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Innovative Solar Offloading Two Texas Solar Projects (M&A)
Innovative Solar Systems
Date: 2022-01-12
Ashville, North Carolina-headquartered solar energy project developer Innovative Solar Systems LLC (ISS) reports it is offering its "IS245" and "IS206" solar projects in Texas for immediate acquisition.

IS245 is a 125 MW project in Fisher County, TX and IS206 is a 300MW project in Jones County. Both projects have been planned to add battery storage later to leverage on higher power off take contracts, both projects have interconnection agreements and long term land leases signed and EPC contracts in place, aand can be online in 2023, according to the company release. ISS has a 12GW pipeline of early-stage projects in a variety of US states including Texas. (Source: Innovative Solar Systems, PR, Jan, 2022) Contact: Innovative Solar Systems, (828) 424-7884, info@innovativesolarsystemsllc.com, www.innovativesolarsystemsllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovative Solar Systems ,  Solar,  


Dominion Virginia's Grid Plan Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia
Date: 2022-01-12
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy Virginia reports the State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved its $776 million , 10-year Grid Transformation Plan which was designed in response to Virginia's 2018 Grid Transformation & Security Act.

The Plan envisions a restructuring of the electricity grid and the integration of more solar, wind and battery energy storage technology. Under the plan, Dominion would spend as much as $194.4 million in grid technologies, including intelligent grid devices; $27.7 million on grid infrastructure; $198.3 million for advanced "smart "meters; and $203.9 million for a customer information platform.

In August 2021, Dominion Energy filed a $1.5 billion clean energy investment, including up to 1,100 MW of solar, in Virginia, part of a planned $26 billion in spending on emissions reduction technology over five years. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires Dominion to procure a combined 16 GW of solar and onshore wind by the end of 2035, according to the release. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, 11 Jan., 2022) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Charlene Whitfield, VP Power Delivery, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  


Idaho Power Aiming for 100 pct Renewables by 2045 (Ind. Report)
Idaho Power
Date: 2022-01-10
In Boise, the state regulated monopoly Idaho Power utility reports it has submitted its 20-year Integrated Resource Plan to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. The Plan phases out coal-fired power plants by 2028 in favor of renewable energy, battery storage, energy efficiency and additional power that will come with the completion of a transmission line connecting to the Pacific Northwest. The utility is aiming for 100 pct clean energy by 2045 when it expects to serve more than 850,000 customers.

Idaho Power's new 2021 plan calls for 700 MW of wind, 1,405 MW of solar and 1,685 MW of battery energy storage. The plan also considers various climate-related risks and ways of meeting the company's clean energy goal built around hydropower, which is key to the company's long term strategy. Idaho Power presently has 17 hydroelectric facilities on the Snake River and its tributaries. In 2020, company's energy mix was 41.7 pct hydro, 20.9 pct coal, 11.9 pct natural gas, 11.1 pct wind, 4.1 pct solar and 2.9 pct geothermal, biomass and other sources, plus 7.4 pct energy market purchases, according to the company. (Source: Idaho Power, PR, Website, Columbian, Jan., 2022) Contact: Idaho Power,www.idahopower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Idaho Power,  Renewable Energy,  Coal,  


Public Power Solutions Announces Solar+Storage JV (Int'l. Report)
Public Power Solutions , Hive Energy
Date: 2022-01-07
Swindon, UK-based Public Power Solutions (PPS) is reporting a co-development agreement with Dubai-based Hive Energy and Ethical Power to develop, fund, construct and manage a pipeline of large-scale solar and battery assets targeting a 250MW pipeline for delivery over the next three years. The first project is a 45MW solar+battery storage project in South Oxfordshire, UK, which is due to be submitted for planning permission in early this year.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, PPS will lead on managing the project development, collaborating closely with Hive Energy and Ethical Power to optimise the sites and use the most innovative technologies available. Hive Energy and Ethical Power will take on construction and long-term management of projects, ensuring they operate effectively to deliver the maximum benefits over their operational lifetime. (Source: Public Power Solutions, Website, PR, 5 Jan., 2022) Contact: Public Power Solutions , +44 0 345 209 3470, pps@publicpowersolutions.co.uk, www.publicpowersolutions.co.uk; Hive Energy, +97145232616 , www.hiveenergyinternational.com

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


Silicon Ranch Raises $775 Mn in Equity Funding (Ind. Report, Funding)
Silicon Ranch
Date: 2022-01-07
Nashville, Tenn.-headquartered independent power producer Silicon Ranch Corporation reports it has raised $775 million in new equity capital. The funding was led by Manulife Investment Management and others including Shell, TD Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Global Master) L.P., and Mountain Group Partners. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2022.

Since closing a $225 million raise in December 2020, Silicon Ranch has more than doubled its operating capacity and grown its total contracted portfolio by more than 80 pct Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of customized renewable energy, carbon, and battery storage solutions for a diverse set of partners across North America, with a portfolio that includes more than 4 gigawatts of solar and battery storage systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating across the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 2011, Silicon Ranch pioneered utility-scale solar in the Southeast with the first large-scale solar projects in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kentucky. The company has successfully commissioned every project it has contracted since its inception and has further distinguished itself through its commitment to own and operate each project in its portfolio for the long term. Today Silicon Ranch owns, operates, and maintains more than 150 solar generating facilities in 15 states. (Source: Silicon Ranch, Website PR, 6 Jan., 2021)Contact: Silicon Ranch, 615.577.4786, info@siliconranch.com, www.siliconranch.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Silicon Ranch,  Solar,  


Univ. of Texas Touts New Battery Technology (New Prod. & Tech.)
University of Texas at Austin
Date: 2022-01-07
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are reporting the creation of a stable battery that replaces lithium and cobalt in lithium-ion batteries and recharges as fast as a traditional lithium-ion battery and has the potential for a higher energy output than current battery technologies.

In order to work, the ions in batteries must travel between the negative charge anode and positive charge cathode while generating electricity. In previously used sodium-based batteries, the anodes can develop something known as dendrites. Lithium dendrites are formed when extra lithium ions accumulate on the anode surface and cannot be absorbed into the anode and can cause short circuits and lead to catastrophic failures and even fires or explosions.

This new sodium-based technology, which resists dendrite growth and recharges as fast as a lithium-ion battery, involves rolling a thin sheet of sodium metal onto an antimony telluride powder, then folding the sheet repeatedly to create a new anode material with a uniform distribution of sodium atoms that can resist the formation of dendrites and corrosion. This new process also makes the battery more stable with a charge rare similar to that of previous lithium-ion batteries and the potential for a higher energy capacity.

Download details HERE . (Source: University of Texas, Austin, National Science Foundation, Contact: University of Texas, Austin, www.utexas.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Texas Austin news,  Battery news,  Lithium-Ion Battery news,  Energy STorage news,  


40MW Energy Storage Slated for N.C. Electric Co-ops (Ind. Report)
North Carolina Electric Cooperatives, FlexGen
Date: 2022-01-07
In Raleigh, North Carolina Electric Cooperatives is reporting it will deploy battery energy storage systems totaling 40 MW in 10 communities across rural North Carolina. The installations will begin in early 2022 for activations this summer. The batteries are being engineered and constructed by Durham, North Carolina-based FlexGen.

