The trust, which initially targeted £175 million, "received strong support from both retail and institutional investors", according to the company as it sought to invest in "an extensive pipeline of opportunities with a value of over £600 million investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar energy, sustainable on-site power generation and energy storage projects.
SEEIT, which launched in December 2018, now has a market cap of more than £1 billion ($1,375 billion US), acording to its website.
(Source: SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust, PR, 17 Sept., 2021) Contact: SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust
Tony Roper, Chair, +44 (0) 20 7287 7700,
F: +44 (0) 20 7287 7700,
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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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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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Additionally SK Holdings, the holding company of SK Group, has established a Hydrogen Business Development Center comprised of members from SK's energy companies, including SK Innovation and SK E&S. The new Business Development Center will guide the companies' transition into the production and distribution of hydrogen energy, including the creation of a mass production facility and investments in global business opportunities. SK Group companies already are making strategic investments in their existing energy businesses and forming partnerships with global leaders in hydrogen energy technology. (Source: SK Holdings, SK Group, SK E&S, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Plug Power, Andy Marsh, CEO, 518-782-7700, www.plugpower.com; SK Group, www.skgroupinc.com
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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 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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, electriqpower.com
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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,
www.reroyalties.com; Switch Power, (403) 999-8781, email@example.com, www.switchpower.ca
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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
(312) 330-5014, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.prismpowerpartners.com
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"This came a week after Tropical Storm Henri dumped nearly two inches of rain on New York City in a single hour and flooded communities along the coast of New England, causing power outages to more than 120,000 homes. The remnants of Hurricane Ida topped that record, dropping over 3 inches of rain on New York City and shutting down key infrastructure. Both incidents come amidst a year already marred by days-long, statewide outages in Texas, during an unprecedented period of freezing temperatures, and recurring power shut-offs across California in an attempt to forestall the worst wildfires in recent history.
"Yesterday's infrastructure cannot deal with tomorrow's weather. We need to eliminate carbon-emitting power sources to blunt the long-term climate drivers of extreme weather. And we also need to make our homes, businesses, and electric grids more resilient to those extremes.
"Most power grids are ill-equipped to confront mounting climate challenges. For example, Hurricane Ida took out all eight transmission lines that carry electricity into New Orleans; Entergy, the principal utility in the area, anticipates weeks before power is restored for most customers. If onsite energy storage, solar, and microgrids had been installed at critical facilities throughout southern Louisiana, they could have enabled continuity of key services during the storm and would have been operating immediately afterward for community benefit, unconstrained by fuel shortages. Importantly, energy storage assets can continue helping well after a disaster has passed.
"American companies have led the world in large-scale battery installation for homes and businesses, directly on the power grid, and integrated into wind and solar energy facilities. Other storage technologies, like thermal storage in buildings, flow batteries in substations, liquid air storage paired with generators, and renewable power-to-gas hydrogen offer opportunities for even longer durations that can further diversify our sources of power system reliability without adding to carbon pollution.
"The U.S. energy storage industry has grown up fast, with recent reports showing nine consecutive quarters of increasing deployment in the power system. Companies in the U.S. are on track to install 12,000 MWh of new storage capacity in 2021, enough to power 1.5 million homes through daily peaks and three times the amount added in 2020. Nevertheless, this pace of storage deployment is still much slower than what is needed to equip vulnerable communities for resilience to increasingly extreme weather and meet President Biden's goal of decarbonizing the power system by 2035.
"Congress has an immediate opportunity, through an energy storage Investment Tax Credit (ITC), to speed storage installations that enable greater deployments of wind, solar, and hydro power while mitigating catastrophic power outages. ITCs have long been an effective policy for driving down technology costs associated with solar power and other clean energy technologies. ITC legislation is a common-sense way to accelerate cost declines in storage technologies that can bolster some of the country's most vulnerable communities.
"Congress must ensure the nation's power infrastructure is capable of meeting 21st century needs and avoids catastrophic outages like we're seeing now in Louisiana. An ITC that makes energy storage more accessible creates a cleaner and more reliable grid and gives Americans greater control over their fate." (Source: Energy Storage Association, PR, 9 Sept., 2021) Contact: Energy Storage Assoc., www.energystorage.org
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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
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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, email@example.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com
Canadian Solar Inc.,
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ENDURING uses electricity from surplus solar or wind to heat silica sand as a thermal storage material. Particles are fed through an array of electric resistive heating elements to heat them to 1,200 degree C. The heated particles are then gravity-fed into insulated concrete silos for thermal energy storage. The baseline system is designed for economical storage of up to a 26,000 MWh of thermal energy. When energy is needed, the hot particles are gravity-fed through a heat exchanger, heating and pressurizing a working gas inside to drive turbines and spin generators that create electricity for the grid. Once discharged, the spent, cold particles are once again fed into insulated silos for storage for charging.
