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DOE Announces $130Mn Funding for Solar Tech. Projects (Funding)
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies
Date: 2020-11-16
In Washington , the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is reporting the selection of 67 research project across 30 states for a total of $130 million in grant funding to reduce the cost of solar, increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and improve the reliability of the nation's electric grid.

Along with advancing research in photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) and systems integration, the projects in DOE's SETO Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Program include research in artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid plants, and solar with agriculture. The following projects are being funded:

  • PV Hardware Research -- $14 million for eight projects that aim to make PV systems last longer and increase the reliability of solar systems made of silicon solar cells, as well as new technologies like thin-film and bifacial solar cells.

  • Integrated Thermal Energy Storage and Brayton Cycle Equipment Demonstration (Integrated TESTBED) -- $39 million will be awarded to Heliogen, Inc., which will build and operate a supercritical carbon dioxide power cycle that will serve as a test site to accelerate the commercialization of low-cost CSP plants.

  • Systems Integration -- $34 million for 10 research projects that will develop resilient community microgrids to maintain power during and restore power after man-made or natural disasters, improve cybersecurity for PV inverters and power systems, and develop advanced hybrid plants that operate collaboratively with other resources for improved reliability and resilience.

  • AI Applications in Solar Energy with Emphasis on Machine Learning -- $7.3 million for 10 projects that use AI and machine learning to optimize operations and solar forecasting, improve situational awareness on the distribution system and behind the meter, and enable the integration of more solar generation.

  • Innovations in Manufacturing: Hardware Incubator -- $14 million for 10 research projects that will advance innovative prototypes to a pre-commercial stage, including products that support U.S. solar manufacturing and reduce the cost of installation.

  • Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies 3 -- $9.7 million for six research projects that will examine how information gets to stakeholders to enable better decision-making about solar and combining solar with energy efficiency, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

  • Solar and Agriculture: System Design, Value Frameworks, and Impacts Analysis -- $7 million for four projects that will advance the technologies, research, and practices necessary for farmers, ranchers, and others to co-locate solar and agriculture.

  • Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS): PV and CSP -- $5 million for 18 projects that advance innovative, novel ideas in PV and CSP that can produce significant results in one year. (Source: US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, Website PR, 12 Nov., 2020) Contact: US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office , www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  US DOE EERE,  


  • Notable Quote from National Biodiesel Board
    National Biodiesel Board
    Date: 2020-11-13
    "Biodiesel is 'ready to go' and adoptable. The reliability and dense energy storage capacity of liquid fuel simply cannot be replaced for many vital sectors. Diesel fuel powers the heavy-duty trucks, trains, vessels, and aircraft essential to our economy. Diesel also powers agriculture and construction equipment vital to providing human necessities. Diesel powers most equipment needed for public safety such as ambulances, firetrucks, the military, snow removal, and emergency backup for electrical generation.

    "While we expect that numerous strategies can reduce the total volume of liquid fuel consumed for transportation, we will need liquid fuel for certain purposes for at least several decades." -- Kurt Kovarik, NBB VP of Federal Affairs , Nov, 2020. Contact: NBB, Paul Winters, Pres., Kurt Kovarik, VP Federal Affairs, (800) 841-5849, www.nbd.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News National Biodiesel Board,  Biodiesel,  


    Siemens, Linde Partner on Decarbonization Efforts (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens, Linde
    Date: 2020-11-09
    Siemens Energy is reporting a collaboration with global gases and engineering firm The Linde Group to accelerate decarbonisation efforts in the global oil and gas, petrochemical sector and meet strict environmental regulations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    To that end, the two firms will jointly explore how Siemens Energy's technologies -- including gas turbines, steam turbines, compressors, and generators -- can be used in coordination with Linde Engineering's steam cracker technology and related processes for olefin production, purification, and separation. The companies will also explore how renewable technologies and energy storage can be leveraged to support decarbonization initiatives. (Source: Siemens, Linde, Trade Arabia, Nov., 2020) Contact: Linde Engineering, John van der Velden, Senior VP, www.linde-engineering.com; Siemens Energy Industrial Applications, Thorbjoern Fors, Exec.VP, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en/offerings/industrial-applications/industrial-energy.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens,  Linde,  Carbon Emissions,  


    EMEC Adding Battery Storage to Scottish Tidal Project (Int'l.)
    European Marine Energy Centre ,Invinity
    Date: 2020-11-09
    In Scotland, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney reports it will deploy eight Invinity Energy Storage System VS3 battery modules linked together into a single system at its tidal energy test site on the island of Eday, The battery system will power EMEC's hydrogen production plant, demonstrating continuous hydrogen production from variable renewable generation.

    The installation is funded by the Scottish government, through the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), and will be assembled at the company's manufacturing facility in Bathgate, West Lothian. . The system is expected to come online in 2021. (Source: European Marine Energy Centre, renews, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: European Marine Energy Centre, +44 185685 2020, www.emec.org.uk; Invinity Energy Storage System, (604) 563-2144, www.invinity.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News European Marine Energy Centre ,  Tidal Power,  Invinity ,  Battery Energy Storage,  


    JV to Expand Battery Energy Storage Solutions in SoCal (Ind. Report)
    Tangerine Energy
    Date: 2020-11-09
    In the Golden State, Voit Real Estate Services is reporting an agreement with Tangerine Energy to lease or acquire 50 industrial warehouses or land sites per year over the next five years to house battery storage centers. These facilities would be located in areas with dense population, where energy pricing is highly volatile.

    The joint venture will primarily serve commercial property owners seeking stability, said Todd Holley, senior vice president in Voit's San Diego office, as each warehouse or land site will be either acquired or fully leased by a credit tenant for a term of up to 15 years. (Source: Voit Real Estate Services, Commercial Property Executive, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Voit Real Estate Services, www.voitco.com; Tangerine Energy, www.linkedin.com/company/tangerine-energy

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


    Alfen Supplies Integrated Energy Storage for PZEM Middelburg (Int'l.)
    Alfen,PZEM
    Date: 2020-11-09
    Netherlands-based energy producer and supplier PZEM reports the selection of battery energy storage systems specialist Alfen to supply an energy storage system in combination with grid integration and a charging plaza for electric vehicles at its office in the Middelburg municipality. The combination of products from all three of Alfen's business units -- Smart Grid Solutions, Energy Storage Solutions and Alfen Charging Equipment -- offer a unique and reliable energy storage solution, according to PZEM.

