The offshore wind unit will be headed by Michael Simmelsgaard. Sandra Grauers-Nilsson head the onshore group and Claus Wattendrup is in charge of the new PV and batteries division. (Source: Vattenfall, renews, Others, July 3, 2017)
Contact: Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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Moixa received £500,000 in equity investment from TEPCO and another £500,000 equity investment from First Imagine! Ventures , as well as a £1 million funding facility from Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Moixa says it expects to have installed 50,000 batteries and to be managing twice as many using its patented, cloud-based 'GridShare' platform in the UK by 2020. Moixa holds UK and US patents on managing distributed batteries for grid services. (Source: Moixa, PR, 3 July, 2017) Contact: Moixa, Somon Daniel, CEO,
+44 0 207 734 1511, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.moixa.com; TEPCO, www.tepco.co.jp/en
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This is Alfen's second wind and energy storage project following the May installation of a 1 MWh battery storage solution at the 9 MW Giessenwind wind farm in the town of Giessenburg.
Alfen offers a portfolio of solutions to transform, store and distribute sustainable electric energy and is often partner in connecting solar parks and wind turbines, according to the company's website. (Source: Alfen, PEI, 29 June, 2017) Contact: Alfen, +31 36 54 93 400, email@example.com, www.alfen.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind, Energy Storage, Wind_Storage,
The project will allow the utility to develop, test and evaluate the potential benefits of utility-scale battery energy storage technologies and investigate operating needs and associated costs. Researchers will also use the site to advance control technologies, increase value gained from storage and determine solutions to integration challenges for energy storage on the electric grid.
The site includes three testing bays for energy storage technologies, each able to house up to one megawatt of storage.
Testing multiple storage technologies at one time will allow researchers to assess how the individual systems operate and any potential grid integration challenges as the systems work together. The site will also function as a "virtual lab" for use by other utilities working with EPRI to address potential gaps associated with utility-scale energy storage.
(Source: LG&E KU , 28 June, 2017) Contact: Louisville Gas and Electric, https://lge-ku.com; EPRI, www.epri.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute ,
The 5-MW photovoltaic system and 500-kilowatt battery storage system will be financed by a power purchase agreement (PPA). In addition to energy cost savings from solar production, adding Stem's software-driven energy storage positions UC Merced to achieve significant demand charge savings over the first 10 years of the project.
Stem creates innovative technology services that transform the way energy is distributed and consumed. Styem analytics optimize the value of customers' energy assets and facilitate their participation in energy markets, yielding economic and societal benefits while decarbonizing the grid.
(Source: SunPower Corp., 26 June, 2017) Contact: Stem, (415) 937-7836, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stem.com; SunPower, Nam Nguyen, Exec. VP, www.sunpower.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower, University of California Merced, Solar, Energy Storage,
The university developed the components to use in the battery, including saltwater and recyclable polymers for plastic parts.
EWE did not reveal details of the project but indicated it would "supply a major city such as Berlin with electricity for an hour."
The project's battery will initially be constructed and contained in plastic containers offsite then transferred into the caverns.
The cavern battery could be operational by the end of 2023. (Source: EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH, Energy Storage, 27 June, 2017) Contact: EWE GASSPEICHER, brine4power project, Ralf Riekenberg, Manager, +49 441 350100, www.ewe-gasspeicher.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage, Battery, redox flow batter,
Powervault's cloud-connected home energy storage system stores electricity from solar panels or the grid, and releases this stored energy at peak times. According to the company, the system can lower electric power bills by up to 20 pct.
Within the next twelve months the company plans to launch a new product with second life batteries, larger inverter and energy utility revenues delivering a gross IRR of 15 pct and secure project financing to start a roll out of storage as a service. (Source: Powervault,CrowdFund Insider, 23 June, 2017)Contact: Powervault, Joe Warren, Managing Director, +44 (0) 20 3603 0230, email@example.com, www.powervault.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Powervault, Energy Storage,
Lyon's Battery Storage Market Services Tender will influence the battery storage systems final design.(Source: Lyon Group, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Lyon Group, David Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lyoninfrastructure.com,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lyon Group, Battery, Energy Storage,
UniEnergy Technologies manufactures advanced vanadium redox flow batteries using a new electrolyte chemistry developed at PNNL with DOE funding. The electrolyte can store 70 pct more energy and operates over a wider temperature range than conventional vanadium electrolytes at a lower cost than lithium-ion batteries.
