Energy Storage

GTM Research notes geographical expansion of U.S. energy storage

The company reports that 21 states have at least 20 MW of energy storage projects proposed, under construction or already in place.

Kaua’i to meet 1/4 of power needs with solar thanks to Tesla system (with video)

The island is a view into what a future with high penetrations of renewable energy will look like.

Younicos to upgrade Kodiak Island to lithium energy storage

Younicos will build a 3 MW lithium ion battery storage system for the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) in Alaska with completion expected by August, ready for high wind season. The installation replaces a lead acid array installed in 2012.

Hydronium-ion battery developed by Oregon State University

Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed the world’s first battery using Hydronium ions to carry its charge. OSU says that the development provides new options for the development of stationary batteries to store power generated from solar PV.

NEST iON to build battery R&D facility in Rochester

The facility will be sited at Kodak’s Energy Storage Hub at the Eastman Business Park in the Finger Lakes. The high-density lithium ion battery manufacturer also will add a pilot production line, expected to be on line in a few weeks.

EnSync provides PPA to Oceanic Time Warner in Hawaii

The solar+storage project utilizes EnSync’s Matrix Energy Management and SuperModule Energy Storage Platform on a 400 kW PV system.

sonnen to open new manufacturing and R&D hub in Atlanta

Production at the InnovationHub expected to commence in the second quarter of the year, the German storage specialist confirmed. Facility combines sonnen’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research capabilities.

ABB to provide microgrid solution to Alaska community

The Swiss technology company will provide a microgrid combining battery and flywheel storage technologies to improve energy stability for around 300,000 people near Anchorage, Alaska.

Solar+storage helps avoid CA post-net metering program costs

GRID Alternatives and Enphase have partnered on solar+storage project in California’s Imperial Irrigation District (IID) territory that may help new PV customers avoid higher costs as they are moved into new billing programs, following fullfillment of the utility’s 5% net metering mandate.

AES claims world’s largest battery storage system

The 30 MW lithium ion battery system is the third massive system reported in Southern California this week, totaling 77.5 MW of capacity.

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