The energy storage systems will be sited on or near the following electric cooperative substations: Bolivia, N.C. with Brunswick Electric; Maysville, N.C. with Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative; Lillington, N.C. with Central Electric; Rocky Point, N.C. with Four County EMC; Hubert, N.C. with Jones-Onslow EMC; Rockingham, N.C. with Pee Dee Electric; Asheboro, N.C. with Randolph EMC; Fayetteville, N.C. with South River EMC; Goldsboro, N.C. with Tri-County EMC; and Wake Forest, N.C. with Wake Electric (Source: North Carolina Electric Co-op, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: North Carolina Electric Co-op, Amadou Fall COO, 919-872-0800, www.ncelectriccooperatives.com; FlexGen, Kelcy Pegler, CEO, 855-327-5674, www.flexgen.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News North Carolina Electric Cooperatives news,  Energy Storage news,  FlexGen news,  Battery news,  


PEAK Wind Takes Minority Stake in Hybrid Greentech (Int'l., M&A)
PEAK Wind,ybrid Greentech,
Date: 2022-01-05
Aarhus, Denmark-based PEAK Wind is reporting a strategic equity investment in the battery energy storage management and virtual power plant technology start-up company Hybrid Greentech, with whom a partnership was formed in the beginning of 2021. PEAK Wind acquires a minority equity stake with an option to increase to 27.5 pct, subject to the fulfillment of certain objectives.

Hybrid Greentech's proprietary software system, HERA, enables the company to intelligently size and manage battery solutions in order to leverage the full revenue potential and optimize the lifetime cost of energy storage. The company offers: advisory services and technical evaluation of solutions for battery energy storage, including degradation analysis for sizing of battery energy storage solutions; virtual power plant software for aggregating energy storage and P2X systems in the energy and power markets; and customer segments include shipping, aviation, large scale charge point infrastructure, large energy users and generators. (Source: PEAK Wind, PR, 4 Jan., 2022) Contact: Hybrid Greentech, +45 3127 0300, HybridGreentechrasmus@hybridgreentech.com, www.hybridgreentech.com; PEAK Wind, Lars Nagstrup Conradsen, +45 2325 5070, www.peak-wind.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PEAK Wind,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  


Fluence Energy Tapped for Taipower Solar BESS (Int'l. Ind. Report)
Fluence Energy
Date: 2022-01-03
Fluence Energy, an energy storage products and services, and digital applications for renewables and energy storage specialist, reports it has been selected by Taipei, Taiwan-based solar specialist and renewable energy IPP, Ina Energy Corp., a subsidiary of the PJ Asset Management Group, to deliver a 6MW / 6MWh battery-based energy storage system (BESS) in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Fluence will cooperate with the Taiwan-based TECO Group and its subsidiary YATEC to offer Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) services to the state-owned utility company Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) (Source: Fluence Energy, Website PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Fluence Energy, Samuel Chong VP, Treasurer & Head of Investor Relations, (872) 301-2501, www.fluenceenergy.com; Ina Energy Corp, www.inaenergy.com.tw; www.taipower.co.tw: Ina Energy Corp., www.inaenergy.com.tw

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluence Energy,  BESS,  Energy STorage ,  


Enphase Energy Inc. Completes ClipperCreek Acquisition (M&A)
Enphase Energy,ClipperCreek
Date: 2022-01-03
Freemnont, California-based microinverter-based solar and battery systems specialist Enphase Energy, Inc. is reporting completion of its previously reported acquisition of previously announced acquisition of Auburn, California-based ClipperCreek. ClipperCreek offers electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for residential and commercial customers in the U.S. and has sold more than 110,000 Level 2 AC charging stations since 2006.

Enphase Energy Inc. supplies microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enable people to harness the sun to make, use, save, and sell their own power and and control it all with a smart mobile app. The company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter-based technology and builds all-in-one solar, battery, and software solutions. Enphase has shipped more than 39 million microinverters, and over 1.7 million Enphase-based systems have been deployed in more than 130 countries. (Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, Website 3 Dec., 2022) Contact: Enphase Energy Inc., Badri Kothandaraman, CEO, Karen Sagot, IR, ir@enphaseenergy.com, www.enphaseenergy.com; Clipper Creek, www.clippercreek.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  BESS news,  


EnerSmart Storage Announces Major Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
EnerSmart Storage
Date: 2021-12-31
In the Golden State, San Diego-based EnerSmart Storage is reporting it will design and operate 44 "smart" battery energy storage systems across 12 counties totaling 165 MWand 336 MWh of battery storage -- sufficient power for 110,000 homes for two hours.

Projects in Chula Vista and El Cajon Counties are slated to break ground in Jan. and to begin commercial operations on April 1, 2022. The projects will help the counties meet the state's environmental standards. California's Renewable Portfolio Standard mandates 60 pct of the state's electric power comes from renewable sources by 2030. (Source: EnerSmart Storage, Website PR, iHeart, 30 Dec., 2021) Contact: EnerSmart Storage, James Beach, www.enersmartstorage.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EnerSmart Storage news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  


RNESL Acquiring Battery Maker Faradion Limited (Int'l.M&A)
Reliance New Energy Solar,Faradion
Date: 2021-12-31
Mumbai, India-headquartered Reliance New Energy Solar Limited (RNESL) is reporting a definitive agreements to acquire a 100 pct equity stake in Sheffield, UK-based Faradion Limited through secondary transactions for a total value of £94.42 million based on an enterprise value of £100 million. Closing is expected in early January 2022, according to the regulatory filing.

Faradion's patented sodium-ion battery technology is sustainable, low cost, and scalable, has high density at par with lithium-ion phosphate and has patented zero-volt safe transport and storage. Reliance will use Faradion's technology at its proposed fully integrated energy storage giga-factory as part of the Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex project at Jamnagar, India.

As previously reported, RNESL has investments in German “green solar wafers” technology company NexWafe GmbH, signed another pact with Danish company Stiesdal A/S for hydrogen electrolyser, acquired 100 pct stake in solar panel manufacturer REC Solar Holdings AS from China National Bluestar (Group) Co, and acquired a 40 pct stake in Sterling & Wilson Power. The company made its first strategic move in the renewable energy sector with a $50 million investment in US-based energy storage company Ambri Inc. (Source: RNESL, Website PR, 30 Dec., 2021); Contact: RNESL:, +91 22) 2278 5000, fax +91 22) 2278 5185, www.ril.com; Faradion Limited , +44 0 114 224 2421, www.faradion.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Reliance New Energy Solar news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  Faradion news,  


Northvolt Produces First Battery Cell on Schedule (Int'l.)
Northvolt
Date: 2021-12-29
Stockholm-headquartered battery specialist Northvolt AB is reporting the production of its first lithium-ion battery cell at its recently commissioned factory in Skelleftea in northern Sweden, meeting its production startup deadline ahead of schedule. The plant's production capacity is expected to increase toward 60 gigawatt-hours per year.

