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Solar Groups Move to Streamline Panel Installation Processes (Ind. Report)
Solar Energy Industries Association,Solar Foundation
Date: 2018-09-28
A new initiative spearheaded by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation is taking steps to streamline the permitting process and cut the costs of solar panel installation. Presently, the permitting and inspection process adds about $7,000 in direct and indirect costs -- about $1.00 per watt -- to the average residential solar energy system, according to the groups.

The SolarAPP aims at lowering this cost through an automated, standardized installation process that would include:

  • A safety and skills training and certification program for installers;
  • An online platform, which would be provided to local governments at no cost, to register and automatically screen qualifying energy systems:
  • A list of equipment standards based on the new process;
  • The creation of system design standards;
  • A model for instantaneous permitting for home and small commercial solar and battery storage systems installed by certified installers and contractors.

    The initiative would also include establishing a program administrator to oversee and implement the new standardized process. (Source: Associations Now, Sept., 2018) Contact: SEIA,; Solar Foundation,; Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP) initiative,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Solar Energy Industries Association,  Solar Foundation,  

  • Aggreko Launches Wind Energy Services Offering (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-09-26
    Clasgow, Scotland-based Aggreko, a provider of modular, mobile power and heating and cooling, reports it has combined its mobile, modular power solutions into a one-stop option that includes energy storage for the wind industry. Wind farm developers and operators can choose from a complete suite of Aggreko temporary power solutions, including energy storage systems from its microgrid and battery energy storage division, Younicos.

    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,; Younicos,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Energy Storage,  Younicos,  

    Energy Storage Specialist Lionano Raises $22Mn (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-09-24
    In the Bay State, Woburn-based advanced battery energy storage technologies specialist Lionano is reporting the conclusion of a $22 million Series B financing round led by WAVE Equity Partners, Helios Capital Ventures and NXT Ventures.

    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,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Yotta Solar Touting Panel Level Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
    Yotta Solar
    Date: 2018-09-21
    Austin, Texas-based energy storage specialist Yotta Solar is touting its patented SolarLEAF™ solar PV plus energy storage technology.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Storage,  

    DOE ARPA-E Announces $148Mn for Projects to Extend Grid Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-09-21
    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of 10 projects as part of a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS program. Program awardees will develop energy storage systems to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance.

    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),

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE,  ARPA-E,  Energy Storage,  

    Consumers Unveils Renewables Storage R&D Center (Ind. Report)
    Consumers Energy,Western Michigan University.
    Date: 2018-09-19
    Jackson, Michigan-headquartered Consumers Energy is reporting the launch of the Parkview Battery Storage Research and Development project at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo

    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,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  Consumers Energy,  

    Juwi to Install Australian Solar-plus-Storage System (Int'l)
    Juwi AG
    Date: 2018-09-19
    Worrstadt, Germany-based renewable energy developer Juwi AG reports it has inked an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Australia's University of Queensland for the execution of a hybrid solar-plus-storage project at a marine research station on Heron Island, the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

    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,,; Australia University of Queensland, //

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Juwi AG,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  

    Hoover Dam Pumped Energy Storage Project Proposed (Ind. Report)
    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
    Date: 2018-09-17
    In the Golden State, the Los Angeles Department of Wind and Power (LADWP) is floating a proposal that, if approved, would construct a wind and solar-powered pump station 20 miles south of the Hoover Dam. The station would pump water from downstream back up to Lake Mead, which was created by the dam. All the water stored at the lake could then be released as needed for power on demand, effectively turning the dam into a battery for solar and wind power.

    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,; Hoover Dam,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Pumped Energy Storage,  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power,  Pumped Energy Storage Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  

    Lebanon Releasing Solar Energy +Storage Tender Proposals (Int'l)
    Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation
    Date: 2018-09-17
    In Beruit, the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) reports receipt of 75 Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for three 100 MW solar PV plus storage projects. LCEC has unveiled the names of the 75 consortiums that have expressed interest in building one or more of the three 100 MW solar PV plus battery storage projects.

    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,

    Scotland's First Utility-Scale Battery Now Online (Int'l)
    Renewables Infrastructure Group
    Date: 2018-09-14
    The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) reports the 20MW Broxburn Energy Storage facility, Scotland's first utility-scale battery storage facility, has been officially opened and is now delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid .

