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Greenalia Planning 670-MWp Texas Solar+Storage Project (Ind. Report)
Greenalia
Date: 2021-07-23
Coruna, Spain-headquartered renewable energy developer Grennalia reports company plans to invest $450 million to develop 670MWp of solar photovoltaic, with 170MW battery storage capacity, all in ready-to-build phase, in Texas, with construction over the next year.

The company is active in offshore and onshore wind, solar, energy storage and biomass and in plans to pursue other U.S. renewable acquisitions and projects. and opportunities.

Currently, Greenalia has a 3 GW portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic and biomass. (Source: Greenalia, Website PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: GReenalia, Manuel Garcia, CEO, +34 900 81 50 81, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e. ,  Enable Energy,  Solar+Storage,  Energy STorage,  


Am. Clean Power, US Energy Storage Assoc. Merging (Ind. Report)
American Clean Power Assoc., US Energy Storage Assoc
Date: 2021-07-23
The Washington, DC-headquartered American Clean Power Association (ACPA) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) are reporting their upcoming merge to take effect Jan., 1, 2022.

The merger aims to combine the membership and team members of ESA with the resources and reach of ACP, and enhance the ACPA's effectiveness in advocating for a clean power economy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage and related industries. (Source: ACPA, PR, July, 2021) Contact: American Clean Power Association, 202-383-2500, www.cleanpower.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Clean Power Assoc.,  US Energy Storage Assoc,  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens,  Fluence,  Energy Storage,  BESS ,  


    Pinergy Snares Irish Solar+Storage Firm Solar Electric (Int'l.)
    Pinergy, Solar Electric
    Date: 2021-07-19
    Irish renewable energy supplier Pinergy is reporting the acquisition of Solar Electric, an Irish designer and installer of solar renewables and energy storage systems, for an undisclosed sum. According to Pinergy, which delivered revenue of around €45 million in 2020, the acquisition of Solar Electric would help customers make better use of energy from either the grid or via solar generation.

    Solar Electric was established in 2012 and is based in Killanne, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. It reported revenues of around €4 million in 2019 and is projecting close to €10 million over the next three years, according to a company release. (Source: Pinergy, PR, Indendant ie, 18 July, 2021) Contact: Pinergy, Enda Gunnell, CEO, www.pinergy.ie; Solar Electric, Tom Foley, +44 0 53 925 6804, info@solarelectric.ie, www.solarelectric.ie

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Pinergy,  Solar,  CS Energy,  


    MAN Energy Solutions Touts World-First LAES Project (Int'l.)
    MAN Energy Solutions,Highview Power
    Date: 2021-07-19
    Augsburg, Germany-based MAN Energy Solutions reports it has contracted to provide its LAES turbomachinery solution to London-headquartered energy-storage solutions specialist Highview Power's CRYOBattery™ 50 MW liquid-air energy-storage (LAES) facility presently under construction in Greater Manchester , UK.

    The LAES plant uses cryogenically liquefied air as a medium for storing energy. Off-peak or excess electrical energy is used to compress ambient air and liquefy it in the charging cycle. The liquefied air is stored at low temperatures in insulated tanks. The system efficiency is increased by using the stored cold and the compression heat. (Source: MAN Energy Solutions, PR, July, 2021) Contact: MAN Energy Solutions, +49 821 322-0, www.man-es.com; Highview Power, +44 (0) 203 350 10, www.highviewpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News MAN Energy Solutions,  Energy Storage,  Highview Power,  


    Generate Raises $2Bn for Sustainable Infrastructure (Ind. Report)
    Generate Capital
    Date: 2021-07-19
    In the Golden State, San Francisco-based sustainable infrastructure specialist Generate Capital reports it has raised $2 billion in corporate equity to accelerate the deployment of sustainable infrastructure.

    Generate builds, owns, operates and finances sustainable infrastructure that delivers affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments and communities. Over the last seven years, Generate has built a portfolio of about $2 billion in sustainable infrastructure assets across the energy, waste, water and transport markets, deploying proven solutions that can have an immediate impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving resource efficiency.

    Generate offers sustainability project developers and technology companies a comprehensive and flexible range of financial and operational solutions, establishing itself as the only "one-stop-shop" for sustainable infrastructure pioneers. The asset base the company owns, operates and finances includes renewable power, community solar, energy efficiency, microgrids, energy storage, electric mobility, hydrogen, wastewater, and waste management. (Source: Generate Capital, PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Generate Capital, Scott Jacobs, CEO, (415) 480-2914, www.generatecapital.com.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency Sustainability.Microgrid,  


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

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

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


    DOE Aims to Cut Energy Storage Costs (Ind. Report)
    US DOE
    Date: 2021-07-16
    In Washington, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm has announced the U.S. DOE's new goal to reduce the cost of grid-scale, long duration -- 10 hours or more -- energy storage by 90 pct within the decade -- the second target within DOE's Energy Earthshot Initiative.