    Alfen's energy storage system, called TheBattery, will be installed at PZEM in Q1, 2021. This battery ensures that the electricity from the network is stored in a 'container battery'. The charging plaza, equipped with 10 smart Alfen Eve Double charge points, has already been successfully installed. If many vehicles are charging simultaneously, the electricity from the energy storage system can be used, reducing the strain on the electricity grid. For the integration with the grid, Alfen also installed a transformer substation, according to the release. (Source: PZEM. PR, Renewable Energy, Nov., 2020) Contact: Affen, +31 36 54 93 400, info@alfen.com, www.alfen.com; PZEM, www.pzem.nl

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy STorage news,  Alfen news,  PZEM news,  


    Tesla to Install Another Giant Battery in Australia (Int'l.)
    Neoen,Tesla
    Date: 2020-11-06
    Paris-headquartered Neoen SA reports it will partner with Tesla Inc. to install one of the world's largest lithium-ion batteries in Geelong, Victoria State, Australia after reaching a grid connection deal with the power market operator.

    The 300-MW Victorian Big Battery using Tesla's Megapack technology will be double the size of Neoen's Hornsdale site in South Australia, which was the largest facility when it began operation in 2017. The new system will help modernize and stabilize the coal-dependent local grid, which is targeting 50 pct of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030. The new battery is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. (Source: Neoen, PR, 5 Nov., 2020) Contact: Neoen, www.neoen.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack

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


    UCSD Renewable Energy Testbed Funded (Ind. Report)
    University of California San Diego
    Date: 2020-11-04
    The University of California San Diego (UCSD) reports it will receive $39 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for construction of a test-bed to allow universities, utilities and industry to gain a better understanding of how to integrate renewable energy resources into the power grid and "to validate future technologies for autonomous energy grids in real-world scenarios."

    The DERConnect tes-tbed will include more than 2,500 distributed energy resources on the UCSD campus' microgrid, including an energy storage facility, fuel cells and solar panels, a dozen classroom and office buildings and 300 charging stations for electric vehicles.

    The goal is to begin testing equipment in 2022, and to make the testbed available to outside research teams and industry by 2025. (Source: UCSD, PR, Times of San Diego, 2 Nov., 2020) Contact: UCSD, Prof. Jan Kleissl, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, (858) 534-8087, jkleissl@ucsd.edu, www.ucsd.edu; National Science Foundation, www.nsf.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News University of California San Diego,  Renewable Energy,  National Science Foundation,  Energy Storage,  


    Alliant Energy Touts Iowa Clean Energy Blueprint (Ind. Report)
    Alliant Energy
    Date: 2020-11-02
    Madison, Wisconsin-based utility Alliant Energy is touting its "Clean Energy Blueprint for Iowa" plan to to increase the use of renewable resources, battery energy storage, build out the state's connected energy network and discontinue coal-fired power generation in Lansing by the end of 2022 while transitioning their Burlington Generating Station to natural gas in 2021.

    A key part of the Clean Energy Blueprint, which aligns with changing consumer preferences for more renewable energy, includes adding up to 400 MW of solar by 2023. When the 400 MW of solar is combined with the nearly 1,300 MW of owned-and-operated wind and the power generated by the company's existing solar farms in Dubuque, Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids, as well as other renewable sources, nearly 50 pct of Alliant Energy's Iowa generation portfolio will be from renewables.

    As we previously reported, Alliant Energy's 9,500 solar panel equipped Marshalltown Solar Garden and battery energy storage pilot facility at its Marshalltown Generating Station is now online. The 2.55-MW AC solar system generates sufficient power for nearly 400 homes and the system's 548kWh battery can be fully charged within two hours.

    Alliant has three solar + battery sites in Iowa, each of which is being used to pilot different combinations of solar power and energy storage technology. Alliant constructed its first solar system at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has two solar gardens in Dubuque which have been generating clean energy since 2017. (Source: Alliant Energy, PR, Nov. 2020) Contact: Alliant Energy Iowa, Terry Kouba, President , www.alliantenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Alliant Energy,  Clean Energy Renewable Energy,  


    Renewables on the Rise 2020 Tracks Renewable Energy Dev. (Ind. Report Attached)
    PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center
    Date: 2020-10-30
    In the Keystone State, the not-for-profit Philadelphia-based PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center has released its Renewables on the Rise 2020 study that documents and compares the growth of solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicle technologies in each state, as well as nationally, over the past decade.

    According to the study, in 2019, the U.S. produced 30 times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than in 2010. Utility-scale battery energy storage increased 20-fold since 2010 and energy consumption per person declined thanks to improvements in energy efficiency, and more than one million electric vehicles were sold in the U.S.

    Download the Renewables on the Rise 2020 study HERE. (Source: PennEnvironment Policy & Research Center, Website PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: PennEnvironment Policy & Research Center, David Masur, Exec. Dir, Kelly Flanigan, Global Warming Solutions Associate, (215) 732-5897, (215) 732-4599 -- fax, www.pennenvironmentcenter.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  


    Clenera Signs RES for Iowa Solar Project (Ind. Report)
    Clenera,
    Date: 2020-10-30
    Boise, Idaho-headquartered privately-held renewable energy company Clenera reports the selection of Renewable Energy Systems (RES) as its EPC partner for the 127.5 MW Wapello Solar Project in Iowa.

    When online, the 800-acre Wapello Solar farm will generate sufficient power for 45,000 households. Central Iowa Power Cooperative will purchase all of the Wapello Solar project's output.

    Clenera acquires, develops, builds and manages utility-scale solar farms and energy storage facilities throughout the U.S. The company's current operating portfolio exceeds 1.3GW with more than 14GW of solar and storage assets in development. (Source: Clenera, PR, 27 Oct., 2020) Contact: CIPCO, Bill Cherrier, CEO, www.cipco.net; RES Group, Tim Jordan, Senior VP of Solar Construction, www.res-group.com; Clenera, www.clenera.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Clenera,  Renewable Energy Systems,  


    WCSB Plans Alberta Battery Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    WCSB
    Date: 2020-10-28
    On the Canadian prairies, Calgary-headquartered privately-held electric power generation company WCSB Power reports it has agreed to acquire and build Canada's largest battery energy storage system through three 20 MW projects in Alberta.

