Energy Storage

Panasonic bolsters EverVolt battery system by pairing with Span’s Smart Panel

Panasonic bolsters EverVolt battery system by pairing with Span’s Smart Panel

June 9, 2020 at 9:29 am 0 comments

Panasonic today announced a new strategic alliance with smart panel innovator Span, maker of the Span Smart Panel. You may remember it from this article in May: “Span raises $10.2 million in quest to reinvent the home electrical panel.” When paired with EverVolt, Panasonic’s residential home energy storage solution gives consumers more controlRead More

Sungrow’s energy storage system earns TÜV Rheinland approval for C&I market

Sungrow’s energy storage system earns TÜV Rheinland approval for C&I market

June 8, 2020 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

Sungrow‘s energy storage system (ESS) received the UL9540 certificate issued by TÜV Rheinland for North American C&I energy storage market. As one of the world’s largest energy storage markets, North America holds the most rigid standards for the energy storage system. The ESS ST556kWh-250UD is completely in compliance with UL9540,Read More

This virtual power plant demo in Louisiana tests a cool, new solar, storage platform

This virtual power plant demo in Louisiana tests a cool, new solar, storage platform

May 28, 2020 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Heila Technologies is deploying intelligent energy storage+solar systems at a demonstration project in Shreveport, La., using SimpliPhi Power technology, with the support of Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (AEP) company. The demo will aggregate distributed energy resources and empower SWEPCO to manage these assets as an optimized fleet.Read More

DNV GL explains 12 ways behind-the-meter solar + storage provides value in new report

DNV GL explains 12 ways behind-the-meter solar + storage provides value in new report

May 26, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Distributed solar and storage is an important part of the energy transition, as well as a popular option for customers to lower utility bills, reduce carbon emissions, and provide resilience during power outages, but it is unevenly applied across the U.S. Behind the Meter (BTM) Solar + Storage systems canRead More

Quinbrook launches new solar development arm, Primergy Solar

Quinbrook launches new solar development arm, Primergy Solar

May 18, 2020 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a specialist investor in renewable energy infrastructure, launched Primergy Solar this week, a new portfolio company that will focus on acquiring, developing and operating distributed and utility-scale solar PV and battery storage projects across North America. “The industry is recognizing the increasingly important role that solar-plus-battery storageRead More

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

May 13, 2020 at 11:52 am 0 comments

At the start of 2020, climate change, natural disasters and public policy were the biggest concerns when it came to grid resilience. Fast forward just a few months, and grid reliability is taking center stage, as the world contends with the COVID-19 crisis. Maintaining reliable power for healthcare, work, educationRead More

Strata Solar goes with Tesla’s Megapack for this 100-MW energy storage project

Strata Solar goes with Tesla’s Megapack for this 100-MW energy storage project

May 13, 2020 at 9:46 am 0 comments

Renewable energy developer Strata Solar sent an update on its landmark Ventura Energy Storage (VES) project — a 100-MW, 400-MWh battery energy storage system in unincorporated Ventura County, Calif. Strata awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to Tesla for its Megapack battery system. Pre-construction development is now complete.Read More

Span raises $10.2 million in quest to reinvent the home electrical panel

Span raises $10.2 million in quest to reinvent the home electrical panel

May 12, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

While homes today are plugging in an assortment of connected devices, appliances, electronics and energy upgrades such as solar panels, batteries, and EV chargers, the standard electrical panel hasn’t been improved in nearly a century. Span is one strong contender looking to change that. Led by executives and lead engineersRead More

Exclusive look at Blue Ion LXHV, a high-voltage commercial microgrid solution from Blue Planet Energy

Exclusive look at Blue Ion LXHV, a high-voltage commercial microgrid solution from Blue Planet Energy

May 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

The Blue Ion LXHV from Blue Planet Energy is a collection of technologies aimed at providing a complete commercial storage microgrid solution – including a high-efficiency battery inverter PCS125 from Delta Electronics, LFP batteries, an integrated microgrid controller from Ageto Energy and a specially made enclosure built at Peerless-AV, anRead More

Extensible Energy tells us how to reduce commercial demand charges with just solar (no batteries)

Extensible Energy tells us how to reduce commercial demand charges with just solar (no batteries)

April 24, 2020 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Solar PV systems for commercial buildings seem like a no-brainer considering the roof space, but growth has been slow in this segment in part because solar on its own doesn’t solve a commercial building’s biggest energy cost: monthly demand charges. Solving for demand charges usually means coupling the solar withRead More