those new cells and finally, it is preparing for the …

Elon Musk

Tesla Energy Will Make Billions Off The Cloud

As Gigafactory ramps production, Tesla's battery business will quickly become one of the company's most exciting growth initiatives.<p>Elon Musk has …

Renewable Energy

Toronto-based firm NRStor Inc is using Tesla, salt and flywheels in the clean energy race

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Renewable Energy

Tesla pitches faster, cheaper Snowy 2.0 via solar and Powerwall

Australia could get an extra 2 gigawatts of electricity – the boost Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants from an expanded Snowy Mountains …

Renewable Energy

Tesla becomes utility, battery storage supplier to Hawaii's Kauai

Tesla Energy has for the first time become an electric utility to Hawaii's Kauai island, having recently flipped the switch on a solar panel array …

Renewable Energy

Lithium: How a mineral found in Nevada could power our future

The price of a ton of lithium carbonate has more than tripled since 2015, and some projections have global demand doubling in the next decade. That’s …

Batteries

Up to 1,000 BMW i3 battery packs to be used in energy storage projects for renewables

Vattenfall, an important energy company in Europe, unveiled last year a new 2.8 MWh energy storage facility built with batteries from over 100 BMW i3 electric cars.<p>It was an interesting project since they are using used battery modules from electric vehicles, but now the company has announced a …

Renewable Energy

Tesla: How Energy Storage And IP Create Value

IP resides in Tesla Vision capabilities in autonomous driving, engineering design and production automation.<p>Tesla leads in long range EVs and in …

Renewable Energy

Sunverge Tests New Software Control Platform on ‘World’s Largest’ Virtual Power Plant

Australian utility AGL Energy held a press event last week to publicize what the company claims will soon become the largest behind-the-meter battery …

Renewable Energy

Australia’s Grid Problems Put the International Spotlight on Storage—and Elon Musk

A promise by Tesla to solve an ongoing Australian energy crisis with battery storage has prompted calls for similar plans worldwide.<p>Twitter users …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk, meet Port Augusta: four renewable energy projects ready to go

Pumped hydro, big battery, solar thermal and solar PV and storage projects are already planned for South Australia’s power network<p>When it comes to South Australia’s radical plans for energy storage to support its power network, all roads lead to Port Augusta – or all transmission lines, that …

Renewable Energy

SDG&E, Sumitomo partner to install 2 MW flow battery

Dive Brief:<p>San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)and Sumitomo Electric have unveiled a 2 MW flow battery installation in Bonita, Calif.<p>The vanadium redox …

Batteries

Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions?

President Trump is expected this week to issue an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, part of a slate of actions designed to undo …

Renewable Energy

Tiny 'flow battery' could both cool and power future hardware

Why it matters to you<p>Flow batteries have the potential to support smaller, more efficient hardware for all of us in the future.<p>Researchers at IBM and …

Batteries

Tesla's massive batteries are powering everything from exotic islands to breweries

As Tesla prepares for its long-awaited Model 3 launch, the company is also investing more in its renewable-energy division.<p>Tesla has had an energy division committed to selling its at-home battery, the Powerwall, and commercial battery pack, the Powerpack since 2015. But after acquiring SolarCity …

Renewable Energy

Business Model Innovation Will Help Make Make Energy Storage Work

We know energy storage is coming, but who provides it could be answered by how business models are set up.<p>Energy storage is coming to closer to a …

Renewable Energy

Swedish company Northvolt plans massive battery factory

Northvolt AB, a newly-founded Swedish company is raising funds to build a massive battery manufacturing complex.<p>The factory, which is planned to …

Batteries

How Electricity Power Producers Need to Adapt to the Future of Energy

The wholesale power business is dying and independent power producers need to look to new technologies for growth. Here's how.<p>The wholesale power …

Renewable Energy

San Diego installs massive flow battery that can power 1,000 homes

San Diego Gas Electric (SDGE) has taken the wraps off a new battery energy storage project that will store up to 2 megawatts of electricity -- enough …

Batteries

ComEd launches community storage pilot project outside of Chicago

Dive Brief:<p>Commonwealth Edison has launched a pilot energy storage project in Beecher, Ill., about 40 miles south of Chicago.<p>ComEd says the aim of …

Renewable Energy

California Solar Industry and Utilities Unveil Dueling Solar-Storage Tariffs

California is already breaking ground in attempting to properly value the distributed technologies hitting the grid. So far, that’s been done through …

Biofuel

Tesla’s $169 Million Battery Play Is Just the Beginning - Bloomberg

Tesla is ready to power some grids. And not just in California or Australia.<p>Last week, Elon Musk wagered he could address South Australia’s energy …

Renewable Energy