Northvolt aims to shift the balance of battery-making power from Asia to Europe has secured over $30 billion worth of contracts from electric-car manufacturers including BMW AG, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Car AB and Polestar, according to Northvolt. Volkswagen, BMW, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Tesla Inc. are among Northvolt investors. (Source: Northvolt AB PR, Bloomberg 29 Dec., 2021) Contact: Northvolt AB, Peter Carlsson, CEO, hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com

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Elevion Acquires Belectric's the European Operations (Int'l, M&A)
Elevion ,Belectric
Date: 2021-12-22
Netherland-based Elevion Group reports it is acquiring the European and Israeli business of solar PV plant developer Belectric Gmbh from RWE Renewable Energy AG.

The sale includes the operations of Belectric Solar & Battery, which provides third-party solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) services.

Belectric's battery storage business is not part of the deal because the Essen-based energy group needs its capabilities to expand its battery storage operations and raise the group's installed battery capacity to 3 GW by 2030. RWE is participating in battery projects with a combined capacity of over 0.6 GW, according to the release. Kolitzheim, Germany-based Belectric has constructed more than 460 solar PV power plants with 3.85 GWp of installed capacity and has a further 685 MW under construction, according to the release. (Source: Elevion Group, Website PR, 17 Dec., 2021) Contact: Elevion Group, Jaroslav Macek, CEO, www.eleviongroup.com Belectric GmbH, Ingo Alphéus, CEO, +49 9385 548-9000, Fax +49 9385 548-9040, info@belectric.com, www.belelectric.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Elevion ,  RWE Renewable Energy,  Belectric ,  Solar,  Battery,  


NY Lithium-ion Battery Plant Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Magnis Energy
Date: 2021-12-22
In the Land Down Under, Sydney, NSW-headquartered Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd is reporting work on its approximately 22,000sqm , iM3NY lithium-ion Battery Plant in Endicott, New York is well underway and nearing 50 pct completion.

Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd is a vertically integrated lithium- ion battery company with strategic investments in several aspects of the electrification supply chain including manufacturing of green credentialed lithium -ion battery cells, leading edge lithium-ion battery technology and high-quality, high-performance anode materials. "The company's vision is to enable, support and accelerate the green energy transition critical for adoption of electric mobility and renewable energy storage," according to the company release. (Source: Magnis Energy Technologies Limited , PR 22 Dec, 2021) (Contact: Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd., Frank Poullas, Executive Chairman, +61 2 8397 9888, www.magnis.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery news,  Magnis Energy news,  Lithium-Ion news,  Energy Storage news,  


Shell Nails Solar, Energy Storage Developer Savion Acquisition (M&A)
Shell New Energies
Date: 2021-12-20
Houston-headquartered Shell New Energies US LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is reporting the acquisition of Kansas City.-based utility-scale solar and energy storage developer Savion EnergyLLC.

Savion specialises in developing solar power and energy storage projects and currently has more than 18 gigawatts of solar power and battery storage under development for a variety of customers, including utilities and major commercial and industrial organizations. Savion, which has a pipeline of more than 18 GW of solar and energy storage projects with over 100 projects under development in 26 states, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell under its existing brand within Shell's Renewables & Energy Solutions Integrated Power business.

The Savion acquisition complements Shell's existing investments in the U.S. in a range of zero- and lower-carbon assets and technologies and continues Shell's strategy to develop an integrated power business as it moves to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society. (Source: Shell, Savion LLC , PR, 17 Dec., 2021) Contact: Shell New Energies, www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/new-energies.html; Savion Energy, Diana Scholtes, CCO, info@savionenergy.com, www.savionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Shell New Energies,  Savion,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  Energy Storage,  


FPL Builds its Largest Solar+Battery Storage System (Ind. Report)
Florida Power and Light
Date: 2021-12-20
In the Sunshine State, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) is reporting commissioning of the world's largest solar-powered battery at the FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center.

The Center incorporates 132 energy storage containers comprising a 409-MW battery that can deliver 900 MWh of energy -- sufficient power for roughly 329,000 homes for more than two hours.

In 2018, FPL constructed the then largest combined operating solar and energy storage center at at Babcock Ranch in Charlotte County.

FPL presently operates 42 solar energy centers in Florida and expects to complete eight more solar energy centers by early 2022. By the end of the decade, FPL forecasts that nearly 40 pct of its power will be generated by zero-emissions energy sources -- a more than 65 pct increase from 2020. (Source: FPL, Dec., 2021) Contact: FPL, Eric Silagy, Pres., CEO, www.fpl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power and Light,  Solar,  Solar+storage,  


European Residential Solar+Storage Fleet Growing Strong (Int'l.)
SolarPower Europe
Date: 2021-12-15
According to Brussels-based SolarPower Europe's annual European Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage 2021-25 report, European solar+storage capacity is expected to grow by more than 400 pct, from 3 GWh installed storage capacity in 2020 to 12.8 GWh in 2025.

According to the report, European residential solar and battery installations grew to 140,000 units in 2020 -- the first time more than 100,000 storage systems were installed in Europe in a 12-month period.

The European Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage report is available HERE . (Source: SolarPower Europe, Website PR, Nov./Dec. 2021) Contact: SolarPower Europe, Tel.: +32-2-709.55.20, Fax: +32-2-725.32.84, info@solarpowereurope.org, www.solarpowereurope.org

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Deere Acquiring Austrian Battery Tech Firm (Int'l., M&A)
Deere,Kreisel Electric
Date: 2021-12-15
Moline, Illinois-headquartered tractor and equipment manufacturer Deere & Company is reporting an agreement to acquire majority ownership in Austrian battery technology developer Kreisel Electric GmbH.

Kreisel, which develops immersion-cooled electric battery modules and packs for high-performance and off-highway applications, developed a charging infrastructure platform (CHIMERO) that utilizes this patented battery technology. The company serves a global customer base across multiple end markets, including commercial vehicles, off-highway vehicles, marine, e-motorsports, and other high-performance applications. (Source: Deere & Company, PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: Kreisel Electric GmbH, +43 7949 21400, www.kreiselelectric.com; John Deere, 309-765-8000, www.corporateofficeheadquarters.org/john-deere

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Sembcorp UK Plans Major Battery Storage System (Int'l. Report)
Sembcorp
Date: 2021-12-15
Singapore-headquartered energy company Sembcorp Industries is reporting plans to deploy Europe's largest battery energy storage system at the Wilton International industrial complex on Teesside in northeast England. The 360MW lithium-ion system is expected to supply short-duration storage of around two hours, capable of providing fast-response balancing services to the UK's National Grid transmission system.

According to Sembcorp UK CEO Andy Koss, "Now, more than ever, flexible energy sources play an increasingly important role in maintaining secure and reliable energy supplies. With a growing reliance on renewables, the UK energy system needs to be flexible and able to respond quickly to changes." (Source: Sembcorp Industries, PR Contact: Sembcorp Industries, www.sembcorp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sembcorp news,  Battery news,  Lithium-Ion news,  Energy STorage news,  


BIRD Investing in Battery, Energy Storage Projects (Funding)
BIRD Energy
Date: 2021-12-13
In Tel Aviv, Israel's Ministry of Energy (MoE), the Israel Innovation Authority and the US DOE are reporting six battery, energy efficiency, and energy storage, projects will receive $5.48 million under the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. The projects include:
  • AGM Communication & Control (Mitzpa, Israel) and Element 16 Technologies, Inc. (Glendale, CA) will develop sulfur thermal energy storage for industrial applications.

