#Energy Storage

On the cusp of Europe's winter season, gas storage hits 10-yr low

OSLO/LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - European gas storage levels are at their lowest in at least 10 years ahead of the crucial winter heating season, exacerbating the risk of further price spikes from already record-high levels. In European countries and Britain combined, storage sites are currently around 72% full, compared...
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The Clinton Journal

Energy bill signed into law

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Sept. 15, signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the energy sector by 2045 while diversifying the renewable energy workforce. The governor mentioned Hurricane Ida’s destruction to the South and fires at the Boundary...
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Developing Superior Organic Batteries Using Machine-Learning

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries commonly used in electric vehicles, small appliances and electronic storage systems are rechargeable and energy-efficient. As the demand for Li-ion batteries escalates, the elements needed to create them, such as cobalt, nickel and lithium, are in short supply. Jodie Lutkenhaus, professor in the Texas A&M University Artie...
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How the Resilient Energy Subscription market mechanism will help finance community microgrids

The following is a contributed article by Craig Lewis, Executive Director of the Clean Coalition. Hurricane Ida, the California wildfires and the Texas winter storm are just a few recent examples in the growing list of disasters around the United States that highlight both the dangers of climate change and the increasing need for resilience. To fight climate change, we need to deploy much more clean energy. To enhance resilience, we need to ensure that a significant portion of the clean energy is generated locally. And to deliver an unparalleled trifecta of economic, environmental and resilience benefits, we need to unleash renewables-driven community microgrids.

Abu Dhabi start-up develops thermal energy storage product from waste

September 22 (Renewables Now) - Seramic Materials Ltd, a start-up based in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, has launched what is said to be the world’s first thermal energy storage (TES) product made entirely from recycled materials. The company’s process recycles industrial solid waste into technical ceramic that can store...

Texas energy giants throw weight behind carbon capture and storage

The large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage technology has gained wide industry support in Houston with 11 big energy players supporting the initiative. The 11 companies include Calpine, Chevron, Dow, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Linde, LyondellBasell, Marathon Petroleum, NRG Energy, Phillips 66 and Valero agreeing to scale the deployment of the technology at their facilities.

Salt River Project connects 25-MW Bolster energy storage facility to Arizona grid

Arizona-based municipal utility Salt River Project connected its largest battery storage facility into the grid this month. SRP has placed the 25-MW energy storage facility into service at its Bolster Substation, which is adjacent to the gas-fired Agua Fria Generating Station. The fully charged battery site can power about 5,600 homes for close to four hours, according to reports.

Energy storage system of 30 MW/120 MWh comes online in California

September 22 (Renewables Now) - The 30-MW/120-MWh Top Gun energy storage project in San Diego, California has recently started commercial operation, UK-based renewable energy company RES said on Tuesday. RES delivered the project to San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), a subsidiary of Sempra (NYSE:SRE) serving San Diego and...

Tesla (TSLA) breaks ground on new ‘Megafactory’ to produce Megapack batteries

Tesla announced that it has broken ground on a new facility called ‘Megafactory’ in Lathrop, California. It will be used to produce Megapacks, Tesla’s biggest batteries for stationary energy storage. As of now, Tesla exclusively produces its battery packs for its energy division, Powerwall, Powerpacks, and Megapacks, at Gigafactory Nevada.
Building Design & Construction

Wasted energy from data centers could power nearby buildings

Data centers are being built at a rate that could see the number of facilities double in the next decade. Their huge energy needs, left unaddressed, will pose a threat to the positive steps the built environment takes toward reducing its carbon footprint. Toronto-based WZMH Architects has come up with...
PV Tech

Generac launches new microinverter line

Generac Power Systems has bolstered its presence in the microinverter segment with the launch of a new product line that it says allows homeowners to take advantage of the full potential output of solar arrays. Having acquired US-based microinverter and solar monitoring solutions provider Chilicon Power earlier this year, Generac...

Volkswagen pairs with E.ON for 150 kW EV fast charger capable of energy storage

Volkswagen has announced that it will collaborate with German electric utility company E.ON to develop an electric vehicle fast charger that can charge two EVs simultaneously with 150 kW. The fast charger will also have energy storage capabilities thanks to a storage battery. The first-ever E.ON “Drive Booster” has already...

Generac unveils microinverter as it expands into solar and energy storage

Generac, perhaps better known for backup generators, unveiled two models of solar microinverters for residential applications. Introduced are the Generac PWRmicro 1:1, a single-module microinverter, and the PWRmicro 2:1, a 720W, dual-module microinverter. Generac said the products will be available to order and ship in early 2022. The units have...

New Fortress Energy ties up Sri Lanka’s LNG terminal deal

New York-based gas-to-power developer New Fortress Energy has finalised a contract with Sri Lanka’s government to construct a new offshore LNG receiving, storage and regasification terminal. The parties have executed a definitive agreement for New Fortress’ investment in West Coast Power Limited (WCP). WPC is the owner of the 310...

Washington D.C. public school adds energy storage to export excess solar energy to low-income community

Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School is a public school and Community Renewable Energy Facility located in an underserved community in Washington, D.C. that installed a 200 kilowatt (kW) solar array in late 2019 to meet its energy needs and sell an excess of 30kW back to the utility to reduce operating costs. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020 and forced the school to shift to remote learning, the excess solar being produced amounted to 90 kW – far in excess of the net metering agreement with the local utility, Pepco, for export to the grid.

Eos Energy names new chief technology officer

Edison-based Eos Energy Enterprises appointed a veteran engineer as its new chief technology officer, the company said in a news release. Carlos Restrepo will oversee the company’s proprietary technology and its alignment with overall business goals, Eos said. “Carlos will be instrumental to the development of our technology, as demand...

Solar Energy Storage Market Report to 2025 - Growth Insight, Competitive Analysis and Regional Statistics

Asia Pacific solar energy storage market share has witnessed a commendable expansion over the last few years owing to several government policies directed toward increasing the use of renewable sources of energy in these countries. Additionally, due to the increase in industrial sector, the builders/establishment owners are resorting to renewable sources for electricity due to its cost effectiveness and easy maintenance.