    Developing the technology and manufacturing to reach the Long Duration Storage Shot cost targets will also establish a new, U.S.-based energy storage related products manufacturing industry, increase local control of the power system and build resilience for communities, including by minimizing power grid disruptions.

    The Long Duration Storage Shot will consider all types of technologies -- whether electrochemical, mechanical, thermal, chemical carriers, or any combination that has the potential to meet the necessary duration and cost targets for grid flexibility. Currently, pumped-storage hydropower is the largest source of long duration energy storage on the grid, and lithium ion is the primary source of new energy storage technology deployed on the grid in the United States, providing shorter duration storage capabilities.

    ESGC and the Long Duration Shortage Shot are linked with integrated efforts across the DOE's Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Electricity, Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Science, Nuclear Energy, and Technology Transitions, as well as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (Energy). (Source: US DOE, PR, 14 July, 2021) Contact: DOE Energy Earthshot Initiative, www.energy.gov/policy/energy-earthshots-initiative

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  DOE Energy Earthshot Initiative,  ,  


    Energy Storage Notable Quote
    Energy Storage
    Date: 2021-07-16
    "Energy storage technology holds great promise in the fight against climate change. Strengthening current technology and advancing next-generation energy storage will allow us to integrate more renewables, such as wind and solar, which in turn will help to reduce emissions." -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R,Maine) July, 2021

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage news,  


    Altus Power, CBRE Announce Business Combination (Ind. Report)
    Altus Power
    Date: 2021-07-14
    Greenwich, Ct.-headquartered Altus Power, Inc. and Dallas-based CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc. -- the world's largest commercial real estate firm -- have announced an agreement for a business combination that would result in Altus Power becoming a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol AMPS.

    Altus Power offers locally-sited solar generation, energy storage, and EV-charging stations across the U.S. and has since 2009 constructed or acquired more than 200 distributed generation solar facilities totaling more than 265 MW from Vermont to Hawaii and expects to end 2021 with a solar asset portfolio of more than 400MW.

    Altus Power is currently wholly-owned by its management team and Blackstone Credit, and delivers savings and sustainability benefits to its rapidly growing pool of commercial, public sector, and community solar customers, according to the release. (Source: Altus Power Inc., Website PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Altus Power Inc., Gregg Felton, Co-CEO ,(203) 698 0090, Fax: (203) 661 2797, Gregg.felton@altuspower.com, www.altuspower.com; CBRE Acquisition Holdings, www.cbreacquisitionholdings.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Altus Power,  Solar,  


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

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

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

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


    sonnenCommunity N.Y. Solar+Storage Project Launched (Ind. Report)
    sonnen
    Date: 2021-07-14
    Stone Mountain, Georgia-based sonnen, a global market leader in smart residential energy storage today announced the launch of sonnenCommunity New York Virtual Power Plant, a pioneering solar plus battery program for homeowners in New York State.

    sonnen will be the exclusive hardware and software provider for the program, offering locally generated clean energy at a discounted rate to 200 homes in Westchester County, NY in an initial pilot phase. Sustainable Westchester, a non-profit administering Westchester Power Program and the largest community choice aggregator (CCA) in NY, will act as a premier partner for this project, working with sonnen and local solar contractors to build a dispatchable grid asset to provide resilient backup power, carbon-neutral living and generate revenue for participating in the New York energy market. (Source: sonnen, Pr, 14 July, 2021) Contact: sonnen, www.sonnenusa.com/en/NewYork

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Community Solar,  sonnen,  Solar+Storage,  Energy Storage,  


    NY Offers $12.5m for Energy Storage, Green Hydrogen (Funding)
    Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
    Date: 2021-07-12
    In Albany, the Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reports the state will make $12.5 million in state funding available to long-duration energy storage technologies and pilot projects exploring the potential for green hydrogen production.

    The financing will be awarded through a three-stage competition through June 2022, and is in line with the Empire State's pledge to cut its carbon footprint by 85 pct by 2050. (Source; Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 8 July, 2021) Contact: Office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Press Office, (518) 474-8418, (212) 682-4640, Press.Office@exec.ny.gov, www.governor.ny.gov, twitter.com/NYGovCuomo

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo,  Energy STorage,  Green Hydrogen ,  


    B&W, NREL Ink Renewable Energy Storage Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Babcock & Wilcox
    Date: 2021-07-12
    Akron, Ohio-headquartered Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) and the U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are reporting an Intellectual Property Option Agreement that gives B&W field-limited exclusive rights to negotiate a licensing agreement that would allow B&W to market an advanced, particle-based thermal energy storage technology currently in development.

    B&W is part of NREL's "Duration Addition to electricitY Storage" (DAYS) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) team, which is developing an innovative electric particle heater, pressurized fluidized-bed heat exchanger, a long-term thermal energy storage system that stores energy up to 100 hours, and other technologies to allow power producers to store solar or wind energy to generate grid-scale power..