  • E.V.R. Motors Ltd. (Petach Tikva, Israel) and Continuous Solutions L.L.C. (Portland, OR) will develop "IMP" -- an Integrated Miniaturized Powertrain.

  • Environmental Services Company (Neot Hovav, Israel) and 374Water (Durham, NC) will develop energy and resource recovery systems from hazardous organic waste using supercritical water oxidation technology.

  • Kinetics (Airport City, Israel) and UAV Turbines, Inc. (Miami, FL) will develop an ultra-portable turbogenerator system.

  • An Israeli Company and Imprint Energy, Inc. (Alameda, CA) will develop safe, sustainable, and high-power zinc printed batteries and will manufacture and integrate them into thin and flexible cellular Internet of Things (IoT) smart tags for tracking packages, improving logistics processes, and reducing supply chain waste.

  • Synvertec (Herzliya, Israel) and Rhombus Energy Solutions (San Diego, CA) will develop the Synchronverter -- a dynamic and autonomous inverter utilizing a unique control algorithm -- allowing 100 pct of renewable generation by providing grid stability solutions for inverter-based applications.

    Projects that qualify for BIRD Energy funding must include one U.S. and one Israeli company or a company from one of the countries paired with a university or research institution from the other. The partners must present a project that involves innovation in the area of energy and is of mutual interest to both countries. BIRD Energy has a rigorous review process and selects the most technologically meritorious projects along with those most likely to commercialize and bring about significant impact. Qualified projects must contribute at least 50 pct to project costs and commit to repayments if the project leads to commercial success.

    BIRD Energy was launched in 2009 under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, supporting research and development, benefiting both the United States and Israel. The program focuses on commercializing sustainable energy technologies that improve economic competitiveness, create jobs, and increase energy security. To date, BIRD Energy has funded 60 cooperative Israel-U.S. clean energy projects totaling $47.5 million and approximately $62 million in funds matched by the private sector to commercialize clean energy technologies. (Source: BIRD Energy, PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: BIRD Foundation, Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director of Business Development & BIRD Energy, +972-3- 6988-315, limorn@birdf.com, www.birdf.com

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


  • Canadian Solar Completes Green Bond Offering (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-12-13
    Guelph, Ontario-based Canadian Solar Inc. is reporting its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Solar EMEA Capital Markets, S.A.U. has completed a €30 million green bond issuance due on December 2026 under its €100 million Canadian Solar EMEA Green Medium Term Note Program in the Spanish multilateral trading facility for debt securities.

    The notes are guaranteed by the Company and qualify as "green bonds" pursuant to the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Green Bond Principles and the Green Financing Framework adopted by the Company in Europe, Middle East and Africa, or EMEA region.

    The 5-year notes, which were offered and sold only to non-U.S. persons outside the U.S, have a unit face value of €100,000 each and a coupon of 4.0 pct. Investors included mainly public credit entities, mutual funds and non-financial corporations.

    The green bond proceeds will support the growth, development and construction of Canadian Solar's solar PV and battery storage portfolio in EMEA, currently at 4.6 GW and 2.0 GWh respectively, and contribute to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. (Source: Canadian Solar Inc., Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Solar news,  Green Bond news,  


    Northvolt, Volvo Joint Battery R&D Centre Announced (Int'l. Report)
    Northvolt, Volvo
    Date: 2021-12-13
    Following up on our Oct. 10 coverage, In Sweden, Volvo Cars and Stockholm headquartered Northvolt is reporting a binding agreement with automaker Volvo to open a joint battery research and development center in Gothenburg, Sweden, as part of a SEK 30 billion ($3.3 billion) investment in battery development and manufacturing.

    The new R&D center, which is expected to open in 2022, will be followed by the construction of a new manufacturing plant, at an as yet undetermined European location, for the production of next-generation state-of-the-art battery cells, specifically developed for use in next-generation pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars. The plant, which will have a potential annual capacity of up to 50-GWh, will break ground in 2023 for large-scale production in 2026. (Source: Northvolt, PR, Dec., 2021)Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO, Northvolt, hi@northvolt.com, www.nortvolt.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt,  Volvo,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


    AES Launches Robot to Accelerate Solar Construction (Ind. Report)
    AES Corporation
    Date: 2021-12-10
    Arlington, Virginia-based AES Corporation is reporting the launch of Atlas, a new first-of-its-kind solar installation robot. Atlas represents a major advance in solar energy technology, making it faster, more efficient and safer to construct new solar facilities. Atlas was designed by AES through a multi-year innovation process and built in cooperation with Calvary Robotics and other third parties.

    The AI-enabled Atlas robot enables the rapid deployment of new solar resources at scale and automates the time and cost efficient construction of new solar resources. AES teams will use Atlas as a next generation tool in the construction of new solar projects. AES' other innovations and investments to "reimagine" solar energy include:

  • Combining solar energy with other technologies to work around the clock for customers through our product that guarantees 24/7 clean energy on an hourly basis;

  • Investing in 5B and its MAVERICK technology, which enables the deployment of solar resources three times as fast to deliver twice the amount of energy on the same amount of land;

  • Pioneering the world's first DC-coupled solar plus battery storage solutions providing dispatchable clean energy; and

  • Deploying solar robots from Ecoppia to automate the cleaning of solar panels to ensure peak performance. (Source: AES, PR, Website, Dec., 2021) Contact: AES Corp., Chris Shelton, Senior VP, CPO, 703-522-1315, www.aes.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News AES Corporation,  Solar,  


  • Powin Touts New Battery Energy Storage Platform (New Prod. & Tech.)

    Date: 2021-12-10
    Tualatin, Oregon-based battery energy storage specialist Powin LLC is touting its new "Centipede" battery energy storage platform.

    Centipede is the company's first fully modular design, complete with pre-integrated segments containing batteries, thermal management equipment, and essential safety systems. Centipede requires 50 pct less time and reduces lifecycle costs and provides superior reliability. Centipede's simplified design offers enhanced scalability, supporting more than 200 MWh-AC per acre on solar installations and can accommodate a wide range of system configurations and energy specifications, with immediate room to grow.

    With safety validation completed, first deliveries of the Centipede are scheduled for Q2 2022 To date, Powin has secured more than 2 GWhs in contracted and awarded Centipede orders from multinational independent power producers and utilities. Powin has constructed more than 1200 MWh of systems supporting 54 projects in 10 states and eight countries and has a contracted pipeline to supply over 4,500 MWh of energy storage systems globally over the next three years. (Source: Powin, PR . Website, Nov.-Dec., 2021) Contact: Powin,, Geoff Brown, Pres., www.powin.com


    Powin Touts New Battery Energy Storage Platform (New Prod. & Tech.)