    For the project, WCSB has procured three Tesla Megapack Batteries, the first of which will be connected to the grid in Rycroft where it will store and distribute renewable energy as needed. The Megapack can also be used as a microgrid if disconnected from the main power grid. In addition to the Rycrft installation, WCSB plans to install 20 MW Megapack's in Grande Prairie and Buffalo Creek, both of which are expected to be completed in 2021. (Source: WCSB, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: WCSB, (587) 747-4050, www.wcsbpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla news,  Energy Storage news,  Tesla Battery news,  Tesla Power Pack news,  


    Enel's Azure Sky Solar + Storage Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Enel Green Power North America
    Date: 2020-10-23
    Enel Green Power North America reports construction of the 284 MW1 Azure Sky solar + storage project in Haskell County, Texas, is underway. The project is the company's second hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage.

    The Azure Sky solar + storage project's nearly 700,000 PV bifacial panels are paired with an 81 MW battery and is expected to be operational by summer 2021.

    Enel Green Power North America is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America, with a presence in 19 US states and one Canadian province. The company operates 70 plants with a managed capacity of about 5.8 GW powered by wind, hydropower, geothermal and solar energy. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Steel Guru, 22 Oct., 2020) Contact: Enel Green Power North America, Georgios Papadimitriou, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  Energy Storage,  


    BayWa Researching Green Hydrogen Potential (Int'l. Report, R&D)
    BayWa r.e.,Alliander
    Date: 2020-10-23
    BayWa r.e. and its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven are reporting a contract for the operation of the SinneWetterstof Hydrogen Pilot Project. The project is being built by the Netherland's largest energy developer and operator Alliander N.V. to research and test how local hydrogen production can follow the generation profile of a solar plant to ultimately reduce grid congestion.

    This project, which is expected to be operational by late 2021, will source energy from a 50 MWp solar farm, previously built by GroenLeven, to generate green hydrogen as a storable form of energy by electrolysis of water.

    Alliander N.V. provides utility services. The Company distributes electricity, gas, and heat, as well as offers solutions for energy metering and energy management (Source: Bay Wa r.e., Website PR, 21 Oct., 2020) Contact: BaWa r.e.,Manfred Groh, Strategy Manager, Corporate Strategy, Energy Policy & Sustainability, www.baywa-re.com; Alliander, +31 0 88 542 6363, www.alliander.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa,  Hydrogen,  Solar,  Energy STorage,  


    Alliant Unveils Iowa Solar + Storage Garden (Ind. Report)
    Alliant Energy
    Date: 2020-10-23
    In the Hawkeye State, Alliant Energy reports its more than 9,500 solar panel equipped Marshalltown Solar Garden and battery energy storage pilot facility at its Marshalltown Generating Station is now online. The 2.55-MW AC solar system generates sufficient power for nearly 400 homes and can the system's 548kWh battery can be fully charged within two hours.

    Alliant has three solar + battery sites in Iowa, each of which is being used to pilot different combinations of solar power and energy storage technology. Alliant constructed its first solar system at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has two solar gardens in Dubuque which have been generating clean energy since 2017. (Source: Alliant Energy, PR, KWBG, 22 Oct., 2020) Contact: Alliant Energy Iowa, Terry Kouba, President , www.alliantenergy.com

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


    Storz Power, Lumin Tout Home Battery System (Ind. Report)
    Storz Power, Lumin
    Date: 2020-10-21
    Charlottesville, Virginia-based energy storage and smart automation specialist Storz Power is reporting a strategic alliance with Scottsdale, Arizona's LUMIN®, maker of the leading energy management platform in the U.S. and Caribbean. The pairing enhances Storz Power's AI+Smart Access by providing grid-responsive load shedding technology, automating off-grid back up operation.

    Storz Power specializes in AI+ enabled energy storage and IOT technologies for the renewable industry. Connecting all things energy with real time automation at any level for a smarter, more robust and efficient deployment. Storz Power ESS and BESS are also compliant with the ADR 2.0 Alliance for all current and future distributed grid, utility and micro grid level controllable assets needing to be deployed.

    The LUMIN® platform helps home and building owners automatically make decisions about their energy use based on a myriad of factors including; solar production, battery state of charge, battery output power, electricity pricing, and grid requirements. (Source: LUMIN, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: StorzPower, Everett Brewer, CEO, www.Storzpower.com ; LUMIN, Val Newcomb. VP Marketing, (434) 806-1159, val.newcomb@luminsmart.com, www.luminsmart.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Storz Power,  Lumin,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  


    SunCool Offers Enphase Solar-Plus-Storage in Fla. (Ind. Report)
    Enphase Energy, SunCool
    Date: 2020-10-21
    Freemnont, California-based Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and solar microinverter supplier, reports Boca Raton-based SunCool Energy is now offering the Enphase Encharge™ storage system in South Florida.

    Encharge storage systems feature Enphase Ensemble™ energy management technology, which powers the world's first fully integrated, grid-agnostic microinverter-based solar-plus-storage system.

    With a grid-agnostic system and fail-safe design with multiple, redundant microinverters in each storage device and a passive cooling system with no moving parts, the Encharge storage system offers maximum reliability and energy independence when the grid goes down and saves money when the grid is up. Encharge storage systems offers a maintenance-free battery system, remote software upgrades, and a limited 10-year warranty. (Source: Enphase Energy Inc., PR, 20 Oct., 2020) Contact: Enphase, Christian Zdebel, (484) 788-2384, pr@enphase.com; SunCool Energy, Greg Gearhart, (855) 446-2786, info@suncoolenergy.com, www.suncoolenergy.com

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


    Fluence Announces Advanced Microgrid Solutions Acquisition (M&A)
    Fluence Energy,Advanced Microgrid Solutions
    Date: 2020-10-19
    Washington, DC-headquartered global energy storage technology and services provider Fluence Energy is reporting acquisition of Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) as a part of initiative to help its utility and commercial consumers optimize their renewable assets and energy storage.

