Energy Management Systems

SRP joins the big boys of battery storage

Salt River Project has announced a 250 MW, 1,000 MWh battery project, located in Little Rainbow Valley. The project will be the largest in Arizona and among the largest in the country.

MISO-West is running out of room for renewables

The grid operator has culled 3.5 GW of renewable projects in the Western portion of its queue, which it blames on the need for expensive and lengthy transmission system upgrades.

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Shell buys big solar, California is hungry for more: pbMB 11/11/19

Welcome to a Veterans Day edition of the pvMB where we’ll be looking at Sungrow becoming the largest string and central inverter supplier in the United States, the choice of 8minute Solar Energy to construct Eland, and a big sPower project in Arizona.

In the future there will be batteries, lots of batteries

The world is witnessing a global shift. A shift to clean mobility, to renewable energy. And this is where batteries come in.

Hardware brief: modules at 30¢/W, Enphase selling direct, solar+water, more!

It’s Friday, and Friday is the day you get to see new gear! Ideal Energy has put out a great white paper on a solar+storage demand charge management project, 8minute Solar Energy talks up their advanced solar power plant software partners, and Northern Reliability Company shows off the beautiful energy storage gear they assemble.

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Do you take this battery, through degradation and replacement, till death do you part?

DNV GL has released its 2019 Battery Scorecard, looking at various factors weighing on battery degradation, with a focus on the financeability of energy storage projects.

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Sacramento utility proposes eschewing rooftop mandate with community solar

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has created a proposal which would allow homeowners to opt-into community solar programs in lieu of installing systems on their roofs.

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Grid solutions: An interview with Greg Tremelling of Oztek

In this interview, pv magazine sits down with Greg Tremelling, VP of business development at Oztek Corp, to talk about his company’s solutions and where he sees the energy storage industry going.

Bulking up: Storage heads for center stage

Energy storage has largely served at the margin of power grids over the past decade. But the continuing cost crash in wind and solar generation are changing storage’s role. A recent round of projects, from Indiana to Arizona, suggests that storage is bulking up and is set to act more equally in generation

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Nexceris: Taming the Li-ion

In an emergency, every second counts. With this premise in mind, a team from Ohio-based manufacturer Nexceris set out to improve a warning system to protect lithium-ion storage systems from fires, after working with the U.S.
Navy on the response to a lithium-ion fire outbreak on a vessel 10 years ago.

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