    Date: 2021-12-10
    Tualatin, Oregon-based energy storage specialist Powin LLC (Powin), a global leader in the design and manufacture of safe and scalable battery energy storage solutions, announced its new Centipede battery energy storage platform. Centipede is the company’s first fully modular design, complete with pre-integrated segments containing batteries, thermal management equipment, and essential safety systems. Centipede requires 50 pct less time to procure and deploy and 30 pct less space onsite, while also reducing lifecycle costs and providing superior reliability. The Stack750E will be the first modular Stack purpose built for the Centipede platform and is well-suited for 2-hour to 4-hour applications, including solar and storage use cases. Centipede’s simplified design offers enhanced scalability, supporting more than 200 MWh-AC per acre and a simple augmentation strategy. Centipede can accommodate a wide range of system configurations and energy specifications, with immediate room to grow.

    With safety validation completed, first deliveries of the Centipede are scheduled for Q2 2022 To date, Powin has secured more than 2 GWhs in contracted and awarded orders for Centipede from multinational independent power producers and utilities. Powin has built over 1200 MWh of systems, supporting 54 projects in 10 states and eight countries. Powin has a contracted pipeline to supply over 4,500 MWh of energy storage systems globally over the next three years. (Source: Powin, PR . Website, Nov.-Dec., 2021) Contact: Powin,, Geoff Brown, Pres., www.powin.com


    Scout Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy Ink Gonzaga Ridge Wind PPA (Ind. Report)
    Scout Clean Energy
    Date: 2021-12-10
    Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy and California-based Community Choice Aggregator Peninsula Clean Energy are reporting a 15-year PPA that will provide Peninsula Clean Energy customers in San Mateo County and city of Los Banos with 76.35 MW from the Pacheco Pass Wind Farm in Merced County. ,

    Scout purchased the wind farm from International Turbine Research in 2018, and plans to repower the roughly 40- year old, 162-turbine facility from 18.4 MW to 147.5 MW with 50-MW battery energy storage capacity. Construction is slated for late 2023 and compoletion in October, 2024, when the facility renamed Gonzaga Ridge Wind Farm, LLC (GRWF) will generate sufficient power for roughly 44,000 homes. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR 8 Dec., 2021) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Chad Thompson, 901-331-0779, chad@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com; Peninsula Clean Energy, Jan Pepper, CEO, www.PenCleanEnergy.com

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    Blackstone 3D Printing Lithium-Ion Batteries (Int'l. Report)
    Blackstone Resources
    Date: 2021-12-08
    Blackstone Resources, a Swiss investment firm focused on battery technology, reports it has begun 3D printed battery cell production at its new manufacturing plant in Dobeln, Germany.

    Blackstone's lithium-ion battery 3D "Thick Layer Technology" is flexible, scaleable and cost-effective process that reportedly allows the firm to achieve energy density improvements of around 20 pct when compared to traditionally manufactured counterparts, offering densities of up to 220 Wh/kg. Additional claims include space savings of up to 15pct, material cost savings of €20/kWh, and a 23 pct lower energy consumption in production, according to the company release. (Source: Blackstone Resources, PR, Website, Dec., 2021) Contact: Blackstone Resources, Ulrich Ernst, Founder and CEO, +41 41 449 61 63, info@blackstoneresurces.ch, www.blackstoneresources.ch

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    Amprius Touts Extreme Speed Battery Charge Capacity (Ind. Report)
    Amprius Technologies
    Date: 2021-12-08
    Fremont, California-headquartered high-energy and high-capacity lithium-ion batter manufacturer Amprius Technologies, Inc., a leader in Silicon Anode Li-Ion battery cells with its Si-Nanowire™ platform, is touting a charging rate of six minutes to 80 pct from 0 pct state of charge. This technological breakthrough validates Amprius' industry-disrupting performance against the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium 2025 goal of 80 pct in sub-15 minutes and has been verified by Mobile Power Solutions.

    Amprius' fast charge is enabled by the properties of the company's proprietary Si-Nanowire™ anode, which is much thinner and lighter than conventional graphite anodes and has much higher conductivity due to the high electrical continuity between silicon and the current collector. The very low tortuosity of the Si-NanowireTM anode structure also facilitates Extreme Fast Charge. (Source: Amprius Technologies, PR, Website , 7 Dec., 2021) Contact: Amprius Technologies, Jon Bornstein, COO, 800-425-8803, inquire@amprius.com, www.amprius.com

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    Altus Power, Shell Collaborating on Sustainability (Ind. Report)
    Altus Power,Shell New Energies US
    Date: 2021-12-03
    Stamford, Conn.-based clean electrification specialist Altus Power, Inc. and San Francisco-headquartered Shell New Energies US LLC are reports plans to collaborate on integrated renewable energy and energy storage solutions to cut carbon emissions and lower energy costs.

    For the collaboration, Altus Power will bring its experience in creating clean electrification ecosystems, which includes solar generation, storage and community solar, while Shell will add its capabilities in electric mobility, stationary battery storage, load management and renewable power supply to develop fully integrated renewable energy supply and onsite energy services. (Source: Altus Power, Website, PR,Dec., 2021) Contact: Altus Power, Lars Norell, Co-CEO, (203) 698 0090, www.altuspower.com; Shell New Energies US LLC, Elisabeth Brinton, Exec. VP Renewable & Energy Solutions, www.shell.com/res

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    Quinbrook Snares Energy Storage Specialist Habitat Energy (M&A)
    Quinbrook Infrastructure
    Date: 2021-12-03
    Oakland, California-based global low carbon and renewable energy infrastructure investor Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners is reporting the acquisition of Oxford, UK-based energy optimisation and trading platform Habitat Energy Limited. Habitat uses advanced machine learning and algorithmic capabilities to optimize battery storage assets within deregulated power markets, both stand-alone and co-located with renewables.

    The acquisition bolsters Quinbrook's flexible energy solutions and storage capabilities and builds on its previous acquisitions of Flexitricity and Velox Power -- both platforms in the UK that specialize in demand side response -- and support its expansion into Australian and the US, where it will focus on the ERCOT market in Texas, followed by other US independent system operators (ISOs) shortly after, according to the release. (Source: Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, www.quinbrook.com; Habitat Energy, Andrew Luers, co-founder and CEO, +44 1865 261470, www.habitat.energy

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    Lockheed Martin, Ion Storage Relationship Extended (Ind. Report)
    Lockheed Martin,Ion Storage Systems
    Date: 2021-12-01
    Beltsville, Maryland-based solid state battery specialist Ion Storage Systems (ION) is reporting a year-long, paid evaluation agreement with Lockheed Martin (LM) which expands upon a four-year relationship that began during ION's incubation at the University of Maryland.

    The agreement calls for a comprehensive assessment of ION's breakthrough solid state battery technology for integration into multiple product applications across LM's various corporate divisions and is another major step towards commercial adoption of ION's technology.

