PG&E’s landmark energy storage projects snagged by pushback Ratepayer advocates and consumer groups claim the selection process is flawed and not transparent. It may not be smooth sailing for Pacific Gas and Electric’s landmark energy storage projects. Totaling 567 MW, 2,270 MWh, the four projects were hailed as the largest battery storage investment ever proposed … Continue reading PG&E’s landmark energy storage projects snagged by pushback
What Is Vanadium And Why Did Its Price Just Skyrocket? When one thinks of battery metals, the mind naturally drifts to lithium, cobalt, copper and nickel, but attention is slowly shifting to vanadium because prices have skyrocketed 300 percent, and it helps that vanadium redox batteries (VRBs) are just … well … sexy. For now, … Continue reading What Is #Vanadium And Why Did Its Price Just Skyrocket?
Forcing A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: An Interview With Dr. Steve Griffiths Looking Toward Long Duration Storage OP: I assume that in your discussion of CSP with storage, and demand side technology, you’re talking about what is needed now to take us up to 20% intermittent renewables in the grid. Jumping up to 20 to … Continue reading Forcing A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: An Interview With Dr. Steve Griffiths
Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Is Launched The world’s first grid-scale demonstration of a liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant was officially launched in June. UK-based long-duration energy storage firm Highview Power developed the 5-MW/15-MWh project in partnership with recycling and renewable energy company Viridor with more than£8 million in funding from the UK … Continue reading Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Is Launched
The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid Sustainable Energy The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too expensive to play … Continue reading The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid
Home Energy Storage System Installations Hit Record High In US US home energy storage systems installations hit a record high in the first quarter of 2018. 36 megawatt-hours of grid-connected home energy storage systems were installed during this period, which was the same amount for the first three quarters of the year. Nearly three quarters … Continue reading Home Energy Storage System Installations Hit Record High In US
Are lithium batteries still leading the way? Energy storage is the key bottleneck of today’s power industry, attracting greater levels of investment to find alternatives to the ever popular, and intensely fought-over, lithium resources. Here, Scarlett Evans rounds up the new material contenders in battery technology. As global power demand grows, so does the necessity … Continue reading Are lithium batteries still leading the way?
A Solar Power & Energy Storage Revolution Is Upon Us A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance describes some of the implications of the growing solar power and energy storage trend as it relates to the current, centralized utility-based electricity distribution model. Because solar and energy storage can be cost competitive with grid … Continue reading A Solar Power & Energy Storage Revolution Is Upon Us
Energy Storage Gets Its Day in Congress The House Energy and Commerce Committee invited experts to testify on what federal storage policy should look like. Energy storage experts got to ask what their country could do for them Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee convened a hearing on “the role of energy storage in … Continue reading Energy Storage Gets Its Day in Congress
Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy As dreamy as it might be to combine renewable energy sources with storage batteries, there’s a problem: those batteries are expensive. It might take you years to recoup the costs. You’ll be glad to hear, then, that Stanford scientists have a way to make those … Continue reading Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy