Energy Storage

iDemand wins 1 MW storage deal in San Diego

iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3) has begun engineering and design work on a $4.1 million solar-plus-battery storage project for five buildings owned by San Diego County-based biotech company.

Renewable energy advocates slam utilities for slow progress under REV

Comments filed by AEEI and SolarCity on the Supplemental Distribution System Implementation Plan (DSIP) say utilities should do more to get ready for and assist with the integration of distributed renewables and storage, and AEEI says utilities should go back to the drawing board.


$1 B-plus San Vicente pumped hydro plan flows forward

San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) has requested letters of interest due in February for the design and business model for the proposed 500 MW San Vicente Energy Storage Facility, which could include PV energy to pump water to the dam.

Oregon sets timetable for 10 MW energy storage review

The Oregon Public Utilities Commission has finally set a timetable for the review of energy storage projects that will be proposed by Portland General Electric and Pacificorp.

Sunworks opts for Sharp SmartStorage for C&I

Sunworks plans to offer zero-down financing for solar plus storage installations for commercial and industrial customers, utilizing SmartStorage lithium ion technology.

SCE awaits third energy storage unit approval

Southern California Edison (SCE) is awaiting approval from the California PUC for the third unit within its 27 MW of lithium-ion storage plans. The utility filed in late December with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a Generator Interconnection Agreement with the third of the three, the PPA Grand Johanna LLC for a 2 MW/8MWh storage project called Grand Johanna.

Off Grid Electric secures $7.5 million in debt financing

The California-based provider of off-grid solar power in Africa rounded off an excellent 2016 for the company with a further $7.5 million in debt financing and a partnership with Rwanda’s national utility company, off the back of further expansion plans across Africa.

Rio Grande Renewables Completes Solar+Storage Microgrid in Costa Rica

Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Renewables has complete what is being call the largest microgrid in Central America, a 276 kW/500 kW PV+storage project in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Dynapower and Samsung SDI roll out integrated behind-the-meter energy storage system.

This line of systems will incorporate Dynapower’s recently released Generation 2 MPS product line of behind-the-meter energy storage inverters and Samsung SDI’s recently released E2 battery solution. The initial release of the joint system will be a 250 kW/550 kWh offering, with a 100 kW two-hour system to follow.

Sunrun begins offering solar and storage in California

The second-largest residential solar installer has expanded its solar-plus-storage offerings after a successful roll-out in Hawaii.

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