    ION creates high energy density solid state lithium batteries that are safer, lighter and enable form factors with tighter packing density that enhance system performance. ION's nonflammable technology offers safe operation, greater abuse tolerance, and both volume and weight reduction, according to the company release. (Source: Ion Storage Systems, Website PR, 1 Dec., 2021) Contact: Ion Storage Systems, www.ionstoragesystems.com; Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson, CEO,(202) 740-5997, Melissa.a.chadwick@lmco.com, www.lockheedmartin.com

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    Cummins Invests in Sion Lithium Metal Battery Tech. (Ind. Report)
    Cummins,Sion Power
    Date: 2021-12-01
    Tucson, Arizona-headquartered rechargeable battery specialist Sion Power is reporting Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins has invested in the company and agreed to participate in a multi-year development program to design and supply large-format lithium metal battery cells for use in Cummins battery packs. The battery cells are based on Sion Power's proprietary Licerion® Electric Vehicle (EV) lithium metal technology for commercial electric vehicle applications.

    Sion Power's LicerionYreg; technology is an advanced approach to lithium-metal batteries containing twice the energy in the same size and weight battery, compared to a traditional lithium-ion battery. Based on Sion Power's proprietary lithium-metal anode technology and incorporating its patented manufacturing process, the cell provides a robust, long-lasting rechargeable battery for Cummins' demanding applications, according to the company release. (Source: Sion Power, Website, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Sion Power, Tracy Kelly, CEO, Angela Kliever Director of Marketing, akliever@sionpower.com, www.sionpower.com; Cummins, Tom Swenson, Bus. Dev, Mgr, 909-396-2647, www.cngvp.org

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    AFFECT Energy Efficiency, BESS Funding Announced (Funding)
    Federal Energy Management Program
    Date: 2021-12-01
    In Washington, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is reporting the selection of federal agency projects to receive a combined total of $13 million in Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) funding. The grants, which are expected to lead to more than $737 million when leveraged with energy performance contracts from private industry, include the following:
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) -- USCG will implement the agency's first microgrid control system (MCS) coupled with solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage system (BESS) resilience energy conservation measures (ECMs), to provide 10 days of off-grid operation during a power disruption event.

  • Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic -- The project will provide a comprehensive approach to enhancing its climate change adaptation-resilience posture and energy efficiency across eight NIWC Atlantic sites located in South Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana. NIWC will deploy solar PV and an MCS to enable renewable back-up generation while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Internal Revenue Service -- Internal Revenue Service is pursuing a near-net zero, comprehensive energy efficiency and resilience project that will empower up to 30 days of off-grid operation in the event of utility power disruption, amplify energy efficiency to substantially reduce baseload energy use and corresponding GHG emissions, and deploy solar PV coupled with an MCS, BESS.

  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst -- A large-scale, wholistic energy efficiency and climate change adaption-resilience project will deploy 40 MW of solar PV combined with a 12-MWh BESS and two unique MCSs alongside a wide range of key energy efficiency and resilience ECMs.

  • DoE, Office of Science -- A new project will bundle comprehensive traditional energy efficiency ECMs and resilience technologies such as lighting, water fixtures, simple HVAC controls, solar PV, BESS, and pumped water storage to reduce energy use and GHG emissions.

  • U.S. DoD, Pentagon -- Project will implement improvements to energy and water efficiency, as well as resilience to climate change-attributed severe weather events, via a comprehensive list of ECMs that will reduce baseload energy and water use and GHG emissions while adding renewable energy technologies. The project will achieve a net GHG reduction cost-effectively via combined reductions in baseload electricity (49 pct), water (8 pct), and sewer costs (40 pct).

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall -- The project will deploy an advanced, hybrid geothermal heat recovery chiller system coupled with energy efficiency and resilience ECMs to simultaneously reduce GHG emissions and address climate change adaptation-resiliency.

  • Eglin Air Force Base -- Within this integrated, comprehensive energy efficiency and resilience project, Eglin Air Force Base will implement various resilience ECMs including solar PV, an MCS coupled with a BESS, and natural gas generators while replacing aging chillers that serve critical loads such as data centers.

  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest -- A new project to integrate a cybersecurity-compliant MCS and 150-kW/600-kWh BESS with a total of 1.1 MW of solar PV to augment climate change adaptation-resilience, increase energy efficiency, and reduce GHG emissions, while allowing for full, continuous mission-critical operability of essential facilities and systems in the case of power disruption events.

  • GSA Region 4, Valdosta and Brunswick -- The project will deploy and demonstrate an advanced solar PV technology utilizing bifacial modules at two federal sites in Georgia, directly reducing GHG emissions and assisting GSA in meeting its internal agency commitment of achieving 100% renewable electricity by 2025. The project will also build out capabilities for these sites to consider implementing complementary resilience ECMs such as a MCS or BESS in the future. It will also validate an advanced, bifacial module solar PV technology, which if successful could be replicated and scaled throughout not only GSA Region 4 and the Southeast, but also more broadly across all GSA Regions nationwide.

  • GSA Region 7 -- This project will implement resilience ECMs including an MCS and BESS to boost climate change adaptation-resiliency, reduce GHG emissions by 47 pct, and provide the means to demonstrate GEB concepts such as advanced energy load-shifting and management, and demand response at sites in Laredo and Houston, Texas.

  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis -- This project will augment the capacity of a BESS to 1MW/4MWh, which will be coupled with a recommissioned energy management control system, cybersecurity-compliant MCS, and 1-MW solar PV array to meet the U.S. Air Forces' resilience requirements for energy performance contracts, allowing the base to shed noncritical energy loads and support mission-critical operations should climate change-induced severe weather such as hurricanes or other external forces result in an extended power disruption event.

    The project will also allow the joint base to reduce GHG emissions, improve energy efficiency, and provide peak shaving, demand response, energy time-of-use-shifting, dynamic frequency, and voltage regulation to reduce overall base electricity demand and energy costs.

  • Federal Aviation Administration -- A novel project to directly address federal building energy efficiency and load management, in coordination with their serving utility, to bundle electric vehicle supply equipment with a range of other energy efficiency and resilience ECMs including ground-mounted solar PV, LED lighting, HVAC upgrades, and variable frequency drives.

    The project will reduce GHG emissions by 89 pct by coupling electrification of buildings and transportation, which are key priorities of the Administration's decarbonization goals. (Source: US DOE Federal Energy Management Program, PR 1 Dec., 2021) Contact: US DOE, Federal Energy Management Program, www.energy.gov/eere/femp/2021-assisting-federal-facilities-energy-conservation-technologies-affect-federal-agency

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  • CBRE, Altus Power, CBRE Partner on Clean Energy (Ind. Report)
    CBRE, Altus Power
    Date: 2021-11-29
    Dallas-headquartered commercial real estate giant CBRE Group, Inc. and Stamford, Conn.-based Altus Power Inc. are reporting a partnership to develop an advanced proprietary tool that leverages CBRE's commercial real estate data platform, advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms to identify and model clean energy opportunities for commercial and industrial properties, community solar projects and electric vehicle charging stations.

