If constructed, the energy storage facility would enable the Alliance comprising 29 cities and two counties, to distribute electricity during peak-demand times and reduce the need for natural gas at night or on cloudy days, according to CPA.
Required by state law to get 55 pct of their energy from renewable sources by 2025, all power companies in California are investing in solar storage.
To date, CPA has executed three agreements, two for solar and one for hydroelectric. The projects, still under construction, are expected to go online between December 2020 and December 2022, according to CPA.
(Source: Clean Power Alliance, Thousand Oaks Acorn, Oct., 2019) Contact: Clean Power Alliance, Ted Bardacke, Exec. Dir., www.cleanpoweralliance.org
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The system integrates with existing residential grid-tied solar systems and works with any manufacturer's panels. Humless Universal is the first to enable simultaneous AC/DC Coupling and is very expandable.
(Source: ABB, PR, BusinessWire, 24 Sept., 2019) Contact: ABB, Franklin Sullivan, EVP, Market Manager US Electrification, www.abb.com; Humless Universal, 866-438-7129, www.humless.com
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The ESS integrates with any existing residential grid-tied solar system and works with any manufacturer's panels. Humless Universal is the first to enable simultaneous AC/DC Coupling and is very expandable.
(Source: ABB, PR, BusinessWire, 24 Sept., 2019) Contact: ABB, Franklin Sullivan, EVP, Lead Market Manager, U.S. Electrification business, www.abb.com; Humless, 866-438-7129, www.humless.com
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The 375 acre solar farm will generate sufficient energy for more than 12,000 local homes and businesses once complete in May 2020. Signal Energy is providing the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services for the Lotus project.
Allianz Global Investors is a global investment management firm with offices in over 20 locations worldwide.The company manages more the €500 billion in assets on behalf of institutional and retail clients. It is owned by global financial services group, Allianz SE.
(Source: 8minute Solar Energy, PR, Business Wire, 10 Sept., 2019) Contact: 8minute Solar Energy, www.8minute.com; Allianz, www.allianzgi.com
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esVolta LP is a leading developer, owner and manager of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America.
The company's portfolio of operational plus contracted projects totals over 400 MWhs of capacity. The company is supported by a long-term capital commitment from Blue Sky Alternative Investments LLC, and a strategic procurement arrangement with Powin Energy Corporation, according to the company. (Source: esVolta LP, Southern Company, PV Mag,
Contact: esVolta, Randolph Mann, President, www.linkedin.com/in/randolph-mann-570b562b, (949) 330 6300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.esvolta.com; Southern Power, Buzz Miller, Pres., CEO, (404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com
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Iron Edison lithium iron phosphate batteries can be used as drop-in replacements to lead-acid batteries in in existing systems or can be purchased as part of a turnkey energy storage solution.
(Source: Nuvation Energy, PR, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Nuvation Energy , Micheal Worry, CEO,
Joseph Xavier, Director of Marketing, (408) 228-5580, (519) 594-0072 - Ontario Canada Office, email@example.com,
Iron Edison, Brandon Williams, CEO,
(720) 432-6433, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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AMS's financial performance contract addresses customer concerns with traditional solar PPAs by providing a higher degree of certainty that savings will be delivered for the customer. AMS's AI software platform continuously optimizes solar systems, batteries, and retail energy rates to actively respond to evolving energy market conditions and achieve the lowest energy costs over the life of the system.
(Source: AMS, PR, 13 May, 2019) Contact: AMS, Susan Kennedy, CEO , www.advmicrogrid.com; 38 Degrees, www.38degreesn.com
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As one of the first on the US market to offer high-power capabilities, ST556KWH-250 features four units of 60kW modules which enables flexible design to customize system capacity and module quantity.
The main innovation behind the new ESS solution is its integration with Samsung's latest E3 Battery to obtain a smaller size and higher energy densities, along with minimized on-site labor and wiring. The units can be widely used in multiple applications, including peak shaving, demand response and micro-grid.
(Source: Sungrow, PR, Renewables, 19 April, 2019) Contact: Sungrow, Jack Gu, Pres., PV & Energy Storage Division, +86 551 6532 7834, email@example.com, www.en.sungrowpower.com
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Evolve is a fully-integrated residential energy storage system that incorporates proprietary power electronics system, LG Chem low-voltage battery modules, and a comprehensive user interface. The system is rated at 5KW AC output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5 kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39kWh in storage capacity. The NEMA 3R wall-mounted package is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations.
(Source: Source: Eguana Technologies Inc., 21 Mar., 2019)
Contact: Eguana Technologies, Justin Holland, CEO, (416) 728.7635,
(905) 929-7522, www.EguanaTec.com;
PurePoint Energy, Michael Dowling
Business Development Manager, Tom Wemyss, VP Bus. Dev., (203) 642-4105, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.purepointenergy.com
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Origis Services currently manages a 500 MW solar portfolio with integrated operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management services. Expansion underway includes an advanced Remote Operations Control Center located in Austin, TX.