UniEnergy Technologies recently installed an 8-MWh system at the Snohomish PUD in Everett and has 155 MWh of flow batteries ordered from customers in three countries and six U.S. states. (Source: Tri-City Herald, UniEnergy Technologies, 18 June, 2017)
Contact: UniEnergy Technologies, (425) 290-8090, www.uetechnologies.com; : PNNL, (509) 371-6989, www.pnnl.gov
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The 24.5MW system, which is subject to regulatory approval, will feature both high speed and low speed flywheels and containerized lithium-Ion batteries.
The proposed project is expected to be completed in Q3, 2018. (Source: Jamaica Public Service, Energy Storage, June, 2017) Contact: Jamaica Public Service, 1-888-935-5577, www.jpsco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Jamaica Public Service, Energy Storage, Flywheel, Lithium-Ion Battery,
HiVE is an integrated, high performance energy storage solution designed from the ground up to work with any conventional solar system. HiVE's adaptive technology can be scaled for a wide range of residential, industrial, smart grid, and military applications, big or small.
Partnering with SunBurst Finance and HNU Energy, HiVE's solar-integrated battery/financing leasing package provides solar installation, battery integration and system management and can be tailored to fit existing solar systems,
according to a HiVE release. (Source: HiVE Energy System, Pacific Bus. News, 16 June, 2017) Contact: HiVE Energy Systems, http://hiveenergysystems.com
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The contract to make uninterrupted-energy-supply (UES) battery systems capable of storing and discharging up to 1.078 MWof solar energy was awarded to iDemand by SunFusion Solar Inc., also of San Diego.
The client aims to shave peak-load electricity demand during the latter part of the day by using excess energy stored and discharged from the battery systems.
The current Scantibodies contract calls for 2 MWh for the five-building load.
(Source: iDemand Energy Storage, 16 June, 2017) Contact: iDemand Energy Storage, Sandy Ellard, Pres., Walter Ellard, CEO , (858) 266-8385, email@example.com, www.ides3.com; Scantibodies Laboratory Inc., www.scantibodies.com
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The projects, which are all contracted with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of its long-term energy plan, are being developed in collaboration with Hecate Energy, a global developer, owner and operator of solar, wind and storage projects.
The projects will incorporate Powin's modular Stack 140 -- a modular, purpose-built 140kWh battery array that easily scales up to multiple megawatt applications. All Stack 140 systems are operated by Powin's proprietary bp-OS battery management software and include the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker. (Source: Powin Energy, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Powin Energy, Geoff Brown, Pres., Victor Liu, (503) 598-6659, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://PowinEnergy.com;
Ontario IESO, John Cannella, (416) 506-2823, www.ieso.ca; Hecate Energy, www.hecateenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Independent Electricity System Operator, Powin Energy,
In addition to "smoothing" the output of solar farms onto the grid, Eskom also wants to investigate the use of energy storage to deal with peak demand periods and to defer grid transmission and distribution infrastructure costs. (Source: Eskom, Energy Storage, 12 June, 2017) Contact: Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, www.eskom.co.za
More Low-Carbon Energy News Eskom, Energy Storage, Battery Energy Storage,
To that end, the company intends to construct a plant that will "rival Tesla's Gigafactory in both size and scope" at a yet to be determined Asian location. The new plant, which is expected to have a production capacity of 50 GWh by 2020, is expected to cost $2.9 billion.
The company presently holds a 35.2 pct stake in Amita Technologies Inc., a Taiwan-based manufacturer of lithium ion and polymer batteries.
(Source: Energy Absolute, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Energy Absolute, www.energyabsolute.co.th
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Energy storage projects on MECO grids include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the company's Wailea Substation in South Maui and projects with the independently owned Auwahi and Kaheawa wind farms on Maui and the Lana'i Sustainability Research solar farm. A BESS is currently being tested on Molokai, the utility added.
In 2016, 37 pct of the electricity used by MECO customers came from renewable resources, including private solar power, wind and hydroelectricity, according tp MECO.
(Sourse: Maui Electric, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Maui Electric, (808) 871-9777, www.mauielectric.com;
Smart Electric Power Alliance, www.sepapower.org
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Elemental Excelerator, the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii and the HSEA collaborated on the effort to improve the permitting process.
In May, permits were issued for 163 PV systems with battery storage capabilities.
(Source: Hawaii Solar Energy Assoc., Pacific Bus. News, 13 June, 2017)Contact: Hawaii Solar Energy Association, www.hsea.org; Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii, www.dercouncil.org
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India's energy storage market for rooftop solar and other off-grid renewable energy applications is expected to be worth Rs 16,500 crore by 2022, according to the Delhi-based not-for-profit Council for Energy Environment and Water (CEEW). To meet the expected growing need, companies are launching advanced technologies including Li-ion, flow batteries, flywheel and lead-carbon batteries.