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Renewables Infrastructure Group,  Battery Energy Storage,  

    eMotorWerks Deploys 30MW Calif. Virtual Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-09-12
    San Carlos, California-based eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of the Enel Group's new advanced energy services division Enel X, is reporting deployment of a 30 MW highly distributed virtual energy storage battery in California.

    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; EnelX,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  Enel,  EV Charging,  

    Victoria Gov. Promises Battery Energy Storage Subsidies (Int'l)
    Battery,Energy Storage
    Date: 2018-09-12
    In the Land Down Under, the Victoria state Labor government reports that if re-elected it will provide $40 million in subsidies of up to $5,000 per-household to help 10,000 households install battery storage in their homes. The program is in addition to its suite of household energy incentives that include rebates, zero interest loans for rooftop solar, and a package for solar hot water systems. The battery storage assistance will be available only to those with existing rooftop solar systems, and with an annual household income of less than $180,000.

    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.

    (Source: Various Media Sources, RENew Economy, 11 Sept., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Home Energy Storage Battery,  Solar,  Renewable Energy Storage,  Solar,  

    Aussie Home Energy Storage Plant Plans Confirmed (Int'l. Report
    Date: 2018-09-10
    German energy storage giant Sonnen reports it has selected a former auto plant in Adelaide for its planned Australian home energy storage battery production facility. The plant is expected to turn out Approximately 50,000 energy storage systems over the next five years, creating about 430 manufacturing and installation jobs for South Australia. The battery production project was first announced in February 2018, when the location was still under consideration. .

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Sonnen,  Energy Storage,  Home Energy Storage,  

    Lithium Werks Touts Twente Airport Clean Energy R&D Campus (Int'l)
    Lithium Werks
    Date: 2018-09-10
    In the Netherlands, Energy management firm Lithium Werks reports it plans to construct a new clean energy research and development (R&D) campus at Twente Airport.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium Werks,  

    SAVe Energy Battery Propulsion System for Ships Launched (Int'l)
    Rolls Royce Energy
    Date: 2018-09-07
    Bergen, Norway-headquartered ship electric propulsion systems specialist Rolls Royce Energy Inc. reports the introduction of its proprietary modular SAVe Energy battery propulsion and energy management system for commercial ferries and ships.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    Univ. of Bayreuth Announces Bavarian Battery R&D Center (Int'l)
    University of Bayreuth
    Date: 2018-09-07
    In Germany, the University of Bayreuth reports it has established the Bavarian Centre for Battery Technology R&D center in Bavaria. The project was supported by a €25 million investment from the Bavarian Council of Ministers.

    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 ,, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: University of Bayreuth,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    UK Adds $73Mn to $500Mn S. African Energy Storage Project (Int'l)
    UK,Energy Storage
    Date: 2018-08-31
    In London, the UK Gov't of Prime Minister Thersa May reports it will contribute £56 million ($73 million) to a South African energy storage fund totaling $500 million aimed at securing renewable power in South Africa by developing battery technology to store energy.

    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)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Renewable Energy,  Battery,  

    China Growing Battery Energy Storage Capacity (Int'l. Report)
    China Energy Storage Alliance
    Date: 2018-08-29
    According to the China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA), China had an operational battery-storage capacity of 389 megawatts (MW) at the beginning of 2018, Only 8 months later, China had added another 340 MW of additional capacity.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News China Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  

    NorthWestern Energy's Montana Wind Project Becalmed (Ind. Report)
    NorthWestern Energy
    Date: 2018-08-29
    Souix Falls, South Dakota-headquartered wind energy developer NorthWestern Energy reports its proposed 320-MW, Beaver Creek wind energy and battery energy storage project in south-central Montana is on hold due to an impasse in negotiations over rates with NorthWestern Energy.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NorthWestern Energy,  Wind,  

    RedT Confirms Anglian Water Energy Storage Sale (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-08-22
    In the UK, London-headquartered energy storage specialist RedT Energy is reporting the sale of a 300 kWh energy storage facility to Anglian Water, while forming a collaborative partnership with the utility to optimize energy storage across their sites.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RedT,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

    AECOM, Lockheed Martin Partner on Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    AECOM,Lockheed Martin
    Date: 2018-08-22
    In Los Angles, global infrastructure firm AECOM reports it has begun construction of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Fort Carson, Colorado, using Bethesda, Maryland-based global security and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin's GridStar® Lithium energy storage system. The 4.25 MW/8.5 MWh system is part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project to reduce Fort Carson's energy costs and increase its energy resilience at no up-front cost.

