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MEAG Taking Stake in California Solar+Storage Projects (M&A)
MEAG
Date: 2021-09-17
Munich, Germany-based asset management company MEAG, acting on behalf of Munich Re, is reporting a strategic partnership with EDF Renewables North America to acquire a 50 pct stake in the Maverick VI 131MWdc solar project with 50MW/200MWh battery energy storage system, and the 179MWdc Maverick VII solar project, both of which are under construction in Riverside County, California.

When fully operational before the year end, the two facilities will generate sufficient power for 116,500 average California homes and offset more than 527,000m tpy of carbon emissions . The deal is expected to close in Q1, 2022, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

MEAG currently manages wind and solar assets with more than 1GW of total capacity in the US and Europe. (Source: MEAG, PowerTech, 15 Sept., 2021) Contact: MEAG, www.meag.com; EDF Renewables North America, Sandi Briner, 858-521-3525, www.edf-re.com

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Nickel-Hydrogen Battery Startup Raises $100 Mn (Ind. Report)
EnerVenue
Date: 2021-09-15
Battery startup EnerVenue is touting its nickel-hydrogen batteries that the company says will revolutionize stationary energy storage.

According to EnerVenue , its nickel-hydrogen batteries can withstand super-high and super-low temperatures , require little to no maintenance; and it has a far longer lifespan than lithium-ion batteries.EnerVenue's batteries can charge and discharge at speeds ranging from a 10-minute charge or discharge to as slow as a 10-20 hour charge-discharge cycle, though the company is optimizing for a roughly 2 hour charge and 4-8 hour discharge. The batteries are also designed for 30,000 cycles without experiencing a decline in performance.

EnerVenue has raised $100 million in Series A funding from energy infrastructure company Schlumberger and Saudi Aramco's VC arm, along with Stanford University which the company has earmarked for ramping-up nickel-hydrogen battery production and a Gigafactory in the U.S.. The company has a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Schlumberger for international markets. (Source: EnerVenue, PR, TachCrunch, Sept., 2021) Contact: EnerVenue Inc. , Jorg Heinemann, CEO, Chad Spring, Bus. Dev., www. enervenue.com

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Tesla Chops Residential Solar Subscription Service (Ind. Report)
Tesla
Date: 2021-09-13
EV automaker and battery energy storage maker Tesla reports the discontinuance of its two year old solar subscription service offering in the US. The service was promoted as "the cheapest possible way for home owners to go solar.".

The solar subscription service enabled homeowners to install solar panel system at no cost and no contract paying a monthly fee to access the solar power generated by the system. (Source: Tesla, The Sentinal, 12 Sept., 2021) Contact: Tesla, www.tesla.com/solar

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Electriq Power Subscriber Profile Feature (Ind. Report)
Electriq Power
Date: 2021-09-13
The Smart Energy Storage Solution -- Making Batteries Smarter for a More Efficient Grid

Electriq Power is an energy storage solutions company that designs, engineers, and assembles fully integrated energy management and storage solutions for homes and small businesses, with systems delivered and deployed by a network of installers across North America. Electriq's flagship product line is the PowerPod, the industry-leading smart home battery backup system designed to save on electricity costs and protect against blackouts. The system includes a battery, hybrid battery/solar inverter, an energy meter, as well as a smart home energy software to manage electricity use and optimize efficiency. The PowerPod is modular and expandable up to three systems with three battery packs per system, giving installers and homeowners system design flexibility, with up to 16.5 kW of power and 99 kWh of battery storage.

The PowerPod 2, launched in late 2020, is equipped with non-toxic, non-hazardous Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries which are rapidly becoming the industry standard, allowing for longer battery cycle life, increased reliability, and enhanced safety. The new high-performance, cobalt-free model builds upon key features of the original PowerPod system and PowerPod LFP technology to create the optimal energy storage solution. Notable product enhancements of the PowerPod 2 include:

  • More power: 11.4 kW DC solar, 7.6 kW continuous backup output;
  • Storage duration from 10 to 20 kWh;
  • Outdoor-rated (NEMA 3R);
  • AC-Coupled option with three models of usable capacity—AC-10 (kWh), AC-15 (kWh), and AC-20 (kWh);
  • Grid services-ready through OpenADR 2.0b certification or Electriq-developed PowerADR protocol;
  • Resilient communication during power and internet outages via built-in, battery-powered LTE;
  • Modular and easy to install, plus guaranteed commissioning during installation with LTE

    The PowerPod 2 became the first fully integrated OpenADR 2.0b-certified residential battery storage system on the market, enabling Electriq Power to seamlessly partner with energy aggregators and participate in today's dynamic energy marketplace. Recent strategic partnerships have given Electriq Power a pathway forward into deployment and control of energy storage systems while maximizing value for microgrids. Additionally, Electriq Power has accelerated deployments of battery systems and established a foundation from which to provide real-time grid services to support utility infrastructure and grid operators across the country. (Source: Electriq Power, Sept, 2021) Contact: Electriq Power, Aric Saunders, EVP of Sales (855) 206-9462, aric@electriqpower.com, electriqpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Electriq Power news,  Energy Storage news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  


  • RE Royalties Loans $2.3Mn for Ont. Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Switch Power Ontario Battery Operations Corp
    Date: 2021-09-10
    Vancouver-based renewable energy royalty-based financing specialist RE Royalties Ltd. reports it has entered into a $2.3 million loan agreement with Switch Power Ontario Battery Operations Corp. (OPCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgary-based Switch Power Corporation, to finance OPCO's acquisition of four operational energy storage projects totaling 1.97 MW/4.38 MWh in Ontario.

    RE Royalties will receive a 5 pct royalty on all gross revenues received by the Operating Projects for the life of the Energy Services Agreements which have initial terms of 10-12-years with options to extend.

    The Operating Projects are adjacent to commercial buildings owned by large property managers or REITs and utilize battery technologies from Tesla and Sungrow to significantly reduce their electricity costs by supplying power during periods of peak demand. (Source: RE Royalties, PR 8 Sept., 2021) Contact: RE Royalties Ltd., Bernard Tan, CEO , 777.8778.374.2000, info@reroyalties.com, www.reroyalties.com; Switch Power, (403) 999-8781, info@switchpower.ca, www.switchpower.ca

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Energy Storage,  Tesla Battery,  Sungrow,  


    Greenbacker Acquires 41-MW Michigan Solar Asset (M&A Report)
    Greenbacker,Prism Power Partners
    Date: 2021-09-10
    NYC-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC reports a wholly owned subsidiary has purchased Heathlands, a 41-MW utility-scale solar pre-construction solar project in Manistee County, Michigan, from Prism Power Partners LLC. The Heathlands solar facility was designed with the option to add co-located battery energy storage systems onsite.

    The Heathlands project has a long-term PPA with an investment-grade offtaker and is slated to enters commercial operations in Q4, 2022.