    AMS' software and technology platform utilizes portfolio optimization, advanced price forecasting, artificial intelligence, and market bidding to ensure energy storage systems and other flexible generation assets are responding favorably to power market price signals. AMS is currently active in Australia's National Electricity Market and California ISO market. (Source: Fluence Energy, PR Website, 15 Oct., 2020) Contact: Fluence Energy, Brett Galura, CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com, www.fluenceenergy.com; Advanced Microgrid Solutions, www.advancedmicrogridsolutions.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluence Energy,  Microgrid,  Advanced Microgrid Solutions,  


    ENGIE EPS Launches Greek Hydrogen Energy Storage System (Int'l.)
    ENGIE
    Date: 2020-10-19
    French energy giant ENGIE EPS has unveiled a hydrogen-based, renewable energy storage system built with its proprietary technology in Agkistro, Greece. The system will supply energy to an independent agri-food processing unit using energy from the nearby renewable energy developer Horizon-owned hydroelectric plant to produce hydrogen, which will be then stored and used for power generation as needed.

    The system consists of a hydrogen power-to-power system made by an electrolyser, converting electricity into hydrogen power-to-gas and a fuel cell system, converting hydrogen stored in large quantities back to electricity gas-to-power. (Source: ENGIE EPS--Pioneering Energy Storage, PR, H2View, 19 Oct., 2020) Contact: ENGIE EPS, Carlalberto Guglielminotti, CEO, GM, +39 02 49541830, info@engie-eps.com www.engie-eps.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ENGIE news,  Hydrogen news,  Energy Storage news,  Hydrogen Energy Storage news,  


    FLASC, Subsea 7 Ink Offshore Energy Storage Collaboration (Int’l.)
    FLASC,Subsea 7
    Date: 2020-10-14
    In the Netherlands, Delft-based of non-battery based energy storage start-up FLASC B.V. is reporting a collaborative agreement with UK-based Subsea 7 for the commercialization of FLASC's, patented Hydro-Pneumatic Energy Storage (HPES) concept.

    FLASC's HPES concept combines pressurized seawater with compressed air to create an efficient, large-scale energy storage device that can be applied across a wide range of offshore applications. The first working prototype was successfully tested in 2018 and DNV-GL granted it a Statement of Feasibility based on a technical and commercial assessment. (Source: FLASC B.V., PR Website, Sea News, 13 Oct., 2020) Contact: FLASC B.V., Daniel Buhagiar, Co-Founder and CEO, info@offshoreenergystorage.com, www.offshoreenergystorage.com; Subsea 7, Thomas Sunde, VP Strategy and Technology, www.subsea7.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  


    Duke Plans Net-Zero Methane, Early Coal Retirements (Ind. Report)
    Duke Energy
    Date: 2020-10-14
    Charlotte, North Carolina-based gas and electric utility Duke Energy reports it expects to invest $123 billion -- $133 billion on a 10-year plan to significantly reduce its carbon footprint through accelerating coal plant retirements and achieving net- zero methane emissions in its natural gas business by 2030. Of the total proposed expenditures, $58 billion would be spent in 2020-24 and $65 billion -- $75 billion in 2025-29.

    According to a release, Duke plans to achieve net-zero methane emissions by 2030 partly with new technologies to enhance measuring and monitoring, operational efficiencies and damage prevention initiatives. The company also plans to: retire all coal-only units in the Carolinas by 2030; double the company's renewable portfolio to 16 GW by 2025; at least triple the renewable capacity for Duke's regulated utilities by 2030 and increase regulated renewable capacity to 40 GW by 2050, and add more than 11,000 MW of energy storage by 2050. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, Website, NGI, Oct., 2020) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, chris.fallon@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy,  Methane Emissions,  Renewable Energy,  Coal,  Carbon Footprint,  


    FuelCell Energy Claims $8Mn DOE Contract (Ind. Report)
    FuelCell Energy
    Date: 2020-10-14
    Danbury, Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy is reporting receipt of an $8-million contract from the US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), in collaboration with the Office of Nuclear Energy, to design and manufacture a SureSource electrolysis platform capable of producing hydrogen.

    The project will be the first multi-stack electrolysis system produced with the solid oxide technology and equipped with an option of receiving thermal energy, thereby increasing the electrolysis electrical efficiency to more than 90 pct. The Idaho National Laboratories (INL) will test the system to confirm the electric efficiency and the ability to utilize nuclear power plant waste heat to obtain higher efficiencies of up to 100 pct.

    Fuel Cell Energy aims is to deliver clean, efficient and affordable fuel cell solutions configured for the supply, recovery and storage of energy for customers. This new project can assist FuelCell to commercialize the high-efficiency solid oxide electrolysis technology, according to the release. (Source: Fuel Cell Energy, PR, Yahoo Finance, 12 Oct., 2020)Contact: FuelCell Energy, Jason Few, CEO, 203-825-6000, info@fce.com, www.fuelcellenergy.com

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


    Duke Plans Coal Retirements, Increased Renewables (Ind. Report)
    Duke Energy
    Date: 2020-10-14
    Charlotte, North Carolina-based gas and electric utility Duke Energy reports it expects to invest $123 billion -- $133 billion on a 10-year plan to significantly reduce its carbon footprint through accelerating coal plant retirements and achieving net- zero methane emissions in its natural gas business by 2030. Of the total proposed expenditures, $58 billion would be spent in 2020-24 and $65 billion -- $75 billion in 2025-29.

    According to a release, Duke plans to achieve net-zero methane emissions by 2030 partly with new technologies to enhance measuring and monitoring, operational efficiencies and damage prevention initiatives. The company also plans to: retire all coal-only units in the Carolinas by 2030; double the company's renewable portfolio to 16 GW by 2025; at least triple the renewable capacity for Duke's regulated utilities by 2030 and increase regulated renewable capacity to 40 GW by 2050, and add more than 11,000 MW of energy storage by 2050. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, Website, NGI, Oct., 2020)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Methane,  Coal,  


    Energy Storage Notable Quotes
    International Energy Agency
    Date: 2020-10-14
    "IEA (International Energy Agency) projections make it clear that energy storage will need to grow exponentially in the coming decades to enable the world to meet international climate and sustainable energy goals. Accelerated innovation will be essential for achieving that growth." -- IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol. Contact: IEA, www.iea.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News International Energy Agency news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  


    RI Launches Renewables-Energy Storage Incentives Pilot (Ind. Report)
    hode Island Office of Energy Resources
    Date: 2020-10-12
    In Providence, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) is reporting the launch of a new $1.5 million incentives pilot program for residential and commercial energy storage paired with renewable energy systems. Storage projects must also meet the technical requirements of National Grid's demand response program, called ConnectedSolutions, with the aim of ensuring all systems have the capabilities to participate in demand reductions during peak events and help reduce energy costs for Rhode Island electric customers.

