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

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

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maldives,  Energy Storage,  Renewable Energy,  


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tucson Electric Power,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  NextEra Energy Resources,  


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

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

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


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind news,  Solar news,  Energy Storage news,  LG Energy news,  


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

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

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  Battery,  Energy Stroeage,  Renewables+Storage ,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTEK news,  Energy Storage news,  


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Amp Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hampshire Electric Cooperative,  ENGIE North America,  Solar,  Battery Energy Storage,  


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News ENGIE news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  Solar news,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar news,  QE Solar news,  


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

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

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


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News EnergyX news,  Lithium news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Power,  Mitsubishi Power Americas,  Powin,  Battery Energy Storage,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News SPI Energy,  Solar4America,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  Batter,  


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

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

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


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News EVLO Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  Hydro-Quebec ,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,  


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  NYSERDA,  


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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News nergy Storage,  Battery,  Powin Energy,  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2,  Energy Efficiency,  Decarbonization,  


  • Colorado Mtn. College Solar+ Storage Project Announced (Ind. Report)
    AMeresco
    Date: 2021-04-09
    Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting a partnership with Glenwood Springs, Colorado-headquartered Holy Cross Energy (HCE) for a solar and battery energy storage project at Colorado Mountain College's Spring Valley Campus.

    Under the agreement, Ameresco will install, maintain and own 4.5MW of solar PV and 15 MWh battery energy storage and sell the generated output to HCE under a long-term PPA.

    The project's avoided annual greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be 6,853 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which equates to the emissions benefit of removing 1,481 passenger vehicles from the road, or not burning 7,551,050 pounds of coal.

    Holy Cross Energy aims to source 100 pct of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. (Source: Colorado Mountain College, PR. 6 Apr., 2021) Contact: Colorado Mountain College, www.coloradomtn.edu; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com; Holy Cross Energy, Bryan Hannegan, CEO, (970) 945-5491, www.holycross.com

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    Battery Nanomaterial Tech Startup Raises $3Mn (Int'l. Funding)
    Nanom
    Date: 2021-04-05
    Reykjavik, Iceland headquartered battery nanomaterials specialist Nanom reports it has raised $3 million in seed funding for its process technology that boost battery performance and expects to announce its partners in the next few months.

    The nanomaterial process technology has provided a 9x improvement for the Nickel-Iron batteries used in a wide range of large-scale energy storage devices, transportation and other applications. The technology can also be used to create solid state batteries with carbon fibre and a silk interposer treated with an electrolyte. This can be used to create batteries in the structure of electric vehicles such as cars and boats. The company has already created a pilot project where a 1 meter electric boat was constructed where the hull of the boat became the battery.

    The nanoparticle process generates particles that are many orders-of-magnitude more effective in increasing energy surface in existing batteries by mixing them into the slurry that is a standard part of all battery manufacturing lines. Nanom has achieved scale in its manufacturing process and can already satisfy the requirements of battery markets which is a key challenge for nanoparticle production, according to the company release. (Source: Namon, PR, eeNews Europe, 5 Apr., 2021) Contact: Nanom, Armann Kojic, CEO, +354 776 7555, 650 427 9060 – California Office, n@nnom.com, www.nnom.com

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    Scout Energy Slows Horse Haven Wind Project Permitting (Ind. Report)
    Scout Clean Energy
    Date: 2021-03-31
    Further to our 19 May, 2020 coverage, Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy is reported to have withdrawn it's request for expedited processing of its application for site certification through Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) for its Horse Heaven Wind Farm project in Benton, County, Washington.

    The slowdown is intended to allow further community input and comments on the proposed 1150 MW facility that would combine wind energy, solar energy and battery energy storage in the same location near the "Tri-Cities" of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland.

    The project is expected to incorporate as many as 212 GE wind turbines at a total cost of $850 million and generate sufficient energy for approximately 140,000 homes when fully operational in 2022, as previously reported. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, Website, KEPR 30 Mar., 2021) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Dave Kobus, Project Manager, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, michael@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com

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    Apple Planning Calif. Solar Energy Storage Project (Ind. Report)
    Apple
    Date: 2021-03-31
    IT giant Apple has announced plans to construct a 240 MWh, battery-based renewable energy storage facility at the California Flats solar installation in southeastern Monterey County, about 100 miles southeast of Apple's HQ in Cupertino.

