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Arizona Utility Buys Grid-Scale Battery System for 600-Person Town Rather Than Paying for 20 Miles of Line Upgrades

GreenTech Media: Utility Arizona Public Service has contracted for a new grid-scale battery — not to demonstrate the technology, but because it’s a lot cheaper than the conventional alternative. The company will purchase two 1-megawatt/4-megawatt-hour storage systems from AES for the small town of Punkin Center. This 600-person hamlet, 90 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix […]

August 10, 2017 Read More →

Inflection Point in U.S. on Battery-Storage Technology: ‘Opportunity to Become a Leader, Not a Laggard’

SNL: Large- and small-scale battery storage systems are “on the verge of reaching grid and socket parity” across the United States, potentially enabling “combinations of solar, wind, and storage to compete directly with fossil-based electricity,” finds a new study by researchers at the University of California-Berkeley and Germany’s Technical University of Munich. “Energy storage is […]

August 1, 2017 Read More →

Alphabet (aka Google) Is Working on the Holy Grail of Electricity Storage

Wall Street Journal: Google parent Alphabet Inc. is pitching an idea to store power from renewable energy in tanks of molten salt and cold liquid, an example of the tech giant trying to marry its far-reaching ambitions with business demand. Alphabet’s research lab, dubbed X, said Monday that it has developed plans to store electricity […]

August 1, 2017 Read More →

A Surge Since Jan. 1 in Battery-Storage Investment

Utility Dive: The first half of 2017 saw a nearly 24% increase in funding activity for the battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency sectors compared to the year-ago period, a new report from Mercom Capital Group finds. Funding, for battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency hit $1.03 billion in the first half of […]

July 27, 2017 Read More →