    The incentive program is being made available through Rhode Island Commerce's Renewable Energy Fund and supported thanks to the state's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Incentives will be made available in four rounds between September 2020 and May 2021.

    Download program details HERE. (Source: RI Office of Energy Resources, PR, Contact: RI Office of Energy Resources, www.energy.ri.gov; Rhode Island Climate Change Program, www.climatechange.ri.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources ,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  RGGI,  


    Indian Energy Wins Energy Storage Integration Funding (Funding)
    Indian Energy LLC
    Date: 2020-10-12
    In San Diego, Indian Energy LLC, a 100 pct Native American-owned utility-scale and microgrid development and systems integration firm, reports receipt of $1.2 million from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to demonstrate a non-lithium-ion, long-duration energy storage solution.

    Utilizing the grant funds, Indian Energy, along with strategic partners Webcor and KE Storage Corporation (KESC), will develop an energy storage Integration and Certification Unit (VICU) to demonstrate the long duration energy storage capabilities of (KESC) NextGen™ flywheel technology. The project will also incorporate 150kW of Solar PV.

    Indian Energy, LLC presently has 4GW of Solar PV and wind, and 6GWh of energy storage under development. (Source: Indian Energy LLC, PR, 12 Oct., 2020) Contact: Indian Energy LLC, Allen G. Cadreau, CEO , (714) 686-9792, info@indianenergyllc.com, www.indianenergyllc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Energy LLC,  Energy Storage,  Flywheel ,  


    Energy Storage Innovation Key to Clean Energy Transition (Ind. Report)
    International Energy Agency
    Date: 2020-10-09
    A new joint study from the European Patent Office (EPO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) notes affordable and flexible electric power storage technologies have grown 14 pct a year over the past decade, are set to catalyse a worldwide transition to clean energy.

    Between 2005 and 2018, patenting activity in batteries and other electricity storage technologies account for nearly 90 pct of all patenting activity in the area of electricity storage -- chiefly driven by advances in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in consumer electronic devices and electric cars. Electric mobility in particular is fostering the development of new lithium-ion chemistries aimed at improving power output, durability, charge/discharge speed and recyclability, the report notes.

    Technological progress is also being fueled by the need to integrate larger quantities of renewable energy such as wind and solar power into electricity networks.

    The joint study shows that Japan and Korea have established a strong lead in battery technology globally, and that technical progress and mass production in an increasingly mature industry have led to a significant drop in battery prices in recent years. Prices have declined by nearly 90 pct since 2010 in the case of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, and by around two-thirds over the same period for stationary applications, including electricity grid management.

    Developing better and cheaper electricity storage is a major challenge for the future. According to the IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario, for the world to meet climate and sustainable energy goals, close to 10 000 gigawatt-hours of batteries and other forms of energy storage will be required worldwide by 2040 -- 50 times the size of the current market.

    The study notes Innovation is increasingly recognised as a core part of energy policy and this year the IEA has been introducing more tools to help decision-makers understand the technology landscape, their role in it, and to track progress in innovation and the deployment of technologies. This includes the ETP Clean Energy Technology Guide, a comprehensive new interactive guide to the market readiness of more than 400 clean energy technologies.

    Download the ETP Clean Energy Technology Guide HERE. (Source: IEA, Modern Diplomacy, Sept., 2020) Contact: European Patent Office, www. europeantrademarks.eu; International Energy Agency, www.iea.org

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    Toyota, Panasonic Partner on Li-Ion Battery Production (Int'l.)
    Toyota, Panasonic
    Date: 2020-10-07
    In Tokyo, Prime Planet Energy & Solutions Inc. reports it will produce lithium-ion batteries for hybrid cars at a Panasonic factory in Tokushima prefecture, Japan, starting in 2022. The plant is expected to produce batteries for roughly 500,000 vehicles a year.

    Prime Planet Energy & Solutions Inc is 51 pct owned by Toyota with Panasonic, one of the world's largest battery makers, holding the remaining stake. (Source: Prime Planet Energy & Solutions Inc., Automotive News Europe, Oct., 2020)Contact: Prime Planet Energy & Solutions Inc., www.p2enesol.com/en

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    Energy Storage Notable Quotes
    IEA
    Date: 2020-10-05
    "IEA (International Energy Agency) projections make it clear that energy storage will need to grow exponentially in the coming decades to enable the world to meet international climate and sustainable energy goals. Accelerated innovation will be essential for achieving that growth." -- IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol. Contact: IEA, www.iea.org

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    Electriq Acquiring Energy Analytics Firm Lilypad Energy (M&A)
    Electriq Power
    Date: 2020-10-02
    In the Golden State, San Leandro-based home energy storage, management, and monitoring solution specialist Electriq Power reports it will acquire Boston-based Lilypad Energy for an undisclosed sum.

    Lilypad Energy offers data analytics solutions for the energy industry, with focusing on battery energy storage applications. The company's software was designed to evaluate and assess revenue generation opportunities from interventional curtailment for demand response, ancillary services, and other forms of system balancing grid-services (Source: Electriq Power, PR, 30 Sept., 2020) Contact: Electriq Power, CEO, Frank Magnotti, (855) 206-9462, info@electriqpower.com, www.electriqpower.com; LilyPad Energy, hmeyer@lilypadenergy.com, www.lilypad.energy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Electriq Power,  Lilypad Energy,  Energy Management,  


    Arnhem Selects OpenRemote Energy Management System (Int'l.)
    OpenRemote
    Date: 2020-09-30
    In the Netherlands, the city of Arnhem is reporting the selection of OpenRemote's open source data management platform to automate the city's distributed energy system, combining solar and wind power installation, battery storage at the Kleefsewaard industrial park.