As a storage medium, abundant silica sand is stable and inexpensive at $30-$50/ton, and has a limited ecological impact both in extraction and end of life. Particle thermal energy storage is a less energy dense form of storage, but is very inexpensive ($2-$4 per kWh of thermal energy at a 900 degrees C charge-to-discharge temperature difference). The energy storage system is safe because inert silica sand is used as storage media, making it an ideal candidate for massive, long-duration energy storage.
(Source: NREL, , Sept., 2021) Contact: NREL ENDURING Project, Zhiwen Ma, Principal Investigator, 303-275-3784 Zhiwen.Ma@nrel.gov,
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As previously reported, Reliance Industries, which focuses on the energy, petrochemical, natural gas, and other industries, plans to invest $8.1 billion over the next three years to build giga-factories for solar, green hydrogen, energy storage, electrolyzers, and fuel cells, including an integrated PV module factory in France.
REC Solar's annual production capacity stands at roughly 1.8 GW. (Source: Reliance Energy, PR, 2 Sept., 2021) Contact: Reliance Industries,
www.ril.com; REC Solar, Singapre-based www.ril.com; REC Solar, Matt Walz, CEO, 805.471.0085, www.recsolar.com
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Founded in 2009, FlexGen delivers utility-scale storage projects integrated with traditional and renewable power generation globally and has supported deployments of more than 1.2 GWh of energy storage systems across the U.S. and internationally for utility, microgrid, and C&I customers.
The Company's proprietary software platform allows energy storage owners to deploy various power market strategies and combine storage solutions with any form of generation.
(Source: FlexGen, Website PR, Aug., Sept., 2021) Contact: FlexGen, Kelcy Pegler, Jr., CEO, 855-327-5674, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.flexgen.com; Apollo Global, www.apollo.com
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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
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Energy Vault's EVx platform is a six-arm crane tower designed to be charged by grid-scale renewable energy. The crane lifts large composite blocks that discharge kinetic energy to the grid when lowered. There is zero degradation in the storage capacity of the raised blocks, which can remain in the raised position for unlimited periods of time. (Source: Energy Vault, Website, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Energy Vault Inc., www.youtube.com/c/EnergyVaultInc, www.energyvault.com
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Spear Power Systems' scalable lithium-ion battery storage systems are cell-agnostic and include proprietary battery management and monitoring for all lithium-ion chemistries from multiple battery suppliers offering high energy density, modular architecture, light weight, and extreme safety and reliability.(Source: Sensata Technologies Inc., PR, 23 Aug., 2021) Contact: Sesata Technologies Inc., 508-236-3800 www.sensata.com; Spear Power Systems, Jeff Kostos, Founder, CEO, 816-237-5007, www.spearpowersystems.com
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The partnership will develop industrial solutions to replace less efficient diesel generators with hydrogen fuel cell systems in combination with green hydrogen production through electrolysis. Initially, SFC Energy and Nel will address applications in a power range of up to 50kW with a daily operating time of two to ten hours which can be used as reliable emergency power generators for critical power applications. In the medium-term, the partnership is aiming to develop systems in the power range of up to 500 kW for telecom, data center and auxiliary power unit (APU) markets. The parties aim to introduce the first products to the market during the second half of 2022.
SFC Energy AG is a provider of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions and has delivered more than 50,000 fuel cells to date from production facilities in Germany, Netherlands, Romania and Canada. (Source: Nel ASA, PR, 18 Aug., 2021)
Contact: SFC Energy AG, Susan Hoffmeister , +49 89 125 09 03-33, email@example.com, www.sfc.com;
Nel ASA , Jon Andre Lokke, CEO, +47 907 44 949, www.nelhydrogen.com
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The TES.POD units will be delivered in December 2021 and will be used for a mini-grid system as part of the SAVE sustainable agriculture initiative which aims to cover 85 pct of the power needs of farmers in the in Moghra Oasis, Egypt. (Source: Azelio, PR, 19 Aug., 2021) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46 709 40 3580, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.azelio.com; Engazaat Development, +202 3539 2055,
F: +202 3539 2056,
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The front-of-meter energy storage system will be driven by Stem's Athena® intelligent software platform which uses AI to optimize the value of energy through battery discharge and recharge cycles. Utilizing Stem's AI-driven storage is also the next step in OZOP's patent-pending energy storage technologies, allowing the storage system to deliver critically timed energy to the grid as the New York City utilities demand requires it. These OZOP storage systems contribute to carbon offset programs by reducing the need for spinning reserves, an expensive but necessary support feature of the utilities.
