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The rising cost of available technology has sparked interest in energy storage

The rising cost of available technology has sparked interest in energy storage Sometimes an often-repeated refrain— the sun is not always shining, and the wind is not always blowing — is seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an instinct to find the best ways to store the energy until it’s needed. … Continue reading The rising cost of available technology has sparked interest in energy storage

Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More

Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More Many of us have tunnel vision on the subject of energy storage. We think lithium-ion batteries are the beginning, middle, and end of the discussion. Largely that’s because of Elon Musk and Tesla, who have built their incredible history of success both in transportation … Continue reading Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More

#Maryland regulators urged to consider climate, grid benefits of energy storage

Maryland regulators urged to consider climate, grid benefits of energy storage The ideas for how to value storage came from members of the Maryland PSC’s Energy Storage Working Group, which includes representatives of Exelon Corp., Exelon subsidiaries Baltimore Gas & Electric and Pepco, the Energy Storage Association and wholesale electricity market operator PJM Interconnection. An … Continue reading #Maryland regulators urged to consider climate, grid benefits of energy storage

#California Lawmakers Eye Back-Up Power for #Cellphone Towers

California Lawmakers Eye Back-Up Power for Cellphone Towers When the nation’s largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too. Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were offline during an Oct. 27 power … Continue reading #California Lawmakers Eye Back-Up Power for #Cellphone Towers

#Google, #NV_Energy propose world’s largest corporate solar – plus – storage deal

Google, NV Energy propose world’s largest corporate solar-plus-storage deal Includes 350 MW of solar and up to 280 MW of storage NV had 2,190 MW of solar, 690 MW of storage contracts approved in 2019 New York — Affiliates of Google and NV Energy agreed to power a new $600 million data center in Henderson, … Continue reading #Google, #NV_Energy propose world’s largest corporate solar – plus – storage deal

Reduced coal generation drove power sector greenhouse emissions down 10% in 2019, report says

Reduced coal generation drove power sector greenhouse emissions down 10% in 2019, report says Though carbon emissions from the power sector rose slightly in 2018, a continued trend of declining coal power led to improved results in 2019. Natural gas replaced the majority of the lost generating capacity from coal, adding around 40 million metric … Continue reading Reduced coal generation drove power sector greenhouse emissions down 10% in 2019, report says

Significant Renewable Energy Growth in U.S. Very Soon, New Estimates Predict

Significant Renewable Energy Growth in U.S. Very Soon, New Estimates Predict Regulatory Commission (FERC) has predicted major declines for fossil fuels and nuclear power alongside strong growth in renewables by 2022, according to a review of the data by the SUN DAY Campaign, a pro-renewables research and education nonprofit. “FERC’s latest three-year projections continue to … Continue reading Significant Renewable Energy Growth in U.S. Very Soon, New Estimates Predict

Electric utility vehicle to lead China’s charge into European market

Electric utility vehicle to lead China’s charge into European market BEIJING — A utility vehicle is set to become the first Chinese entrant in Europe’s electric-car market, betting its competitive price will help draw customers away from the likes of Volkswagen Group and Tesla. Shanghai-based automaker Aiways has secured the required permits and certifications for … Continue reading Electric utility vehicle to lead China’s charge into European market