California support for long-duration storage ‘shows energy transition leadership’

California’s inclusion of US$380 million financial support for long-duration energy storage projects could “activate” up to 20 projects in the US state, which has a “tremendous need” for energy storage. 

Battery storage fire safety is everyone’s business

With over 25 years’ experience as a firefighter and now part of a group that specialises in battery storage safety, Paul Rogers at Energy Safety Response Group knows all about fire safety from both sides of the fence.

North America’s largest Li-ion battery recycling giga-facility to ‘take on as much as possible’ from ESS sector

The company behind what is claimed will be the largest lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America intends to process as much material as it can from the energy storage system (ESS) industry. 

QuantumScape signs up Fluence as first non-automotive partner for solid-state battery tech

Fluence has entered a collaboration with solid-state lithium-metal battery startup QuantumScape, with the pair working together to develop stationary energy storage solutions using the new technology.  

Neoen begins Goyder Renewables Zone wind-solar-storage hybrid project in South Australia

The start of work on a hybrid renewable energy project combining large-scale wind power, solar PV and energy storage, marks “an important moment in South Australia’s clean energy transition,” the state’s energy minister has said. 

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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.
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Energy storage will play an important role in US power systems between now and 2050, offering the opportunity to displace fossil fuels with low-cost renewable energy and balancing supply and demand across multiple regions. 
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January 18, 2022
Two battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in the county of Yorkshire, northern England, have been acquired by Catalyst Capital, a European real estate investor, and Israel-headquartered renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) Econergy Renewable Energy.
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January 18, 2022
A cap and floor regime would be the most beneficial solution for supporting long-duration energy storage in the UK, a report from KPMG has found.
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January 17, 2022
An Indian government scheme to support domestic battery manufacturing received bids totalling 130GWh of proposals, more than double the anticipated 50GWh of capacity the incentives will support. 
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January 14, 2022
Texas households in rented accommodation will be able to subscribe to a solar-plus-storage virtual power plant (VPP) equipped with SolarEdge hardware and cloud-based software services.
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ESS Inc’s long-duration iron electrolyte flow battery energy storage solution will be deployed in a demonstration and test project in Oregon by utility company Portland General Electric. 
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January 13, 2022
A US company which claims its lithium-ion battery technology can be “safely installed in nearly any environment” has raised US$94.65 million in a Series C funding round. 
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US$100 million in financing has been secured for US community solar, battery storage and hybrid solar-plus-storage projects by developer Nexus Renewables.
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Gresham House, a stock exchange-listed investor in battery storage in the UK and Ireland, has said the majority of its development pipeline projects could have at least two hour durations of storage when built.

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