    "B&W's fluidized-bed heat exchanger will be able to generate up to 135 MW of power for up to 100 hours from stored clean thermal energy with zero CO2 emissions. By facilitating long-term storage of zero-carbon, renewable energy, this technology enables power producers to deliver power to the grid 24-hours a day, including during periods of peak demand, or when solar or wind are not optimal conditions," according to the B&W release.

    B&W and NREL are also in discussions to develop a prototype heat exchanger that can be scaled-up for a pilot demonstration as part of NREL's Economic Long-Duration Electricity Storage Using Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage and a High-Efficiency Power Cycle (ENDURING) project. (Source: Babcock & Wilcox, PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Babcock & Wilcox, Ken Young, CEO, www.babcock.com; NREL, (303) 275-4051,www.nrel.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Babcock & Wilcox,  NREL,  Renewable Energy,  Energy STorage,  


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

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

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


    Leeward Closes Financing for Aragonne Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
    Leeward Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-07-09
    Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC reports it has closed on $262 million construction financing and secured tax equity commitments for the repowering of Leeward’s 90 MW Aragonne Wind project (Aragonne Repower) and the construction of the new 145 MW Aragonne Mesa Wind project. Construction of the Aragonne Repower and Aragonne Mesa projects in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, are underway and expected to be completed by this December.

    Under a previously announced 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the GE wind turbine equipped projects will provide a combined 200 MW of wind power to APS.

    Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 renewable energy facilities across nine states totaling approximately 2,000 MW of generating capacity. Leeward is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., with 17 GW under development spanning over 100 projects. Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


    Albemarle Battery Materials Innovation Center Open (Ind. Report)
    Albemarle Corporation
    Date: 2021-07-07
    Charlotte, North Carolina-based Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry and the only US-based producer of lithium metal anodes , reports the opening of its Battery Materials Innovation Center (BMIC) at its Kings Mountain, North Carolina, site.

    The BMIC is expected to be fully operational this month and will support Albemarle's lithium hydroxide, lithium carbonate and advanced energy storage materials growth platforms.

    Albemarle, the only US-based producer of lithium metal anodes, notes that materials developed in its labs will enable the next frontier of lithium-ion battery performance. Moving from conventional graphite battery anodes to lithium metal offers the potential to double energy density and reduce cost by as much as 50 pct. (Source: Albemarle Corp., PR, 30 June, 2021)Contact: Albemarle Corporation, Luke Kissam, CEO, 225-388-7402, www.albemarle.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Albemarle Corporation,  Battery,  


    GLIL Invests in UK Energy Storage Firm Flexion (Int'l.)
    Flexion Energy
    Date: 2021-07-07
    In the UK, GLIL Infrastructure, the fund backed by a number of UK local government pension schemes (LGPS), has invested £150 million in London-headquartered utility and energy storage infrastructure specialist Flexion Energy.

    The GLIL investment will enable Flexion to construct and make operational an established UK pipeline of up to 300 MW of grid-connected battery storage systems within the next 24 months. Flexion aims to deliver 1 GW of operational storage systems within five years. (Source: GLIL Infrastructure, PR, 7 July, 2021) Contact: Flexion Energy, Dan Taylor and Hassen Bali, co-founders , info@flexion.energy, www.flexionenergy.com; GLIL Infrastructure, +44 0 161 235 0320, www.glil.co.uk

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


    Tata, AutoGrid Partner on Smart Energy Management (Int'l. Report)
    Tata Power, AutoGrid
    Date: 2021-07-07
    In New Delhi, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), which supplies electricity to a populace of over 7 million in North Delhi, is reporting a strategic partnership with Redwood City, California-based AutoGrid for deploying artificial intelligence (AI) based smart energy management system. The firms are undertaking a joint project in the area of residential "behavioural" demand response (DR), distributed energy resource management (DERMS), electric vehicles , virtual power plants (VPPs), energy storage optimization, flexibility management, forecasting, and renewable energy integration.

    The pilot project aims to empower customers, by helping them understand their consumption patterns and evaluate the effectiveness of DR programs. Based on the acceptance and success of the pilot, the program will also be extended in a phased manner to the following areas:

  • Automated Demand Response leveraging Residential Air Conditioning Systems and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at Commercial and Industrial sites

  • Integration of Energy Storage, Solar PV, Electrical Vehicles and other DERs for grid balancing and stabilization

  • Microgrids and Site Optimization for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) applications

  • Commercial &Industrial Site optimization for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS).

