Energy Storage

Dynapower now offering new financing options for its energy storage systems

Dynapower now offering new financing options for its energy storage systems

July 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

Dynapower, in partnership with LCA, is now offering financing options for system integrators and buyers of Dynapower energy storage systems that provides funding flexibility and potential tax advantages under IRS Section 179. The financing program includes the equipment cost as well as batteries, installation and commissioning costs up to $1Read More

The Apollo Elementary School in Titusville, Fla., lost power during Hurricane Irma and used the solar + storage system to power emergency lights and charge cell phones. Photo Credit: Nick Waters, Florida Solar Energy Center

The Riddle of Resilience: What’s important for society and the economy and yet has no value?

July 23, 2019 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

The Union of Concerned Scientists convened a group of diverse stakeholders in Chicago late last year to discuss the equitable deployment of energy storage. The participants developed a set of consensus principles for storage deployment that elevate the critical importance of community-led clean energy solutions. Listed second in those principlesRead More

Syncarpha Capital, Stem to build solar + storage projects in Massachusetts to participate in wholesale energy markets

Syncarpha Capital, Stem to build solar + storage projects in Massachusetts to participate in wholesale energy markets

July 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Stem, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) driven energy storage services, announced a new partnership with Syncarpha Capital to build 28.2 megawatt-hours (MWh) of large-scale storage projects co-sited with solar in Massachusetts. Syncarpha is a New York-based private equity firm that develops, owns and operates distributed PV solar energyRead More

NantEnergy shows how solar + storage is a no-brainer for businesses in California, New Mexico right now

NantEnergy shows how solar + storage is a no-brainer for businesses in California, New Mexico right now

July 9, 2019 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

The solar + storage value proposition is increasingly a no-brainer for commercial buildings in states out West. Demand charges in California have increased by as much as 64% since 2014, and these charges can represent more than 50% of a company’s monthly energy bill. What’s more, California experienced more outagesRead More

How close is solar + storage to beating natural gas? WRI takes a look

How close is solar + storage to beating natural gas? WRI takes a look

July 8, 2019 at 10:35 am 1 comment

By Devashree Saha In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were concerned that with the dramatic decline in theRead More

California senators call for solar + storage to be included in comprehensive wildfire prevention legislation

California senators call for solar + storage to be included in comprehensive wildfire prevention legislation

July 8, 2019 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Our reporting on California’s solar + storage market for our Countdown to 2020 news series has revealed both big opportunities and obstacles, which are largely illustrated by its Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The California legislature passed a bill to re-authorize SGIP funding (up to $800 million) to further encourage storageRead More

Saft acquired microgrid power control company Go Electric to bolster energy storage offering

Saft acquired microgrid power control company Go Electric to bolster energy storage offering

July 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Saft has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Go Electric Inc., a leading US-based developer of distributed energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and commercial and industrial customers. Go Electric’s microgrid power controller technology, combined with energy storage, plays a key role by islanding sites them from the grid shouldRead More

EV maker Rivian is trying out its second-life batteries in a solar microgrid use case

EV maker Rivian is trying out its second-life batteries in a solar microgrid use case

June 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Electric adventure vehicle maker Rivian is trying out a new use for its second-life batteries in a solar microgrid initiative with the Honnold Foundation. The goal: to support energy independence and adoption of renewable power generation. The project, in the town of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, marks Rivian’s first steps inRead More

Highview Power says its CRYOBattery is scalable energy storage up to multiple gigawatts and can go anywhere

Highview Power says its CRYOBattery is scalable energy storage up to multiple gigawatts and can go anywhere

June 27, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Highview Power, a leader in long-duration energy storage solutions, says it has developed a modular cryogenic energy storage system — the CRYOBattery — that is scalable up to multiple gigawatts of energy storage and can be located anywhere. A bold claim! The company says the technology will set a newRead More

NV Energy reveals plans for 1.2 GW of new solar projects it is building in Southern Nevada

NV Energy reveals plans for 1.2 GW of new solar projects it is building in Southern Nevada

June 25, 2019 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

NV Energy continues to work toward its long-term goal of serving its customers with 100 percent renewable energy, announcing the addition of nearly 1,200 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic generation to be built in the state, along with 590 megawatts of battery storage. The renewable energy will come in theRead More