The Brooklyn facility will be OZOP's first project to utilize Stem's smart energy storage within the Company's portfolio of commercial properties in New York, California, Texas and Arizona.
OZOP Energy Solutions invents, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes ultra-high-power chargers, inverters, and power supplies for a wide variety of applications in the defense, heavy industrial, aircraft ground support, maritime and other sectors. OZOP Energy Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of renewable energy products in the energy storage, solar, mcrogrids, and EV charging sector.
(Source: OZOP Energy Solutions, Inc., PR 18 Aug., 2021)
Contact; OZOP Energy, Brian Conway, CEO, www.ozopenergy.com;
Stem Inc., www.stem.com
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The program is for Islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii where roughly 6,000 homes are expected to participate in the program. The program is limited to approximately 4,000 customers on Oahu. Participants will be rewarded with monthly adjustments on their energy bills, or receive payment, for having their batteries available should the Grid need their services. The reward will be applied to their electric bill every month and in cases where people already have low electric bills, some customers will receive a check from the utility. The size of the reward depends on the number of batteries the home has and how available they are for providing grid services.
Hawaii aims to source 100 pct of its energy from renewables by 2040.
(Source: Revolusun, PR, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: Revolusun, Eric Carlson, 748.8888 , www. revolusun.com; Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall
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The 44 projects across 20 states will improve building energy efficiency through innovations in thermal energy storage, building envelopes, lighting, HVAC, water heating -- as well as by bolstering the energy efficiency workforce with trainings, educational programs, and other technical support. The following are among the 44 funded projects:
Download the full list of funded recipients HERE.
The mission of the DOE EERE is to accelerate the research, development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies and solutions to equitably transition America to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050, and ensure the clean energy economy benefits all Americans. (Source: US DOE EERE, PR, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: US DOE EERE, Building Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-technologies-office
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As previously reported , in 2020 the CEC mandated all new single-family homes and multifamily dwellings up to three stories high include solar power. Any increase in construction costs is expected to be minimal, according to the CEC. (Source: California Energy Commissions, PR, Website, 11 Aug., 2021)
Contact: California Energy Commission, www.energy.ca.gov
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The three projects include two 200-MW solar plants and one 100-MW solar plant. SRP is contracting with subsidiaries of solar developers AES, EDP and NextEra Energy Resources to construct and operate the three new plants. The first project is expected to come online in fall 2022 and start of construction for all the new solar plants, which will all be located in Pinal County, will begin at different points in time throughout 2022.
The first project, the 100-MW West Line Solar project located in the city of Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona developed by AES Corp. is expected to come online in October, 2022. SRP and AES have worked together to bring online a 100MW solar system, East Line Solar, as well as a 10MW, 40 megawatt-hours (MWh) standalone battery-based energy storage system.
The 200-MW Randolph Solar Park, developed by EDP Renewables North America is slated to come online in 2023. SRP is partnering with EDP Renewables, a global leader in renewable energy production, to develop and operate this 200MW solar park located in the city of Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizon adjacent to SRP's Randolph 230kV substation. Randolph Solar will span across 1,346 acres, and construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2022.
The third project, the 200-MW Valley Farms Solar project is expected to become fully operational by December 2023. SRP has contracted with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to develop the solar plant in Coolidge, Ariz. The two companies have previously worked together to develop and contract a 20MW solar generation facility and battery storage system, Pinal Central Solar Energy Center, and a 100MW solar plant, Saint Solar, which began operations in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Additionally, SRP and NextEra have plans to develop two solar-charged battery projects totaling nearly 350MW, Sonoran Energy Center and Storey Energy Center. Valley Farms Solar will be 1,900 acres in size and construction will begin in winter of 2022.
(Source: Salt River Project, Website PR, 12 Aug., 2021)
Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, www.edpr.com/north-america; SRP, Mike Hummel, CEO, Scott Harelson, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com; NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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Broad Reach's existing portfolio includes 13 GW of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects in Montana, California, Wyoming, Utah and Texas.
