Tracking the Rise of Intelligent Energy Storage Power industry regulators around the world are increasingly coming to realize the multiple benefits of intelligent energy storage solutions. As Navigant highlights in the Q1 2015 edition of its Energy Storage Tracker, new regulatory mandates in the U.S., Europe and across the Asia-Pacific were key factors that made … Continue reading Tracking the Rise of Intelligent Energy Storage
Where is the U.S. energy storage market going? Storage deployments could triple this year and open big new markets The 40% growth in yearly additions to U.S. energy storage capacity from 2013 to 2014 was big news but growth for 2015 is expected to more than triple to 220 MW. The numbers explain why over … Continue reading Where is the U.S. #energystorage market going?
The World Of Energy Is Getting Diversified The four biggest sources of electrical power generation in the United States are coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydro. But very quietly a very big change is taking place. Wind generation accounted for 4% of all the electricity in the U.S. in 2013. No numbers yet for last … Continue reading The World Of Energy Is Getting Diversified
Energy storage paves way for electricity independence Renewables have the power to transform not just the world’s energy markets, but global economics and geopolitics. But wind and solar alone cannot deliver a world of clean and free fuel. Both are, by their very nature, variable, so to realise their true potential other technologies need to … Continue reading Energy storage paves way for electricity independence
Battery Storage Needed to Expand Renewable Energy Storing energy remains the missing link for many clean power technologies, but DOE researchers and startup companies are racing to fill the gap. Without a way to save electricity and heat for later use, intermittent renewable energy will struggle to close price and performance differences with fossil fuels. … Continue reading Battery Storage Needed to Expand Renewable Energy
Tesla Wants to Build a Battery for Your House (Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc., best known for making the all-electric Model S sedan, is using its lithium-ion battery technology to position itself as a frontrunner in the emerging energy-storage market that supplements and may ultimately threaten the traditional electric grid. “We are going to unveil … Continue reading Tesla Wants to Build a Battery for Your House
Reflecting on the Hottest Energy Industry Trends in 2014 Early last year I outlined predictions on some of the bigger trends that I thought were going to shape the retail energy industry. It’s time to take stock on how I did. In 2014, predictions alluded to the following: 1) the pace of U.S. solar deployment … Continue reading Reflecting on the Hottest Energy Industry Trends in 2014
How will Tesla’s ‘gigafactory’ affect the grid? The “gigafactory” that electric automaker Tesla announced last week is superlative in just about every sense. It would be 10 times larger than any lithium-ion battery factory that exists in a facility more than twice the size of the Mall of America, and would round out a Tesla … Continue reading How will Tesla’s ‘gigafactory’ affect the grid?
Stem Well Positioned In On-Site Energy Storage Market As the electric power grid continues to evolve and more distributed renewables come on line, the need for electricity storage will rapidly continue to grow. There are various types of energy storage, and each can contribute to the grid in numerous and different ways. These vary from … Continue reading Stem Well Positioned In On-Site Energy Storage Market
37 Battery Storage Companies To Watch As I wrote in my piece on cleantech trends from 2014 and expected cleantech trends in 2015, the battery storage market is really blossoming. There are now quite a number of battery startups and battery departments within big corporations that seem to have promising products arriving on the market … Continue reading 37 Battery Storage Companies To Watch