Convergent Energy + Power has commissioned an industrial battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Ontario which could save the facility owner CA$450,000 (US$356,000) per megawatt on power costs during summer.
Vistra Energy has welcomed the enactment of clean energy policies in Illinois which the power generation company said will support 300MW of solar and 150MW of battery storage to be built at nine of its coal plant sites.
Nickel-hydrogen batteries have been used in space for several years, but a California company adapting the technology for storing energy here on earth has raised US$100 million in a Series A funding round.
The US is likely to install record setting amounts of battery storage this year, demonstrating the acceptance the technology has found in the power sector and as an integral part of the clean energy transition.
Investment tax credit (ITC) incentives for energy storage have been included in the US House of Representatives’ chief tax-writing committee, along with extensions to the solar ITC and reintroduction of a solar production tax credit (PTC).
Lithium battery recycling company Li-Cycle is planning its fourth facility in North America, the company said, as it made its first financial results release since listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in August.