The SolarAPP aims at lowering this cost through an automated, standardized installation process that would include:
The initiative would also include establishing a program administrator to oversee and implement the new standardized process.
(Source: Associations Now, Sept., 2018) Contact: SEIA, www.seia.org; Solar Foundation, www.thesolarfoundation.org; Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP) initiative, www.thesolarfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SolarAPP.pdf
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Aggreko helped commission the first offshore wind farm in the United States in 2016. Younicos holds the record for integrating the largest battery resource with a wind farm (Notrees in Texas), and has incorporated energy storage into high wind penetration grids from Alaska to Northern Europe.
Aggreko provides temporary power, load banks and other necessary equipment to wind farms for commissioning, and now includes plug-and-play containerized batteries with intelligent Younicos Y.Q software. (Source: Rental Equipment Register, Aggreko, 24 Sept., 2018) Contact: Aggreko, www.plc.aggreko.com; Younicos, www.younicos.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Energy Storage, Younicos,
Lionano will use the funds to scale up commercial production and global deployment of its high-performance, high-quality cathode materials -- a drop-in technology that significantly improves the key performance metrics of lithium-ion batteries for applications in electric vehicles and consumer electronics.
Lionano's technology has been scientifically validated to increase the energy density of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Through extensive research and development, Lionano invented a proprietary cathode material that is nano-engineered to create batteries with greater storage capacity and cycle life, enabling lighter and lower cost consumer electronics, and longer range for electric vehicles.
(Source: Lionano, PR, 24 Sept., 2018) Contact: Lionano, (617) 315-9733, email@example.com, www.lionano.com
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SolarLEAF incorporates the world's first and only 100 pct passive thermal regulation system for panel-level energy storage. This passive temperature regulation enables the system to operate in extreme temperatures while protecting the battery life and without degrading performance. The plug-and-play design simplifies the integration of energy storage with solar PV and eliminates the need for heavy, difficult to install enclosures, complicated HVAC systems that require parasitic loads, and expensive fire suppression systems, according to the company.
The SolarLEAFTM system is a battery pack with integrated multi-way power flow electronics that easily attaches behind standard 60 to 96 cell solar modules either at the time of panel installation or as a retrofit. The system's modular design and panel level installation makes it simple and cost-effective to scale energy storage with solar.
(Source: Yotta Solar, PR, 19 Sept., 2018) Contact: Yotta Solar, www.yottasolar.com
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Most energy storage systems deliver power over a limited time to alleviate congestion, stabilize grid frequency and voltage, or provide intraday shifting services. DAYS projects' extended discharge times will enable a new set of applications for grid storage, including long-lasting backup power and greater integration of intermittent, renewable energy resources.
DAYS projects will explore a new design space in electricity storage, exploiting opportunities for smart tradeoffs that keep costs low in electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical systems.
DAYS project teams will work to combine the long-term power output of technologies like pumped storage hydroelectric (PSH) systems with the flexibility of battery systems that can be deployed in multiple environments. PSH power presently provides more than 95 pct of stationary electricity storage capacity on the U.S. grid , but there have been few new installations due to geographical and financial challenges. Lithium ion batteries, meanwhile, have experienced a rapid growth in deployment on the grid, but high cost limits viability in long-duration applications.
Download DAYS program details and projects HERE. (Source: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Sept., 2018) Contact: DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), www.arpa-e.energy.gov
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The project is part of a Consumers Energy Clean Energy Plan calling for more solar and wind electric power generation facilities that depend on batteries to store energy.
Consumer's picked WMU to unveil the battery after conducting a statewide search with Michigan State University.
Consumers, MSU, and WMU engineering students will help with a year-long study to see how battery powered energy could be used around Michigan. (Source: Consumers Energy, WWMT.COM, 17 Sept., 2018) Contact:
Consumers Energy, Patti Poppe, CEO, (517) 788-0550,
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The high penetration solar, battery hybrid power solution consists of a 500-kW rooftop installation and a 0.6-MWh vanadium flow battery, integrated with diesel generators that use a microgrid control system. Operations are scheduled to start in mid-2019. (Source: Juwi AG, 18 Sept., 2018) Contact: Juwi AG, Dave Manning, Global Head of Hybrid Energy, Christian Hinsch, Communications, +49 (0) 6732. 96 57-1201, +49 (0) 172. 67 949 12, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.juwi.de;
Australia University of Queensland, //www.uq.edu.au
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The Hoover Dam water load currently functions at about 20 pct of its full capacity. Research committees are presently evaluating the environmental and infrastructural impacts of the project. If approved, the LADWP hopes to complete the project by 2028.
Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.(Source: LADWP Good News Network, 16 Sept., 2018)
Contact: LADWP, David H. Wright, GM, (800) 342-5397, www.ladwp.com; Hoover Dam, www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam
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In each project, the minimum power capacity is 70 MW and the maximum power capacity is 100 MW with Battery Energy Storage of minimum of 70 MW power with a minimum of 70 MWh of storage capacity, regardless of the solar PV sizing.
(Source: Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, PV, 17 Sept., 2018)Contact: Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, +961 1 565 108, www.lcec.org.lb
The Broxburn facility was constructed by RES, which sold the project to TRIG in August, 2017 for £20 million. It was the first project to have been acquired by TRIG and was RES' fourth in the UK, with the company now managing the site.
Testing of the project, which uses batteries from Samsung SDI, began in May and was followed by final testing under the EPC construction contract, which completed on 30 June when the battery began to deliver its contracted service to National Grid.
(Source: Renewables Infrastructure Group, Energy Storage, 13 Sept., 2018) Contact: Renewables Infrastructure Group, www.trig-ltd.com
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With 70 MWh capacity and eMotorWerks' JuiceNet cloud software platform as the Battery Management System (BMS), the eMotorWerks virtual battery manages charging loads to balance grid demand, reduces wholesale energy costs and mitigates the intermittency of renewables.
Over 6,000 eMotorWerks residential JuiceBox and other JuiceNet-enabled EV chargers installed in the Golden State make up the 30MW virtual battery. Locations are spread across the state and concentrated in the major population centers.
Enel X is a new Enel global business line dedicated to developing innovative products and digital solutions in sectors in which energy is showing the greatest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industries and electric mobility.
(Source: eMotorWerks , Sept., 2018) Contact: eMotorWerks, Val Miftakhov, CEO www.emotorwerks.com; EnelX, www.enelx.com
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Eligible homeowners can expect to save up to $4,838 on a battery storage unit installation tapering down to $3,714 by 2026 as the price of batteries continues to drop.
The Sonnen plan follows the State Government's announcement of its $100 million Home Battery Scheme to provide 40,000 SA households with access to grants up to $6000 to pay for the installation of home battery systems. (Source: Sonnen, Brand South Australia News, 9 Sept., 2018) Contact: Sonnen, www.sonnen-batterie.com
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Lithium Werks, which supplies battery cells in 50 countries, said the facility will span over 42 acres, with the first building at Technology Base scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.
The East Netherlands Development Agency Oost, together with the municipality of Enschede and the province of Overijssel are supporting the project.(Source: Lithium Werks, Energy Live, 9 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Lithium Werks, www.lithiumwerks.com
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The system incorporates Rolls Royce's modular, liquid cooled lithium-ion batteries and can be sized to the exact energy storage and propulsion needs of any ship. Combined with an LNG or diesel powered engine in a hybrid solution, the system will increase efficiency and reduce emissions and can be coupled with most types of propulsion units.
The SAVe Energy system was partially funded by the Norwegian Research Council as part of its ENERGIX program, which supports the efficient use of energy, energy systems, and energy policy, according to the company release.
(Source: Rolls Royce Energy Inc., CleanTechnica, 3 Sept., 2018) Contact: Rolls Royce Energy Inc., Andreas Seth, 740-393-8888 - US Office,
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The first construction phase will be completed by 2020, with 114 positions being created. As of 2021, the University of Bayreuth will open a new course for bachelors and masters students titled Battery Technology and Battery System Technology. (Source: University of Bayreuth , electrive.com, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: University of Bayreuth, www.uni-bayreuth.de/en
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The UK contribution will come through the Clean Technology Fund, which provides funding for clean technology projects in developing countries with a focus on developing low-carbon solutions and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions.
The UK is the largest contributor to the global fund, followed by the US and Japan.
The storage project is being developed by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the South African government.
(Source: Various Media, Energy Digital, 30 Aug., 2018)
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The battery-storage capacity is for storing excess electricity on the grid. Its main use is to smooth out the intermittent production of electricity from renewable energy sources of which China is a world leader.
CNESA also notes China currently has 30 GW of pumped hydro storage capacity, about 40 times that of battery storage.
(Source: China Energy Storage Alliance , Quarts, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: China Energy Storage Alliance, en.cnesa.org
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The Beaver Creek project would include four, 80-megawatt wind farms north of Columbus.
