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New York offers $350 million to speed energy storage installations

Renewables Now: New York governor Andrew M Cuomo on Thursday unveiled a roadmap with a set of recommendations aimed at facilitating the state in reaching its goal of deploying 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025. The comprehensive plan is part of the measures addressed towards fighting climate change, improving power grid resilience and enhancing the […]

June 22, 2018 Read More →

Daimler uses old coal plant for new energy storage facility

Electrek: Daimler, through its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and with partners, is turning a coal power plant into a large energy storage facility using over a thousand modules from its electric car battery packs. Like Tesla and its Tesla Energy division, Mercedes-Benz is leveraging its experience with battery packs for electric cars into making stationary energy […]

June 21, 2018 Read More →

Biggest Texas solar facility to be linked with electricity storage unit

PV Magazine: Most of the renewable energy news we hear coming from Texas is that it has built the nation’s largest fleet of wind power – which is in large part by socializing the cost of power lines to bring that power to the state’s population centers. And as a result of this, the economic […]

June 18, 2018 Read More →

California, Hawaii markets drive surge in residential storage

Greentech Media: The historically tiny residential energy storage segment won big in Q1 2018, according to the latest deployment data. Utility-scale projects, the usual workhorse of the energy storage industry, dropped massively compared to last year’s Q1, when the Aliso Canyon procurements came online and set a record for energy capacity. What saved the quarter […]

June 7, 2018 Read More →

Sweden’s Vattenfall sees benefits in co-locating wind, storage

Greentech Media: Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has found a way to further cut the cost of grid-scale energy storage: share the infrastructure with a wind farm. The company has announced the commissioning of what it said was “the largest co-located battery installed in the United Kingdom”— a 22-megawatt plant, which shares electrical plans with the […]

June 5, 2018 Read More →

New solar plants equipped with electricity-storage capacity are proliferating across the U.S.

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The solar energy industry has achieved its long-time quest to become cost-competitive with conventional power across wide swaths of the United States. Now it is on to a new mission: saving that energy for later. Large-scale solar power plants coupled with energy storage systems are multiplying in the U.S., as […]

June 4, 2018 Read More →

Nevada Electric Company Goes Big on New Solar, Storage Projects

Greentech Media: NV Energy announced Thursday it has contracted for more than 1 gigawatt of new solar energy and 100 megawatts of battery energy capacity, in a resource plan that’s still subject to regulatory approval and hinges on the outcome of a high-profile ballot measure. The utility signed power purchase agreements for six new solar […]

June 1, 2018 Read More →

Consortium Targets Electricity Storage Opportunities in Asia, Australia

Reuters: Japan’s JERA, a U.S.-German joint venture and an Australian firm have teamed up to develop battery projects in the Asia-Pacific, including the world’s biggest, targeting a market expected to be worth several billion dollars by 2022. The move marks a big green push for JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Co. and […]

May 29, 2018 Read More →

New Jersey Props Up Nuclear, Expand Solar and Storage

RTO Insider: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday signed legislation to subsidize the state’s nuclear generating fleet, raise its renewable generation targets, boost storage and offshore wind, and revamp its solar program. In a press conference staged in front of solar panels in South Brunswick, N.J., Murphy signed Senate Bill S2313, which will […]

May 24, 2018 Read More →

South Australia Moves Forward With Massive Tesla Storage Project

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: South Australia will push ahead with a plan to install battery systems built by Elon Musk’s Tesla in 50,000 homes, with the new state government committing to continue the pro-battery agenda of its predecessor. The Weatherill Labor government announced the Tesla policy in February, declaring it would install battery and solar systems […]

May 24, 2018 Read More →