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AES to build 100MW battery in Arizona for ‘solar after sunset’

AES to build 100MW battery in Arizona for ‘solar after sunset’

22 Feb 2019, 09:00

The installation will be used to provide "critical peaking capacity" and “increased” grid reliability. AES will provide a system with a four-hour duration based on Fluence’s Advancion platform. It will be leased under a 20-year contract with AES the owner and operator of the project.

US Congress urged to clarify eligibility of energy storage for ITC

US Congress urged to clarify eligibility of energy storage for ITC

27 Nov 2018, 16:10

The US government has been urged to recognise the “critical role” energy storage can play in making the grid cleaner and able to accept more renewable energy, by increasing the eligibility of batteries and other technologies to receive the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

BP launches battery storage pilot with Tesla

BP launches battery storage pilot with Tesla

10 Apr 2018, 16:10

Oil and gas giant British Petroleum has partnered with Tesla to install a storage battery at one of its subsidiaries’ wind farms in South Dakota, US, as part of a pilot program which could see the firm further embrace battery storage.

Younicos commissions 3MW battery-based energy storage system in Alaska

Younicos commissions 3MW battery-based energy storage system in Alaska

17 Nov 2017, 00:30

Younicos has completed the installation and commissioning of an upgraded 3MW battery-based energy storage system on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Younicos replaced the previously installed lead-acid systems with advanced lithium-ion batteries — expanding the system’s operational lifetime while boosting performance.