    The 240 MWh facility will store sufficient power for more than 7,000 homes for one day. (Source: Apple, Reuters, 31 Mar., 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Apple news,  Energy Storage news,  Solar news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  


    Tesla Tapped for Aussie Big Battery Project (Int'l. Report)
    Tesla, Neoen
    Date: 2021-03-01
    In the Land Down Under, Neoen is reporting Tesla will supply its Megapack batteries and software for the new 300 MW/450 MWh Victoria Big Battery energy storage project.

    Neoen also reports its total capacity in operation and under construction is currently over 3 GW but expected to reach 5 GW before the year end. (Source: Neoen, PR, TechAu, 27 Feb., 2021) Contact: Neoen, Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia MD, www.neoen.com; Tesla, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall

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    Ontario Battery Energy Storage Project Slated for Jarvis (Ind Report)
    NRStor
    Date: 2021-02-24
    Toronto-based NRStor Inc. is touting the joint venture Oneida Energy Storage project with Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp. in Jarvis, Ontario as the largest such facility in the province.

    When fully operational, the 250 megawatt/1,000 megawatt-hour battery energy storage project could lower electricity system costs by up to $760 million over its lifetime and help Ontario reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.1 million tonnes -- equivalent of taking about 40,000 cars off the road every year over the project's life. (Source: NRStor, Canadian Biomass, 23 Feb., 2021) Contact: Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, (519) 753-1950, www.sndevcorp.ca; NRStor Inc., Peter Gregg, President, (647) 281-7200, www.nrstor.com

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    CleanSpark Launches Residential Microgrid Solution (Ind. Report)
    CleanSpark
    Date: 2021-02-17
    Salt Lake City-based diversified software and services specialist CleanSpark, Inc. is reporting the launch of mVoult www.mvoult.com, a stand-alone energy management controller capable of directing the operations of both existing and new energy assets for residential microgrids.

    mVoult will be offered as a smart controller and mobile app specifically designed for residential applications. The Company also plans to launch a fully integrated mVoult branded battery energy storage and controls solution. The home power solution will enable the selection of optional add-ons such as solar integration or back-up generators. The company expects to begin taking pre-orders for both the stand-alone controls and the fully integrated solution in April 2021. Installations of the solution are expected to begin summer 2021.

    CleanSpark, Inc. offers a suite of software solutions that provide end-to-end microgrid energy modeling, energy market communications, and energy management solutions. Offerings include intelligent energy monitoring and controls, intelligent microgrid design software, middle-ware communications protocols for the energy industry, energy system engineering and software consulting services.

    Through its wholly owned subsidiary, ATL Data Centers LLC, CleanSpark also owns and operates a data center that provides customers with traditional on-site and cloud-based data center services. (Source: CleanSpark, Inc., PR, 15 Feb., 2021) Contact: CleanSpark, Inc., Zach Bradford, CEO, (801) 244-4405, ir@cleanspark.com, www.cleanspark.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Microgrid news,  Energy Stoarge news,  Energy Management news,  


    Elon Musk Comments on a U.S. Carbon Tax (Notable Quote)
    Elon Musk
    Date: 2021-02-15
    Following up on our 22 Jan coverage -- Elon Musk Offers $100Mn for Best Carbon Capture Tech -- the the battery energy storage, SpaceX and Tesla tycoon announced:

    "I talked to the Biden administration, and they were like 'Well, this seems too politically difficult' and I was like, 'Well, this is obviously a thing that should happen', and by the way, SpaceX would be paying a carbon tax too. So I'm like, you know, I'm like, I think we should pay it too. It's not like we shouldn't have carbon generating things. It's just that there's got to be a price on this stuff," Musk said.

    "If we just put a price on carbon emissions, the market will react in a sensible way. But because we don`t have a price on it, it is behaving badly," Musk noted.