    To measure the acceptability of behavioural demand response programs and increase customer participation, the company will also provide incentives to customers based on the level of their participation in the pilot program. The results of the pilot will then be shared with the state regulator (DERC) to formulate appropriate incentives which can be applicable for all customers. (Source: AutoGrid, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: AutoGrid, www.auto-grid.com; Tata Power, TP Renewable Microgrid, www.tatapower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tata Power,  AutoGrid,  Energy Storage,  Energy Management,  Demand Response,  


  • ION Energy Raises $3.6 Mn (Int'l. Report, Funding)
    ION Energy
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Mumbai, India-based advanced electronics and software specialist ION Energy reports it has raised $3.6 million in Pre-Series A funding. The round was raised from Amazon's Climate Pledge Fund and joined by Silicon Valley-based Climate Capital, and others. The funds will be used to grow the ION team to 125+ (currently 70), invest in product development and expand the software business in North America and Europe.

    Founded in 2016, the five-year-old startup is headquartered in India and has operations in France and the U.S. ION's flagship offering is a smart battery management platform (BMS) that leverages proprietary algorithms to improve battery life and performance. (Source: ION Energy, PR, 1 July, 2021) Contact: ION Energy, Akhil Aryan, Co-founder, CEO, +91 98201 02272 www.ionenergy.co

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ION Energy,  Battery,  Energy STorage,  


    SanteeCooper Announces New Solar Power Contracts (Ind. Report)
    SanteCooper,Silicon Ranch
    Date: 2021-07-02
    South Carolina's largest utility, SanteeCooper reports it has contracted for its share of 425 MW of new utility-scale solar power that will be added to the utility system in 2023, through several projects to be built across a wide swath of South Carolina. Central Electric Power Cooperative, SanteeCooper's largest customer, has finalized contracts with the same developers for the remaining share.

    SanteeCooper has executed purchase power agreements (PPAs) for approximately 27.5 pct of the output of projects to be developed by Silicon Ranch, Birdseye Renewable Energy, Ecoplexus, and Johnson Development Associates, as follows:

  • Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, one of the nation's largest independent solar power producers, will build, own, and operate two projects totaling 200 MW in Georgetown County. The Lambert I and Lambert II projects are expected to be operational in Q4, 2023.

  • Birdseye Renewable Energy a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, Inc., is developing a 75-MW solar farm in Aiken County which is expected to be operational in Q4, 2023.

  • Ecoplexus will build a 75-MW solar project in Williamsburg County. The project is named Hemingway and is expected to be operational in Q2,2023. Ecoplexus is a U.S. headquartered international, solar, wind and energy storage developer, owner, and operator with operations in seven countries and over 70 renewable energy facilities worldwide and closed financing transactions in excess of $1 billion.

  • Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Johnson Development Associates (JDA) will develop a 75-MW solar farm near Summerville, in Dorchester County which is expected to be operational in Q4, 2023.

    Although SanteeCooper and Central Electric Power Cooperative have contracted separately for their respective load share of each project, SanteeCooper will manage the projects as part of its combined power system.

    This group of solar projects represents the first of three phases SanteeCooper is planning as it transforms its generating portfolio to a leaner, greener mix. Other phases, of another approximately 500 MW each, are scheduled for later in the 2020s and early 2030s, according to the release. (Source: SanteeCooper, PR, 30 June, 2021) Contact: SanteeCooper, Mark Bonsall, CEO, www.santeecooper.com; Johnson Development Associates, www.johnsondevelopment.net; Birdseye Renewable Energy, www.birdseyeenergy.com; Central Electric Power Cooperative, www.cepci.org; Ecoplexus, www.ecoplexus.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SanteCooper,  Silicon Ranch,  Birdseye Renewable,  Solar,  


  • AMTE JV Plans Aussie Li-Ion Battery Gigafactory (Int'l. Report)
    AMTE Power
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Caithness, Scotland-headquartered lithium-ion battery specialist AMTE Power is reporting a joint venture agreement with Perth-based Australian infrastructure developer InfraNomics to form Bardan Cells Pty and the construction of a new battery plant in Western Australia.

    The JV will develop the manufacturing, sales and distribution business using AMTE's licensed technology and manufacturing expertise to build cells for use in power storage systems. The company plans an initial manufacturing microcline plant leading to a major "gigafactory" facility. Off-take agreements are being finalised to support the factory build out. (Source: AMTE Power, PR, Website, 2 July, 2021) Contact: AMTE Power, Dave Pell, CCO, +44 (0) 1847 867200, hello@amtepower.com, www. amtepower.com; InfraNomics, Cameron Edwards, +61 434 714 377, www.infranomics.com.au

    More Low-Carbon Energy News AMTE Power,  Battery,  Lithium-Ion,  Energy Storage,  


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

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

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

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

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    Capstone Green Claims Aussie Microturbine Orders (Ind. Report)
    Capstone Green Energy
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Van Nuys, California-headquartered Capstone Green Energy Corporation -- fka Capstone Turbine Corporation -- a global leader in carbon reduction and on-site resilient green energy solutions, reports it will supply, through its Australian distributor, Optimal Group, two C600S microturbine systems and one C800S microturbine system in support of several oil and gas projects in Australia.

