Nevada utility NV Energy and Google are plotting a major solar-plus-storage facility outside of Las Vegas in a deal being billed as the largest battery-backed solar corporate agreement in the world.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State Address has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to combating climate change and growing the green economy, while West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s address spoke of “fighting” to retain coal jobs.
Italy’s electric system operator, Terna, approved contracts for dozens of megawatts (MWs) of energy storage facilities to serve grid-balancing applications each month throughout 2019.
Statkraft is laying claim to the first utility-scale battery in the Republic of Ireland with the completion of an 11MW project.
UK-based Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has had an active month, ringing in 2020 with a slew of asset acquisitions and optimisation deals.
While lithium-ion batteries get most of the headlines, long-duration solutions of various types are gaining ground. Alice Grundy and Andy Colthorpe profile some of the established and emerging concepts in this increasingly important field.
It's by no means too late to introduce an effective Investment Tax Credit for energy storage, ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman argues.
Battery manufacturer VARTA AG is targeting further expansion of its lithium-ion production, acquiring VARTA Consumer from Energizer Holdings.
Kyocera has officially launched a residential energy storage system using an advanced manufacturing process that supplier 24M claims can reduce some of the key costs of lithium battery making by as much as 50%.
The evolution of energy storage and decarbonisation’s direction of travel are up for discussion in a podcast first posted just before the end of 2019.
The 10 most popular blogs on Energy-Storage.news during 2019 offer a fairly strong indication of the overall topics leading industry thinking during the year - so without further ado, here they are:
This calendar year is almost finished and Solar Media Towers will shut down for a short break between 25th December and January, but we’re already looking ahead to a New Year - a New Decade - of the energy transition.
GRIDSERVE has completed a “game changing” hybrid solar-plus-storage farm in York, UK, claiming it to be the first in the country to boast single-axis trackers and bifacial panels.
Highview Power is laying claim to the first installation of a long duration liquid air energy storage (LAES) system in the United States.
The growth in renewable energy and clean tech is a terrific story which inspires optimism, but it can overlook how much more opportunity exists. NEXTracker CTO Alex Au looks at why tackling the now-infamous Duck Curve once and for all is a long overdue mission that needs completing - and how we can do that. The first blog entry in #SmartSolarStorage2020.
Tax provisions announced on 17 December in the US left out any mention of a standalone energy storage ITC.