    OpenRemote's open-source IoT platform forecasts power generation, consumption and carbon costs for the upcoming 24 hours. These data points are used to define optimal charging and discharging cycles for the energy storage unit. The application will feature a dashboard to enable energy managers to supervise the whole system and monitor financial and carbon savings through a set of performance indicators. (Source: City of Arnhem, PR, Bunkerspot, 30 Sept., 2020) Contact: OpenRemote, www.openremote.io

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    Broad Reach's TX. Energy Storage Projects Underway (Ind. Report)
    Broad Reach Power
    Date: 2020-09-30
    In the Lone Star State, Houston-headquartered independent power producer Broad Reach Power reports construction is underway on two, 100 MW greenfield battery storage projects in Mason and Williamson counties, both of which are expected to be completed before the year end. The company plans to invest more than $100 million in the two utility-scale projects.

    Broad Reach Power, which is backed by energy investors EnCap Investments L.P., Yorktown Partners, and Mercuria Energy, a five gigawatt portfolio of utility scale solar and energy storage power projects in Montana, California, South Dakota and Texas. (Source: Broad Reach Power, Website PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Broad Reach Power, Steve Vavrik, CEO, www.broadreachpower.com

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    Floating Solar Array Slated for Fort Bragg (Ind. Report)
    Duke Energy,Ameresco,Fort Bragg
    Date: 2020-09-30
    In North Carolina, Charlotte-based Duke Energy is reporting it expects to begin construction on a 1.1-MW floating solar facility on Big Muddy Lake at the U.S. Army's Fort Bragg military base. The solar array will be paired with a 2-MW battery energy storage system and supplement power to the military installation from the local grid, providing backup power during electric service outages.

    Duke Energy's prime contractor Ameresco will construct the facility, while Fort Bragg will own and operate the system once construction is completed. The project is part of Duke Energy's $36 million energy services contract with Fort Bragg.

    Duke Energy owns 40 solar facilities in NC, including the 80-MW Conetoe Solar Facility in Edgecombe County, the 65-MW Warsaw Solar Facility in Duplin County and the 60-MW Monroe Solar Facility in Union County. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, WRAL, 30 Sept., 2020)Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, chris.fallon@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

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    CleanPowerSF Inks Solar, Energy Storage Contracts (Ind. Report)
    San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
    Date: 2020-09-30
    In the Golden State, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) community choice energy program -- CleanPowerSF -- reports the signing of two new renewable energy/energy storage contracts with NextEra Energy Resources and EDF Renewables.

    Specifically, with NextEra, the investment consists of the construction of a 20-MW solar project coupled with a 60-MWh of energy storage. Dubbed Crow Creek Energy Center, the solar photovoltaic development will be located in Stanislaus County, and, as part of the contract, NextEra Energy Resources will provide $100,000 in community benefits over the first five years of the agreement.

    The second contract with EDF Renewables will create a 200-MWh battery storage system for the Maverick 6 Solar project, a 100-MW development in Riverside County. The project is anticipated to begin commercial operations in December 2021 and will account for 12 pct of CleanPowerSF's renewable energy supply when it comes online in Dec., 2021.

    The CleanPowerSF community choice energy program launched in 2016 has invested in six large solar and wind energy and energy storage developments in California since 2018.

    Download CleanPowerSF details HERE. (Source: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, PR, Commercial Property Exec., 28 Sept., 2020) Contact: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, www.sfwater.org; NextEra Energy, info@nextrenewables.com, www.nextrenewables.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission,  Energy Storage,  NextEra Energy Resources ,  


    Koolen Takes Stake German Energy Storage Specialist (Int'l., M&A)
    Kraftblock
    Date: 2020-09-28
    In the Netherlands, clean energy conglomerate Koolen Industries reports it is inventing €3 million in Hengelo, Germany-based thermal energy storage specialist Kraftblock. Koolen is looking to boost Kraftblock's nanotechnology-based energy storage system that captures excess heat -- an inevitable by-product of industrial operations -- and reuse it as energy for production.

    Kraftblock's high-temp storage system is significantly more efficient than other thermal storage systems on the market, which mostly use salt or concrete as a storage medium. The German company's solution uses granules, consisting of 85 pct recycled material, storing temperatures of up to 1,300 degrees. By utilizing a modular structure, the system is cost-effective, easily scalable and has a lifespan of some 15,000 cycles, which compares to lithium battery cells that are limited to a maximum of 8,000 cycles. (Source: Koolen Industries, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Koolen Industries, Kees Koolen, CEO, +31 88 007 6000, www.koolenindustries.com; Kraftblock, +49 6897 936 161, welcome@kraftblock.com, www. kraftblock.com/en

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    Natron Touts New UL Listed Sodium-Ion Battery (New Prod & Tech)
    Natron Energy
    Date: 2020-09-25
    Santa Clara, California-headquartered Natron Energy, a leading supplier of high-power, long-life and fire-safe Sodium-ion batteries using Prussian blue chemistry, reports it has achieved Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing for its BlueTray™ 4000 battery -- an industry first and major leap forward for safe, nonflammable battery technology that can be integrated into data centers and telecom companies at scale.

    Natron's unique Sodium-ion technology enables energy storage products that are both higher-powered and safer than traditional options -- with none of the fire, toxic gas or thermal runaway risks associated with lithium or lead batteries. Unlike existing products, Natron's BlueTray™ 4000 is a self-contained, pizza box size unit no larger than a pizza box and requires no bolt-on external circuits, fire protective packaging or unreliable cooling systems. (Source: Natron Energy, PR Webdite, 24 Sept., 2020) Contact: Natron Energy, info@natron.energy, www.natron.energy

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    TVA Plans 5GW BESS Near Knoxville (Ind. Report)
    TVA
    Date: 2020-09-23
    The not-for-profit Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is reporting plans to deploy a stationary 40MWh, Vonore Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) grid-connected battery storage facility at an industrial complex near the city of Knoxville. The facility is expected to be operational in 2022, and will serve industrial customers of Loudon Utilities Board, a power company in East Tennessee which is one of the Authority's local partners. (Source: TVA, Website PR, 21 Sept., 2020) Contact: Loudon Utilities Board , Ty Ross, GM, 865-458-2091, www.loudenutilities.org: TVA

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    Sandia, PNM Announce Energy Storage Collaboration (Ind. Report)
    Sandia National Lab., PNM
    Date: 2020-09-23
    Albuquerque, N.M..-based Sandia National Laboratories and Public Service New Mexico (PNM), New Mexico's largest electricity provider, are reporting a ooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to collaborate in the fields of energy storage, solar photovoltaics, energy conversion systems and related projects to meet specific goals and targets. Funding and support for Sandia's work will be provided through the US DOE Office of Electricity's Energy Storage Program. The agreement and work aligns with Sandia's recently initiated $40 million, 7-year Resilient Energy Systems Mission Campaign.