    All three systems are expected to be delivered between June to December this year and installed at multiple locations and will use high-pressure natural gas. The dual-mode turbines will be operating in a standalone configuration, supplying all of the site's electrical demand.

    Through its Energy as a Service (EaaS) business, Capstone offers rental solutions utilizing its microturbine energy systems and battery storage systems, comprehensive Factory Protection Plan (FPP) service contracts that guarantee life-cycle costs, as well as aftermarket parts. Energy Conversion Products are driven by the Company's microturbine energy systems offering scalable solutions in addition to a broad range of customer-tailored solutions, including hybrid energy systems and larger frame industrial turbines. The Energy Storage Products business line designs and installs microgrid storage systems creating customized solutions using a combination of battery technologies and monitoring software. Through Hydrogen Energy Solutions, Capstone Green Energy offers a variety of hydrogen products, including the Company's microturbine energy systems.

    To date in 2021, Capstone has shipped more than 10,000 units to 83 countries and saved customers an estimated $217 million in annual energy costs and approximately 397,000 tons of carbon. Total savings over the last three years are estimated at 1,115,100 tons of carbon and $698 million in annual energy savings. (Source: Capstone Green Energy, PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Capstone Green Energy Corp., Darren Jamison, CEO, www.CapstoneGreenEnergy.com

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    Azelio, MMR Energy Storage Collaboration Announced (Ind. Report)
    Azelio,MMR Constructors
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Gothenburg, Sweden-headquartered Stirling Engine and solar energy specialist Azelio is reporting a MoU with Baton Rouge, La.-headquartered MMR Group (MMR) for the development of projects combining Azelio's TES.POD® energy storage system with solar PV. The collaboration aims at an installed capacity of 250 MWh of Azelio's TES.POD by 2027, starting with a small scale installation in 2022.

    Azelio's TES technology stores energy as heat in a phase change material (PCM) made of an aluminium alloy heated to 600 degrees C, which is then converted to electricity using a Stirling engine. Azelio claims the technology can enable 13 hours' duration of electricity storage as well as provide heat on demand, is effective in hot or cold climates and has an expected system lifetime of 30 years, according to the release. Azilio's patent portfolio includes specific components critical to the performance of the company's Stirling engine as well as details in the design and functioning of the energy storage. In total, Azelio has 13 approved patents, 15 patent applications pending and is preparing patent applications for further innovation

    MMR Group is an instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance, and technical services provider with a global footprint of projects completed in 36 countries.

    (Source: Azelio, Website, PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46 709 40 3580, jonas.eklind@azelio.com , www.azelio.com; MMR Group,225-756-5090, www.mmrgrp.com

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

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

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    Ariel Univ. Develops Hydrogen Generator (Alt. Fuel, Int'l.)
    Ariel University
    Date: 2021-06-28
    In Tel Aviv, researchers at Ariel University are reporting development of a new type of portable, lightweight hydrogen generator for on-demand use with fuel cells.

    Hydrogen is produced in a catalytic hydrolysis reaction of sodium borohydride (NaBH4) with ruthenium powder as a catalyst. The system consists of an upper chamber with granulated sodium borohydride powder and a lower reaction chamber with a solution of water and catalyst. A peristaltic pump regulates the flow of solution through a spiral channel which is situated in the solids chamber.

    The powder is separated from the channel by a mesh which prevents its clogging. The solution becomes saturated while flowing through the channel and drips into the reaction chamber. To maintain constant H2 flow rate levels, the solution temperature and H2 pressure in the reaction chamber are constantly controlled.

    The generator has high energy density, is light weight, portable, easy to use, refill, clean and designed for long working periods and easy restarting. (Source: Ariel University, ACS journal Energy & Fuels, June, 2021) Contact: Ariel University, Abigail Szymkiewicz, +972-3-9371418, abigailsz@ariel.ac.il, www.ariel.ac.il/wp/en

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    EnerSys® Now Offering Advanced Lithium-ion Battery (Ind. Report)
    EnerSys
    Date: 2021-06-28
    Reading, Pennsylvania-based energy storage specialist EnerSys® is reporting the addition of high-performance NexSys® iON batteries to its power solutions portfolio. Combining the latest lithium-ion chemistry with cost-effective modularity, NexSysiON batteries are engineered with sustainable Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) large format prismatic cell chemistry that has been heavily researched and built to deliver high energy capacity in a smaller footprint.

    NexSys iON batteries are designed to meet Automotive / Rigorous Functional Safety Standard ISO 26262, exceeding customary industrial compliance standards. With modular construction, the power system can maintain a high State of Charge (SOC) as a result of its speed of recharge capabilities and can be up-sized or down-sized as demands change.