    With the acquisition -- Greenbacker's third from Prism -- Greenbacker will own approximately 2.18 GW of generating capacity (including assets that are to be constructed), comprising 1.82 GW of utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, 330.1 MW of wind facilities, 16.0 MW of battery storage, and 12.0 MW of biomass facilities Prism Power Partners is an experienced renewable energy project developer focused on leveraging strong relationships with host communities and electric load-serving entities throughout the Midwest, including Michigan. Prism's team has developed over 250 solar projects and over 100 MW of energy storage across North America. (Source: Greenbacker, PR., Sept., 2021) Contact: Greebacker Capital, www.greenbackercapital.com; Prism Power Partners, Randall Wood Managing Director, (312) 330-5014, randy@prismpowerpartners.com, www.prismpowerpartners.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Prism PowerBattery Energy STorage,  Solar+Storage,  Partners,  Solar,  Community Solar,  Greenbacker,  


    Rancho Mirage Adds Energy Storage to Solar Rebates (Ind. Report)
    Rancho Mirage
    Date: 2021-09-08
    In the Golden State, the city of Rancho Mirage City Council reports it is adding battery energy storage to its residential solar rebate program.

    The program, which reimburses residents $500 for new solar installations or expansions, was created in 2017 when the city formed the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority to promote clean energy and reduce energy costs for residents.

    The rebates are paid by the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority which has earmarked has s $150,000 for rebates this fiscal year. More than 900 solar rebates totaling more than $450,000 have been paid since 2018. (Source: City of Ranco Mirage, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Rancho Mirage Energy Authority, 760-578-6092, www.ranchomirageenergy.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar+Storage,  


    Canadian Solar Inks U.S. Solar+Storage O&M Agreements (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar,Recurrent Energy
    Date: 2021-09-08
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports it has entered into long-term operations & maintenance (O&M) agreements with the Slate and Mustang solar PV plus battery storage projects in Kings County, California. The projects were both developed by Canadian Solar's subsidiary Recurrent Energy and are currently owned by Goldman Sachs Asset Management Renewable Power.

    The agreements cover the full Slate Project, which is a 300 MW AC solar plant designed with a 140 MW / 561 MWh battery energy storage system. It also covers the storage component of the Mustang Project, which is a 100 MW AC solar plant retrofitted with a 75 MW / 300 MWh battery storage system. Canadian Solar O&M work will include plant monitoring, NERC registration, performance management, and preventative and corrective maintenance. (Source: Canadian Solar Inc., PR, 7 Sept., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com Canadian Solar Inc.,

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


    Conn. PURA Touts Battery Energy Storage Program (Ind. Report)
    Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
    Date: 2021-08-30
    The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is reporting adoption of a new 9-year Statewide Electric Storage Program that combines up-front incentives with customer performance payments to achieve a goal of 580 MW of new distributed battery deployment. That capacity goal is evenly split between commercial and residential customers.

    For comparison, the Massachusetts Connected Solutions program, which served as a model for the Connecticut program, enrolled about 840 residential battery customers in 2020. In Vermont, Green Mountain Power has placed batteries behind 3,000 residential customer meters. The Connecticut program aims to enroll 10,000 residential customers in its first three years.

    Download Conn. Statewide Electric Storage Program details HERE. (Source: Ct. PURA, Clean Energy Group / Clean Energy States Alliance, 26 Aug., 2021) Contact: Ct. PURA, Taren O'Connor, Director of Legislation, Regulation and Communication, 860-827-2689, Taren.Oconnor@ct.gov, www.ct.gov/pura

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Energy STorage,  


    Sage Energy Consulting on 43 Solar+Storage Installations (Ind. Report)
    Sage Energy
    Date: 2021-08-11
    In the Golden State, San Rafael-based Sage Energy Consulting reports it will work with the Judicial Council of California (JCC) and evaluate 43 previously identified JCC sites for solar energy+storage installations.

    Sage will provide procurement support, pre-construction, construction and post-construction management and commissioning support for rooftop solar panels, solar carports, and batteries and may assist in negotiating power purchase agreements. (Source: Sage Energy Consulting, PR Aug., 2021) Contact: Sage Energy Consulting, Russell Schmit, COO, 415-663-9914, www.sagerenew.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar+Storage news,  Sage Energy news,  Solar Energy news,  Battery Energy STorage news,  


    Wartsila Supplies Battery Energy Storage in Taiwan (Int'l. Report)
    Wartsila
    Date: 2021-08-11
    Wartsila reports it will supply a 5.2 MW/5.2 MWh battery energy storage system to the Beimen Energy Storage project to be constructed by Shangfa Construction for North-Star International .in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, The project is expected to be operational by the end of Q1, next year.

    Wartsilas system will enable North-Star International to provide frequency regulation and spinning reserve services and will enable the integration of greater levels of renewables, Taiwan aims to have 20% solar and wind power by 2025, which will be augmented with an additional 15GW of offshore wind power by 2035. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 10 Aug., 2021)

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


    CS Energy Expands Solar, Energy Storage Business (Ind. Report)
    CS Energy
    Date: 2021-08-06
    Edison, New Jersey-headquartered CS Energy, an integrated energy firm that designs and builds optimized projects in the solar, storage, and emerging energy industries, reports its total installation base in the U.S. Southwest has grown to 29 MW of solar power and 40 MWh of energy storage.

    With three new distributed energy projects currently under construction in Florida, the company's total national energy storage installation base will reach over 200 MWh. In Hamilton and Alachua Counties, two of these distributed energy projects are standalone battery energy storage systems (BESS) of 5.5 MWh and 11.5 MWh in capacity. Installed for one of the largest utilities in the US, these strategically placed energy storage systems are part of a technology pilot program and will be used to address growing peak demand and reduce congestion on the distribution grid. The third project is a 1 MW solar carport coupled with 23 MWh of energy storage. All three projects will utilize Doosan GridTech's digital energy management solution (EMS).

    CS Energy, which completed this 14 MW solar power generation project in Virginia in late 2020, is a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) energy firm that designs and builds optimized projects in solar, energy storage, and emerging energy industries. (Source: CS Energy, PR, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: CS Energy, Eric Millard, CCO, D. Scott Bianchi,732 860 4660, www.csenergy.com

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    Europe's Largest Energy Storage Project Comes Online (Int.l)
    Sungrow
    Date: 2021-08-04
    China's Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd reports the largest energy storage project in Europe, the 100MW/100MWh Minety plant with Sungrow's 1500V energy storage system solutions, has been grid-connected and is now fully operational.

    Sungrow supplied both NCM and LFP battery energy storage systems featuring high integration, which minimize the footprint, slash the commissioning duration and significantly reduce the system cost. The solution meets the latest UK frequency regulation requirement called dynamic containment -- requesting the plant to respond to the power instruction of the grid within 1 second.

