Tag Archives: energy storage

Renewable Project Goes Bankrupt

DOE-backed plans for solar/storage array at Crescent Dunes haven’t panned out With all the promise of renewable energy technologies, we can get lost in the plethora of feel-good headlines. Especially with integrated projects, such as solar-plus-storage, sometimes it feels like renewable energy ideas are immune to failure. News from the Nevada desert this week proves […]

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Renewable Rise Continues

25% of all U.S. power generation in 2020 has come from renewable sources A Vermont startup company received a million-dollar grant for a project that will emphasize solar-to-energy storage technologies. From the company’s website, with links to Energy Department press release: Vermont-based Norwich Technologies announced last week that it has been awarded a $1.1M U.S. […]

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L.A. Consequential

A record renewable energy proposal would have major ramifications for the city The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest utility provider, is pushing for an unprecedented proposal that would combine solar power and energy storage for the city’s utilities. The project would deploy 400 MW of solar energy at 1.997 […]

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Can CPP Rollback Bring Coal Back?

EPA officially nixes CPP…and other news in utilities, renewable energy The Environmental Protection Agency, a branch designed to protect the natural human and animal habitats of Earth, has completed one of the more controversial moves in its history. The EPA finalized the rollback of the Clean Power Plan on June 19th. In replacement, the agency […]

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Electrothermal Storage

SGRE unveils new method & system for storage up to 130 MW/h for a week Siemens‘ renewable energy offshoot, Siemens Gamesa, introduced its latest in energy storage tech last week: an electrothermal system said to be capable of storing up to 130 megawatt-hours of electricity for the duration of one week by utilizing volcanic rock. […]

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Live From AWEA 2019

Windpower 2019 in Houston is incorporating more than wind Electrical Apparatus is in Houston for the country’s premier wind power event this week, and there’s plenty to see. The show has expanded each year to cover more than just the wind industry; almost all sectors of renewable energy are being represented and/or discussed this year. […]

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Lithium-Ion Questions

Battery storage enters its boom-or-bust phase A recent fire at an APS (Arizona Pubic Service) battery storage facility in Surprise, Arizona was unfortunately not the first such incident for the company. Eight firefighters were injured in the April 19 incident, which made national news, but the extreme dryness and heat of the state and region […]

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EV Does It

Motorcar Parts acquires EV powertrain, energy storage company Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., of Torrance, Ca., announced Wednesday it has acquired Binghamton, New York-based E&M Power. The acquisition reflects another company’s venture into the electric vehicle market, which seems to grow in scope every day—and in this case, also involves the growing energy storage sector. […]

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FERC’s McIntyre Dies

Was praised for rejection to coal bailout plan, energy storage Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Kevin McIntyre died on Wednesday, according to a report from E&E News. He was 57 years old. McIntyre withdrew as FERC’s chairman in October, as health reasons had caused him to miss two monthly meetings. As FERC chairman, he led the commission […]

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Duracell Entering Storage

Campaign with Social Energy will launch in UK first International battery brand Duracell is set to launch a home energy storage system in partnership with a UK energy supply and services company: Social Energy. The company, which is owned by Project Solar UK and based in Staffordshire, uses cloud-based AI and software platforms to allow […]

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