    Ideal for heavy-duty applications, virtually maintenance-free NexSys iON batteries feature an integrated battery management system (BMS) that supports greater safety, reliability and battery life by performing auto-diagnosis, voltage limitation (charge and discharge) and communication of performance data.

    Utilizing a proprietary EnSite™ modeling software, EnerSys can work directly with the customer to "right-size" a NexSys iON battery and NexSys+charger to their vehicle fleet to help eliminate unwanted downtime associated with premature battery failure from improper equipment fitting or charging practices. (Source: Enersys, PR, 23 June, 20210 Contact: Enersys, www.enersys.com

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    Maine Adopts Energy Storage Deployment Target (Ind. Report)
    Energy Storage
    Date: 2021-06-25
    In Augusta, the Office of Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) reports the governor has inked bill LD 528 -- an act to advance energy storage in the Pine Tree State.

    The legislation sets a goal for energy storage development of 300MW of installed capacity within Maine by the end of 2025 and 400MW by 31 December 2030 -- lower than existing targets and mandates adopted by most states. At the high end, Virginia has targeted 3.1GW by 2035 and New York 3GW by 2030.

    The Governor's Energy Office will assess the state's energy storage market and review opportunities and challenges to reaching the state's goal and submit its findings to the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology by the beginning of March 2022. Maine's independent administrator for energy efficiency and emissions reduction, the Efficiency Maine Trust, will also look at he state's energy storage options. (Source: Office of Maine Governor Janet Mills, 22 June, 2022) Contact: Office of Maine Governor Janet Mills, 207-287-3531, www.maine.gov/governor/mills

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  


    Q CELLS, eStat Partner on Hawaiian Solar+Storage (Ind. Report)
    Q CELL
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Solar cell manufacturer Q CELLS is reporting a new partnership with residential clean energy services provider eStat Inc.

    eStat's cloud-based energy optimization and management technology allows homeowners to build a sustainable Zero Carbon Smart Home that achieves NEM-equivalent savings and become "resilient island nano-grids" through storage batteries.

    Under the partnership, Q CELLS will supply solar modules and Q.HOME+ESS HYB-G1 (Q.HOME) all-in-one home energy storage system for homeowners in Hawaii. Q.HOME will be fully integrated with eStat's cloud-based monitoring and management system, utilizing machine learning to enable home consumption to fully utilize onsite production and storage. The partnership will underscore eStat as Q CELLS' primary O&M partner in the Hawaiian market. (Source: Q CELLS, PR, Solar Builder, June, 2021) Contact: eStat Hawaii, John Borland, Dir., www.estat.energy; Q CELLS, www.q-cells.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar+Storage,  Q CELL,  Rooftop Solar,  


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

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

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

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    ACCIONA Connects Recycled Lithium-Ion Battery Project (Int'l.)
    ACCIONA
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Madrid-based ACCIONA reports it has connected Spain's first renewable energy storage plant using recycled batteries to the grid at the company's experimental 1.2MW photovoltaic park in Tudela, Navarre.

    The installation, which includes four "second-life" lithium-ion, electric vehicle batteries totaling 130kWh capacity, will store solar energy obtained from the plant to later inject it into the grid. The project concludes with a comparative analysis to verify the equal performance of recycled batteries against first use batteries.

    ACCIONA will operate the system from its Renewable Energy Control Center (CECOER) with its global energy management platform GEMS, which enables optimized management, real-time monitoring and analysis of parameters.

    The storage plant is part of the experimental facilities of Montes del Cierzo in Tudela and is the result of a joint project with startup BeePlanet within ACCIONA's open innovation program, I'mnovation. BeePlanet, together with ACCIONA, is part of the Government of Navarre-backed GERA project specializing in energy storage systems. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Belen Linares, Director of Energy Innovation, +34 91 663 2850, www.acciona.com

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

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

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    ARENA CCS, Blue Hydrogen Funding Nixed (Int'l. Report)
    ARENA
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Yesterday in Canberra, the Australian Senate rejected a government regulation that would have allowed the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to invest in blue hydrogen projects andcarbon capture and storage (CCS).

    If passed into law, the regulation would have enabled ARENA to support: energy efficiency projects, carbon capture technologies, blue hydrogen from gas using CCS, energy storage technologies to back up renewable energy and technologies that reduce emissions from aluminium and steel, and soil carbon. (Source: ARENA, The Conversation, 22 June, 2021) Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, arena@arena.gov.au, www.arena.gov.au

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    CS Energy Solar+Storage Project Lauded (Ind. Report)
    CS Energy
    Date: 2021-06-21
    Edison, New Jersey-based renewables and solar energy specialist CS Energy is reporting its 4.5 MW solar plus 3.8 MWh energy storage project installation in Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a finalist for the 2021 smarter E AWARD's Outstanding Project category.

    The smarter E AWARD receives global submissions which are independently judged on economic benefits, pioneering character, uniqueness, proof of innovation and benefits for the environment and society. The Kearsarge Amesbury LLC project is the only U.S project to be named a finalist.