Developers say it would create 350 jobs during construction as well as $4 million a year in property taxes to Sweet Grass and Stillwater counties. But Beaver Creek owners claim NorthWestern Energy is not negotiating in good faith over the rates it would pay for that power.
The developer is now asking the Montana Public Service Commission to settle the issue.
(Source: NorthWestern Energy, 8KPAX News, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: NorthWestern Energy, www3.northwesternenergy.com
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The company said it had received an initial commercial order for four Gen 3 units, which would be installed at one of the company's water treatment sites in the UK.
The units had a combined capacity of 60 kW of power and 300kWh of energy and would be coupled alongside approximately 500kWp of on-site solar. (Source: RedT, SMW, 20 Aug., 2018) Contact: RedT Energy, Scott McGregor, CEO, +44 (0) 207 061 6233, www.redtenergy.com
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The unit will be the largest stand-alone commercially contracted battery at an army base. Lockheed Martin's modular, resilient GridStar® energy storage units and Geli, Inc.'s predictive analytics control software. The BESS is intended to substantially reduce demand charges that Fort Carson pays to its electric provider. (Source: Lockheed Martin, PR, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: AECOM, www.aecom.com; Lockheed Martin, www.lockheedmartin.com
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Infigen has secured project funding agreements with the South Australian government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) worth around $38 (AUS) million.
South Australia is home to the world's largest battery -- a 100MW system at the Hornsdale wind farm. (Source: Infigen Energy, 18 Aug., 2018) Contact: Infigen, Energy, Ross Rolfe, CEO, +61 2 8031 9901, email@example.com, www.infigenenergy.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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Of the more than 1,000 global businesses interviewed, one-quarter have already invested in on-site generation in the form of solar and/or combined heat and power (CHP) with one-third considering investing in these technologies. The study found businesses that have adopted strategies to use energy efficiently and effectively were more than twice as likely to use their energy management as a competitive tool. The survey also found that while 35 pct of US businesses consider themselves to have a formalized energy strategy in place, far fewer have specific targets or budgets in place to support their ambitions.
The study of more than 1,000 global businesses was launched to identify the key drivers and barriers to adopting new energy approaches including battery storage, on-site generation and demand side response. (Source: Centrica Business Solutions, Energy Manager, 15 Aug., 2018) Contact: Centrica Business Solutions North America, Stephen Prince, Centrica Business Solutions North America, www.centricabusinesssolutions.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Centrica Business Solutions, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency,
Batteries work by transferring charged particles (ions) from one side to the other -- storing energy in a chemical medium that can later be released. The Lancaster researchers found that charged ionscan also flow through a crystalline structure -- like concrete -- accumulating on one side. This physically 'traps' the energy and does not require the use of chemicals, making the potassium-infused concrete technically a capacitor, not a battery.
According to the technology developer Prof. Mohamed Saafi, capacitors hold less energy by volume than batteries, but there is far more volume available if the new form of concrete was to be widely used as a building material.
The technology is still small-scale and requires more research before it can become commercially viable.
The university has a ten-year plan to bring the special concrete to mass-market where it could be used in buildings and other structures that could then be taken off the grid. that could be removed from the grid.
(Source: Composite Structures. Daily Mail, Lancaster University, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Lancaster University, Engineering Prof. Mohamed Saafi, www.lancaster.ac.uk
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As much as 90 pct of unpaid principal and interest on loans taken out by recognized Native American or Alaskan Native tribes to carry out projects may be guaranteed via the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program. Tribal borrowers need to invest equity in projects and all project debt needs to come from non-federal lenders, according to the DOE Loan Program Office (LPO), which administers the program.
Tribal Energy loan guarantees may be awarded for fossil fuel, renewable energy or smart grid projects such as solar or wind power farms or battery-based energy storage projects.
The projects, totaling 10 MW of AC solar and 15 MW/30 MWh of energy storage, are estimated to cost $31 million and save $4 million annually through peak load reduction.
The storage units, which are being developed by NextEra Energy, will supply energy to 7,000 area homes. The solar plants will be built by French energy firm Engie. Connexus has a 25-year agreement with Engie and a 25-year storage commitment with NextEra.
Connexus Energy is the Badger State's largest electric cooperative providing electricity and related products to more than 130,000 member residents and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Washington counties.