    Sungrow is the world's most bankable inverter brand with over 182 GW installed worldwide as of June 2021. Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters, with a dedicated R&D team and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 24-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 150 countries, according to the company. (Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., PR, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, +86 551 65327879, overseas@sungrow.cn, www.sungrowpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Sungrow news,  Solar news,  Energy Storage news,  


    RWE Building German Battery, Run-of-River Facilities (Int'l.)
    EWE
    Date: 2021-07-26
    Essen, Germany-headquartered RWE AG reports it is constructing one of the largest and most innovative battery energy storage systems in Germany. The 117 MW battery system is being installed at the company's plants in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.

    The batteries will be virtually coupled with RWE's run-of-river hydro power stations along the river Mosel. This coupling process raises the total capacity of the batteries by another 15 pct.

    The roughly €50 million project will incorporate 420 lithium-ion battery racks housed in 47 overseas shipping containers spread across two RWE power stations. The system is expected to start operations at the end of 2022. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, 25 July, 2021) Contact: RWE AG, Roger Miesen, Generation CEO, +49(0)201-5179-0, F+49(0)201-5179-5005, www.group.rwe

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Run-of-River,  Energy Storage,  lithium-ion battery,  


    Enable Energy Relaunched BayWa r.e. Power Solutions (Ind. Report)
    BayWa r.e. ,Enable Energy
    Date: 2021-07-23
    BayWa r.e., a leading renewable energy developer and services provider, announced today the formal launch of BayWa r.e. Power Solutions Inc., the new brand identity for the former Enable Energy Inc., which BayWa r.e. acquired in September 2020. BayWa r.e. Power Solutions is one of the leading solar and battery energy storage systems engineering, construction, and procurement (EPC) providers for the U.S. commercial, industrial and utility sectors.

    BayWa r.e. Power Solutions has completed more than 100 MW of solar and 175 MWh of storage -- both standalone and solar-plus-storage installations -- and has a late-stage project pipeline of 600 MW of solar and 1 GWh of storage. Notable active projects include a 47 MW solar/135 MWh storage utility project on the big island of Hawaii, according to the company. (Source: BayWas r.e, PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: BayWa r.e. USA LLC, Axel Veeser, Managing Director, www.us.baywa-re.com; Brad Ferrell, CEO, www.baywa-re.com/en/energy-solutions

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    HECO Offers Solar Energy Storage Battery Bonus (Ind. Report)
    Hawaiian Electric
    Date: 2021-07-21
    In the Aloha State, Honolulu-headquartered Hawaiian Electric (HECO) reports it is accepting applications for its new Battery Bonus program that pays cash incentives for residential and commercial customers on Oahu to add battery energy storage to an existing or new rooftop solar system.

    The program is capped by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at a total 50 MW supplied from storage among all participants. Incentive payments are:

  • $850 per kW for those accepted for the first 15MW. (For example, 5kW would yield a $4,250 payment.) Hawaiian Electric will confirm by checking battery data that the system is meeting its committed performance in the program for the customer to receive the full amount of incentive.

  • $750 per kW for those accepted for the next 15MW.

  • $500 per kW for those accepted for the last 20MW.

    Homeowners and businesses with an existing solar system enrolled in a customer energy program (such as Net Energy Metering, Customer Grid Supply or others) will continue to receive full benefits from these programs. Up to 5 kW of new panels may be added under existing programs. There is no limit on the size of an individual customer's battery. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Hawaiian Electric, www.hawaiianelectric.com; www.hawaiianelectric.com/batterybonus

    More Low-Carbon Energy News HCO.Energy Storage,  Rooftop Solar,  Hawaiian Electric,  Solar+Storage,  Battery Energy Storage,  


  • Siemens, Fluence to Construct German 100MW/200MWh BESS (Int'l.)
    Siemens, Fluence
    Date: 2021-07-21
    Siemens Smart Infrastructure is reporting a letter of intent with Nordostbayern (Future Energy North-East Bayern) for construction of a turnkey 100MW / 200MWh large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in the town of Wunsiedel, northern Bavaria, Germany.

    Subject to financing, energy storage technology and services provider Fluence, which was formed in 2017 as a Siemens-AES Corporation JV, will provide the lithium-ion battery system. Siemens will handle project management including the building of medium-voltage switchgear equipment and facilitating connection to the local high-voltage grid.

    Siemens broke ground earlier this month on an 8.75MW green hydrogen electrolyser plant at the Town of Wunsiedel's local "energy park". The plant's proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser will be connected to a 6MW battery storage system that Siemens supplied and installed in 2017. The green hydrogen project is scheduled to go into operation in summer 2022, according to the release. (Source: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, PR, Energy Storage, 20 July, 2021) Contact: Siemens Smart Infrastructure, www.linkedin.com/showcase/siemensinfrastructure, www.new.siemens.com/global/en/company/topic-areas/smart-infrastructure.html

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    Wartsila Supplying 100MW of Energy Storage for UK Projects (Int'l.)
    Wartsila, Pivot Power
    Date: 2021-07-19
    Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will supply 100MW / 200MWh of energy storage systems to Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, for its next two projects in the West Midlands, England, to support the roll-out of Pivot Power's innovative Energy Superhub model. Wartsila will install batteries at two sites in the city of Coventry and the borough of Sandwell, on the outskirts of Birmingham.. Construction is due to commence at Sandwell in Q4 2021 and at Coventry in Q1 2022.

    Wartsila is also delivering 50 MW of energy storage for Pivot Power's Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) and 50MW in Kemsley, Kent. The ESO project will include the world's largest lithium-ion and vanadium-flow hybrid grid-scale energy storage system, in partnership with Invinity Energy Systems. The hybrid battery is supporting the development of a high-powered EV charging network delivering power to key locations across the city, and will share a connection to the high-voltage electricity transmission network.(Source: Wartsila. Website PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827, mirja-maija.santala@wartsila.com, www.wartsila.com/energy; Pivot Power, www.pivot-power.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery energy Storage,  Wartsila,  Pivot Power,  Energy Storage,  


    AceOn Mobile Solar Power Storage Scores £1Mn Funding (Int'l.)
    AceOn
    Date: 2021-07-14
    In the UK, Telford-headquartered solar energy and battery energy storage specialist AceOn reports receipt of £1 million in grant funding from Innovate UK to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit that will use Sheffield-based Faradion's sodium-ion batteries.

    AceOn will work in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, DZP Technologies, a specialist battery materials development company, and Nigeria-based energy and power company Nevadic Limited to deliver the project.

    AceOn Group specializes in the design and assembly of custom built battery packs and the distribution of industrial and consumer batteries to the UK and worldwide market. (Source: AceOn Group, PR, Shropshire Live, 13 July, 2021) Contact: AceOn Group , Mark Thompson, Managing Dir., + 44 (0) 1952 293 388, info@aceongroup.com, www.aceongroup.com

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    Zinc8 Energy Touts Zinc-air Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Zinc8 Energy Solutions
    Date: 2021-07-12
    As previously reported, Vancouver-based Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc has announced the planned deployment of its patented Zinc-air Energy Storage System (ZESS) at the University at Buffalo (UB), New York in collaboration with the New York Power Authority (NYPA). The installation marks the first long-duration use in the Empire State and a development that will support further integration of renewable power sources into the grid.