    CS Energy has constructed over 175 MW across 36 landfill projects. The Kearsarge Amesbury LLC project, which came in under budget and four weeks ahead of schedule, is generating sufficient power for about 400 households per year and will generate $3.6 million over 20 years in new tax and lease revenues, and major energy savings for the city. (Source: CS Energy, PR, Website, 15 June, 2021) Contact: CS Energy, 732 860 4660, www.csenergy.com; Kearsarge Amesbury LLC, www.kearsargeenergy.com

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    Scottish Hydro Invest. Snares Hydro+Storage Schemes (Int'l.)
    Scottish Hydro Investment
    Date: 2021-06-21
    In the Highlands, Scottish Hydro Investment is reporting acquisition from Guinness Asset Management of the Glen Buck and Munergie hydro+storage schemes totaling 3 MW and more than 10GWh per year of storage capacity following a period of upgrade works. The project will generate sufficient energy for more than 2,600 homes and displace roughly 2,500 tpy of carbon emissions.

    The deal is co-sponsored by existing bank client CRF Hydro Power and the large corporate group Turner & Co which, together, through the newly formed joint venture Foster Turner Hydro, are providing an undisclosed level of equity. The deal also develops Virgin Money's existing portfolio of sustainable lending and represents another step in its pledge to halve the carbon impact of its loan book by 2030.

    CRF Hydropower owns and operates 11 hydro schemes with a combined capacity in excess of 7.7MW. FosterTurner Hydro owns 100 pct of the share capital of Scottish Hydro Investments, which in turn own the equity of Hydro Energy Trading and Green Energy Trading, which own and operate the Munergie and Glenbuck hydro electric schemes. (Source: Scottish Hydro Investment, insider.co.uk, 21 June, 2021)

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    Loch Ness Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Gets the Nod (Int'l.)
    ILI Group
    Date: 2021-06-21
    The Scottish Government reports approval of Red John, a 450 MW pumped storage hydro scheme on the shores of Loch Ness.

    Approval of the £550 million project signals the start of a process which could see hundreds of millions of pounds invested in the local economy and should bring up to 700 direct and indirect jobs to the area save over 45 million tonnes of CO2 over its lifetime. There is currently a pipeline of over 5GW of pumped storage in the UK. (Source: ILI Group, insider.co.uk, 21 June, 2021) Contact: ILI Group, Mark Wilson CEO, +44 1698 891352, www.ili-group.com; Red John, www.redjohnpsh.co.uk

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

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

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    Nostromo Ice Energy Storage System Raises $13.6Mn (Int'l. Report)
    Nostromo
    Date: 2021-06-21
    In Tel Aviv, Israeli cold energy storage specialist Nostromo reports completion of a merger with Somoto Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based publicly traded global software company that specializes in online marketing, raising $13.6 million in the process.

    Nostromo's cold energy storage system is based on encapsulated ice cells (IceBrick™) that allow modular installation in commercial buildings. The modular structure of the cells is economical in space and volume allowing for quick installation on roofs, in basements, or along walls.

    The system charges cold energy during hours when electricity demand is low or there is a surplus of renewable energy, and discharges energy during peak consumption hours, relieving the grid from the high air conditioning electricity demands.

    Founded in 2017, Nostromo -- a public technology company -- is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. (Source: Nostromo, PR, 21 June, 2021) Contact: Nostromo, Yaron Ben Nun, CEO, www.nostromo.energy; Somoto Ltd., www.somoto.com

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    Caban Systems Secures EaaS Product Funding (Ind. Report)
    Caban Systems
    Date: 2021-06-18
    Burlingame, California-based software-enabled energy storage and management systems specialist Caban Systems reports securing a support package of $35 million from Ember Infrastructure -- a private equity firm supporting businesses that reduce carbon intensity.

    . The investment will help support Caban's growth, manufacturing capacity, scale its Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) product offering, and accelerate the delivery of clean, distributed energy solutions to the global digital infrastructure sector.

    Caban provides end-to-end turnkey infrastructure solutions with a portfolio that includes: long-life lithium-ion storage and energy management hardware, cloud-based remote monitoring software, and a fully integrated EaaS offering. (Source: Caban Systems, Capcity, 18 June, 2021) Contact: Caban Systems, info@cabansystems.com, www.cabansystems.com; Ember Infrastructure, www.ember-infra.com

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    Ozop, Clean Peak Ink Energy Storage Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Ozop Energy, Clean Peak Energy
    Date: 2021-06-16
    Warwick, New York-based Ozop Energy Solutions' subsidiary Ozop Energy Systems, Inc. is reporting an agreement with Stamford, Conn.-based Clean Park Energy Group LLC (CPE) that focuses on using a building's existing thermal mass and air conditioning systems to create energy storage and reduce building related CO2 emissions.