    "It's either we have sustainable energy or civilization collapses. And so if civilization doesn't collapse we will have sustainable energy, it's just a question of how soon does that happen. Sooner is better," Musk elaborated. (Source: Elon Musk, DNA, 13 Feb., 2021) Contact: Elon Musk (@elonmusk)

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    $20Mn Battery Storage Project Slated for San Diego (Ind. Report)
    EnerSmart, Eos Energy
    Date: 2021-02-15
    In the Golden State, San Diego-based renewable energy service provider EnerSmart is reporting a $20 million deal with New Jersey-based Eos Energy for more than 10 zinc-based battery storage facilities, seven of which will be in San Diego. These projects will store approximately 3 MW each and will each supply electric power to 2000 homes.

    The electric powere stored in these batteries will go to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The California PUC seeks to add about 2,100 MW of energy storage to the grid by August 2021. . Currently, the peak demand for electricity is at 26,221 megawatts. (Source: EnerSmart, Website, NewsinPaphos, 14 Feb., 2021) Contact: EnerSmart, James beach, Partner, www.enersmartstorage.com; Eos Energy, www.eose.com

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


    Cambridgeshire 50MW Battery Storage Plant Underway (Int'l.)
    SNS plc
    Date: 2021-02-12
    In the UK, Glasgow-headquartered smart energy infrastructure company, SMS plc reports construction is underway on a 50MW grid-scale battery storage development in Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Work on a second 49 MW site in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will get underway later this month. The two projects are the first in an initial 270MW pipeline that SMS seeks to build over the next two years.

    SMS, which finances, installs, and manages low-carbon energy assets across the grid, will deliver the projects from initial construction through to ongoing operation, trading, maintenance, and asset management for the expected 40-year lifespan of the batteries.

    The UK currently has over 1GW of storage in operation and an expanding pipeline of projects across the country. (Source: SMS, Website PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: SMS, Tim Mortlock, COO, +44 0 141 249 3880, www.sms-plc.com

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    Jupiter Power Plans 2021 Energy Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    Jupiter Power
    Date: 2021-02-12
    Austin, Texas-based utility-scale energy storage developer and operator Jupiter Power is reporting plans to deploy 652MWh of battery storage during 2021, kicking off a 10GW development pipeline.

    The company, which is backed by energy growth capital investor EnCap Investments, it will construct six standalone battery energy storage projects, including three 200MWh projects and three smaller ones, expected to come online by Q3 of this year in Texas, the eastern seaboard, California and the mid-continent regions of the US. The company has around 10GW of battery storage projects under development that it hopes to construct between 2022 and 2026. (Source: Jupiter Power, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Jupiter Power, Andy Bowman, CEO, info@jupiterpower.io, www.jupiter power.io

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Jupiter Power news,  Energy Storage news,  


    Wartsila Supplying Energy Storage for Mexican Wind Farm (Int'l.)
    Wartsila
    Date: 2021-02-10
    Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila Corporation reports it has contracted to install a 10MW battery energy storage system at the Eolica Coromuel Wind Farm near the city of La Paz, Mexico. The 50MW wind energy project is under construction by San Diego-based by Eurus Energy America Corp. -- part of the Tokyo-headquartered Eurus Energy Group -- which operates wind and solar farms globally.

    Wartsilia will provide a grid-connected battery storage system and long-term servicing to the system including remote monitoring, performance guarantees and replacing and repairing components as needed. Wartsilia will use the Finland-headquartered energy storage system integrator's recently launched GridSolv Max containerised lithium-ion battery storage and run on the company's GEMS energy management software platform.

    Mexico is aiming to reach 30 pct renewables by 2021 and 35 by 2024. (Source: Wartsilia, PR, Energy Storage, 8 Feb., 2021) Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, +81-3-5404-5300 / FAX: +81-3-5404-5301, www.eurus-energy.com; Eurus Energy America, Eurus Energy America, Nick Henriksen, VP, 858-638-7115, 858-638-7125 -- fax; info@eurusenergy.com, www.eurusenergy.com; Wartsila, www.wartsila.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Eurus Energy,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  


    TOTAL Purchasing TX Solar+Storage Projects (M&A, Imd. Report)
    TOTAL
    Date: 2021-02-08
    Paris-headquartered french oil and gas giant TOTAL reports it is acquiring four commercial-scale solar+storage power projects in Texas, to meet the electricity demand of its Port Arthur refining and petrochemicals platform and La Porte and Carville petrochemical sites and others. All projects, each with co-located battery energy storage systems, are in industrial areas near Houston with high electricity demand and are expected to come online between 2023 and 2024, according to the release.

