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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 →

Battery Firm Sonnen Gets Big Cash Infusion From Shell

Reuters: FRANKFURT—German solar battery maker sonnen has secured 60 million euros ($71 million) in funds from Shell Ventures and existing shareholders to expand at home and abroad. Shell Ventures, a unit of the Anglo-Dutch oil major that has been boosting its investments in solar and other renewables, was a lead investor in the latest funding […]

May 23, 2018 Read More →

Second Big Storage Project Opens in Australia

Clean Technica: Last year, French energy company Neoen partnered with Tesla to bring the first large battery storage facility to Australia, the Hornsdale facility in South Australia. Now, it is moving forward with two more projects that involve Tesla Powerpack batteries, one in Gannawarra and another at the Bulgana Green Power Hub, both located in […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

Siemens Gamesa Looks to Hybrid Systems to Tame Variable Wind Generation

Greentech Media: Siemens Gamesa, the leading turbine manufacturer, is looking to go beyond wind — into hybrid systems with solar and storage. The company’s chief technology officer, Antonio de la Torre Quiralte, told GTM that Siemens Gamesa remains committed to the wind market. However, it is increasingly interested in other technologies to reduce renewable energy […]

May 21, 2018 Read More →

Jordanian Firm Plans One of Region’s First Solar-Plus-Storage Projects

Energy-Storage News: Philadelphia Solar, a vertically integrated PV company headquartered in Jordan, said this morning it has reached financial close on a project to bring battery storage to a large-scale solar farm in the Middle East kingdom. Philadelphia Solar emailed Energy-Storage News today to say that it had struck a deal with private trade financial […]

May 15, 2018 Read More →