Energy Storage

On the Scene: We went to the Eaton Experience Center to see the grid’s future

On the Scene: We went to the Eaton Experience Center to see the grid’s future

October 31, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Eaton is one of those companies that does everything without you realizing it, with innovations for industries as diverse as aviation, data centers, food and beverage, rail and, of course, utilities, just to name a few. The company recently expanded its Experience Center in Pittsburgh to show the latest advancesRead More

Gridtential energy storage: New CEO, new vision for 48-volt battery in solar plus storage

Gridtential energy storage: New CEO, new vision for 48-volt battery in solar plus storage

October 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

You may not have heard of Gridtential yet, but you will soon because the company’s new executives have plans for the solar plus storage market. New leadership Those new execs are: New CEO John Barton, formerly President of Global Asset Management for SunEdison; and new Technical Advisory Board member BobRead More

New Jersey water treatment plant now prepped with on-site solar-plus-storage microgrid

New Jersey water treatment plant now prepped with on-site solar-plus-storage microgrid

October 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

A 250-kW, 1 MWh Eos Aurora DC battery system was commissioned at the wastewater treatment plant in the Borough of Caldwell, NJ. The batteries are a central component of Public Service Electric and Gas Company’s (PSE&G’s) on-site solar-plus-storage microgrid that will help keep the facility operating during extended power outages. The CaldwellRead More

Tabuchi updates EIBS solar-storage system, now UL 9540 certification compliant

Tabuchi updates EIBS solar-storage system, now UL 9540 certification compliant

October 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

At Intersolar, Tabuchi America, announced the launch of its Next Generation Eco-Intelligent Battery System (EIBS). The all-in-one system is compliant with the cUL 9540 certification requirements, which provides third-party validation of safety, reliability and efficient energy management for hybrid solar-plus-storage systems. Tabuchi’s grid-friendly system includes a high efficiency inverter, stackableRead More

Three keys for reducing commercial demand charges with solar-plus-storage systems

Three keys for reducing commercial demand charges with solar-plus-storage systems

October 23, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Researchers from Berkeley Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) show the dynamic tag team potential of solar plus storage systems for reducing demand charges in commercial applications. Solar on its own doesn’t do much to fight demand charges. The report, Solar + Storage Synergies for Managing Commercial-Customer Demand Charges,Read More

SMA America roadshow to feature new Sunny Boy Storage-US inverter concept

SMA America roadshow to feature new Sunny Boy Storage-US inverter concept

October 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA America is hitting the road starting in November to showcase the new Sunny Boy Storage-US residential solution. The tour will begin November 1 and will make stops in 13 cities along the East Coast, West Coast and Texas, partnering with Authorized Distributors to host the events. SMA will also be accompaniedRead More

Vivint Solar signs deal with ChargePoint to offer EV charging solution

Vivint Solar signs deal with ChargePoint to offer EV charging solution

September 21, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Vivint Solar announced a strategic agreement with ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to offer ChargePoint Home charging solutions and custom installations directly to residential customers. This is only a few months after Vivint’s deal with Mercedes-Benz. Vivint Solar will work with ChargePoint and other strategic collaboratorsRead More

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

Pika Energy expands energy storage capacity of Harbor Smart Battery line

September 18, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Pika Energy Inc.’s Harbor Smart Battery product line, which sold out during its beta production run, now features expanded energy storage capacities and reduced pricing, the U.S.-based manufacturer announced at Solar Power International. The Harbor Smart Battery, co-developed with Panasonic, is now available in two configurations: Harbor Plus, with 15.9 kWh ofRead More

This solar+storage case study shows 96 percent reduction in grid-buy

This solar+storage case study shows 96 percent reduction in grid-buy

September 13, 2017 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

The post-net metering solar industry looms on the horizon, some day, for every state, but in Hawaii it is a reality, which makes it guinea pig. At SPI, Poncho’s Solar and Tabuchi Electric Co. will be presenting the results of their collaboration with J.O.B. Technologies (Aiea, Hawaii), detailing the resultsRead More

Santa Rita Union School District takes advantage of California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program

Santa Rita Union School District takes advantage of California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program

September 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Generate Capital and Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) have broken ground on a six-site solar PV and SmartStorage energy storage installation with the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, Calif. With project developer SolEd Benefit Corporation and construction company MBL Energy, Generate Capital willRead More