(Source: Connexus, Star Tribune, Utility Dive, 7 Aug., 2018) Contact: Connexus Energy, (763) 323-2600, www.connexusenergy.com
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The storage pilot project will be connected to the DEWA grid. connect the storage systems to its grid. The project, in cooperation with Amplex Emirates, supports DEWA's efforts to promote energy efficiency, clean-energy production and energy storage technologies.
(Source: DEWA, TradeArabia News Service, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, +971 4 601 9999, www.dewa.gov.aesaid Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
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Drax, which upgraded three of its coal burning units to biomass with a fourth currently being converted, plans to repower the plant's two remaining coal units to natural gas and to develop up to 200MW of battery energy storage. (Source: DRAX Power, Siemens, RE, 31 July, 2018)
Contact: Drax Power, Andy Koss, CEO, +44 0 1757 618381, www.draxpower.com, www.draxbiomass.com
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In FY18, CEFC set a new record in investment commitments, 53 pct of which went into renewable energy. In the 12 months to 30 June 2018, the Australian government's green bank invested in 10 large-scale solar projects and four wind farms, to deliver an additional 1,100MW in clean energy across Australia. This included $94 million for the Kennedy Energy Park, Australia's first fully integrated hybrid project that will combine 43.2 MW in wind capacity, 15 MW of solar PV, and 2 MWh of battery storage, as well as projects delivering low-cost energy to large industrial and commercial energy users through innovative power purchase agreements.
Overall, the CEFC made commitments of $2.3 billion, with 39 direct investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport and waste-related projects --
$939 million in energy efficiency, $100 million in transport and $127 million in waste-related projects.
Since its founding in 2013, CEFC has financially underpinned 2,400 MW of renewable energy projects, including more than 20 large-scale solar farms and 10 wind farms Australia-wide.
(Source: CEFC, July 30, 2018) Contact: Clean Energy Finance Corporation, www.cefc.com.au
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According to a recent study, meeting 80 pct of US electric power demand with wind and solar would require either a nationwide high-speed transmission system, which can balance renewable generation over hundreds of miles, or 12 hours of electricity storage for the whole system. At current prices, a battery storage system for 12 hours for the USA would cost more than $2.5 trillion. (Source: Next Big Future, 28, 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy, California Renewable Energy,
According to the report, corporate funding in battery storage came from 34 investors, with the top dealan $80-million Series D financing round of behind-the-meter battery startup Stem Inc. Germany's Sonnen GmbH, raised $71 million in a financing round led by Shell Ventures. Massachusetts-based materials technology company Ionic Materials raised $65 million and Durapower raises $40 million while thermal energy storage provider Ice Energy also raised $40 million.
The number of battery storage-related M&A transactions in the six months was eight, only one of which was with a disclosed value. This compares to two such deals in the first half of 2017, according to the Mercon report. (Source: Mercom Capital Group
Contact: Mercom Capital Group, (512) 215-4452, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mercomcapital.com
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The research produced a molecule that is safe to handle in the manufacturing and disposal processes and harmless to plant and animal life, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
According to MSU researcher Tom Guarr, "Initially, our organic material was just an additive for the lithium ion batteries, to prevent overcharge. It actually improves the safety, improves efficiency, and it offers the opportunity to decrease cost." The all-organic battery contains no lithium, manganese, cadmium, or cobalt, the undesirable metals typically found in batteries.
Guarr and his company, Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC, won a Shark Tank-style competition earlier this year for the opportunity to further research at the Argonne National Laboratory's Chain Reaction Innovations Program which has advanced troubleshooting facilities and testing equipment.
Technologies invented at MSU become the university's intellectual property. Multiple patents have been applied for, and all are assigned to MSU. Jolt Energy Storage has licensed the technology back from the university and will continue to do so.
(Source: MSU/WKAR Public Media, July, 2018) Contact: MSU Bioeconomy Institute Organic Energy Storage Laboratory, Tom Guarr, (616) 395-8918, www.bioeconomy.msu.edu; Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC, www.jolt-energy.com
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This had a double price benefit. It saves on the momentary energy charge, but more importantly it can reduce the utility's payment to the bulk transmission system in New England. That charge is based on usage during the hour of the year when the most electricity was being used. GMP will cut its annual grid costs, explaining a large portion of the nearly $500,000 it says it saved. If a higher peak hour happens later in the year, that number can change.
Under the GMP Powerwall program, a customer can buy one of the Powerwall 2.0 batteries for $1,500, less than a fifth of the usual cost, if they let GMP draw electricity from the battery at times.
