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A year in, Tesla’s big Australian battery proves viability of energy storage

Bloomberg: A year after Elon Musk rolled out what was then the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery to aid South Australia’s blackout-prone power grid, more projects are set to follow in its footsteps at home and abroad. The Hornsdale storage facility — the result of Musk’s successful wager that he could build and get it up […]

December 6, 2018 Read More →

Solar-plus-storage systems bring cheaper, cleaner electricity to Philippines

Clean Technica: The small Filipino town of Paluan on the island of Mindoro has been electrified with the installation of its own Tesla battery powered solar plus storage minigrid. The new minigrid provides power to local residents who had been living on just a few hours of unstable electricity that came and went as inconsistently […]

November 27, 2018 Read More →

GE Renewables boss sees big role for storage, hybrid energy projects going forward

ReNews: GE renewable energy chief executive Jerome Pecresse has said systems combining intermittent clean energy generation with storage are critical to future renewables growth. According to Pecresse, in a piece published on LinkedIn Pulse, renewable energy is a smart, profitable, long-term investment, driving down the levelised cost of energy (LCoE), whilst scaling green power in […]

November 26, 2018 Read More →

Gold miner looks to cut costs with solar-plus-storage development

Energy Storage News: Australian firm Resolute Mining has signed an agreement with Africa-focused power developer Ignite Energy to set up a 40MW hybrid solar, battery and heavy fuel oil (HFO) plant at its Syama Gold Mine in Mali, according to an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) filing. This will replace an existing 28MW diesel-fired power plant […]

November 26, 2018 Read More →

Australian solar facility gets Tesla battery retrofit

Clean Technica: A 25 MW/50 MWh Tesla grid-scale battery was commissioned this week at the 60 MW Gannawarra solar power plant north of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria. This makes the Gannawarra facility the largest in the country to be retrofitted with a storage battery. Last month, installation of a 30 MW/30 MWh […]

November 19, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA U.S.: Transition to renewables has taken hold in historically coal-dependent northern Indiana

A Midwestern sign of more change to come

It’s hard to overstate the importance of Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s announcement late last month that it intends to phase out all its coal-fired generation over the next 10 years. In state rankings, Indiana has long been the second- or third-largest coal consumer in the nation, depending on whether you count total coal consumption […]

November 16, 2018 Read More →

BP installs Tesla battery at South Dakota wind farm, sees more to come

Windpower Engineering & Development: BP Wind Energy has installed a high-performance energy storage solution at its Titan 1 Wind Energy site in South Dakota, a first for BP’s U.S.-operated wind business and an important first installation of battery technology that could hold promise for other sites. The technology will improve energy efficiency at the site, […]

November 15, 2018 Read More →

Thailand plans 1GW of floating solar generation

PV Tech: State-run utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is planning to facilitate 1GW of hybrid floating solar-hydro projects across eight dams throughout the country. Thepparat Theppitak, deputy governor, power plant development and renewable energy, EGAT, announced the plans at the ASEAN Solar + Storage Congress & Expo in Manila, the Philippines, organised by […]

November 15, 2018 Read More →

Developers push 4GW solar-wind-storage project in Australia

Renew Economy: Australian renewable energy developers Energy Estate and MirusWind are proposing to build a 4,000MW (4GW) wind, solar and storage facility in New South Wales that will be the biggest single renewable energy project in Australia’s main grid. Energy Estate founder Simon Currie – a former head of energy at legal firm Norton Rose […]

November 15, 2018 Read More →

California regulators approve utility plans to replace natural gas with battery storage

Bloomberg: PG&E Corp. plans to replace three natural gas-fired power plants in California with battery-storage systems as the state continues its push to squeeze fossil fuels out of the electricity mix. The California Public Utilities Commission approved Thursday four PG&E energy-storage contracts to support Northern California’s electric grid, including a project by Tesla Inc. The […]

November 9, 2018 Read More →