    The UB site will allow for the demonstration of a 100 kilowatt/1 megawatt Zinc-Air Battery Energy Storage System to facilitate the wider use of renewable resources. (Source: Zince8 Energy Solutions, PR , July, 2021) Contact: Zinc8 Energy Solutions, 604.558.1406, partners@zinc8energy.com, www.zinc8energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Zinc8 Energy Solutions news,  Energy STorage news,  


    BayWa USA, SDCP Ink California Solar+Storage PPA (Ind. Report)
    BayWa r.e., San Diego Community Power
    Date: 2021-07-09
    Renewable energy developer and services provider BayWa r.e. is reporting a 20-year solar energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Diego Community Power (SDCP), the not-for-profit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region.

    Under the agreement, SDCP will purchase power from the Jacumba Valley Ranch (JVR) Energy Park being developed by BayWa r.e.in San Diego County. The project will pair a 90MW (AC) solar photovoltaic array with a 70 MW/280 MWh DC-coupled battery energy storage system.

    The project, which is expected to break ground early next year for commissioning and operation in Q1 2023. will generate sufficient power for least 52,000 households and offset more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon emissions over the life of the project. (Source: BayWa r.e. USA LLC, PR, 8 July, 2021) Contact: San Diego Community Power, www.sdcommunitypower.org; BayWa r.e. USA, 949 398 3915, www.us.baywa-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e.,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  San Diego Community Power,  


    Koch Invests $100Mn in Znyth® Battery Maker Eos (Ind. Report)
    Eos Energy , Koch Industries
    Date: 2021-07-09
    Edison, New Jersey-based zinc battery manufacturer Eos Energy Enterprises Inc. is reporting a $100 million investment from Koch Industry subsidiary Koch Investments Group to help build the company's technology.

    Eos's manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh makes long-term energy storage Znyth® batteries that provide storage for renewable energy sources and can be used by utilities, industry and commercial businesses.

    The Znyth® battery is designed to last at least 5,000 cycles, or approximately 15 years, and is safe even in extreme temperatures. The Znyth® battery has a carbon payback time -- the time that it takes to offset GHG footprint -- that is twicew as fast as lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries and three times faster than sodium sulfur and vanadium redox, according to the company. (Source: Eos Energy, PR, Pittsburgh Business Times, July, 2021) Contact: Eos Energy, Joe Mastrangelo, CEO, www.eose.com; Koch Industries, Koch Investments, www.kochequity.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EnerSmart,  Eos Energy,  Battery Energy Storage,  Koch Industries,  


    EU Needs 30 GW of Battery Storage by 2030, says Rystad (Int'l.)
    Rystad Energy
    Date: 2021-07-02
    According to Oslo-based independent energy research and business intelligence consultancy Rystad Energy, the EU would need 30 GW of battery energy storage capacity by 2030 to provide power system flexibility and security of supply. But by 2050, that 30 MW capacity is expected to grow exponentially to reach close to 400 GW amid the loss of baseload supply following the expected phase-out of coal and gas-fired plants and a growing share of renewable energy sources, Rystad notes.

    By 2030, up to 108 GW of electricity storage -- including pumped storage and stationary batteries -- would be necessary across Europe, it said. In 2020, the European storage capacity amounted to 40 GW. The EC estimates that €100 billion -- €300 billion are needed to finance new energy storage systems in the EU up to 2050. (Source: Rystad Energy, Montel, 2 July, 2021) Contact: Rystad Energy, (208)-551-6300, www.rystadenergy.com

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    IGP Snares Community Solar+Storage Developer Dimension (M&A)
    Dimension Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Zug, Switzerland-headquartered private investment firm Investment Partners Group (IGP) reports it has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Atlanta-based community solar and battery storage specialist Dimension Renewable Energy.

    Dimension develops, finances and operates community solar and battery energy storage facilities across the US, and has a pipeline of more than 180 projects in eight states with a combined solar capacity of over 800MW as well as 800MWh of battery storage. (Source: Dimension Renewable Energy, Website PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Investor Partners Group, +41 41 784 60 00, Fax + 41 41 784 60 01, 212 908 260 – NYC Office, www.partnersgroup.com; Dimension Renewable Energy, www.dimension-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Solar,  Dimension Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  


    Zenobe Energy Secures £150Mn for Expansion (Int'l, Funding)
    Zenobe Energy
    Date: 2021-06-23
    In the UK, London-headquartered independent battery energy storage services specialist Zenobe Energy Ltd. reports it has secured a £150 million ($209.5 million) investment from Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Plc, to support the growth of the company's grid-scale battery services and electric vehicle and charging infrastructure.

    Combined with debt facilities, the company estimates it will be able to deploy around £450 million to further accelerate the utilisation of batteries to support renewable power generation in the UK and overseas, as well as support customers with at least 500MWhr of additional grid connected batteries.

    Zenobe has 170MW of grid scale batteries in operation, contracted or under construction and owns proprietary software. (Source: Zenobe Energy Ltd., Website, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Infracapital, www.infracapital.co.uk; Zenobe Energy Ltd., Nicholas Beatty, Founder Director, +44 (0) 20 3912 7853, contact@zenobe.com, www.Zenobe.com

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    Recurrent Energy Amps Up Battery Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    Recurrent Energy,Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Guelph, Ontario-based Recurrent Energy, LLC, a utility-scale solar and storage project developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc.(CSI), reports it has expanded its U.S. energy storage footprint with several battery energy storage systems (BESS) contracted to be built in California in 2021 and 2022. These projects span retrofits as-a-service, solar plus storage PPAs, and stand-alone storage tolling agreements.

    With a pipeline of around 11 GWh of battery storage projects across the U.S., of which 2.3 GWh are in late-stage development, Recurrent Energy has been actively developing both PV solar plus energy storage and standalone storage projects since 2014. In collaboration with Recurrent Energy's project development team, Canadian Solar's majority-owned CSI solar subsidiary delivers competitive, highly bankable and fully-integrated battery storage solutions to support the recent acceleration in demand. Canadian Solar's global project development business -- Global Energy Group -- continues to expand and focus on energy storage, with a combined total pipeline of more than 5,328 MW / 16,875 MWh, according to the release. (Source: Recurrent Energy, PR, 22 June, 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc. , Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com

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    Honeywell Launches Battery Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Honeywell
    Date: 2021-06-21
    Honeywell is reporting the launch of its first Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Platform, which integrates Honeywell asset monitoring, distributed energy resource management, supervisory control, and analytics functionality to enable organizations to forecast and optimize their overall energy use.

