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Hawaiian Electric plans record solar additions, and storage too

Pacific Business News: Honolulu-based utility Hawaiian Electric said on Tuesday it has selected seven solar-plus-storage projects for the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history. Once contract negotiations have been finalized, the seven projects are expected to produce approximately 260 megawatts of solar energy on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Each of the […]

October 11, 2018 Read More →

Carolina utility plans major investment in energy storage

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Duke Energy Corp. plans to invest $500 million to add nearly 300 MW of battery storage to its portfolio in the Carolinas over the next 15 years. “Duke Energy is at the forefront of battery energy storage, and our investment could increase as we identify projects that deliver benefits to […]

October 10, 2018 Read More →

Texas utility breaks ground on solar-plus-storage project

Texas Public Radio: San Antonio’s CPS Energy held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for a solar power plant and storage facility it’s building with Southwest Research Institute. The five-megawatt facility will have 10 megawatts of storage — enough to power 1,500 homes — and is located on 49 acres donated by Southwest Research Institute, between Texas […]

October 9, 2018 Read More →

Australian regulators see big benefits in Tesla’s big battery

ABC News: [Australian Prime Minister] Scott Morrison said it would be about as useful for the electricity system as the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour or the Big Prawn at Ballina in NSW. “By all means have the world’s biggest battery, have the world’s biggest banana, have the world’s biggest prawn like we have on […]

October 2, 2018 Read More →

Con Ed, Johnson Controls launch storage JV

Renewables Now: Consolidated Edison Inc., or Con Edison, announced today that its clean energy arm will create an energy storage joint venture with Johnson Controls International Plc. The purpose of this move is to expand the market for the technology developed over the past several years by Johnson Controls, the announcement says. Consolidated Edison Solutions […]

October 1, 2018 Read More →

Tesla’s big battery bet in Australia is paying off

The Guardian: The Tesla lithium-ion battery in South Australia is on track to make back a third of its construction costs in its first year of operation, new financial documents show. The 100MW/129MWh battery was switched on in November and is paired with the Hornsdale windfarm, about 230km north of Adelaide. The French renewable energy […]

September 28, 2018 Read More →

World Bank to finance storage development in Asia, Africa

ECN News: Solar energy could be a huge source of power in Africa, but its potential has been stymied by storage batteries that are too expensive and inadequate for use in poor countries. The World Bank aims to break through that bottleneck, announcing plans Wednesday to invest $1 billion—and leverage it by another $4 billion—to […]

September 28, 2018 Read More →

ENGIE completes Massachusetts’ largest storage project

Platts: One of first states to enact an energy storage target, Massachusetts, received its largest utility-scale energy storage system Tuesday when ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric launched a 3 MW/6 MWh system connected to a solar farm near Boston. Located adjacent to the former 136-MW Mt. Tom oil- and coal-fired power plant 90 miles […]

September 26, 2018 Read More →

Solar-wind project in India to get storage too

Energy Storage News: The first ever wind and solar hybrid project in India, completed in April 2018, is to be retrofitted with energy storage after strong winds this year led to a curtailment of solar production. Speaking to our sister site PV Tech at the REI Expo in Greater Noida, Rahul Munjal, chairman of Delhi-headquartered […]

September 19, 2018 Read More →

BNEF: Solar plus storage nearing price parity with gas

Bloomberg: Natural gas-fired power plants will be facing more price competition from solar farms in some parts of the U.S. as falling battery costs make it possible to deliver electricity produced from sunshine even after dark. Solar projects that incorporate storage are becoming cheaper to build per megawatt-hour in parts of the U.S. Southwest than […]

September 18, 2018 Read More →