    Including this acquisition, TOTAL is now developing close to 4 GW of renewable power capacity in the US. TOTAL has the largest renewable energy portfolio among European oil majors. (Source: TOTAL, Financial Tribune, 7 Jan., 2021)

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


    SPARKZ Licenses ORNL Battery Production Technology (Ind. Report)
    ORNL, Sparkz
    Date: 2021-02-05
    The US DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is reporting Knoxville, Tennessee-based battery energy storage start-up Sparkz Energy Systems (SPARKZ) has exclusively licensed ORNL's "fast formation cycling" technology that enables the rapid production of lithium-ion batteries commonly used in portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. The technology reduces production time significantly and also enhances battery performance, which can lead to reduced costs.

    SPARKZ is presently seeking a location for an R&D and prototyping facility to scale their licensed battery technologies to meet the demands of customers in the mobility and grid sectors, according to the release. (Source: ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy, www.ornl.gov/partnerships; Sparkz Energy Systems, Sanjiv Malhotra, CEO, www.sparkz.energy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ORNL,  Battery,  Sparkz,  


    Southern Power Adding Storage at Calif. Solar Sites (Ind. Report)
    Southern Power
    Date: 2021-02-05
    Atlanta-based US wholesale energy provider Southern Power reports it is adding battery energy storage capacity to its 205-MW Tranquillity Solar Facility and the 72-MW Garland Solar Facility, as well as inking 20-year PPAs with Southern California Edison (SCE) for the two sites.

    Both energy storage projects will be owned in partnership with AIP Management and Global Atlantic Financial Group, who already have existing ownership interests in the two facilities. Southern Power will be responsible for operating the storage, building on their operation of both solar sites since they went into commercial operation in 2016. (Source: Southern Power, PR, Feb., 2021)Contact: Southern Power, www.southernpowercompany.com

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    Enphase, Momentum Solar Partner on Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Enphase Energy,Momentum Solar
    Date: 2021-02-03
    Fremont, California-based energy management technology and microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems supplier Enphase Energy, Inc. is reporting U.S. residential solar contractor Momentum Solar will now promote and install Enphase Energy Storage systems in addition to Enphase Solar systems as their all-in-one home energy management solution.

    Enphase Encharge™ storage systems feature Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry, which provides a long cycle life, safe operation through excellent thermal stability, and a UL9540A fire safety certification.

    Enphase Storage systems are equipped with Enphase Power Start™ technology, which helps seamlessly power-up air conditioners and well-pumps. Homeowners have insight into their solar and storage systems through the Enphase Enlighten™ mobile app. (Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, 3 Feb., 2021) Contact: Enphase Energy Inc., Dave Ranhoff, CCO, Christian Zdebel, 484-788-2384, pr@enphase.com, www.enphase.com; Momentum Solar, Arthur Souritzidis, CEO, www.momentumsolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy news,  Momentum Solar news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  


    Enphase, Momentum Solar Partner on Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2021-02-03
    Fremont, California-based energy management technology and microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems supplier Enphase Energy, Inc. is reporting U.S. residential solar contractor Momentum Solar will now promote and install Enphase Energy Storage systems in addition to Enphase Solar systems as their all-in-one home energy management solution.

    . Enphase Encharge™ storage systems feature Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry, which provides a long cycle life, safe operation through excellent thermal stability, and a UL9540A fire safety certification. Enphase Storage systems are equipped with Enphase Power Start™ technology, which helps seamlessly power-up air conditioners and well-pumps. Homeowners have insight into their solar and storage systems through the Enphase Enlighten™ mobile app, including the ability to go off-grid from the app.. (Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, 3 Feb., 2021) Contact: Enphase Energy Inc., Dave Ranhoff, CCO, Christian Zdebel, 484-788-2384, pr@enphase.com, www.enphase.com; Momentum Solar, Arthur Souritzidis, CEO, www.momentumsolar.com

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


    ALFEN, Centrica Announce Battery Energy Storage Deal (Int'l.)
    ALFEN,Centrica Business Solutions
    Date: 2021-02-03
    In the Netherlands, battery maker ALFEN reports it has been selected by UK-based energy services company Centrica Business Solutions as a preferred partner to supply 10MW battery energy storage solutions. With this three-year framework agreement, ALFEN further expands its collaboration with Centrica after the recent framework agreement to supply charge points for Centrica and its subsidiary British Gas.