    According to Honeywell, its BESS Platform leverages best practices for energy management such as energy arbitrage and demand management to deliver flexibility and control of when energy is purchased and used. The BESS platform, which can be used for a wide range of commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and utilities, improves grid stability and sustainability while decreasing supply costs and the need for non-renewable power sources such as gas turbines and diesel generators. (Source: Honeywell, PR, June, 2021)Contact: Honeywell, www.honeywell.com

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    Maldives Seeking 40 MW/40 MWh of Battery Energy Storage (Int'l.)
    Maldives
    Date: 2021-06-11
    The Maldives Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology is seeking bids from engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractors to install battery energy storage systems (BESS) of 40 MW/40 MWh capacity on 11 islands.

    The installations sought in this tender will be supported by a $23 million concessional loan to the Government of Maldives, allocated from the World Bank Clean Technology Fund.

    The BESS installations will support high renewable energy penetration for island grids and ensure efficient operation of the existing diesel generators needed in the solar-diesel hybrid generation mix.

    The island nation of 516,000 +- residents aims to be a low-carbon economy and to meet 30 pct of its daytime electricity requirements with renewable energy by 2023. It is also targeting carbon neutrality by 2030. Renewable energy presently accounts for only 4 pct of the national energy mix.

    As previously reported, the Asian Development Bank approved a concessional loan worth $7.74 million and a project grant worth $2.73 million to advance the Maldives' existing Preparing Outer Islands for Sustainable Energy Development. (Source: Maldives Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Website, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Maldives Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, www.environment.gov.mv/v2/en; World Bank Clean Technology Fund, www.fiftrustee.worldbank.org/en/about/unit/dfi/fiftrustee/fund-detail/ctf

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    Tucson Solar+Storage Array Now Online (Ind. Report)
    Tucson Electric Power ,NextEra Energy Resources
    Date: 2021-05-28
    Following up on our May 3rd report, in Arizona, Tucson Electric Power reports Tucson's newest and largest solar+storage array, the Wilmot Energy Center (WEC) southeast of Tucson International Airport, is now online.

    The 100-MW solar array and 30-MW battery energy storage system incorporates 314,000 solar panels and generates sufficient energy for roughly 26,000 homes per year. TEP will purchase power from the WEC under a long-term PPA with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources, its owner and operator. (Source: Tucson Electric Power, Website PR, May, 2021) Contact: Tucson Electric Power, Susan Gray, Pres., CEO, Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725, jbarrios@tep.com, www.tep.com; NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com

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    Panasonic Expands EverVolt Energy Storage Options (Ind. Report)
    Panasonic
    Date: 2021-05-26
    Panasonic is introducing four new EverVolt modules and a redesigned EverVolt Battery Storage cabinet with a reduced footprint. The expanded lineup of modules feature higher efficiency and enhanced performance as well as exceptional degradation rates.

    The EverVolt battery storage is compatible with any solar module system or inverter and can be tailored to a homeowner's individual needs offering both AC- and DC-coupled options, the battery storage system can be scaled down to as little as 11kWh of energy storage or expanded to 102kWh. EverVolt battery storage system is also equipped with advanced software and a user-friendly app allowing customization between multiple operating modes and visibility into system status. (Source: Panasonic, Pr May, 2021)Contact: Panasonic, www.na.panasonic.com, www.panasonic-evervolt.com

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    Burns & McDonnell Tapped for TX, Solar, Wind Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    Burns & McDonnell
    Date: 2021-05-26
    Kansas City-headquartered engineering firm Burns & McDonnell reports it has been selected by LG Energy Solution and Sustainable Environmental Renewable Capital Partners to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for three 10-MW/20-MWh lithium-ion, stand-alone battery energy storage systems in the West Texas region.

    The project consists of owner-provided LG Chem battery racks populated with JH3 and JH4 modules. Burns & McDonnell has engaged in its direct-hire subsidiary Ref-Chem to complete construction and installation of the batteries. Containers will be shipped to the job site with empty racks pre-wired to direct current combiner panels and alternating current auxiliary panels. (Source: Burns & McDonnell, PR, Website, May, 2021) Contact: Burns & McDonnell, Matt Domeier, Director Energy Storage, www.burnsmcd.com; LG Energy Solution , www.lgensol.com

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    LBNL Compares Standalone Battery, Renewables+Storage (Ind. Report)
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Date: 2021-05-26
    A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) finds standalone battery energy storage can potentially offer better value to the US electricity system than pairing batteries directly with solar or wind generation, but the pros and cons of each approach vary greatly from location to location and project to project. This is largely because siting the resources separately means the optimum location where batteries in particular offer most value to the electricity network can be chosen.

    The report notes adding four hours of battery storage sized at half the nameplate capacity of a renewable power plant adds, on average, $10 per MWh of electricity market value across the service territories of the country's seven main independent ISOs. On the other hand, independently siting renewable power and battery storage can enable each to be located at the grid node where it offers most locational value, adding an estimated $12.5 per MWh of value.

    In California, where 89 pct of large-scale solar waiting in network operator CAISO's interconnection queues is hybridised with storage. One of the factors is that interconnection to the grid is an expensive process which can take a lot of time, while available interconnection capacity is limited. Connecting generation and storage to the grid at the same point can therefore significantly lower the cost of a battery project. Another factor is that there is currently an investment tax credit (ITC) in the US which offers a reduction on the tax burden for building renewable energy projects and for batteries if paired with renewable energy. That can be worth as much as $10 per MWh.

    The study notes that while the value of storage and renewables can go up if separate locations are chosen, the increase in value could be outweighed by the increase in costs. Different states also have different policies which could favor one or the other choice. The report also notes both separate and hybrid projects can be of benefit to the electricity system, the relative benefits vary from market to market and through a variety of other factors.

    T here is a growing appetite for hybrid resources from renewable developers, the study notes. In the West of the US, around 70 pct to 90 pct of proposed new solar plants at the end of 2020 would be paired with energy storage, with a national average of about 34 pct of solar and 6 pct of wind project proposals including co-located batteries. (Source: LBNL. Website PR, May, 2021) Contact: LBNL, Laurel Kellner, Media, 510-590-8034, LKellner@lbl.gov, www.lbl.gov

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    First Ukrainian Energy Storage Facility Commissioned (Int'l.)
    DTEK
    Date: 2021-05-21
    In Kyiv, Ukrainian energy major DTEK, in a joint venture with US company Honeywell and Canada's SunGrid Solutions, reports the opening of a 1-MW, 2.25MWh-capacity battery energy storage unit -- the country's first energy storage facility -- in the town of Energodar, Zaporizhia Oblast. (Source: DTEK, PR, Website, May, 2021) Contact: DTEK, +38 044 581 45 39, www.dtek.com

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    AMP Energy Invests $2Bn In Aussie Renewable Energy Hub (Int'l.)
    Amp Energy
    Date: 2021-05-17
    Mississauga, Ontario-based global clean energy developer Amp Energy (Amp) reports it has invested over $2 billion in establishing the 1.3 GW Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia (REHSA).