Origis Services provides 24/7 continuous monitoring services utilizing cloud-based solar enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, a seasoned team for responsive incident resolution and extensive reporting capabilities focused on owner’s requirements. (Source: Origis Energy, PR, SCNow, 18 Mar., 2019) Contact: Origis Energy, www.OrigisEnergy.com, Origis Services, Michael Eyman, Managing Director, Valerie Cops, (786) 693-2624, email@example.com, www.OrigisServices.com
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In its proposal, Tesla cited the completion of a similar project on the island of Ta'u in American Samoa. In 2016, Tesla deployed a 1.4 MW solar array and a 6 MWh energy storage system with 60 Tesla Powerpacks. The company has also deployed similar systems in Samoa, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and others. See our July 27, 2018 edition for details of the Samoan project.
Tesla reportedly suggested a pilot project to demonstrate their microgrid system on the island of Limnos. (Source: Tesla, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, elektrec, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, www.gtp.gr/MinistryfortheEnvironmentEnergyClimatechange; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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The fluid is a molecule in liquid form composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen. When the fluid is hit by sunlight, the bonds between its atoms are rearranged and it turns into an energized new version of itself, called an isomer. Energy from the sun is thus captured between the isomer's strong chemical bonds, where it stays even when the molecule cools down to room temperature. When the energy is needed, the fluid is filtered through a special catalyst that converts the molecules back to their original form, warming the liquid by 63 degrees C (113 degrees F).
The researchers hope this warmth can be used for domestic heating systems, water heaters, and similar applications.
(Source: Chalmers University of Technology, PR, Oct., 2018) Contact: Chalmers University of Technology,
Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen, +46 761 99 68 55, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chalmers.se
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This would be the first large battery installation in Texas for Luminant's parent company Vistra Energy, which has already proposed building the world's largest battery in California.
The Upton 2 plant is one of the largest solar facilities in Texas. At full capacity, it could generate enough electricity to power 56,700 average Texas homes. The battery will be capable of generating 42-megawatt hours of the electricity when fully charged.
(Source: Luminant, Dallas Morning News, 31 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Luminant, 214.812.4600, www.luminant.com; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality,www.tceq.texas.gov
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This summer, Georgetown became the largest U.S. city to source 100 pct of its energy needs from renewables. The city purchases 144 MWh from the EDF Renewable Energy's Spinning Spur 3 wind farm near Amarillo, and 150 MWh from the NRG Energy's Buckthorn solar plant in West Texas.
The Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge is a year-long competition under which city leaders from across the country develop proposals that would reinvent a city's practices on climate change and other issues.
(Source: City of Georgetown, Texas, Community Impact, 31 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Bloomberg U.S. Mayors Challenge, www.mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org; City of Georgetowm, Chris Foster, Manager of Resource Planning and Integration, www.georgetown.org
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The San Diego Zoo will leverage EDF Renewables' performance-based contract whereby EDF is paid based on the actual utility bill savings realized by the Zoo as a result of the battery operation. Accordingly, the Zoo has no fixed payments and bears no performance risk on the operation of the system. The battery solution also acts as a hedge against rising utility rates.
EDF Renewables North America delivers grid-scale power:on and offshore wind and solar energy storage projects; distributed solutions: solar, solar+storage; EV charging and energy management; and other commercial skills and services. The company's portfolio consists of 10 GW of developed projects and 10 GW under service contracts. (Source: EDF, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: EDF Renewables North America,
Andrew Goldstone, (858) 521-3300, www.edf-re.com
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New York State has set a goal to generate half of its power from renewable energy sources by 2030. (Source: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, AP, 11 Oct., 2018) Contact: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov, https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo
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Under the terms of the MoU, Macquarie will build the hybrid project and is set to announce the contracted EPC firm soon.
(Source: Macquarie Group, RENew Economy, 11 Sept., 2018)Contact: Macquarie Group, www.macquarie.com
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The storage pilot project will be connected to the DEWA grid. connect the storage systems to its grid. The project, in cooperation with Amplex Emirates, supports DEWA's efforts to promote energy efficiency, clean-energy production and energy storage technologies.
(Source: DEWA, TradeArabia News Service, Aug., 2018)
Contact: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, +971 4 601 9999, www.dewa.gov.aesaid Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
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Azelio's technology uses aluminum alloy as a storage media that does not need refilling to maintain its efficiency, as opposed to common storage technologies using salt or water.
Initially, Azelio is targeting projects in 500 kW to 20 MW range and plans to construct a verification project in Moracco in partnership with the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy. (Source: Azelio, TradeArabia , 17 June, 2018)
Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46-709-40-35-80
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The Redstone project will incorporate SolarReserve's proprietary ThermaVault technology which integrates molten salt energy storage technology as well as heliostat collector field controls and tracking system.
In addition to the Redstone project, SolarReserve developed 246 MW of solar capacity already installed and operating in South Africa, 650 MW bid into expedited round 4.5 of the REIPPPP and a pipeline of over 2,000 MW. (Source: Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, SolarReserve, Power Engineering, 6 April, 2018) Contact: SolarReserve, Tom Georgis, Senior VP of Development, (310) 315-2200, www.solarreserve.com; ACWA, +27 11 722 4100, www.acwapower.com; Eskom. www.eskom.co.za
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The Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation project includes development, construction, financing and commissioning, and is Cyprus Creek's first foray into solar-plus-storage.
