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Battery-less storage solutions for large-scale solar and storage

Battery-less storage solutions for large-scale solar and storage Shakespeare spoke of, “Vaulting ambition which o’er leaps itself and falls upon the other.” He could have meant lithium-ion batteries. They are everywhere, setting fire to power stations, cars and hoverboards, and that was just January 2021. Analysts IDTechEx wrote an article, “Lithium-ion Batteries: 2021 Starts with … Continue reading Battery-less storage solutions for large-scale solar and storage

Reshaping renewable storage

Reshaping renewable storage As the energy sector moves increasingly towards green transition, new challenges are emerging. One of the main disadvantages of renewable energy sources – their dependence on potentially inconsistent weather – is thus drawing attention to energy storage systems, which can store and provide power according to demand. Growing in popularity along with … Continue reading Reshaping renewable storage

Natural gas plant, battery storage: What’s next for NorthWestern Energy?

Natural gas plant, battery storage: What’s next for NorthWestern Energy? NorthWestern Energy submitted an application to the Montana Public Service Commission last week to build a new 175-megawatt natural gas plant and move forward with Montana’s first utility-scale battery project. NorthWestern’s application asks for commission approval to recover $54 million for the natural gas plant … Continue reading Natural gas plant, battery storage: What’s next for NorthWestern Energy?

#Shell wins $2.5 billion Australian power contract with battery storage

Shell wins $2.5 billion Australian power contract with battery storage SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state said on Tuesday it has awarded a A$3.2 billion ($2.5 billion) 10-year power supply contract to Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which includes supplying battery back-up power for wind and solar energy. A 100 megawatt two-hour battery will … Continue reading #Shell wins $2.5 billion Australian power contract with battery storage

Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England

Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England Paris-headquartered renewable energy power producer Voltalia has begun construction of a 32MW / 32MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project in the UK. Hallen, a lithium-ion battery asset, is to be located near the city of Bristol in the Avonmouth area of … Continue reading Renewable IPP Voltalia begins construction of 32MW / 32MWh battery project in England

Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into #Texas’ ERCOT market

Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into Texas’ ERCOT market An energy storage project pipeline of 500MW in Texas’s ERCOT market is being developed by Dallas-headquartered distributed energy resources developer and operator Hunt Energy Network. Hunt Energy Network said that the pipeline consists of distribution-level resources and that 100MW of its projects … Continue reading Hunt Energy Network targets putting 500MW of distribution-level batteries into #Texas’ ERCOT market

Building domestic supply chain for battery storage could be a priority for lawmakers, Senate aides say

Building domestic supply chain for battery storage could be a priority for lawmakers, Senate aides say -Promoting a domestic supply chain for energy storage technologies, particularly batteries, could be an area of bipartisan focus for the 117th Congress and a big theme within the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, aides say. -Investing in … Continue reading Building domestic supply chain for battery storage could be a priority for lawmakers, Senate aides say

Funding For Battery Technology Companies Exploded In 2020

Funding For Battery Technology Companies Exploded In 2020 Last fall Swedish lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt announced that it had raised $600 million in equity to invest in capacity expansion, research and development, and large-scale recycling. The capital raise included institutional investors Baillie Gifford, Baron Capital Group, Bridford Investments Limited, Norrsken VC & PCS Holding together … Continue reading Funding For Battery Technology Companies Exploded In 2020

#Southern_Power retrofitting 640MWh of battery storage at two #California solar power stations

Southern Power retrofitting 640MWh of battery storage at two California solar power stations US wholesale energy provider Southern Power is adding battery energy storage to two solar sites in California. Storage will be added to the company’s Tranquillity Solar Facility and Garland Solar Facility, with Southern Power – a subsidiary of the Southern Company – … Continue reading #Southern_Power retrofitting 640MWh of battery storage at two #California solar power stations