    CBRE collects and analyzes billions of data-points on more than 100 billion square feet of commercial real estate ranging from property information to transaction detail to rooftop sizes to energy consumption information. The application can accurately model building energy demand, potential power generation and identify opportunities where solar energy and/or battery storage can be deployed. . (Source: Altus Power Inc., Website Release, Nov., 2021) Contact: Altus Power Inc., Greg Felton, Co-CEO, (203) 698 0090, (203) 661 2797 –fax, Gregg.felton@altuspower.com,www.altuspower.com; CBRE Acquisition Holdings, www.cbreacquisitionholdings.com

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    Solvay Invests in Battery Specialist Sepion (Ind. Report)
    Solvay
    Date: 2021-11-29
    Solvay Ventures, the venture capital fund of Solvay, reports it has invested in Eneryville, California-based Sepion Technologies, a start-up that specializes in advanced membranes for batteries with Li-metal anodes and liquid electrolytes. The $16-million funding round will be used to accelerate commercialization of lithium metal batteries for long-range and low-cost electric vehicles.

    Li-metal batteries enable high energy density and are strongly sought-after solutions for the electric vehicles market. However, the growth of dendrites can cause the batteries to fail and prevents them from having long life cycles. Sepion's technology, which is based on an innovative polymeric membrane, prevents the growth of dendrites.

    Sepion's technology can be readily adopted as it leverages the current li-ion manufacturing infrastructure and liquid electrolytes. The company's lithium-electrode sub-assembly (LESA) consisting of the membrane and lithium metal anode is designed to integrate with existing lithium-ion manufacturing infrastructure with a hybrid lithium metal cell design in which a solid lithium metal anode, protected by Sepion's membrane, is paired with a traditional metal oxide cathode and liquid electrolyte. (Source: Solvay, Website PR, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact: Solvay Ventures, www.solvay.com/en/innovation/solvay-ventures; Sepion Technologies, 510-244-1215, www.sepiontechnologies.com

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    Summerside, BluWave-ai Partner for Renewables (Ind. Report)
    BluWave-ai
    Date: 2021-11-29
    In Atlantic Canada, the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island reports it has partnered with BluWave-ai to optimize its smart grid and ensure the integration of more distributed renewable energy resources.

    Summerside Electric Utility and BlueWave-ai tested an artificial intelligence-based platform as part of the city's living lab programme. The aim was to develop algorithms that can be used to streamline the control and operation of solar, wind and battery energy storage systems -- "the first end-to-end AI-optimised smart grid in North America, the first industry proof point of a scalable system applicable to entire states and countries for moving their energy networks towards maximized use of renewable assets," according to the release. (Source: BluWave-ai, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: BluWave-ai, Devashish Paul, CEO, info@bluwave-ai.com, www.bluwave-ai.com; Summerside Electric Utility, www.summerside.ca/residents/electricity

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    Li-Cycle, Arrival Partnering on Battery Recycling (Ind. Report)
    Li-Cycle
    Date: 2021-11-29
    Toronto-headquartered lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. is reporting a collaboration with Arrival, a global company aiming to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions produced by local microfactories.

    The two firms will work together to improve lithium-ion battery recycling and improve the efficiency of the EV battery supply chain in the U.S. and Europe.

    By utilizing Li-Cycle's innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies™ commercial lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, end-of-life batteries can be transformed into battery-grade material that could be used in the production of new batteries. (Source: Li-Cycle, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, 877- 542-9253, info@li-cycle,com, www.li-cycle.com

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    Canadian Solar Shares Offering Raises $150Mn (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-11-29
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports its previously announced "at-the-market" offering of common shares raised US$150 million in gross proceeds before deducting commissions and offering expenses.

    The company intends to use the new funds for long-term strategic growth, expanding its battery energy storage business, acquisitions and general corporate purposes. (Source: Canadian Solar, PR Website, 29 Nov., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com

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    CBRE, Altus Power, CBRE Partner on Clean Energy (Ind. Report)
    CBRE, Altus Power
    Date: 2021-11-29
    Dallas-headquartered commercial real estate giant CBRE Group, Inc. and Stamford, Conn.-based Altus Power, Inc. are reporting a partnership to develop an advanced proprietary tool that leverages CBRE's commercial real estate data platform, advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms to identify and model clean energy opportunities for commercial & industrial properties, community solar projects, and electric vehicle charging stations.

    CBRE collects and analyzes billions of data-points on more than 100 billion square feet of commercial real estate ranging from property information to transaction detail to rooftop sizes to energy consumption information. The application can accurately model building energy demand, potential power generation and identify opportunities where solar energy and/or battery storage can be deployed. . (Source: Altus Power Inc., Website Release, Nov., 2021) Contact: Altus Power Inc., Greg Felton, Co-CEO, (203) 698 0090, (203) 661 2797 –fax, www.altuspower.com

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    Canadian Solar Reports Energy Storage Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-11-24
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports its subsidiary CSI Solar has inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), a global provider of new energy innovative technologies.

    The two firms will cooperate on battery energy storage system solutions, supply of lithium-ion battery modules, operation and maintenance services of battery storage projects and innovative technology. (Source: Canadian Solar, PR, Website, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar, Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., www.catl.com

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    GE, UK Export Finance Support 1.35 GW Turkish Solar Project (Int'l.)
    Kalyon Enerji, GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-11-22
    In London, GE Renewable Enery is reporting the UK Export Finance (UKEF) -- the UK's export credit agency -- has agreed to guarantee a $291 million (£217 million) Buyer Credit Facility for Kalyon Enerji's 1.35 GW Karapinar solar project in Konya Karapinar province, Turkey. Financing will be structured on a project finance basis and raised through J.P. Morgan as acting lead arranger and lender supported by the UKEF guarantee.

    The UKEF guarantee will enable GE to deploy its first FLEXINVERTER solar technology outside the U.S. The FLEXRESERVOIR is a systems integrated battery energy storage and power electronics solution for multiple configurations and market applications. FLEXIQ is a digital platform that provides design, operation and fleet management solutions to enable grid compliance and maximize lifetime customer value, according to the release. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, 15 Nov., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; Kalyon Enerji, www.kalyonholding-com; UK Export Finance, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance

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    UK Mandating New Building EV Charging Points (Int'l. Report)
    Battery
    Date: 2021-11-22
    In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office is reportedly set to introduce regulations requiring the installation of electric vehicle charging points in new buildings in Britain, beginning in 2022.

    The requirement will apply to new homes as well as non-residential buildings such as offices and supermarkets. It will also apply to buildings undergoing large-scale renovations which leave them with more than 10 parking spaces.

    The regulations would lead to up to 145,000 extra charge points per year in the run-up to 2030, when the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will end in Britain. (Source: Office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, PR, Nov., 2021)

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    Saft Touts Intensium® Max 20 Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
    Saft Battery
    Date: 2021-11-22
    Paris-headquartered battery manufacturer and energy storage specialist Saft is touting its recently launched Intensium® Max 20 High Energy container with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology, expanding its range of energy storage solutions (ESS) and its project execution capabilities. The new ESS solution meets the growing demand for flexible and expandable energy storage capable of supporting multi-usage applications.