(Source: Indian Oil Corp., ETEnergy World , 14 June, 2017) Contact: Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com
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NECA 416 describes methods and procedures for installing multiple types of energy storage systems and provides information about controlling and managing energy storage systems, commissioning and maintaining energy storage systems. This new standard focuses on battery systems, flywheels, ultra-capacitors, and electric vehicle (EV) smart charger vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies that are used for storing electrical energy in premises wiring systems.
NECA 416 details are HERE. (Source: National Electrical Contractors Association, June, 2017) Contact: National Electrical Contractors Association, (501) 657-3110, www.necanet.org
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BioSolar is now focused on designing and testing the electrodes based on its anode material, as well as full cell design and evaluation with commercially available high capacity cathodes. (Source: BioSolar, PR, June, 2017) Contact: BioSolar, Tom Becker, Inv. Relations, (877) 904-3733, http://www.biosolar.com; Top Battery, http://www.topbattery.co.kr
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The building, which was designed by San Antonio-based architecture firm Lake & Flato, utilizes a south-facing, saw-tooth roof designed to allow for a huge array of solar panels, LED lighting, heat load reduction techniques, and north-facing windows to brighten the store with natural and artificial light without generating direct heat. The building also incorporates Tesla Powerwall battery energy storage units.
(Source: TreeHouse, Texas Monthly, 6 June, 2017) Contact: TreeHouse, https://tree.house
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Scholt supplies power to businesses in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and plans to initially use the Giessenwind facility storage system for energy trading while
looking at other additional locations and applications.
The company is also working on projects to connect its energy storage system directly to renewable energy sources.
(Source: ALfen B.V., Sulzer Management, Power Engineering, 1 June, 2017) Contact: Alfen B.V., Andreas Plenk, Global Energy Storage System Sales, +31 36 549 3400, www.alfen.com/en
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In the first stage of the project, the flywheel facility will be installed and piloted by Schwungrad Energie Limited at the University of Sheffield's 2MW battery facility at Willenhall near Wolverhampton. The flywheel system will be capable of a peak power of 500kW and able to store 10kWh of energy.
The University of Sheffield is an expert hub for energy storage research in the UK and home to the leading Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage & Applications (CREESA). (Source: University of Sheffield, 2 June, 2017) Contact: University of Sheffield, Dr Dan Gladwin, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, www.sheffield.ac.uk/eee/staff/d_gladwin; Energy 2050, www.energy2050.ac.uk
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The facility utilizes a storage system consisting of two batteries located in separate containers: one fast-response 1 MW/0.39 MWh power battery that can maintain 1 MW of power for 20 minutes, and another slower-response battery with greater autonomy of 0.7 MW/0.7 MWh that can maintain 0.7 MW for 1 hour. Both batteries are of Li-ion Samsung SDI technology and are connected to a 3-MW rated capacity AW116/3000 ACCIONA wind turbine. The batteries will store energy produced by the wind turbine when required.
The project received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which manages the Spanish Centre for Industrial Development. (Source: Acciona, 29 May, 2017)Contact: ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com
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The 533kWh Orca Energy ESS will be installed on the vessel in a hybrid arrangement, replacing one LNG genset, approved by DNVGL & NMA as spinning reserve resulting in 1 tpd of fuel savings.
(Source: Corvus Energy, International Shipping News, Others, 31 May, 2017) Contact: Corvus Energy, Andrew Morden, Pres. & CEO, Sean Puchalski, VP Strategic Marketing, (604) 227-0280 ext. 123, email@example.com, www.corvus-energy.com
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The proposed system will improve reliability on the existing electrical grid by optimizing the intermittent output of renewable energy sources, and allow SDG&E additional flexibility for its energy sources.
The project is subject to California PUC approval.
As reported on May 8th, the CPUC has mandated SDG&E procure at least 165 MW of energy storage by 2020 and have all projects operational by 2024. To date, the utility has over 94 MW of deployed or contracted energy storage over 20 projects.
(Source: Powin Energy, Power Engineering, , 30 May, 2017)Contact: Powin Energy, Geoff Brown, Pres., Victor Liu, (503) 598-6659, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://PowinEnergy.com; California PUC, www.cpuc.ca.gov; SDG&E, www.sdge.com
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The energy storage project is the latest in a series of Ecotricity investments in the town, after the company announced plans to build a new office for up to 300 staff.
Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder, said:
"This is a trial project for us and we're going to learn a lot about energy storage and how it can help us. And we're hoping it will be the first of many more energy storage projects to come."
(Source: Ecotricity, PR, 24 May, 2017)
Contact: Ecotricity, Dale Vance, Founder, +44 (0) 145 375 6111, www.ecotricity.co.uk
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The plant, which is expected to begin production in mid 2018, will be the largest such facility in Europe, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. (Source: Daimler, ARS Technica, Various Media, 29 May, 2017) Contact: Daimler, Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/next/connectivity/mercedes-benz-energys
More Low-Carbon Energy News Daimler, Lithium-Ion Battery, Energy Storage,
Redflow previously contended that its 5-kilowatt, 10-kilowatt-hour ZCell outperforms lithium-ion batteries on a per-kWh basis on cost, fire safety, operating life and speed of charge.
The company will, however,
continue to offer the residential ZCell battery in Oceania, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa while cutting back on activities in the U.S. and Europe and
relocating its manufacturing from Mexico to a location in Southeast Asia to shorten the distance between production and customer.
(Source: Redflow, GTM, May, 2017) Contact: Redflow, Simon Hackett, CEO, +61 73376 0008, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.redflow.com.au; Redflow
ZCell, email@example.com, www.zcell.com
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The company's high-capacity ESS modules are scalable to 39 basic modules with a capacity of 4.8 kWh. This means the storage capacity can increase up to 39 times or that a maximum of 188 kWh can be stored, amounting to 20 days of power consumption by an average European household. The company is also launching high-voltage ESS modules that can scale up to 600 volts from the current 50 volts. High-voltage battery modules enable homes to save costs of parts needed for voltage transformation.
According to market researcher B3, global sales of residential ESS products are expected to grow around 16 pct annually to about 146,000 units by 2020. In 2016, Samsung SDI had the largest share in the global residential ESS market with 30 percent, it said. (Source: Samsung SDI, Korea Herald, 29 May, 2017) Contact: Samsung SDI, www.samsungsdi.com
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EdgePower will develop the solution, integrating its load control EMS with Eguana's Commercial AC Battery energy storage system to demonstrate demand charge reduction and solar firming behind-the-meter as a value added feature. Development and validation will be completed this summer with equipment installation at the host site planned for the last quarter of 2017.
EdgePower products include an onsite energy management gateway, site control software for energy management and demand charge reduction services, wireless LED dimming and smart-relay lighting controls, supervisory control of Building Management Systems and HVAC equipment, cloud-based alerting, reporting and analytics of facility operations, and customer site support services. (Source: Eguana Technologies Inc., PR, 30 May, 2017)Contact: Eguana Technologies Inc., Justin Holland, CEO,
(416) 728-7635, Justin.Holland@EguanaTech.com, Vishwas Ganesan, Bus. Dev., (408) 685-2670, Vishwas.Ganesan@EguanaTech.com, www.EguanaTech.com;
EdgePower, www.edgepower.com; Sun Shot Initiative, www.eere.energy.gov/sunshot
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A solar-plus-storage system comprised of a rooftop array of 73.6 kW of solar panels and five Ice Energy Ice Bear 30s replaced the theater's outdated HVAC system. During the day, the solar PV supplies the energy needs of the theater, including charging the Ice Bears. In the evening, the Ice Bears provide up to four of cooling using a fraction of the electricity normally needed.
California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), combined with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing enabled the installation with a minimal up-front investment. (Source: Horizon Solar Power, NewsWire, 23 May, 2017) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ice-energy.com; Horizon Solar Power, Frank Kneller, (847) 337-4076, email@example.com, www.horizonsolar power.com
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Under the Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management Program, customers will be able to use installed battery storage systems to export power to the electric grid to respond to Con Edison's calls to reduce peak load conditions in the area.
The program is expected to cut peak hour energy demand, save homeowners cash, and defer the construction of a $1 billion electrical substation, according to the PSC. (Source: New York State Public Service Commission, PR, 25 May, 2017)Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com; NY PSC, Jon Sorense, (518) 416-2496, Jon.Sorensen@dps.ny.gov, www.dps.ny.gov
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The Ameren microgrid is the first system in the U.S. to utilize S&C's PureWave® SMS-250 Storage Management System, which provides 500 kWhrs of lithium-ion battery energy storage for the microgrid system. The SMS-250 stores energy from both the utility and the facility's generation sources; provides the voltage signal for the microgrid; enables renewable integration and smoothing; and controls the microgrid frequency and power quality. The project also uses a mix of new distributed generation sources including a 100 kW wind turbine, a 125 kW solar array, and two 500kW kW natural gas generators.