(Source: Cyprus Creek Renewables, Energy Storage, 27 Mar., 2018) Contact: Cypress Creek Renewables, Matthew McGovern, CEO, (310) 581-6299, email@example.com, www.cypresscreekrenewables.com; Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, (910) 754-4391, www.bemc.org
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POWERSTATION 247's patent-pending, plug-and-play energy storage system is designed in Germany and manufactured in the U.S. It is the most powerful behind-the-meter energy storage system currently available and is the only storage system that interfaces with renewables and backup generators for residential and future commercial customers. (Source: PowerStation, PR, 26 Mar., 2018) Contact: PowerStation 247, Katherine Potter,
(408) 398-6611, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.powerstation247.com
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The new system is able to reach an average of 510 Joules per gam with a maximum of 690, while the previous high-energy storage density achieved in a polymeric system was in the range of 200 Joules per gram.
According to the researchers, if energy storage density improves, possible applications for the new technology could include solar energy storage.
(Source: Univ. Massachusetts Amherst, Scientific Reports, R&D, 29 Dec., 2017) Contact: Univ. Mass. Amherst, Chemistry Prof. Dhandapani Venkataraman, (413)545-2028, email@example.com, www.umass.edu
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Project funding is from the Department of Defense (DoD) Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP). Typically, projects funded under the ECIP are designed to implement energy cost savings and energy resiliency projects at DoD installations. A microgrid provides a more resilient source of energy for remote locations such as Wake Island.
(Source: Hannah Solar Government Services, PR, 28 Nov., 2017) Contact: Hannah Solar Government Services, (843)-718-1866,
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The city partnered with Samsung Renewable Energy Canada and its electrical utility Maritime Electric on the $3 million project which Samsung sees using as a testing ground for operating solar energy storage at an industrial scale.
The city of Summerside and the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA) each invested $1.5 million in the project while Samsung contributed in-kind support. (Source: City of Summerside, CBC, 17 Nov., 2017)
Contact: Maritime Electric, www.maritimeelectric.com; Samsung Renewable Energy Canada, www.samsungrenewableenergy.ca; City of Summerside, https://summerside.ca
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BYD's B-Box is ideal for residential rooftop solar energy storage and can minimize the amount of solar energy sent back to the grid and negate the impact of costly peak time electricity tariffs, according to the company.
(Source: BYD, Sep 12, 2017) Contact: BYD, Julia Chen, +86 (7) 558 988-8888, www.byd.com
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Energy storage projects on MECO grids include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the company's Wailea Substation in South Maui and projects with the independently owned Auwahi and Kaheawa wind farms on Maui and the Lana'i Sustainability Research solar farm. A BESS is currently being tested on Molokai, the utility added.
In 2016, 37 pct of the electricity used by MECO customers came from renewable resources, including private solar power, wind and hydroelectricity, according tp MECO.
(Sourse: Maui Electric, 13 June, 2017) Contact: Maui Electric, (808) 871-9777, www.mauielectric.com;
Smart Electric Power Alliance, www.sepapower.org
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Elemental Excelerator, the Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii and the HSEA collaborated on the effort to improve the permitting process.
In May, permits were issued for 163 PV systems with battery storage capabilities.
(Source: Hawaii Solar Energy Assoc., Pacific Bus. News, 13 June, 2017)Contact: Hawaii Solar Energy Association, www.hsea.org; Distributed Energy Resources Council of Hawaii, www.dercouncil.org
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Sunverge Systems energy management platform allow customers to capture the power they generate from their rooftop solar and automatically use it when demand and energy prices are highest. Nationally PetersenDean installs about 2,000 American-made rooftop solar systems per month.
(Source: PetersenDean and Sunverge, PR, 8 May, 2017) Contact:
Sunverge, Ken Munson, CEO, (415) 795-3660, www.sunverge.com; PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, (800) 564-0362, petersendean.com
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The project features 73.6 kW of solar panels and five Ice Energy Ice Bear 30 integrated heating, cooling and energy storage systems that have replaced the center's outdated HVAC system. During the day, the solar PV supplies the energy needs of the center, including charging the Ice Bears. In the evening, the Ice Bears provide up to four hours of cooling using a fraction of the electricity normally needed, according to Ice Energy.
According to Ice Energy , California's Self-Generation Incentive Program, combined with Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, enabled the center to install the solar-plus-ice-storage system with minimal up-front investment. (Source: Ice Energy, 29 Mar., 2017) Contact: Ice Energy, Mike Hopkins, CEO, (877) 542-3232, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ice-energy.com; Horizon Solar Power, (844) 765-2780, www.horizonsolarpower.com
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KIUC has a 20-year has inked a PPA for electricity from the project at 13.9 cents per kilowatt-hour. (Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal, Green Car Reports, Others, 13 Mar., 2017) Contact: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, David Bissell, Pres., CEO, www.kiuc.coop; Tesla, www.teslamotors.com; SolarCity Corp., Lyndon Rive, Pres., (650) 638-1028, www.solarcity.com
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