Expansion plan to take world’s biggest battery storage project to 3GWh capacity

Plans to nearly double the output and capacity of the world’s biggest battery energy storage system (BESS) project to date have been announced by its owner, Vistra Energy. 

PODCAST: Solar and energy storage for everyone, sustainability, net metering and long-duration

The year has gotten off to a frenetic start, with plenty of news from the global solar and energy storage sectors to digest on the January 2022 episode of the Solar Media Podcast.

Why Goldman Sachs thinks advanced compressed air is worthy of US$250m investment

Hydrostor CEO Curtis VanWalleghem talks advanced compressed air energy storage and how Goldman Sachs Asset Management came to invest US$250m in his company.

Make your BESS ready for the Smart Grid

Battery storage system integrators often have to network components from different industrial sectors and then connect them to higher-level control systems. HMS Networks’ Martin Matt discusses how to solve the associated challenges.

Stopping thermal runaway six minutes before it starts

Steve Kenny, general manager for Advanced Fire Detection at Honeywell Building Technologies talks about why the detection of off-gases is an important line of defence.

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January 27, 2022
An eight-hour duration lithium-ion battery project has become the first long-duration energy storage resource selected by a group of non-profit energy suppliers in California. 
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January 27, 2022
In the Philippines, Fluence has brought into commercial operation the first project in an order totalling nearly half a gigawatt, for vertically-integrated power company SMC Global Power Holdings (SMCGPH).
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January 26, 2022
Energy storage asset developer and owner GlidePath has begun construction of a 50MW/50MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Texas.
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January 26, 2022
Stem Inc has signed a deal for over 110MWh of front-of-meter battery storage systems, as well as related services and software which will enable them to participate in New York’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) programme. 
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January 26, 2022
Deals to establish manufacturing and supply of energy storage system (ESS) solutions and components closer to where demand is in the North American market have been signed by Powin Energy and KORE Power.
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January 25, 2022
Two clean energy projects aimed at replacing a retiring Nevada coal power plant look set to go ahead, with their sale to utility NV Energy been given final approval from regulators.
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January 25, 2022
Plans to procure energy from nine large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in California have been announced by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), one of the state’s three main investor-owned utilities.
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January 24, 2022
Spanish solar company Soltec Power Holdings, through its subsidiary Powertis, has sold a controlling stake in 421MW of its solar PV projects and 90MW of energy storage in Italy to German investment firm Aquila Capital under a co-development agreement.
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January 24, 2022
A 100kW/1.5MWh zinc-based battery energy storage system (BESS) will be installed at a 32-building housing development in Queens, New York, supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 

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