    Centrica Business Solutions, a subsidiary of Centrica, is a leader in building and operating energy storage solutions for various business customers across Europe.

    ALFEN offers comprehensive battery energy storage solutions, both stationary and mobile. The Alfen products are tailor-made for different markets and applications but based on the same design principles to guarantee optimal performance, limited installation time on site, flexibility, modularity and longevity. (Source: ALFEN, Website PR, 2 Feb., 2021) Contact: ALFEN, +31 36 54 93 400, info@alfen.com, www.alfen.com; Centrica Business Solutions, Distributed Energy Solutions, www.centricabusinesssolutions.com

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    Tesla's 2020 Energy Storage Deployments Jump 83 pct (Ind. Report)
    Tesla
    Date: 2021-01-29
    According to its Q4 and FY2020 earnings report, Tesla's energy storage deployments grew by 83 pct from 2019 to 2020 and surpassed 3GWh in a single year.

    The growth is driven by growing demand for the company's utility-scale Megapack and Powerwall energy storage units. Due to backlog, Tesla's energy storage business has been "supply constrained", yet Tesla is aiming to increase its supply chain and production capacity, the report noted.

    As reported on Jan. 22, With demand surpassing production, Tesla has increased the price of its home Powerwall battery pack by $500 to $7,500 following an October increase from $6,500 to $7,000. The company installed its 100,000th Powerwall home battery pack in 2020, according to Tesla. (Source: Tesla, Q4 and FY2020 earnings report, Jan., 2021) Contact: Tesla, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall

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    AES Commissions California Energy Storage Facility (Ind. Report)
    AES Corporation, Fluence
    Date: 2021-01-29
    The AES Corporation is reporting the commissioning of one of the world's largest stand alone battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the AES Alamitos Energy Center in California. The system will provide up to 400 MWh of energy to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 20-year PPA.

    The installation incorporates Fluence Advancion 5 batteries -- Fluence is a Siemens-- AES JV and a leading energy storage and technology provider.

    AES presently manages projects that are operational, under construction and under development, including the operation of approximately 2.5 GW of renewable energy projects and has a contracted 2.6 GW pipeline nationwide. (Source: AES, PR, Website, Saur, 28 Jan., 2021) Contact: AES, Andres Gluski, Pres., CEO, www.aes.com; sPower, Ryan Creamer, CEO, Naomi Keller, VP Marketing, (801) 679-3514, nkeller@sPower.com, www.sPower.com; Fluence Energy, Fluence Battery Storage System, Brett Galura, CEO, (571) 274-9404, www.fluenceenergy.com; Southern California Edison, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement and Management, www.sce.com

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    UK Battery Energy Storage JV Announced (Int'l. Report)
    Eelpower, SUSI Partners
    Date: 2021-01-25
    In the UK, London-based Eelpower is reporting a JV with Zug, Switzerland-based SUSI Partners to construct and operate a pipeline of new battery storage assets in the UK. The JV's first project -- a new 50MW battery storage project at Dunsinane, near Dundee, Scotland -- is slated to get underway next month.

    Eelpower is investing in lithium-ion batteries from BYD. SUSI purchased 40MW of Eelpower's existing electricity storage assets, which along with the new assets will continue to be managed by Eelpower. (Source: Eelpower, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Eelpower, Mark Simon, CEO, info@eelpower.co.uk, www.eelpower.co.uk; SUSI Partners, Marco van Daele, Co-CEO and CIO, www.susi-partners.com

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    Generac Beefs-Up Energy Storage with New Division (Ind. Report)
    Generac
    Date: 2021-01-22
    Waukesha, Wisconsin-based US power product manufacturer and supplier Generac is to unite a number of recently-acquired companies to establish a new energy storage business arm. The new division will combine: Maine-based behind-the meter battery storage technologies manufacturer Pika Energy; Enbala Power Technologies, and Neurio Technology -- all of which were previously acquired by Generac -- with Generac's existing connectivity business to create a combined Energy Technology (ET) division to be headed by Russ Minick.