    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,; Lockheed Martin,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News AECOM,  Lockheed Martin,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  

    Infigen Wind Project Installing 25MW Tesla Battery (Int'l)
    Infigen Energy,Tesla
    Date: 2018-08-20
    In the Land Down Under, Infigen Energy reports its 278.5MW Lake Bonney wind facility will install a 25MW Tesla grid-scale battery energy storage system in South Australia. According to Infigen Energy, the energy storage capacity will play a crucial role in stabilizing the surrounding region's grid with its flexibility services.

    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,,; Tesla Power Pack,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Infigen Energy,  Tesla PowerPack,  ,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  

    Business Foresees On-Site Power Generation, says Report (Ind. Report)
    Centrica Business Solutions North America.
    Date: 2018-08-17
    According to a study by Centrica Business Solutions, 80 pct of businesses believe that 25 pct of their energy requirement will be generated on-site by 2025.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Centrica Business Solutions,  Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  

    UK University Touting Concrete Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
    Lancaster University
    Date: 2018-08-10
    Scientists at Lancaster University are touting a new type of concrete that is infused with potassium ions, which allow it to store electricity for long periods of time. When energy production levels drop, the concrete would kick in and power a house using the reserve of stored energy.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Battery,  Capacitor,  

    DOE Launches $2Bn Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (Funding)
    US DOE
    Date: 2018-08-10
    The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a USD2 billion loan guarantee program aimed at developing energy resources, products or services on Native American and Alaskan Native lands. It is the first time the DOE loan guarantee program has been extended to projects carried out by Native American and Alaskan Natives on US tribal lands.

    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.

    Download TRIBAL ENERGY LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM details HERE. (Source: US DOE, Aug., 2018)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Energy Loan,  Funding,  

    Minnesota Solar+Storage Project Underway (Ind Report)
    Date: 2018-08-08
    Ramsey, Minnesota-headquartered Connexus Energy reports construction is underway on two solar-plus-storage projects that it says will be first large-scale battery projects in Minnesota and the largest storage installations for an electric cooperative in the U.S.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Connexus ,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  

    DEWA Tests Solar Energy Storage in Dubai (Int'l Report)
    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
    Date: 2018-08-06
    In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is reporting the launch of a pilot project to install and test a 1.2MW/7.2MWh sodium sulphur battery energy storage system (NaS BESS), at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

    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, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority,  

    DRAX Biopower Turbines Slated for £40Mn Upgrade (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-08-01
    In the UK, DRAX Power is reporting Siemens will upgrade turbines on three biomass units at the DRAX generation facility in North Yorkshire, at a cost of £40 million. Work on the 3 year contract is slated to get underway in 2019.

    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,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DRAX Bio,  Biomass,  Siemens,  

    CEFC Trumpets Aussie Renewable Energy Investments (Int'l Report)
    Clean Energy Finance Corporation
    Date: 2018-08-01
    In the Land Down Under, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has confirmed that during the 2017-18 financial year, it provided $1.1 billion towards renewable energy projects, including 10 large-scale solar projects.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Australia Renewable Energy,  

    100 pct Renewables in 2045 Would Cost Calif. $350Bn in Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Renewable Energy
    Date: 2018-07-30
    Next Big Future is reporting that if California reaches the 80 pct mark for renewable energy sourced power, the massive amounts of surplus generation during the summer months would need 9.6 million MWh of energy storage at an expected cost of more than $350 billion.

    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,  

    Battery Storage VC Funding Hits $539Mn in H1, says Mercom Report (Ind. Report)
    Mercom Capital Group
    Date: 2018-07-25
    Mercom Capital Group LLC consultancy's report on funding, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors notes that venture capital (VC) funding for battery storage companies grew to $539 million in the first half of 2018, marking a 12 pct year-on-year rise. The data covers the second quarter and first half of 2018.

    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,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Mercom Capital Group,  Battery,  Energy Storage ,  

    MSU Research Touts New Organic Batteries (New Prod & Tech)
    MSU Bioeconomy Institute
    Date: 2018-07-23
    In Holland, Michigan, the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute Organic Energy Storage Laboratory reports it is working Jolt Energy Storage Technologies on a an organic solution to battery storage.

