Energy Storage

ESA charts a path to 35 GW of energy storage

The Energy Storage Association has issued a white paper calling for 35 gigawatts of installations by 2025 to upgrade an increasingly antiquated power grid to be outage proof and efficiently handle new power systems and demand products entering the marketplace.

Battery Up! National laboratories offering study and webinar on commercial PV and storage

Lawrence Berkeley and National Renewable Energy Laboratories team up on modeling optimal PV and energy storage packages for a wide variety of commercial applications targeting demand charge reduction.

Policies for energy storage continue to move forward during Q3

NCCETC’s latest report on grid modernization shows that policies supporting the deployment of energy storage are on the rise throughout the United States.

Berkeley scientists boost battery capacities

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made progress with cathodes made from ‘disordered’ materials, a technology which could greatly increase the storage capacity of lithium batteries.

Portland General Electric plans to invest in 39 MW of energy storage

The utility’s investment may total between $50 million and $100 million, and will greatly exceed the state’s mandated amount.

Puerto Rican Senator to USITC: Don’t kneecap our grid’s future

The possibly bright future of the Puerto Rican electrical grid could be put at risk if severe penalties are imposed on imported solar modules, said Puerto Rican Senator Eduardo Bhatia in a letter to the commission.


Amid devastation, Tesla begins restoring power in Puerto Rico

Current estimates suggest 80% of Puerto Rico is still without power, but thanks to Elon Musk’s efforts at least one children’s hospital has been able to turn the lights on.

California gets “quacking” on ending Duck Curve problem

Senate Bill 338, which mandates that utilities come up with non-gas generation options to meet peak demand, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

sonnen to build microgrids in Puerto Rico

The company has already begun shipping energy storage systems to Puerto Rico, and hopes to have the first microgrids up and running in a month’s time.


Can energy storage replace peakers in NYC?

A new study looks at the ability of energy storage systems to replacing aging, polluting fossil fuel peak power plants in New York City and thereby make use of the future growth of local solar power

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