South Korean energy company SK E&S has agreed to acquire Key Capture Energy, a developer, owner and operator of grid-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) in various regions of the US including Texas and New York.
Tesla’s planned launch of a retail electricity offering to existing customers within the ERCOT service area in Texas will lean heavily on battery storage as well as solar for its expertise, assets and routes to market.
Users of US solar price comparison site EnergySage are increasingly drawn towards battery storage through concerns around having enough power in emergency situations, with 70% of users now requesting storage with their solar quotes.
Tesla Energy has begun an initiative to install its V3 solar roof tiles and Powerwall 2 residential battery storage systems for what has been dubbed a “solar neighbourhood” at homes in a new development in Austin, Texas.
Texas’ ERCOT market has been one of the US’ fastest-growing regions for renewable energy, but recent weather-driven events have made it clear that more needs to be done to ensure electricity system reliability. The answers are already here, affordable and practical, argues Wayne Muncaster, vice-president at commercial demand response platform technology group GridBeyond.
Funding has been raised towards the execution of two battery energy storage projects in Virginia and Texas with a total capacity of 400MW / 1,400MWh, from a partnership of two investment groups and a power project development company.
Investment in energy storage in the US has gradually built up momentum, but what will really take it into the mainstream – and when? A panel of financiers discuss their opinions and experiences in this panel session.