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Whatever technology or strategy announcements come from Tesla’s Battery Day, speculation that the company will reduce purchases of battery cells from partners as a consequence is incorrect, CEO Elon Musk has said.
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More news in brief from around the world in energy storage.
Hawaiian Electric has submitted eight contracts representing nearly 300MW of solar energy generation and about 2,000MWh of energy storage to be built on the islands of O'ahu and Maui.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for a 100MWac/200MWp solar project with a 50MW/150MWh battery energy storage system in the state of Chhattisgarh.
BloombergNEF (BNEF) has ranked China #1 among the countries of the world most involved in the lithium-ion battery supply chain in 2020, with Japan and South Korea in second and third place respectively.
Relative industry newcomer Broad Reach Power is set to equal in size the largest standalone battery project announced so far in Texas, with two new 100MW facilities under construction in the US state.
There has been a fire at the Carnegie Road 20MW battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Liverpool, England, project owner Ørsted has confirmed.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that a new recycling facility for lithium-ion batteries helps create quality jobs and support clean energy as the state “builds back stronger” from the COVID-19 crisis.
Greenko said that it will be helped along with plans to build multiple gigawatts of renewable energy plants alongside energy storage in India by an investment from Tokyo-headquartered ORIX Corporation.
New work from consultancy Atkins shows that alongside a huge step up in solar and wind deployments, the UK needs to install a significant amount of energy storage to achieve its 'net zero by 2050' target.
The dynamics of balancing electricity supply and demand on the grid have been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's certainly not the only reason why the UK's electricity system operator is introducing a new service called Dynamic Containment. What is it and why is the UK already replacing its firm frequency response (FFR) and other ancillary services?
Sodium-sulfur (NAS) batteries made by NGK Insulators will be supplied by a subsidiary of chemicals company BASF for power-to-gas projects by South Korean company G-Philos in global territories.
Clean Power Alliance, one of California’s community choice aggregator (CCA) groups has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer 8minute Solar Energy for the output of a massive solar-plus-storage plant.
Lithium has been added to a list of raw materials deemed essential to secure supply in Europe, for the first time ever, by the European Commission.
Batteries, hydrogen and other energy storage should be a “key topic of energy policy,” in the EU, Members of European Parliament (MEP) that worked together on formulating a report into the role of storage in a decarbonised, fair and secure energy system have said.
An agreement to support the manufacture and sale of vanadium flow batteries has been struck between Australian Vanadium and Enerox, which makes and markets systems under its CellCube brand.
South Somerset District Council (SSDC), a local government authority in the UK, is to build its second grid-scale battery storage project, announcing a 40MW facility that will be located near Fareham in Hampshire, southern England.
Thousands of residents of social housing in Adelaide, South Australia, will get Tesla PV panels and battery storage in their homes if they join a virtual power plant (VPP) project run by the state.
Invinity Energy Systems, supplier of a grid-scale vanadium flow battery being installed at a site in the UK will rent the battery’s electrolyte out to the investor developing the project, thereby helping lower the upfront cost of getting the system deployed.
The Energy Superhub Oxford in England is a sophisticated project to create a decarbonised urban environment using a mix of advanced technologies. Jorn Reniers, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science gives us insights into his role, which is to make a digital twin of the Superhub, including its 50MW hybrid battery storage system.
Battery systems for microgrids on three continents on the way from Rolls Royce, Fluence, Duke Energy
Microgrid projects on three different continents that include multiple megawatts of battery storage alongside renewable energy have been announced in the past few days from well-known industry players.
Reports into the performance of two large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the Australian state of Victoria have been published, showing that both performed as expected, or better, in 12 months of operation.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has reported a significant recovery in revenue and profitability in the second quarter of 2020, including a jump in revenues from its energy storage business segment.
Mitsubishi Power has launched a simplified approach to commercially integrating hydrogen into energy systems either as long or short duration energy storage, or as a means of balancing the grid as higher shares of renewable energy are added.
The US industry deployed 168MW / 288MWh of energy storage in the second quarter of this year, the second highest quarterly figures on record, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.
The largest battery storage project to be owned by a local government authority in the UK, the 30MW Fideoak project, required a novel software solution to ensure that the best return and maximum impact could be made with public money invested, as Thomas Jennings of Kiwi Power explains.
The head of the Smart PV division of Chinese technology giant Huawei has said that the high end residential energy storage market will be the company's entry point into a technology that helps integrate solar to the grid.
Guidelines for lithium-ion battery storage system decommissioning and recycling have been launched in the US by the national Energy Storage Association, while associations in European Union territories as well as the US have come together to launch an online information portal on the safe transportation.
The auction was the first of its kind in Portugal that invited companies to lodge bids with a storage component included, with eight of the 12 batches awarded to solar-plus-storage projects.