    The REHSA facility will integrate large-scale wind, at least three solar PV, Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) assets and incorporate the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex. The PV projects will total 1,360 MW with BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio. Overall, the projects will create sufficient electricity to power 230,000 homes annually. Amp also plans to generate hydrogen for domestic and export markets from the Spencer facility to ports in Asia. (Source: AMP Energy, PR, Website, 15 May, 2021) Contact: AMP Energy, 905-271-7800, www.amp.energy

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    ENGIE, NHEC Complete Solar Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    ENGIE North America,Hampshire Electric Cooperative
    Date: 2021-05-17
    The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) in Plymouth is reporting the completion of its first utility scale, 2.45 MW solar battery energy storage project developed in partnership with Houston-headquartered energy storage services provider ENGIE North America.

    ENGIE will own and operate the battery unit on the site of NHEC's 2 MW solar array in Moultonborough, NH, and discharge the battery to supply energy to NHEC members up to 70 times per year. The battery project will provide NHEC with insight and direct experience into how battery storage technologies interact with its electrical system and respond to price signals, and will be used to reduce NHEC's transmission charges and regional capacity payments. NHEC estimates these discharges will save its members $2.3 million over the next 12 years. (Source: ENGIE North America, PR, 17 May, 2021) Contact: NHEC, 800-698-2007, www.nhec.com; ENGIE North America, www.engie-na.com

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    ENGIE Completes N.H. Battery Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    ENGIE
    Date: 2021-05-17
    The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) in Plymouth is reporting the completion of its first utility scale, 2.45 MW battery energy storage project developed in partnership with Houston-headquartered energy storage services provider ENGIE North America.

    ENGIE will own and operate the battery unit on the site of NHEC's 2 MW solar array in Moultonborough, NH, and discharge the battery to supply energy to NHEC members up to 70 times per year. The battery project will provide NHEC with insight and direct experience into how battery storage technologies interact with its electrical system and respond to price signals, and will be used to reduce NHEC's transmission charges and regional capacity payments. NHEC estimates these discharges will save its members $2.3 million over the next 12 years. (Source: ENGIE North America, PR, 17 May, 2021) Contact: NHEC, 800-698-2007, www.hhec.com; ENGIE North America, www.engie-na.com

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    424 Capital Snares QE Solar (Ind. Report, M&A)
    QE Solar
    Date: 2021-05-12
    In the Bay State, Wakefield-headquartered 424 Capital is reporting the acquisition of Cranford, New Jersey-based QE Solar , a provider of operations and maintenance (O&M) services for commercial, industrial, and utility scale solar infrastructure as well as battery energy storage systems.

    QE Solar is the largest independent provider of O&M services to commercial and industrial (C&I) scale solar PV systems in the US offering nationwide coverage with a dedicated team of over 80 field technicians and engineers. QE Solar is a full-service partner for solar asset owners and provides a comprehensive suite of O&M, commissioning, aerial thermography, engineering consulting, and construction management services for over 2.0 GW of solar C&I installations across the US.

    424 Capital works in partnership with founders and management teams to accelerate and scale for long-term growth, focusing primarily on investments in the healthcare and renewable energy spaces. (Source: 424 Capital, PR, 11 May, 2021) Contact: 424 Capital, Jenn Mosto, jmosto@424capital.com, www.424capital.com; QE Solar, www.qesolar.com

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    Renewables Battery Energy Storage Slated for Dominica (Int'l)
    Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund
    Date: 2021-05-10
    The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) funded UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) reports the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to construct a 5-mw/2.5 mWh battery energy storage system worth $50 million in Dominica. The battery-only project, in part financed by the Dominican government, is the first of its type under the CREF programme and complements existing and ongoing renewable energy generation projects in Dominica, enabling an increased share of renewable energy deployment without adverse impact to the grid.

    Under the UAE-CREF initiative, clean energy projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were inaugurated in March 2019. UAE-CREF intends to deploy renewable energy projects in 16 Caribbean countries in three cycles to reduce energy costs, increase energy access, and enhance climate resilience. (Source: Masdar, PR, Utilities, May, 2021) Contact: Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org

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    Lithium Specialist EnergyX Raises $20Mn (Ind. Report, Funding)
    EnergyX
    Date: 2021-05-07
    In the Lone Star State, Austin-based direct lithium extraction (DLE) and solid-state battery energy storage technology specialist Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. (EnergyX) reports it has secured commitments of $20 million in financing, ensuring the company as a world leader in DLE technology. New partners and strategic investors include Obsidian Acquisition Partners, Helios Capital, and the University of Texas.

    Lithium, a metallic component integral to the batteries found within electric vehicles and personal electronics, is set to be a major component in the global transition to a sustainable energy future. Being the lightest metal on the periodic table, lithium's inherent properties make it an efficient, high-capacity storage medium for energy systems that provide electromobility and the intermittency of renewable energy. Rising global demand for electric vehicles and economic energy storage systems has led to projections showing an orders-of-magnitude increase in demand for lithium. In 2020 global supply was roughly 315k tons; this is expected to rise to 5.5M tons by 2040, according to the EnergyX release. (Source: EnergyX, PR, May, 2021) Contact: EnergyX, Teague Egan, CEO, (510) 426-7206 , www.energyx.com

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    Agilitas Energy's RI Energy Storage Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Agilitas Energy
    Date: 2021-05-07
    Wakefield, Mass.-based distributed energy, solar and battery energy storage developer Agilitas Energy reports pre-construction work is underway on a 3 MW/ 9 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system in Pascoag, Rhode Island.

    The project is expected to begin commercial operation in Q2, 2022, and will provide peak shaving services to the Pascoag Utility District and ancillary services to ISO-New England.

    Agilitas Energy is presently constructing over 40 MW of solar and over 70 MWh of energy storage projects in Massachusetts and New York State. (Source: Agilitas Energy, Website, Pr, 6 May, 2021) Contact: Agilitas Energy, Barrett Bilotta, Pres., 781-486-4007, www.agilitasenergy.com

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    Mitsubishi, Powin Partner on Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Mitsubishi Power Americas, Powin
    Date: 2021-05-05
    Lake Mary, Florida-based Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. reports it and battery energy storage specialist Powin, LLC have received an order from Southern Power for two utility-scale lithium iron phosphate battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totaling 640 MWh.

    The BESS projects are among the first collocated solar and storage projects in California and represent some of the largest retrofits of solar and storage in North America to date. They are designed for a 20-year life cycle and four hours of energy storage duration. Southern Power's 205 MW Garland Solar Facility in Kern County will add 88 MW and 352 MWh of energy storage, and its 204 MW Tranquillity Solar Facility in Fresno County, California, will add 72 MW and 288 MWh. Both projects are scheduled to come online in 2021.