(Source: S&C Electric Company, PR, 23 May, 2017) Contact: S&C Electric, David Chiesa, Business Development,
www.sandc.com; Ameren, www.ameren.com/illinois
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As of Dec, 31, 2016, 195 utility-scale geothermal units totaling 3.7 GW were in operation, primarily in Northern California. California also leads the nation in hydroelectric pumped storage.
Virginia's Bath County is the site of a 3 GW hydreoelectric pumped storage plant, which is the largest in the nation. All geothermal capacity is located in the western United States, while nearly all currently operating batteries and flywheels were added after 2010. Battery energy storage now totals 540 MW, with half located in California, Illinois and West Virginia. Nearly all of the nation's 44 MW of flywheel storage are located in New York and Pennsylvania. (Source: US EIA, Power Engineering, Others, May, 2017)
Contact: US EIA, www,eia.gov
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Sunetric's services include complete project management, permitting and installation, in addition to Sunnova's lifetime monitoring, support and service throughout Hawaii.
Sunetric's solution is supported by a Hawaii PUC mandated customer self-supply (CSS) program that allows homeowners to install solar systems that do not export power to the utility grid. The CSS program was established to help the state achieve 100 pct renewable energy status by 2045. (Source: RGS Energy, GlobeNews Wire, Nasdaq, 23 May, 2017) Contact: RGS Energy, (888) 567-6527, www.RGSEnergy.com; Sunnova Energy,
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TEP also plans to purchase power from a planned 100-MW wind project, and to make greater use of energy storage. TEP also notes the addition of three battery storage systems this year, including a 10-MW NextEra facility. (Source:
Tucson Electric Power, 23 May, 2017) Contact:
Tucson Electric Power, Carmine Tilghman, Director of Energy Supply and Renewable Energy, (520) 571-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tep.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, Steven Stengel, Communications, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The Nissan cells will be manufactured by Nissan in Sunderland, UK, and sold in the UK in partnership with Eaton Corp, a US power management company. Beginning in July, the XStorage Home systems will sell for approximately £5,000 , exclusive of installation. . (Source: Nissan, CTBR, Guardian, May, 2017) Contact: Nissan, www.nissan.co.uk/experience-nissan/electric-vehicle-leadership/xstorage-by-nissan.html; Tesla Powerwall, www.teslamotors.com
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The Empower platform requires two components or stock keeping units (SKU) for residential deployments -- the module-level fractal Inverter 8K PowerBridge and the 8K PowerHub, which serves as a smart energy combiner.
According to the company, the Genesys 8K modular technology delivers best-in-class efficiency, instrumentation-grade power quality, and unmatched reliability.
Genesys 8K is designed for standard household alternating current (AC) wiring, providing a unified solar + energy storage system that eliminates specialty high-voltage direct current (DC) balance of system (BOS) costs, while effectively increasing the speed of installation. (Source: Empower Micro Systems, power-technology.com, 17 May, 2017) Contact:
Empower Micro Systems, Mika Nuotio, CEO, (415) 816-2924, www.empowermicro.com
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(Source: Enel, Element Power, SPP, 17 May, 2017)
Contact: Enel Green Power, Francesco Venturini, CEO, www.enelgreenpower.com; Element Power, www.elpower.com
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The Eastman Business Park is opening a new battery cell assembly facility in July that will add new capability to the existing Kodak Pilot Commercialization Center. The new facility will provide a full set of resources for energy storage inventors, entrepreneurs and commercial developers. When fully operational, the facility will produce 250,000 car batteries, 1 million home battery units or support 300 microgrids to power small towns. (Source: Eastman Kodak, Messenger Post Media , 16 May, 2017)
Contact: Eastman Kodak, Dolores Kruchten, Pres., www.eastmanbusinesspark.com
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GMP will deploy Tesla's residential Powerwall and utility-scale Powerpack storage solutions bundled into a "single resource of shared energy."
GMP will deploy up to 2,000 Powerwall batteries to homeowners within its service territory enabling more renewable energy and increase grid efficiency, according to Tesla. Customers will be charged a $1,500 one-time fee or $15 per month for a 10 month term.