    Generac lauched its PWRCell home energy storage product last Jan. and released a new EX lithium-ion battery module in October, 2020. (Source: Generac, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Enbala Power Technologies, 262-544-4811, www.generac.com; Pika Energy, Ben Polito, CEO, www.pika-energy.com

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    Tesla Powering Up Powerwall Price (Ind. Report)
    Tesla
    Date: 2021-01-22
    With the demand outpacing production, Tesla has increased the price of its home Powerwall battery pack by $500 -- following an October price increase from $6,500 to $7,000 -- to $7,500.

    The company installed its 100,000th Powerwall home battery pack in 2020, according to Tesla. (Source: Tesla, elektrek, 17 Jan., 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla Powerwall news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  


    Sunnova Offering Enphase's Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Enphase Energy, Sunnova
    Date: 2021-01-08
    Fremont, California-based global energy management and microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems specialist Enphase Energy, Inc. reports it is expanding its long-term relationship with residential solar and energy storage service provider Sunnova Energy International Inc. to include Enphase Encharge™ energy storage systems.

    As a power service provider, Sunnova's network of solar dealers in the U.S. will be able to provide a simple upgrade path for existing Enphase homeowners as well as homeowners who are new to solar and storage. (Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, 6 Jan. 2021) Contact: Enphase Energy, Inc., Badri Kothandaraman, CEO, Christian Zdebe, 484-788-2384, pr@enphase.com, www.enphase.com; Sunnova Energy International Inc., John Berger, CEO, Kelsey Hultberg, Kelsey.Hultberg@sunnova.com, www.sunnova.com

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    Vt. State House Installs Battery Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Green Mountain Power
    Date: 2021-01-06
    In Montpelier, Green Mountain Power and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services is reporting the Vermont State House is the nation's first state house to install a battery backup power system. The system replaces a 1960 vintage fossil fuel powered generato back power system.

    The Vermont State House project was the result of a partnership between the Vermont Legislature, the Buildings and General Services team, Grenn Mountain Power utility and private sector businesses. The state appropriation for the project was $450,000. (Source: Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, 10Boston, 5 Jan., 2020) Contact: Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, 802-828-3314, www.bgs.vermont.gov; Green Mountain Power, Mari McClure, Pres., CEO, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, josh.castonguay@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Battery Energy Storage,  


    Ormat Snares Texas Energy Storage Asset (M&A, Ind. Report)
    Ormat Technologies, Viridity Energy Solutions
    Date: 2020-12-21
    Ormat Technologies Inc, an Israeli geothermal firm, is reporting acquisition of a shovel-ready energy storage asset in Upton County, Texas, from Con Edison Development.

    Ormat's (ORA) Philadelphia-based wholly owned subsidiary Viridity Energy Solutions Inc will design, build, own and operate a 25 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) project at the site and Ormat is targeting commercial operation of the BESS by the end of 2021. The company stated that the BESS facility will provide ancillary services and energy optimization to the wholesale markets managed by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). (Source: Ormat,PR, NASDAQ, 20 Dec., 2020) Contact: Ormat Technologies, www.ormat.com; Viridity Energy Solutions, 484-534-2222, www.viridityenergy.com

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    ConEdison Announces First Battery Energy Storage Deal (Ind. Report)
    ConEdison,174 Power Global
    Date: 2020-12-16
    New York utility Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc (Con Edison) -- one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy-delivery companies -- is reporting a deal with Irvine, California-headquartered Hanwha Group subsidiary solar project developer 174 Power Global Corp. to construct the first utility-owned battery in the state storing enough solar and wind energy to power 800 homes and businesses.

    The facility along the East River in Ozone Park, Queens, will store sufficient green energy to power 16,000 customers for several hours, or the World Trade Center for a day.

    According to ConEdison, "facilities like this one are necessary to help the state meet its goal of 70 pct renewable energy use by 2030." (Source: ConEdison, PR, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: ConEdison, Mohamed Kamaludeen, Energy Storage Project Manager, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com; 174 Power Global Corp., (833) 461-7474, info@174powerglobal.com , www.174powerglobal.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Energy Storage,  ConEdison,  174 Power Global,  Solar,  

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