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Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California “The energy from solar can consistently charge a 4-hour storage device having the same installed capacity” prior to the hours of peak demand, says a new study. In Arizona and New Mexico the capacity value is 99%. Solar-plus-storage has 99.8% of the capacity value of a theoretical … Continue reading Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

New sodium-ion battery for large-scale energy storage

New sodium-ion battery for large-scale energy storage A viable sodium battery. Lithium-ion batteries are composed of materials such as cobalt and lithium, which are rare, expensive. With the growing demand for electricity storage, these materials will become harder to get and possibly more costly. Plus, Lithium-based batteries would also be problematic in meeting the tremendous … Continue reading New sodium-ion battery for large-scale energy storage

Permitting utility-scale battery energy storage projects: lessons from California

Permitting utility-scale battery energy storage projects: lessons from California The increasing mandates and incentives for the rapid deployment of energy storage are resulting in a boom in the deployment of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS). In the first installment of our series addressing best practices, challenges and opportunities in BESS deployment, we will look … Continue reading Permitting utility-scale battery energy storage projects: lessons from California

#Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of #Rabbit_Hill Battery Energy Storage System

Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of Rabbit Hill Battery Energy Storage System storage Ormat Technologies has begun the commercial operation of the Rabbit Hill Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility, providing required ancillary services and energy optimization to the wholesale markets managed by the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The facility is located in the … Continue reading #Ormat Announces Commercial Operation of #Rabbit_Hill Battery Energy Storage System

US Department of Defense – funded study finds #vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny

US Department of Defense-funded study finds vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny Vanadium redox flow batteries are almost as reliable as diesel generators in providing resiliency, but won’t be competitive against lithium-ion unless cost reductions can be achieved with the scaling up of manufacturing and deployment. A study funded by the US Department of … Continue reading US Department of Defense – funded study finds #vanadium flow batteries worthy of further scrutiny

#Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward #Virginia ’s Clean Energy Goals

Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward Virginia’s Clean Energy Goals Utility Dominion Energy is planning a major shift toward renewable energy and batteries as it looks to comply with Virginia’s ambitious new clean energy law. Dominion Virginia’s new integrated resource plan (IRP), announced Friday, represents a potentially historic shift for the … Continue reading #Dominion Targets 24GW of Renewables and Storage in Move Toward #Virginia ’s Clean Energy Goals

#Southern_California_Edison Signs Contracts for 770 MW of Energy Storage Resources

Southern California Edison Signs Contracts for 770 MW of Energy Storage Resources Southern California Edison announced that it has signed seven contracts totaling 770 megawatts of battery-based energy storage resources to help enhance the region’s electric system reliability needs, which will benefit C&I and residential customers alike. The recently conducted solicitation and the resulting contracts … Continue reading #Southern_California_Edison Signs Contracts for 770 MW of Energy Storage Resources