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6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in #California

6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in California Energy Toolbase hosted a webinar recently entitled “Modeling the Economics Residential Energy Storage Projects in California” where we shared our latest insights on the market. We’re constantly learning and adjusting our thinking as the market evolves. We’re fortunate to have a … Continue reading 6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in #California

#BASF and #NGK Partner to Sell Stationary Energy Storage Batteries

BASF and NGK Partner to Sell Stationary Energy Storage Batteries BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) and NGK announced a sales partnership agreement that gives BNB non-exclusive rights to sell NGK’s NAS® batteries (sodium-sulfur (NaS)-based batteries) via BASF’s global channels. NGK’s NAS battery is the first commercialized megawatt-class battery which has the capacity to store large … Continue reading #BASF and #NGK Partner to Sell Stationary Energy Storage Batteries

Storage system costs could rise 15% with escalation in US-China trade dispute: Report

Storage system costs could rise 15% with escalation in US-China trade dispute: Report The stalled trade negotiations between the United States and China could put a strain on America’s burgeoning energy storage market. President Donald Trump has used the threat of additional tariffs to get Beijing to the negotiating table. But the tactic has yet … Continue reading Storage system costs could rise 15% with escalation in US-China trade dispute: Report

#Scotland will build a massive battery to store excess wind power

Scotland will build a massive battery to store excess wind power UK energy supplier Scottish Power plans to launch a massive battery-storage system to capture renewable power from its 214 wind turbines. The 50 megawatt lithium-ion battery will allow Scottish Power to store energy when wind speeds are high and release it when they’re low. … Continue reading #Scotland will build a massive battery to store excess wind power

Texas Utility Commission to Take Up Utility Ownership of Storage Assets

Texas Utility Commission to Take Up Utility Ownership of Storage Assets The Texas Public Utility Commission is expected to address a lingering question this summer: Are utilities permitted to own battery storage to provide reliability solutions — if the competitive market there is unable to do so? The microgrid industry sits on both sides of … Continue reading Texas Utility Commission to Take Up Utility Ownership of Storage Assets

#California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries

California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may leave millions of Californians in the dark this summer. The alternative is worse. Last summer, power lines sparked wildfires in remotes areas of the Sierra Nevada mountain range that killed at least 100 people, some still trapped … Continue reading #California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries

California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid

California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid California regulators are weighing several important decisions ahead of their July business meeting. Besides addressing concerns of utility bankruptcy and wildfire prevention, they could be voting on two separate proposals to help expand the roles of demand response and energy storage on … Continue reading California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid

Thermal Battery Holds 1.2 Megawatt-Hours of Energy in a 20-Foot Box

Thermal Battery Holds 1.2 Megawatt-Hours of Energy in a 20-Foot Box It could prove to be far more efficient than traditional lithium-ion alternatives. A company called CCT Energy Storage just put Lonsdale, South Australia firmly on the map. In late March, the start-up unveiled the very first high-density thermal battery, which out-performs its lithium-ion and … Continue reading Thermal Battery Holds 1.2 Megawatt-Hours of Energy in a 20-Foot Box

New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing lithium-ion batteries possible

New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing lithium-ion batteries possible Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications. This development has the potential to improve battery performance for consumer electronics, solar … Continue reading New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing lithium-ion batteries possible

DynaPower debuts next-generation energy storage system

DynaPower debuts next-generation energy storage system Leveraging over a decade worth of experience in deploying over 500 MWs of battery energy storage worldwide, Dynapower ready to debut its next generation of fully integrated behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter energy storage systems. The CPSi, MPSi, and DPSi are purpose built for commercial and industrial, utility scale, and solar … Continue reading DynaPower debuts next-generation energy storage system