Sungrow expects to supply roughly 1.8 GWh of turnkey energy storage systems utilizing both NCM and LFP technology, for deployment in the US this year, according to the release.
(Source: Broad Reach Power, PR, 12 Aug., 2021)
Contact: Broad Reach Power, Justin Amirault, VP Corp. Dev., www.broadreachpower.com; Sungrow, www.sungrow.com
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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
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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)
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Ambri's patented 4-24 hour long- duration energy storage systems will break through the cost, longevity and safety barriers associated with lithium-ion batteries used in grid-scale stationary storage applications. RNESL and Ambri are also in considering a collaboration on a large-scale battery manufacturing facility in India.
Ambri caters to projects requiring from 10 MWh to over 2 GWh of energy storage systems and that are more economical than lithium-ion batteries. Ambri systems are well suited to peak times and high-usage applications, according to the release. (Source: Reliance Industries Limited, PR, 10 Aug., 2021) Contact: Ambri, www.ambri.com;
About Reliance Industries Limited, Tushar Pania,
+ 91 9820 088536, email@example.com,
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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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The "KOREPlex" facility will support up to 12 GWh of battery cell production -- sufficient capacity to produce enough power for 3.2 million homes annually.
KOREPlex will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar-plus- and storage co-generation and will increase the company's current 2 GWh annual production capacity to 6 GWh.
KOREPlex construction is slated to get underway this year for production in Q2. 2023 (Source: KORE Power, Area Dev. News, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: KORE Power Inc., 208-758-9391, www.korepower.com
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Winning projects will be eligible to receive state level incentives administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and must be in operation by the end of 2025.
New York State is aiming to deploy 3,000MW of storage on the grid by 2025.
Under a seven-year contract between ConEd and 174 Power Global, the batteries will connect to a ConEd transmission substation, allowing ConEd to bid power from the batteries into the state’ss wholesale market. At the end of the contract, 174 Power Global will dispatch the batteries’ power to the state’s bulk power transmission system. ((Source: Consolidated Edison Inc., PR, 5 Aug., 2021) Contact: ConEd
174 Power Global
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Connected to AES Indiana's existing Petersburg Generating Station, the project will power the equivalent of 45,000 homes during peak hours.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the project is expected to be operational no later than May 1, 2024. Last month, AES Indiana received approval from the IURC to acquire the Hardy Hills 195 MW solar project in Clinton County, Ind.
(Source: AES Corporation, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: AES Indiana, www.aesindiana.com; NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The funding was led by Main Sequence, Australia's deep tech investment fund founded by CSIRO, New Zealand's Climate Venture Capital Fund and other investors.
MGA Thermal's core technology Miscibility Gap Alloys (MGA) modular blocks are stacked into insulated storage tanks and
store hundreds to millions of kilowatt hours of energy.
MGA systems can be custom made to suit a wide range of operating temperatures with multiple systems under development for temperatures between 200 degrees C and 1400 degrees C.
(Source: MGA Thermal, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: MGA Thermal, Erich Kisis, CEO, Arden Jarrett, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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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, email@example.com,
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STAG-Tech's tilt-up turbines capture the fastest wind speeds at significantly lower cost than conventional large turbines. Packed into a 40 ft shipping container, STAG-Tech's turbines can be truck transported to all but the most remote locations. Minimal concrete foundations make installation fast and affordable and easily relocated, according to STAG-Tech.
247Solar's HeatStorE operates almost like an electrochemical battery but has significant advantages at longer durations, according to the company. Electric resistance coils use electricity from wind or photovoltaic (PV) installations to heat inexpensive silica sand. Energy is thereby stored as ultra-high temperature heat -- up to 1,000 degrees C -- for up to 20 hours at a fraction of the cost of batteries. By adding an external combustor, the battery can produce fully dispatchable backup power, according to 247Solar.
(Source: STAG-Tech, 247Solar, PR, Aug,, 2021)
Contact: STAG-Tech, Sean Zamick, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stag-tech.com;
247Solar Inc., Bruce Anderson, CEO, 617.290.9913, email@example.com, www.247solar.com
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The renewable energy market there is expected to grow exponentially, as demand for clean energy accelerates across both Virginia and the region’s broader PJM power market. Driven in part by the 2020 passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which mandates a statewide 100% clean energy standard by 2045, Virginia’s regulated market alone is expected to procure at least one gigawatt of solar annually for the next 15 years.