A single Powerwall 2.0 provides 13 kWh of power, which can run an efficient house for a day. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Concord Monitor, 21 July, 2018) Contact: Green Mountain Power,
Josh Castonguay, VP Innovation, (802) 770-3392, email@example.com, www.greenmountainpower.com
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Aboitiz Power is the second Philippine power company to add a battery storage system to its power plant portfolio -- the first being AES Corporation prior to its asset sale to the energy investment arm of San Miguel Corporation.
(Source: Aboitiz Power Corp., Manila Bulletin, 21 July, 2018) Contact: Aboitiz Power, Emmanuel V. Rubio, CEO, +63 2 411 1800, www.aboitizpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aboitiz Power, Energy STorage,
The proposed Yellow Pine Solar Project, southeast of Pahrump near the California border, would combine PV panels and lithium-ion batteries to generate up to 500 MW of electricity.
The Gemini Solar Project, 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas, would generate up to 690 MW with some battery storage on about 7,100 acres of public land near the Valley of Fire State Park.
Gemini is a joint venture by Australia's Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and California-based Arevia Power, which plan to develop 440 MW of solar capacity for use in Nevada in the first phase of development. Another 250 MW of generating capacity would be added in the second phase, with the power to be sold in Nevada or exported to Arizona and California.
(Source: Nextera, Las Vegas Review Journal, 22 July, 2018)Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com; Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, www.quinbrook.com
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Consumers' proposed closing of two aging coal-fired units at the Karn-Weadock Generating Complex near Bay City in Hampton Township in 2023.
Three remaining coal-fired units at the Campbell Generating Complex near Holland will remain in operation operate until the end of their design lives -- 2031 for Campbell 1 and 2 and 2040 for Campbell 3.
The company projected the change would increase renewable energy usage from 11 pct today to 37 pct by 2037 and 43 pct by 2040.
(Source: Consumers Energy, PR, Grand Rapids Business Journal, 22 July, 2018) Contact: Consumers Energy, Patti Pope, President and CEO, www.ConsumersEnergy.com
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The Hummingbird project is slated to be in service by December 2020, subject to
California Public Utilities Commission approval.
The project will provide an affordable and reliable capacity resource and facilitate PG&E's integration of renewable energy resources.
(Source: esVolta, Solar Ind., 19 July, 2018)
Contact: PG&E, www.pg&e.com; esVolta, Randolph Mann, Pres., (949) 330 6300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.esvolta.com
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Demand for sustainably produced wines has increased over the past five to 10 years, according to research group Wine Opinions.
The new Silver Oaks winery employs: "membrane bioreactors" that treat water used in the winemaking processes for a 4,700 gpd savings; more than 2,500 solar panels with battery energy storage capacity equal to 5 pct of the facility's energy requirements.
Silver Oak earned credits toward certification by using salvaged, recycled and locally sourced materials to meet significant percentages of building costs. Silver Oak will also submit to auditing for the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous sustainable-design certification program for which a building must demonstrate it meets its performance goals over 12 months
(Source: Silver Oak Cellars, Wine Spectator, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Silver Oak Cellars, www.silveroak.com: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org
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The Arizona Corporation Commission plan aims to encourage the development of renewable generating plants with energy storage. It would also count energy from Arizona Public Service's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as clean energy.
TEP says it generally backs the objectives of energy modernization plans and favors coordinated, integrated resource energy policies overseen by elected officials. The utility also notes it is already pursuing clean energy goals that exceed existing state requirements.
The utility has 21 megawatts of battery energy storage currently operating, and has contracted for 30 MW of four-hour battery storage as part of a 100 MW solar farm slated to reach commercial operation in late 2020.
TEP says it is also considering purchasing or contracting for up to 200 MW of the proposed Big Chino Valley pumped-storage hydro project north of Prescott, which is expected to be online in 2025. (Source: TEP, Tucson.com, 15 July, 2018) Contact: TEP, Renewable Energy Dir., Carmine Tilghman, Dir. Energy Supply and Renewable Energy, (520) 571-4000, email@example.com, www.tep.com
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The MEEF will offer a flexible, wide range of funding options on a per-project basis through a consortium of funders including Lloyds Bank, NatWest, Santander UK, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Triodos Bank. Amber Infrastructure Group will manage MEEF, and is now accepting applications.
The MEEF is part of the Mayor's campaign to slash London's emissions by 60 pct below 1990 levels by 2025 before reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Starting in October 2018, the City of London will source 100 pct of its power needs from renewable energy sources by installing solar panels on local buildings, investing in larger solar and wind projects, and purchasing clean energy from grid.
