The US Energy Storage Association has expressed “deep concern” that additional tariffs slapped on Chinese goods will adversely affect the domestic energy storage industry.
Make no mistake - headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. But enthusiasm at state level, where arguably politicians have closer relationships with their constituents, appears to run counter to apathy or even obstructionism from the top.
European energy company Vattenfall is combining a 22MW wind power plant with 38MW of solar PV at a hybrid project in the Netherlands, integrating the capacity with 12MWh of batteries from carmaker BMW.
The board of education at a California school district which found that it could use batteries to reduce energy bills at seven learning facilities by US$5.7 million has contracted ENGIE Storage to deliver 3.5MW / 7MWh of energy storage systems.
Q CELLS has expanded the reach of its home energy storage product, launching the solution in the UK and Irish markets.
With energy storage poised to take off in New York from both a deployment and industry growth perspective to meet ambitious state targets, the New York Power Authority has said it will build a grid-scale lithium battery storage demonstration project.
Some choice words from conversations with Scott McGregor, CEO at redT, Avalon Battery president and chief product officer Matt Harper and NEXTracker’s chief technology officer, Alex Au.
Tesla has launched a 3MWh ESS ‘Megapack’, promising a quick turnover even for gigawatt-scale projects.
Wärtsilä remains tight-lipped on the exact location of a hybrid power plant including 100MW / 100MWh energy storage in Southeast Asia which will “leverage abundant wind and solar resources”.
The company’s partner in Japan, Next Energy & Resources, has predicted that the growth of home solar - and now energy storage - systems will help provide the impetus for new business models, including the growth of third-party ownership.
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Tesla reported that its Powerwall and Powerpack deployments increased by 81% in the second quarter of 2019, achieving a record 415MWh.
US utility Con Edison New York (CECONY) is seeking 'at least' 300MW / 1,200MWh of energy storage as its contribution to the state’s 3GW target by 2025.
A pilot scheme in the Australian state of Victoria will give householders a rebate of “up to AU$4,838 for a solar battery system”, with a quarter of the first tranche of subsidies already accounted for since the scheme launched.
Batteries are now one of a “huge variety of distributed energy assets capable of providing flexible capacity to the network”, but failure to manage them correctly will limit the market opportunities available, as well as the lifetime of the systems themselves, the data science head of UK flexible energy tech company Open Energi has said.
Following on from our look at some of the takeovers of promising or already-prolific energy storage companies in the last edition of PV Tech Power, here’s an exclusive interview with Convergent Energy + Power CEO Johannes Ritterhausen.
While software has been described by many as the single most important aspect of how an energy networks integrates, manages and then uses energy storage, two industry heavyweights have said that selling software licensing alone was not a viable business model for them.
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Utility Georgia Power wants to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage systems in its service area.
The way the industry talks about batteries needs to change, SolarEdge founder Lior Handelsman has said, arguing that knowing the number of cycles of charge and discharge a battery can perform in its lifetime is essentially “meaningless”.
Smart Power, acting as consortium, has contracted PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow to deliver turnkey ESS systems for a 30MW / 30MWh site in Germany.
Lithium-ion battery cell costs could fall to as little as US$76 per kWh by 2030, from around US$139 per kWh this year, according to new analysis by Navigant Research.
According to reports carried last week in national outlets including Yonhap News and the Korea Herald, defective battery cells were not found to be the cause.
The pipeline of projects currently stands at 11GW, and although it is unlikely that this will all be built, we currently see nearly 800MW of projects at the ‘under construction/ready to build’ stage.
Northvolt, the consortium seeking to establish significant lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Europe, has raised US$1 billion in equity capital from parties including Volkswagen and BMW and the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs.
Strong deployment figures have been posted for the US’ energy storage market in both residential and non-residential segments in the past quarter, amid warnings that an escalating trade war with China could dampen some of that enthusiasm if tariffs are applied.
A 10MW battery energy storage system (BESS), which will allow a 24MW wind farm to keep generating energy even in times of oversupply, officially went into service today near Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Canada’s Li-Cycle says 100% recycling commercially achievable for Li-ion batteries, including cobalt
Energy-Storage.news spoke with Li-Cycle, which claims it can achieve a recycling rate of 80% to 100% of materials in lithium-ion batteries.
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