    Using CPE's advanced energy storage technology, facilities can save on energy costs with zero capital construction cost. CPE's patented solution uses the thermal mass within a building's envelope and interior mass as energy storage to take advantage of cooler night time temperatures and air conditioning efficiency to store electricity.

    Ozop Energy Systems manufactures and distributes renewable energy products in the energy storage, solar, microgrids, and EV charging sectors. (Source: Ozop Energy, PR, 15 June, 2021) Contact: Ozop Energy Solutions, Brian Conway, CEO, ww.ozopenergy.com; Clean Peak Energy Group LLC, Ed Levene, CEO, 203-614-1485 , www.cleanpeakenergy.us

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    Rolls-Royce Developing Aviation Energy Storage Tech. (Int'l.)
    Rolls-Royce
    Date: 2021-06-16
    UK Aerospace engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce reports it plans to invest £80 million ($112.9 million) to develop energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft to undertake zero-emissions flights of over 100 miles on a single charge.

    Aerospace-certified ESS solutions from Rolls-Royce will power electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing) in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and fixed-wing aircraft, with up to 19 seats, in the commuter market.

    According to the release, Rolls-Royce has to-date designed 10 different aerospace battery systems, four of which have flown in three aircraft, accumulating more than 250 hours of flight experience and another two designs will complete their first flight in aircraft in 2021.

    Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are currently working with Scandinavian regional aircarrier Wideroe to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, which is planned to be ready for revenue service in 2026. Rolls-Royce will deliver the entire electrical propulsion system including an energy storage system for the new P-VOLT aircraft.

    The Rolls-Royce ESS effort is being supported by the UK Government Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). (Source: Rolls-Royce, PR, 16 June, 2021) Contact: Rolls-Royce, Rob Watson, Director of Electrical, www.rolls-royce.com/contact-us/rolls-royce-headquarters.aspx

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    Energy Vault Attracts Saudi Aramco Investment (Int'l. Report)
    Energy Vault
    Date: 2021-06-14
    Swiss global gravity and kinetic energy storage specialist Energy Vault is reporting receipt of an investment from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), Aramco's enterprise investment unit. Energy Vault will use the funds for expansion.

    Energy Vault's technology uses gravity to move water through custom-made composite blocks formed from local, low-cost materials. The blocks are raised and lowered by a specially designed crane that uses Energy Vault's proprietary technology, thus storing the potential energy at height and generating electricity as the blocks are lowered. (Source: Energy Vault, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Energy Vault, Robert Piconi, CEO, media@energyvault.ch, www.energyvault.ch

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    DBP Supports Flywheel Energy Storage in Philippines (Int'l.)
    Amber Kinetics
    Date: 2021-06-11
    In Manila, the State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) reports granting a PHP750-million ($15.7 million) revolving line of credit to Amber Kinetics Philippines, Inc. (AKPI), a unit of Union City, California-based Amber Kinetics, Inc ., for the manufacture, sales and export of its novel Flywheel Energy Storage System for renewable energy. The funding would also be used to partially finance working capital and other short-term operational requirements.

    AKI established its first manufacturing site in Sto. Tomas town in Batangas and plans a second manufacturing facility also in the province to meet growing demand. (Source: Development Bank of the Philippines, PR, 9 June, 2021) Contact: Development Bank of the Philippines, www.dbp.ph; Amber Kinetics, (510)-474-1000, info@amberkinetics.com, www.amberkinetics.com

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    ARENA Supports Aussie Solar-Hydro Energy Storage Project (Int'l.)
    ARENA, RayGen Resources
    Date: 2021-06-11
    In the Land Down Under, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports it is providing $15 million in funding to Victoria-based RayGen Resources Pty Ltd to construct a "first of its kind" $30 million solar-hydro power plant that incorporates 4 MW of solar PV generation and 3 MW / 50 MWh of dispatchable energy storage capacity in north-west Victoria.

    RayGen's solar-hydro power plant consists of RayGen's proprietary PV Ultra, a concentrating photovoltaic solar co-generation tower, combined with its patented electro-thermal storage. The technology generates heat as a by-product which is captured and used for thermal storage. The electro-thermal storage system consists of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine, industrial chillers and two insulated water-based thermal storage pits or reservoirs, each roughly the size of four Olympic size swimming pools. One of the reservoirs is kept at a temperature of 90 degrees and the other at close to 0 degrees, and the temperature difference is used to generate dispatchable electricity using ORC turbines, according to RayGen.

    The project builds on a feasibility study and development work supported by a $3 million ARENA grant in March 2020. ARENA also supported RayGen with $8.67 million in funding to develop and construct its 1-MW PV Ultra pilot project in Newbridge, Victoria. (Source: ARENA, PR, June, 2021) Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, arena@arena.gov.au, www.arena.gov.au; RayGen Resources, +61 3 8669 0380, enquiries@raygen.com, www.raygen.com

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