    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,; Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC,

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    GMP Powerwall Program Saves Cool $500K During Heat Wave (Ind. Report)
    Green Mountain Power
    Date: 2018-07-23
    Vermont utility Green Mountain Power is reporting it drew electricity out of about 500 Tesla Powerwall batteries installed in the home of about 400 customers and fed it into the grid during a heat wave earlier this month. This meant GMP purchased less electricity from power plants when the wholesale price of power in New England, which changes every five minutes depending on demand and supply, was particularly high.

    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,,

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    Aboitiz Piloting 48MW Battery Storage in Pjilippines (Int'l)
    Aboitiz Power
    Date: 2018-07-23
    In the Philippines, Aboitiz Power Corporation reports it will install a 48-mw battery storage system attached to an unidentified diesel-fired power generation facility in Mindanao. The battery storage will serve the grid's need for system reserves -- primarily for frequency regulation.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aboitiz Power,  Energy STorage,  

    Battery-Backed Solar Planned for Clark County Ariz. (Ind. Report)
    NextEra Energy Resources
    Date: 2018-07-23
    Construction of the largest solar arrays ever built in the state of Arizona, and the first to incorporate battery energy storage capacity, is slated to break ground in Clark County in 2019.

    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,; Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Resources,  Solar,  Battery Energy Storage,  

    Consumers Energy Planning Zero Coal Use by 2040 (Ind. Report)
    Consumers Energy
    Date: 2018-07-23
    Following up on our May 23rd coverage, Consumers Energy, one of Michigan's largest energy companies, reports it is awaiting Michigan Public Service Commission approval to switch all of its coal-fired power production to renewable by 2040,as outlined in the utility's mandatory state Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). As outlined in the IRP, the utility also intends to reduce carbon emissions by 80 pct by replacing coal with up to 5,000 MW of solar energy throughout the 2020s, along with wind and battery storage.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Consumers Energy,  Carbon Emissions,  Coal-Fired Power,  

    esVolta Selected for PG&E Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-07-20
    Aliso Viejo, California-headquartered utility-scale energy storage project specialist esVolta reports it has been selected by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) to develop, construct and operate the 75 MW/300 MWh Hummingbird Energy lithium-ion battery energy storage project in Santa Clara County, Calif.

    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,; esVolta, Randolph Mann, Pres., (949) 330 6300,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News PG&E,  Energy Storage,  esVolta,  Lithium-ion Battery,  

    First New Winery to Earn LEED Platinum Announced (Ind. Report)
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Date: 2018-07-18
    In California's Napa Valley wine region, Silver Oak Cellars reports it has earned US Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification for its new Alexander Valley facility -- the first commercial winery in the world to attain the green-building program's highest level of recognition in the category of "new construction." Silver Oak's scored LEED Platinum in the "existing building" category in 2016.

    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, USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED Certification,  USGBC,  Energy Efficiency,  

    TEP Warns AZ Clean-Energy Policy Doable but Costly (Ind. Report)
    Tucson Electric Power,Arizona Corporation Commission
    Date: 2018-07-16
    In Arizona, Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEP) is warning that although the state "energy modernization" plan requiring utilities to generate 80 pct of their power from renewable sources by 2050 is doable, it could raise costs for the company and its ratepayers by more than $800 million through 2030, and cause the eventual closure of TEP-owned power generation stations. The higher costs would mainly include an additional $673 million in investments in energy-storage systems and about $53 million for new biomass energy projects.

    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,, 15 July, 2018) Contact: TEP, Renewable Energy Dir., Carmine Tilghman, Dir. Energy Supply and Renewable Energy, (520) 571-4000,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Corporation Commission,  Tucson Electric Power,  Renewable Energy,  Clean Energy,  

    London Launches Small Business Energy Efficiency Fund (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-07-13
    In the UK, London Mayor , Sadiq Khan, has announced the £500 million Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) to help small businesses and public sector organizations invest in low carbon measures such as battery storage, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, small-scale renewable energy generation, upgrade existing infrastructure, reduce businesses costs, energy use, and cut carbon emissions.

    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,

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    Enel X Providing Energy Storage for Ontario Food Co. (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-07-13
    Enel Group advanced energy services division Enel X, through its Canadian subsidiary EnerNOC, Ltd., reports it has contracted with Ontario food company Amhil North America to deploy a 2.34 MW/4.7 MWh lithium-ion energy storage system at Amhil's facility in Mississauga, Ontario.

