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PG&E’s landmark energy storage projects snagged by pushback

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

Forcing A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: An Interview With Dr. Steve Griffiths

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

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

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

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?

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?

Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy

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