The city has already initiated low-carbon projects to reduce CO2 emissions by over 35,000 tons.
(Source: Office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Ecopreneurist, Carolyn Fortuna, 12 July, 2018) Contact: London Mayor , Sadiq Khan, www.london.gov.uk/about-us/contacting-city-hall-and-mayor
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As per the contract, Enel X will purchase, install and operate the battery energy storage system on behalf of Amhil North America, and share the savings which are expected to be created by Enel X DEN.OS optimization software that will analyze Amhil's energy consumption and implement a control strategy. Enel X will also provide demand management services and enroll the energy storage system in IESO's demand response programme.
The storage system, which is expected to save Amhil 20 pct in energy costs, is slated for installation before the year end.
(Source: Enel X, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Enel X,
+39 06 83051, GMR@enel.com,
www.enelx.com/en; EnerNoc, Tim Healy, CEO, (617) 224-9900, www.enernoc.com
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Battery Consults Salt Battery incorporates table salt as a key ingredient and the other materials, such as nickel (nickel chloride and sodium are self-generated during charge), are also readily available and linked to established battery recycling networks.
The company claims the battery can be locally produced economically in production runs of around 3000 units per year, equivalent to 20 MWh of capacity.
The company's first 7 kWh prototype -- SB-7 -- is close to completion.
A single battery is expected to have a ten year life span assuming one daily charge and discharge.
The initial market for the battery is expected to be Europe
(Source: Battery Consult AG, Creamer Media Report, July, 2018) Contact: Battery Consult AG, Dr Cord-Henrich Dustmann, Managing Dir., +41 33 9721300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.batteryconsult.ch; CSIR, www.csir.co.za
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The self-funded startup pioneered a "microstorage" battery called "Phazr" that attaches to solar racking and sits underneath the solar module. The Phazr concept applied the distributed logic of microinverters to the energy storage sector, promising modularity and easier installation. Its DC-coupled architecture eliminates the cost of a storage inverter and reduces roundtrip efficiency losses.
The financially troubled company previously secured $25 million in project financing from North Sky Capital's Alliance Fund II. That fund enabled JLM to offer commercial storage customers guaranteed monthly bill savings with no down payment.
(Source: JLM Energy, GTM, LinkedIn, 4 July, 2018)Contact: JLM Energy, (800) 475-3960, https://jlmenergyinc.com
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The report predicts the battery market will become a $90 billion-plus sector by 2025, and that new innovations, such as solid-state electrolyte lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, will replace existing battery technologies over the long-term.
The service is targeted primarily at property owners and large energy users and aims to harness Internet of Things capabilities to better integrate new green energy technologies, boosting the stability, resilience and robustness of existing energy grids.
(Source: Business Green, InnoEnergy, 2 July, 2018) Contact: InnoEnergy Scadinavia, Kenneth Johansson, CEO, www.innoenergy.com
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Vistra's retail and generation businesses include TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy, and Luminant, operate in 12 states and six of the seven competitive markets in the U.S. and total approximately 41,000 megawatts of capacity.
(Source: Vistra Energy, PR, 2 July, 2018) Contact: Vistra Energy, Curt Morgan, CEO, Molly Sorg, Inv. Relations, (214) 812-8004, email@example.com, www.vistraenergy.com; PG&E, www.pge.com
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PG&E has submitted 4 new energy storage projects to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for approval today.
Three are third-party owned projects to be connected to the PG&E grid. The fourth project is a "proposed utility-owned 182.5 MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS).
Tesla would supply the battery packs for the giant project while
PG&E has the option to increase the capacity to 1.1 GWh. (Source: Tesla, electrk, 29 June, 2018)Contact: Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack; PG&E, www.pg&e.com
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The system, reportedly the largest of its type in Europe, delivers sufficient capacity to store up to 2.8MWh of electricity.
The system incorporates 148 Nissan LEAF batteries and 4,200 solar panels.
(Source: Johan Cruijff Arena, Digital Journal, 2 July, 2018) Contact: Johan Cruijff Arena, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Arena
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Exide is India's largest manufacturer of lead acid batteries and energy storage solutions.
In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), however, Exide will make an initial capital contribution of about $5.4 million for a 74.99 pct stake in the new facility.
(Source: Exide, Leclanche,PV Mag, 28 June, 2018) Contact: Exide Industries Limited, www.exideindustries.com; Leclanche, Anil Srivastava, CEO, +41 (0) 24 424 65 00, Fax: +41 (0)24 424 65 20, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.leclanche.com
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