(Source: Tesla, GMP. Blog, Solar Industry, 16 May, 2017) Contact: Tesla, www.teslamotors.com, http://ir.tesla.com/corporate-governance.cfm; Green Mountain Power, Mary Powell, Pres., CEO, (888) 835-4672, www.greenmountainpower.com
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The facility would house a series of independent battery modules that would store excess power from intermittent sources -- wind and solar -- in the grid, releasing it when demand grew or generation dropped off. The system is designed to be self-contained, subject to 24/7 monitoring, and equipped with fail-safe mechanisms.
NextEra presently has eight operating storage facilities in Canada.
(Source: NextEra, 11 May, 2017) Contact: NextEra Energy, Neil Watlington, Project Manager, Steven Stengel, Communications, (561) 691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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Vattenfall also plans to add a power
storage plant utilizing more than 1,000 BMW lithium-ion batteries to the Pen y Cymoedd facility. The batteries, which have a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each, are equipped with a BMW-owned battery control system. (Source: Vattenfall, 8 May, 2017)
Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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The project's more than 1,100 12-volt batteries and a power conversion system will be housed in two 400-square-feet buildings constructed by the current substation. The installation is expected to be completed in September at a City Utilities substation in Springfield.
The battery manufacturer anticipates the installation will provide "proof of concept" for its NorthStar BLUE+ batteries and remote management system NorthStar ACE.
(Source: NothStar Battery Company, Springfield News-Leader, 7 May, 2017) Contact: City Utilities, Scott Miller, GM, Jay Lorbach, Generation projects, (417) 863-9000, www.cityutilities.net;
North Star Battery, (417) 575-8200, email@example.com, www.northstarbattery.com
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A bidirectional DC/DC booster ensures high efficiencies. The integrated MaxWeb XPN data logger regulates the energy flow and adjusts it to suit energy needs and availability. SolarMax continuously monitors the battery status, thus guaranteeing high availability. The model is supplied with numerous interfaces. These include LAN, RS485, Modbus, KNX and an interface for direct marketing.
(Source: SolarMax, PR, 4 May, 2017) Contact: SolarMax,
+49 37 33 / 50 78 40,
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The cells will be manufactured by Nissan in Sunderland, UK, and sold in the UK in partnership with Eaton Corp, a US power management company. The XStorage Home systems will be sold for £5,000 and up, with installations carried out by a nationwide network of electricians beginning in July.
(Source: Nissan, CTBR, Guardian, May, 2017) Contact: Nissan, http://electricalsector.eaton.com/energystorage_Nissan_xstorageContactus_UK; www.nissan.co.uk/experience-nissan/electric-vehicle-leadership/xstorage-by-nissan.html; Mercedes-Benz, ; Tesla, www.teslamotors.com, http://ir.tesla.com/corporate-governance.cfm
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Eos' Aurora grid-scale storage system based on the company's patented znyth zinc hybrid cathode batteries will be used in the project. The energy storage company will work with power generation equipment provider Northern Power Systems, which will supply its FlexPhase power conversion technology and "intelligent" controls.
Eos and Northern Power Systems are currently finalizing site-specific engineering and design tasks ahead of breaking ground on the project later this summer, according to Engie.
(Source: Engie, Energy Storage, 25 April, 2017)
Contact: Eos Energy Storage, Philippe Bouchard, (212) 628-7191, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eosenergystorage.com; ENGIE Group, Julie Vitek, (713) 636-1962, email@example.com, www.engie-na.com; Northern Power Systems, Pavel Jakovlev, Marketing Manager, (802) 461-2955 ext.7, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.northernpower.com
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AVL has retained TFMS, a commercialization consultant, to study the market, including: a high level residential VRB costing study; preparation of VRB product budget; identification of potential funding partners and grant assistance; and an analysis of potential technology partners and manufacturing sites.
AVL's redox flow battery (VRB) offers the ability to store large amounts of energy for delivery over an extended period. Small scale VRBs are also ideally suited for small scale standalone applications such as powering remote telecommunications facilities and irrigation pumping facilities, according to a company release.
AVL's vanadium redox flow batteries are currently being marketin Australia by GILDEMEISTER.
(Source: Australian Vanadium, PR, 2 May, 2017) Contact: Australian Vanadium, Vincent Alar, MD, +61 8 9321 5594 email@example.com,
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The integration of LG Chem's RESU series with Selectronic's inverter has successfully completed over 30 field tests around Australia .(Source: LG Chem, CSO, 26 April, 2017) Contact: LG Chem, www.lgesspartner.com/au; Selectronic, Rod Scott, CEO, www.selectronic.com.au
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