    The energy storage projects will be owned in partnership with AIP Management and Global Atlantic Financial Group, both of which have existing ownership interests in the Garland and Tranquillity solar facilities that went into commercial operation in 2016.

    Southern Power operates the solar projects and will be responsible for operating the energy storage projects upon completion. (Source: Mitsubishi Power Americas, Website PR, 4 May., 2021) Contact: Mitsubishi Power Americas, Paul Browning, Pres., CEO, (407) 688-6100, www.power.mhi.com/regions/amer; Powin LLC, www.powin.com; Southern Power, www.southerncompany.com

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    Solar4America Touts Res. Battery Storage System (Ind. Report)
    SPI Energy, Solar4America
    Date: 2021-05-05
    Santa Clara, California-based SPI Energy Co Ltd is reporting the launch of its UL-certified S4A-Hybrid (DC/AC compatible) residential battery energy storage solution.

    With up to 8.6-kilowatt max output, intelligent energy management, and on-grid/off-grid seamless switching, the battery system is outdoor rated and provides homeowners with complete control of the energy in their home using real-time data.

    The global battery energy storage market is widely expected to grow at a 20.4 pct CAGR to reach $19.7 billion by 2027. (Source: SPI Energy Co Ltd, PR May, 2021) Contact: SPI Energy Co. Ltd., www.spigroups.com; Colar4America, www.solar4america.com

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    Leclanche Launches Interlinking Battery ESS (New Prod. & Tech.)
    Leclanche
    Date: 2021-05-05
    Swiss lithium-ion battery energy storage specialist Leclanche is reporting the launch of "LeBlock", a new modular battery energy storage system (ESS) based on easily transportable, plug and play racks that can be assembled onsite to reduce costs, complexity and the environmental footprint of stationary ESS installations.

    The LeBlock system assembles liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery racks into 5 ft blocks/units, each with integrated fire protection systems and a capacity of up to 745kWh of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. (Source: Lechanche, Website PR, May, 2021) Contact: Lechanche, www.leclanche.com

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    EVLO 4-MW ESS Slated for Remote Quebec Community (Ind. Report)
    EVLO Energy Storage
    Date: 2021-05-05
    EVLO Energy Storage Inc., a unit of the public utility Hydro-Quebec, reports it will deploy a 4-MW / 20-MWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery energy storage system (ESS) in the remote Quebec municipality of Parent on the Hydro-Quebec grid.

    The system will include EVLO's advanced software for remote storage system management. The system components will be delivered this fall and the system is expected to be in service by spring 2022.

    The system , which will be deployed as part of work being carried out on a transmission line, will be the utility's largest energy storage system and will remain in place to manage peaks on the grid, serve as an auxiliary power source in the event of an outage. (Source: EVLO Energy Storage Inc., PR, May, 2021) Contact: EVLO Energy Storage Inc., Alain Aubuchon, Director of Business Relations, www.evloenergie.com; Hydro-Quebec, www.hydro-quebec.com

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    Solano County Investing $38Mn in Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
    Solano County
    Date: 2021-05-03
    In the Golden State, Solano County supervisors are banking on energy cost savings to pay for most of the $38.08 million in new and upgraded power infrastructure they recently approved. said in an interview Friday that the county pays about $3 million a year in utility costs. That is the entire county and not just the project sites.

    The energy cost savings after 20 years is estimated at $39.45 million, and $60.55 million over 25 years, the report to the board states. The larger number reflects five years of having no debt service payments. Most of the savings will be generated by rooftop solar systems, battery energy storage, more efficient LED lighting systems and newer more efficient equipment at five sites where it will produce 85 to 90 pct of the energy needs. The county hopes the project will be operational in two years; 18 months of that is basically waiting for PG&E to approve an inner-connectivity agreement.

    The county notes its master plan calls for $89 million in new buildings in the coming decades and it aims to reduce its energy use by 50 pct by 2035. (Source: Saolona County, PR, 1 May, 2021) Contact: Solano County, Megan Greve, Dir, General Services, (707) 784-7900, GSDAdmin@solanocounty.com, www.solanocounty.com

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    Talen Energy Unveils 1GW of Battery Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    Talen Energy
    Date: 2021-05-03
    In the Lone Star State, The Woodlands-based Talen Energy Corporation -- one of North America's largest competitive power generation and infrastructure companies -- reports that as part of its strategic transformation to a renewable energy and digital infrastructure growth platform, the company is developing one gigawatt of stand-alone battery storage projects across its U.S. footprint.

    The battery projects, which range from 20 to approximately 300 MW across three states, are expected to be developed over the next three to five years. The projects will leverage the company's advantaged asset footprint and legacy transmission interconnection assets, including those within densely populated areas with high power demand. The battery storage installations will support grid resiliency as Talen's wholly-owned coal-fired facilities transition to run on lower carbon fuels, including natural gas and co-located renewables.

    Talen's first two planned battery storage development projects are 20-MW demonstration projects adjacent to its H.A. Wagner (Baltimore, Md.) and Camden, N.J. generation facilities. The H.A. Wagner generation facility is among the coal-fired facilities that Talen announced will cease burning coal by the end of 2025The Camden battery project is expected to serve as an added capacity resource adjacent to this natural gas generation facility. The company expects to begin construction on these demonstration projects in Q4 2021.

    Talen Energy owns and/or controls approximately 13,000 MW of generating capacity in wholesale U.S. power markets, principally in the Mid-Atlantic, Texas and Montana. (Source: Talen Energy, PR, 3 May, 2021) Contact: Talen Energy, Alex Hernandez, Pres., Olivia Sigo, Dir. Finance & Investor Relations, 281-203-5387 Olivia.Sigo@talenenergy.com, www.talenenergy.com

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    £50Mn UK Energy Efficient Housing Project Lauded (Int'l.)
    Active Building Centre
    Date: 2021-04-28
    In Swansea, Wales, the Active Building Centre reports it is advising and working with the Nationwide Building Society to help create one of the UK's largest energy-efficient housing developments in Swindon. The £50 million project will construct 239 homes to EPC-A energy efficiency, the highest new home environmental rating in the UK.