(Source: Greenbacker Capital Management, Website PR, 28 July, 2021)
Contact: Commonwealth Energy Partners, 703-373-8138; CEP Solar, www.linkedin.com/company/cep-solar; Greenbacker, (646) 720-9463, www.greenbackercapital.com
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The project, which is co-funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, will enable the cost-effective and scalable storage of high-temperature solar heat at over 1,000 degrees C and is expected to be used in Synhelion's first industrial-scale solar fuel production facility, which will be constructed in 2022.
Synhelion produces sustainable fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and kerosene that are compatible with conventional internal combustion engines and jet engines. The ETH Zurich spin-off has developed a solar thermochemical process based on process heat generated from concentrated sunlight to produce these synthetic fuels. To enable the chemical reactors for solar fuel production to operate around the clock, a cost-effective, high-temperature thermal energy storage (TES) is needed.
As part of the research project with Empa, storage and insulation capabilities will be optimized in terms of material costs, high specific heat capacity and service life.
(Source: Synhelion S.A. , Chem Engineering, 1 Aug., 2021) Contact: Synhelion S.A. , www.synhelion.com; Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, www.empa.ch; ETH Zurich, +41 44 632 03 52, www.up.ethz.ch
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When fully operational the project will produce sufficient clean energy for more than 158,000 homes and displace more than 307,000 tpy of CO2. The Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage facility incorporates 346 MWac of solar modules and 1,501 MWh of battery storage.
The project is on land leased from Edwards Air Force Base as well as on adjacent private land. Mortenson is the full engineering, procurement and construction contractor on both the solar and energy storage scopes with First Solar supplying the solar modules and LG Chem and Samsung supplying the batteries.
Terra-Gen, LLC is a leading U.S. developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale renewable energy projects in North America. Terra-Gen owns approximately 1.3 GW and 77MWh of wind, solar and energy storage capacity in operation across 26 renewable power facilities throughout the United States. Terra-Gen was formed in 2007 and is owned by ECP, a leading investor in infrastructure facilitating the energy transition, and First Sentier Investors, a leading global asset manager.
(Source: Terra-Gen LLC, PR Contact: Terra-Gen LLC, Jim Pagano, CEO, 646-829-3909, 646-829-3900, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.terra-gen.com
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Form Energy is working with ArcelorMittal on the development of iron materials for Form's battery systems. The materials will be sourced domestically and manufactured for the battery systems near where they will be sited. Form Energy's first project is with Minnesota-based utility Great River Energy. (Source: Form Energy, Website PR, July 26, 2021)
Contact: Form Energy, Mateo Jaramillo, CEO, (844) 367-6462, email@example.com, www.formenergy.com; ArcelorMittal, +32 9 347 31 11, www.corporate.arcelormittal.comwww.corporate.arcelormittal.com;
Great River Energy, www.greatriverenergy.com
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The multi-billion Ontario Pumped Storage Project, which would be Ontario's largest energy storage project, would optimize the province's electricity system and deliver roughly $250 million in annual savings to electricity consumers, provide emission-free electricity for the province while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an expected 490,000 tpy -- the equivalent of removing 150,000 cars from Ontario roads.
The project also aims in part to reduce the amount of electricity exported from the province to Quebec and Manitoba, as well as to New York, Michigan, and Minnesota, at a loss of $384 million ($309 million US). (Source: TC Energy, PR, 28 July, 2021) Contact: TC Energy, 403-920-7859, www.tcenergy.com
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The Titan award is one of 110 innovative projects from American small businesses and entrepreneurs that the DOE is funding for a total of $127 million.
The Phase II awards from the DOE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program go to support the research and development of innovative clean energy technologies toward commercialization.
Statista, a global business data platform, projects that between 2020 and 2030, the global demand for lithium-ion batteries will increase elevenfold to more than 2 terawatt hours.
(Source: Titan Advanced Energy Solutions, PR, 27 July, 2021) Contact: Titan Advanced Energy Solutions, (978) 414-5538, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.titanaes.com
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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,
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Spread over an area of some 1,600 hectares on top of the Duriangkang Resevoir the 2.2GW PV project will be wired into a 4,000MWh energy storage system and is expected to generate more than 2,600GWh of clean electricity a year, while offsetting 1.8 million tpy of CO2. (Source: Sunseap, PR, 26 July, 2021) Contact: Sunseap, Frank Phuan, CEO, +65 6816 1000, www.sunseap.com
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