    The Intensium® Max 20 High Energy with LFP technology is cost-effective and ideal for the long and deep cycles required to store PV energy produced during daylight hours and delivers a 50 pct higher energy throughput than previous generations of ESS over a 20-year lifetime of 6000+ cycles, according to the company release. (Source: Saft, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Saft, Herve Amosse, Executi, contact@saftbatteries.com, www.saftbatteries.com

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    JM Joins International Hydrogen Energy Centre (Ind. Report)
    Johnson Matthey,International Hydrogen Energy Center
    Date: 2021-11-19
    London-headquartered Johnson Matthey reports it has joined the newly launched International Hydrogen Energy Center (IHEC), which is part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), aimed at accelerating large-scale production, transportation, storage and use of hydrogen and transitioning the world to a net-zero carbon emission society.

    At its inaugural meeting on 10 Nov., IHEC agreed to the following:

  • To build an extensive network around IHEC to ensure global reseach and knowledge are shared and avoid duplication.

  • To transition to a hydrogen economy, the entire value chain(s) need to be covered rather than solely focusing on producing hydrogen, also consider the hydrogen applications and their roll-out to avoid them lagging behind. If not corrected, this will lead to a supply/demand imbalance.

  • The other elements of an emerging value chain, for example business planning, project finance, the development of holistic approaches to promote hydrogen deployment are also key.

  • The production, distribution, storage and use of hydrogen needs to happen safely. A globally aligned approach to safety is important and the global supply chains that will be developed, need to be developed safely.

    Johnson Matthey is active in emission control catalysts, industrial catalysts, absorbents, process technologies, fine chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients, chemical products, medical device components, colours, coatings, fuel cell technology, battery technology, hydrogen and others on a global scale. (Source: Johnson Matthey, Website PR, 16 Nov., 2021) Contact: Johnson Matthey, group.info@matthey.com, www.matthey.com; International Hydrogen Energy Center, www.hydrogenenergycenter.org; UNIDO, www.unido.org

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  • JM, Hystar Partner to Advance Green Hydrogen Production (Ind. Report)
    Johnson Matthey, Hystar
    Date: 2021-11-19
    London, UK-based Johnson Mattheyis reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lysaker, Norway-based startup Hystar AS, a high-tech spin-out from SINTEF, one of Europe's largest independent research institutions.

    Under the agreement, Johnson Matthey will collaborate with Hystar to provide catalyst coated membranes (CCMs) for use in their innovative proton exchange membrane (PEM) stack and electrolyser system package, which offers a significant improvement in efficiency enabling greater hydrogen production or lower power consumption, ultimately reducing the costs associated with green hydrogen production.

    Johnson Matthey is active in emission control catalysts, industrial catalysts, absorbents, process technologies, fine chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients, chemical products, medical device components, colours, coatings, fuel cell technology, battery technology, hydrogen and others on a global scale. (Source: Johnson Matthey, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Johnson Matthey, group.info@matthey.com, www.matthey.com; Hystar AS, www.hystar.com

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    ACEN, AMI 252-MW Vietnam Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l. Report)
    ACEN Corp., AC Energy, AMI Renewable
    Date: 2021-11-19
    Philippines-based ACEN Corp. -- fka AC Energy Corp. -- and AMI Renewables of Vietnam are reporting its 252-MW wind farm in Quang Binh, Vietnam has begun commercial operations. The $358,4 million project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 580,000 tpy and generate about 648 gigawatt hours per year of electricity -- sufficient power for 270,000 homes.

    The wind farm is ACEN and AMI's third renewable energy pproject in Vietnam, the first two being the 50-MW and 30-MW solar farms in Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak, respectively, which started operating in 2019. A battery energy storage system is planned for the facility in Khanh Hoa.

    AMI Renewables is aiming to bring 1,000-MW of renewables capacity online by 2025, according to the release. (Source: ACEN, AMI Renewables, PR, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: ACEN Corp., Patrice R. Clausse, www.acenergy.com.ph

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    DESRI Inks 160 MWac Solar PPA with Facebook (Ind. Report)
    D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments
    Date: 2021-11-17
    New York-based renewable energy investor and developer D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) is reporting a PPA agreement (PPA) with Facebook for the 160 MWac Chester Solar project in Chersterfield, County, Virginia. The solar facility, which is being developed by DESRI and renewable energy and energy storage specialist Torch Clean Energy (Torch), will will support Facebook's data centers in the region, including the Henrico Data Center, in Eastern Henrico County.

    DESRI and its affiliates develop, acquire, own, and operate long-term contracted renewable energy assets in the U.S. DESRI's portfolio of operating and in-construction renewable energy projects currently includes over 50 solar and wind projects that represent over 6 GW of aggregate capacity. Torch has over 1,500 MW of high-quality solar projects under development throughout the United States, including over 650 MW of contracted solar projects and four utility-scale battery energy storage projects that are expected to be constructed by 2023. (Source: D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, Nov., 2021) Contact: D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, Hy Martin, Dev. Officer, www.desri.com; Torch Clean Energy, Jon Kilberg, Pres., www.torchcleanenergy.com

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    Eversource Selects Integral Analytics Load Forecasting Software (Ind. Report)
    Eversource, Willdan,Integral Analytics
    Date: 2021-11-17
    Anaheim, California-headquartered energy efficiency and energy storage firm Willdan Group, Inc. reports Eversource will deploy the latest version of Willdan's Kentucky-based subsidiary Integral Analytics LoadSEER software in Massachusetts to support advanced load forecasting and grid planning. Willdan will assist Eversource in analyzing distributed energy resource (DER) adoption rate and load forecasting for Eversource throughout Massachusetts.

    The LoadSEER enterprise software license will allow Eversource to use LoadSEER to perform alternative scenario analyses of grid load impacts for various adoption rates of electric vehicles, distributed solar, and battery energy storage. They will also use the software to model vehicle travel and to conduct 8760-scenario load forecasting. LoadSEER recently integrated a data "scrubber" feature that improves the quality and forecasting potential of utilities' raw data, saving utilities time and money usually spent on data processing. Eversource will leverage LoadSEER to help predict the future evolution of transit patterns in Eversource's Massachusetts territory, according to the release. (Source: Willdan Group, Inc., Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Willdanm Thomas Brisban, Pres., Al Kaschalk , VP Investor Relations , 310-922-5643, akaschalk@willdan.com, www.willdan.com; Eversource, www.eversource.com; Integral Analytics, 513-762-7621, www.integralanalytics.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Integral Analytics,  Eversource,  Willdan,  Energy Software,  


    Ameresco Delivering Solar+Storage Project in Bristol (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2021-11-15
    Framingham,Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco reports it will design, supply and install solar PV -- solar+storage -- systems to 175 homes across Bristol and North Somerset as part of the £1 million Bright Green Homes Project in the UK.

    Funding for the project was awarded to the council through the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant, which at the end of May 2021 had facilitated 109 installations of solar PV. Each home is to be equipped with on average 10 panels total 375W of electricity as well as various energy efficient technologies such as battery storage. Construction began in October 2021, and is set to continue until at least March 2022.

    Other Bristol renewable schemes include a £2 million community share offer launched in 2020 by Bristol Energy Cooperative to part-fund the UK's first community-owned net zero housing microgrid, with this combining renewables, heat pumps, battery storage and energy efficiency measures. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, 11 Nov., 2021)Contact: Ameresco, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Storage,  Solr+Storage,  Energy Efficiency,  

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