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#Renault wants to build a 60 MWh energy storage system with used electric car battery packs

Renault wants to build a 60 MWh energy storage system with used electric car battery packs Renault is launching today a new “Advanced Battery Storage” program today. With the program, the French automaker is aiming to build “the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020.” While several automakers … Continue reading #Renault wants to build a 60 MWh energy storage system with used electric car battery packs

Economics Stack up for Microgrid s with Long Duration Energy Storage

Economics Stack up for Microgrids with Long Duration Energy Storage Long duration energy storage offers “value-add economics” for microgrids and renewables integrations, according to a recent report from Lux Research. The research and advisory services firm modeled the cost of deploying different technologies for long duration energy storage for five key services: peaker plant replacement, … Continue reading Economics Stack up for Microgrid s with Long Duration Energy Storage

Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues

Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues New York — One of first states to enact an energy storage target, Massachusetts, received its largest utility-scale energy storage system Tuesday when ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric launched a 3 MW/6 MWh system connected to a solar farm near Boston. … Continue reading Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues

Renewable energy storage and the future of smart cities

Renewable energy storage and the future of smart cities ‘Smart cities’ are no longer considered to be just a buzzword; they are a topic of constant conversation, and they’ve already come to fruition across the globe. From Singapore to San Francisco, organisations, government officials and city planners have made incredible efforts to support the development … Continue reading Renewable energy storage and the future of smart cities

As Storms Bear Down, More Homeowners Look to Batteries – Not Generators – for Backup Power

As Storms Bear Down, More Homeowners Look to Batteries – Not Generators – for Backup Power WHEN A PAIR OF DERECHOS dumped torrential rain and sent tornadoes spiraling across the mid-Atlantic in June 2013, uprooting trees and knocking out power for people in 18 states, Patricia Stevenson pitched in to keep her community running. With … Continue reading As Storms Bear Down, More Homeowners Look to Batteries – Not Generators – for Backup Power

California’s BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate?

California’s BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate? Legislators extended the state’s self-generation incentive program, but regulators want to improve its GHG reductions. The California legislature last week approved SB 700, which extends funding for the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), the state’s chief vehicle for expanding behind-the-meter energy storage. … Continue reading California’s BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate?

Multifunctional #carbon_fibres enable massless energy storage

Multifunctional carbon fibres enable massless energy storage Despite progress in energy storage technology, batteries still make up a significant part of the weight for devices such as laptops and even cars. Rather than focussing solely on the battery technology to tackle lightweight demands, Leif Asp at Chalmers University of Technology alongside a broad team of … Continue reading Multifunctional #carbon_fibres enable massless energy storage

#Tesla Energy is quietly setting its sights on peaker plants

Tesla Energy is quietly setting its sights on peaker plants Behind the spotlights trained on the Model 3 production ramp and Elon Musk’s online behavior, Tesla’s Energy business is quietly growing and spreading its reach. Tesla notes that its deployment of stationary batteries, which are designed to supply electricity to residential homes, businesses, and even … Continue reading #Tesla Energy is quietly setting its sights on peaker plants