    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,,; EnerNoc, Tim Healy, CEO, (617) 224-9900,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Enel Group,  EnerNOC,  

    Australia Claims Residential Energy Storage Leadership (Int'l)
    Energy Storage
    Date: 2018-07-11
    According to a paper co-authored by the Australian Federal Government's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, Australia had nearly 21,000 residential storage batteries installed in 2017 -- triple the 2016 installations. "We are now not only the world leader in the use of rooftop solar (1.8 million installations) but also the world leader in the installation of residential battery storage by power capacity," according to Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg. (Source: Energy Matters, July 10, 2018) Contact: Australia Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg,

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    Battery Consult Rethinking South African Zebra Battery (Int'l)
    Battery Consult,CSIR
    Date: 2018-07-11
    Bern, Switzerland-based energy storage startup Battery Consult AG reports it is finalizing a prototype for a new stationary storage solution, based on the Zebra Battery invented at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria.

    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,,; CSIR,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Consult,  Energy Strage,  Salt Battery,  Zebra Battery,  CSIR,  

    JLM Energy Issues Layoffs, Seeks Additional Funding (Ind. Report)
    JLM Energy
    Date: 2018-07-05
    Following up on out February 5th coverage, Rocklin, California-headquartered employee-owned energy storage technology specialist JLM Energy reports it has laid off its work force for financial reasons.

    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,

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    ADL Pegs Battery Market at $90Bn by 2025 (Ind. Report)
    Arthur D. Little
    Date: 2018-07-05
    London-based accountancy and consulting firm Arthur D. Little's (ADL) just released Future of Batteries: Winner takes all? study notes the battery energy storage sector has seen existing and new players invest more than $13.7 billion over the last two years. The study predicts future trends that will meet growing demands in the electric vehicle (EV), renewable power solutions and consumer electronics sectors.

    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.

    Download the full report HERE. (Source: Arthur D. Little, PR, July, 2018) Contact: Arthur D. Little,

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    Power2U Green Buildings Tech Service Launched (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-07-03
    EU-backed innovation engine InnoEnergy reports it has partnered with five Swedish energy companies -- Oresundskraft, Jamtkraft, Tekniska Verken, Umea Energi and Jonkoping Energi -- to launch Power2U, a new building energy technology venture backed by SEK60 million ($7.5 million) of joint investment. The venture is aimed at promoting the use of solar, building optimization and digitization services, and battery energy storage systems and technologies in buildings.

    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,

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    Vistra Developing 300-MW Calif. Battery Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Vistra Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric
    Date: 2018-07-03
    Irving, Texas-headquartered Vistra Energy reports it will enter into a 20-year resource adequacy contract with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Under the contract, Vistra will develop a 300-megawatt/1,200-MWh battery energy storage project at its Moss Landing Power Plant site in Moss Landing, California. The project is subject to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approval, which is expected within 90 days. Vistra anticipates the battery storage project will enter commercial operations by Q4, 2020.

    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,,; PG&E,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Gas and Electric,  Vistra Energy ,  Energy Storage,  

    Tesla, PG&E Developing 1.1 GWh Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2018-07-03
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk reports Tesla is working with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a massive battery system with a capacity of "up to 1.1 GWh" in California.

    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,; PG&E,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla,  Energy Storage,  PG&E,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  

    Amsterdam Arena Deploys EV Battery Energy Storage system (Int'l)
    Johan Cruijff Arena
    Date: 2018-07-03
    In the Netherlands, Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff Arena reports it has "gone green" with a giant re-purposed Nissan LEAF electric vehicle battery storage system backed up by a rooftop solar power system.

    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,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Lithium-Ion,  Solar,  

    Exide, Leclanche Report Indian Li-Ion Battery JV (Ind. Report)
    Exide Industries Limited
    Date: 2018-06-29
    Kolkata, India-based Exide Industries Limited and Switzerland-headquartered energy storage specialist Leclanche S.A. are reporting a lithium-ion cells, modules and battery pack manufacturing JV in the Indian state of Gujarat. The project is expected to be fully operational by Q2, 2019.

    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,; Leclanche, Anil Srivastava, CEO, +41 (0) 24 424 65 00, Fax: +41 (0)24 424 65 20,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Exide,  Leclanche,  Battery Energy Storage,  Li-Ion,  Lithium-Ion,  

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