    The first joint project will identify the tools needed to assess current and future energy storage technologies in an integrated, nearly statewide grid, and will conduct computer modeling and simulations and other analytic exercises to identify priorities. For the project, PNM will focus on the more immediate need to meet its emissions-free goal, while Sandia will examine R&D opportunities for the longer term, with a concentration on energy storage technologies and analytics. (Source: Sandia Nat. Labs, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Sandia Nat. Labs, James Peery, Director, Jason Martinez, Business Dev, (505)-401-3970, www.sandia.gov; PNM, Pat O'Connell, Dir. Resource Planning, (505) 241-2700, www.pnm.com

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    Genex Power, Powerlink Ink Battery Energy Storage Agreement (Int'l.)
    Genex Power
    Date: 2020-09-23
    In the Land Down Under, New South Wales-based Genex Power is reporting an investigation license and tenure agreement with Powerlink Queensland that will see Genex develop a standalone, commercial-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) project at Bouldercombe in North Queensland.

    The project will have an initial capacity of 50 to 75 MWh which will connect into the 132 kilovolts (kV) bays of the existing Powerlink 275kV/132kV Bouldercombe substation.

    Genex has selected its preferred battery supplier and integrator for the project and will start the grid connection process with Powerlink and work with its preferred supplier to complete connection studies. The project is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2022, according to the company release. (Source: Genex Power, PR, Contact: Genex Power, James Harding , CEO, +612 9048 8850, Info@genexpower.com.au, www.genexpower.com.au

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    Juwi, Colorado Springs Utility Ink Solar+Storage PPA (Ind. Report)
    Juwi
    Date: 2020-09-21
    The US arm of German developer Juwi is to supply electricity from the 175MW Pike solar farm combined with 25MW of energy storage to Colorado Springs Utilities under a 17-year PPA. The project will incorporate more than 400,000 photovoltaic panels and generate enough energy to power more than 55,000 homes a year when completed in 2023. With this agreement, renewable energy is estimated to represent 27 pct of Colorado Springs Utilities' energy portfolio.

    Pike is the second solar project that Juwi and Colorado Springs Utilities have worked on together. The first project, Palmer Solar, is a 60MW facility and is currently the largest solar project on Colorado Springs Utilities' system. (Source: juwi, PR, renew biz, 21 Sept., 2020) Contact: Juwi US, Michael Martin, CEO, +49 (0) 6732 96 57-1201,www.juwi.de; Colorado Springs Utilities, Aram Benyamin, CEO, www.csu.org

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    Nexamp Acquiring 50 MW Maine Community Solar Portfolio (M&A)
    Nexamp
    Date: 2020-09-18
    Boston-headquartered solar energy and energy storage provider Nexamp Inc, reports it is acquiring a 50 MW portfolio of Maine community solar projects from Atlanta-headquartered Dimension Energy.

    Dimension Energy developed each of the 10 projects that will contribute millions of kWh of annual renewable electricity production toward Maine's goal of providing 80 pct clean energy by 2030 and 100 pct by 2050.

    Nexamp will build the assets and manage customer subscriptions as the long-term project owner. (Source: Nexamp. PR, Website, Sept., 2020) Contact: Nexamp, Zaid Ashai, CEO, Keith Hevenor, (617) 431-1440, www.nexamp.com; Dimension Energy Rafael Dobrzynski, CEO , www.dimension-energy.com; Central Maine Power, www.cmpco.com; Versant Power, www.versantpower.com

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    Two Texas 100-MW Energy Storage Projects Underway (Ind. Report)
    Broad Reach Power
    Date: 2020-09-18
    In the Lone Star State, Houston-based independent power producer Broad Reach Power is reporting construction is underway on two 100-MW/100-MWh greenfield battery storage projects.

    The company plans to invest more than $100 million in the two recently acquired projects located in Mason and Williamson counties in Texas. Once online in 2021, the plants will operate alongside the company's portfolio of utility-scale battery storage plants in Texas near Houston and Odessa.

    Broad Reach has additional plans to expand its storage portfolio in Texas, including several large endeavors. The company is also replicating its dual greenfield and acquisition approach in California, Montana and other western markets where the company has 700 MW of projects with signed interconnection agreements. (Source: Broad Reach Power, PR, Power Eng., 16 Sept., 2020) Contact: Broad Reach Power, Steve Vavrik, CEO, Managing Partner, www.broadreachpower.com

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    Tecogen Scores Manhattan Trigeneration Project Order (Ind. Report)
    Tecogen
    Date: 2020-09-18
    Waltham, Mass.-based Tecogen Inc, an on-site power, heating and cooling equipment supplier, reports receipt of an order for three InVerde e+ microgrid enabled cogeneration units for installation in a commercial building in NYC.

    The system will be part of a trigeneration plant providing 375 kW to the building and 120 tons of absorption cooling, as well as providing backup power to the complex in the event of a grid outage.

    An Energy Services Company (ESCO) will acquire and own the system and will sell energy to the complex at a discounted rate. Once installation is completed in 2021, Tecogen will enter into a long-term service agreement with the ESCO for the duration of the energy service agreement, and the facility will be serviced from Tecogen’s Piscataway, NJ service center.