    The new properties will all be equipped with: air source heat pumps rather than gas boilers; photovoltaic solar panels; electric vehicle charging points; individual building battery energy storage units; and other energy efficient features. The first units will go on the market in 2022. (Source: Active Building Centre, PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Active Building Centre, Ron Cowley, CEO, info@activebuildingcentre.com, www.activebuildingcentre.com

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    Clean Fight Touts Startups Decarbonizing NYC (Ind. Report)
    The Clean Fight, NYSERDA
    Date: 2021-04-26
    In the Big Apple, The Clean Fight, a clean energy startup accelerator backed by New York State energy agency NYSERDA, is reporting completion of its first funding programme to which the below-listed startups received up to $500,000 in grants to support their strategies, finances, marketing and product development to address climate change and energy efficiency:
  • 75F uses an IoT building management system to predict, analyse, monitor and react to a building's hot and cold spots before they happen by taking control of its HVAC, lighting and indoor air quality management systems. For example, 75F's lighting technology can regulate light by knowing when to take advantage of natural light and when there might be forecast clouds that will block the sun. www.75f.io

  • BlocPower funds retrofits in low-income communities, leasing and managing air-source heat pumps with no upfront costs. BlocPower aims to give these areas the economic, health and environmental benefits of modern, sustainable heating and cooling. Having retrofitted more than 1,000 homes in New York City, the startup has projects underway in 24 other cities. www.blocpower.io

  • CarbonCure takes recycled CO2 from industrial emitters and injects it into concrete so it becomes permanently embedded. The injected CO2 reacts with calcium ions from cement to form calcium carbonate, effectively mineralising the carbon and making the concrete stronger while cutting emissions. www.carboncure.com

  • Enertiv provides a single platform to monitor the performance of energy management, preventative maintenance, ESG reporting, capital planning, tenant submetering and billing. www.entertiv.com

  • enVerid air purifying technology cleans a building's indoor air at a molecular level to reduce the size of HVAC systems needed. enVerid aims to create a 'win-win-win' situation where building owners will require less costly HVAC equipment which results in lower operating costs, lower energy and carbon intensity and better indoor air quality. The technology removes CO2, aldehydes, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter (PM2.5). www.enverid.com

  • iHandal Energy Solutions offers 'hyper-efficient' temperature control in buildings by capturing wasted heat and recycling it for heating or cooling. iHandal carries out an energy audit for its clients, setting a guaranteed amount of savings before implementing the system. Captured heat is then compressed using its proprietary technology and channeled into other functions in the building. The startup's goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 200 million tpy by 2030. www.ihandal.com

  • Peak Power software platforms turns buildings into smart power plants. Using machine learning, the software analyses a building's energy use, forecasting demand levels and predicting spikes in energy market prices. A battery energy storage system within the building can then charge and discharge at the most profitable moments, potentially saving on energy costs and creating a new revenue stream. www.peakpowerenergy.com

  • Phase Change Energy Solutions provides easy-to-install phase change materials to maintain building temperature, reducing heating and cooling needs. These materials absorb and release large amounts of thermal energy when they melt and freeze. The company's BioPCM product can transition between solid-to-gel and solid-to-solid and can be designed to store and release thermal energy at a precise temperature. www.phasechange.com

  • Targeting steam-heated buildings, Radiator Labs incorporates radiator-level controls with real-time data visualisation to prevent overheating. The Radiator Lab Cozy, a smart internet-connected, thermostatic cover for radiators, saves on average 25 pct and as much as 45 pct on heating costs. www.radiatorlabs.com. (Source: The Clean Fight, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: The Clean Fight, www.thecleanfight.com; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov

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  • O&R Commissions 3MW Battery Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Powin Energy
    Date: 2021-04-23
    In the Empire State, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) I s reporting commissioning of its new 3MW battery storage project in Rockland County. The $7.4 million facility was planned, designed, installed and is operated by Key Capture Energy (KCE). California-based Powin Energy provided the fully integrated battery energy storage system including cells, enclosures, cabling, transformers, inverters, and all software and controls systems.

    The project will allow O&R to delay building costly new infrastructure that's designed to accommodate energy use at its peak and to sell power into those markets. The project also supports New York State's initiative to install 3,000 mw of energy storage statewide by 2030. New York State is mandated to achieve 70 pct renewable energy by 2030 and 100 pct zero-emission electricity by 2040. (Source: Orange and Rockland Utilities, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: O&R, Robert Sanchez, CEO, Pres., www.oru.com; Powin Energy, 503-598-6659, hello@powin.com, www.powinenergy.com

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    Clean Fight Touts Startups Decarbonizing NYC (Ind. Report)
    The Clean Fight
    Date: 2021-04-14
    In the Big Apple, The Clean Fight, a clean energy startup accelerator backed by New York State energy agency NYSERDA, is reporting completion of its first funding programme to which the below-listed startups received up to $500,000 in grants to support their strategies, finances, marketing and product development to address climate change and energy efficiency:
  • 75F uses an IoT building management system to predict, analyse, monitor and react to a building's hot and cold spots before they happen by taking control of its HVAC, lighting and indoor air quality management systems. For example, 75F's lighting technology can regulate light by knowing when to take advantage of natural light and when there might be forecast clouds that will block the sun. www.75f.io

  • BlocPower funds retrofits in low-income communities, leasing and managing air-source heat pumps with no upfront costs. BlocPower aims to give these areas the economic, health and environmental benefits of modern, sustainable heating and cooling. Having retrofitted more than 1,000 homes in New York City, the startup has projects underway in 24 other cities. www.blocpower.io

  • CarbonCure takes recycled CO2 from industrial emitters and injects it into concrete so it becomes permanently embedded. The injected CO2 reacts with calcium ions from cement to form calcium carbonate, effectively mineralising the carbon and making the concrete stronger while cutting emissions. www.carboncure.com

  • Enertiv provides a single platform to monitor the performance of energy management, preventative maintenance, ESG reporting, capital planning, tenant submetering and billing. www.entertiv.com

  • enVerid air purifying technology cleans a building's indoor air at a molecular level to reduce the size of HVAC systems needed. enVerid aims to create a 'win-win-win' situation where building owners will require less costly HVAC equipment which results in lower operating costs, lower energy and carbon intensity and better indoor air quality. The technology removes CO2, aldehydes, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter (PM2.5). www.enverid.com

  • iHandal Energy Solutions offers 'hyper-efficient' temperature control in buildings by capturing wasted heat and recycling it for heating or cooling. iHandal carries out an energy audit for its clients, setting a guaranteed amount of savings before implementing the system. Captured heat is then compressed using its proprietary technology and channeled into other functions in the building. The startup's goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 200 million tpy by 2030. www.ihandal.com

  • Peak Power software platforms turns buildings into smart power plants. Using machine learning, the software analyses a building's energy use, forecasting demand levels and predicting spikes in energy market prices. A battery energy storage system within the building can then charge and discharge at the most profitable moments, potentially saving on energy costs and creating a new revenue stream. www.peakpowerenergy.com

  • Phase Change Energy Solutions provides easy-to-install phase change materials to maintain building temperature, reducing heating and cooling needs. These materials absorb and release large amounts of thermal energy when they melt and freeze. The company's BioPCM product can transition between solid-to-gel and solid-to-solid and can be designed to store and release thermal energy at a precise temperature. www.phasechange.com

  • Targeting steam-heated buildings, Radiator Labs incorporates radiator-level controls with real-time data visualisation to prevent overheating. The Radiator Lab Cozy, a smart internet-connected, thermostatic cover for radiators, saves on average 25 pct and as much as 45 pct on heating costs. www.radiatorlabs.com (Source: The Clean Fight, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: The Clean Fight, www.thecleanfight.com

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