    Tecogen Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, installs and maintains high efficiency, ultra-clean, cogeneration products including combined heat and power, air conditioning systems and high-efficiency water heaters for residential, commercial, recreational and industrial use. The company provides cost efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable products for energy production that, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer’s carbon footprint. (Source: Tecogen, Website PR, 17 Sept., 2020) Contact: Tecogen Inc., 781-466-6400, www.tecogen.com

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    Schneider, GEO Partner on Home Energy Management Systems (Int'l.)
    Schneider Electric, Green Energy Options
    Date: 2020-09-18
    In the UK, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is reporting a partnership with Cambridge-based smart home energy specialist Green Energy Options (GEO) to advance home energy management systems in the UK.

    The partnership joind GEO's innovative, agile product development and data insights with Schneider's energy management technology and extensive channel network, according to the release.

    According to the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK will miss its 2050 zero carbon goals without almost entirely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from Britain's 29 million homes. "Developing a net zero home requires smarter, more connected and more efficient mass market solutions", according to the Schneider release. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, ECA Today, 17 Sept., 2020) Contact: Green Energy Options, Patrick Caiger-Smith, CEO , +44 (0)1223 850 210, www.geotogether.com; Schneider Electric, Mike Hughes, Zone President UK & Ireland, www.se.com

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    8minute Solar, CPA Announce Solar-Plus-Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    8minute Solar Energy, CLean Power Alliance
    Date: 2020-09-14
    In the Golden State, Los Angeles-based 8minute Solar Energy is reporting a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Clean Power Alliance (CPA) for the 400-MW plus 180 MW/540 MWh of energy storage Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center in Tulane County.

    The project is expected to break ground early in 2022 and when fully operational in 2023, Rexford will provide sufficient power for roughly 370,000 Californians, making it not only the largest solar-plus-storage project for CPA, but also the largest for any community choice aggregator (CCA) to date. The plant will offset about 600,000 tpy of CO 2.

    CPA serves approximately one million customer accounts and has more customers on 100 pct renewable energy rate plans than any other electricity company in the country. (Source: 8Minute Solar, PR, 10 Sept., 2020) Contact: Clean Power Alliance, Ted Bardacke, Executive Director, www.cleanpoweralliance.org; 8Minute Solar Energy, Dr. Tom Buttgenbach, Pres., CEO, Katie Struble Director, Corporate Communications, 608 332 2809, kstruble@8minute.com, www.8minute.com

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    EnelX, Ardian Launch Battery Energy Storage Partnership (Ind. Report)
    EnelX,Energy Storage
    Date: 2020-09-14
    EnelX, the Enel Group's advanced energy services business line, and Ardian, a private investment house with over $100 billion in global assets, are reporting a joint venture to manage EnelX's battery storage projects in Canada and support the acceleration of the development of similar projects in the country.

    Under the agreement, a dedicated vehicle company, 80 pct owned by Ardian Infrastructure and 20 pct by Enel X, has been formed to manage the battery storage projects in Canada currently included in the joint venture. The roughly 30 MW battery storage portfolio is composed of ten assets in Ontario and includes two separate 10 MW/20 MWh projects expected to reach commercial operations in 2021. Through the partnership, EnelX will continue to construct, operate, and maintain these projects and will be responsible for the development of future projects.

    EnelX is a global leader in the advanced energy services field with a demand management capacity of more than 6 GW globally managed and assigned and 110 MW of storage capacity worldwide. (Source: Ardian, EnelX, PR, Business Wire, 14 Sept., 2020) Contact: Ardian, www.ardian.com; Enel X, +39 06 8305 5699 , ufficiostampa@enel.com, www.enelx.com

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    Advanced Energy Storage Market Report Offered (Ind. Report)
    Energy Storage
    Date: 2020-09-11
    According to Fortune Business Insights recently released Advanced Energy Storage: Global Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecast, 2018-2026 report the energy storage market will hit $211.2 billion by 2026 for a CAGR of 4.82 pct.

    The report is segmented by technology, application, geography, and key players.

    Browse the Advanced energy storage: Global Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecast, 2018-2026 Report HERE. Sample PDF Brochure HERE. (Source: Fortune Business Insights, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Fortune Business Insights, Ashwin Arora, US +1 424 253 0390, UK +44 2071 939123, sales@fortunebusinessinsights.com, www.fortunebusinessinsights.com

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    PowerCell, Soltech Ink Solar Energy Storage Agreement (Ind. Report)
    PowerCell Sweden
    Date: 2020-09-09
    PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a Nordic cooperation agreement with Soltech Group -- Sweden's largest solar energy specialist -- regarding joint development of stationary energy solutions based on the two companies' products within fuel cells and solar energy. By using excess energy from solar panels to produce hydrogen, solar energy can be stored and converted back to electricity in a fuel cell when needed.

    In a first collaborative project, the companies will conduct a feasibility study regarding a stationary power solution that will secure power supply for Amokabel AB in Alstermo, Smaland. (Source: PowerCell Sweden AB, PR, 8 Sept., 2020) Contact: PowerCell Sweden AB, Andreas Boden, +46 (0) 31 720 36 20, andreas.boden@powercell.se

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    Total, PSA JV to Manufacture Lithium-ion Batteries (Int'l. Report)
    Groupe PSA ,TOTAL
    Date: 2020-09-09
    Global energy giant Total is reporting an agreement with a French automobile manufacturer Groupe PSA to form a JV firm called Automotive Cells Company to manufactures batteries in Europe.

    The new company has started an R&D center in Bordeaux and a pilot site in Nersac to develop new high-performance lithium-ion technologies. The new joint venture aims to ensure industrial independence in Europe for the production of batteries with an initial capacity of 8 GW, reaching a total capacity of 48 GW by 2030. (Source: Total, MERCOM India, 9 Sept., 2020)

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    EOS Energy Storage Inks Texas BESS Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
    EOS Energy Storage, International Electric Power
    Date: 2020-09-04
    Edison, New Jersey-headquartered zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage systems specialist EOS Energy Storage is reporting an agreement to supply systems to Pittsburgh-based International Electric Power LLC for projects in Texas. Delivery is expected to begin in Q3, 2021. Financial details were not released.

    Under the agreement, EOS will supply 1 GWh of standalone BESS technology to IEP for grid-connected projects with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). (Source: EOS Energy Storage, Website, Sept., 2020) Contact: EOS Energy Storage, 732.225.8400, www.eosenergy.com; International Electric Power LLC, 412-567-1500, www.iepwr.com

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