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Solutions for E-Mobility Demands

There are two standards governing EV charging. In the U.S. there is the SAE J1772 standard, while in Europe and China the IEC61851 standard is used.

Small Power, Big Grid: Part 2

The Emerging Relationship between Distributed Energy Resources and the Transmission System.

Using Y Connectors in String Inverter Systems: Part I

In Part I of this blog post Eric Every, Yaskawa - Solectria Senior Applications Engineer, explores cases in which PV system designers should use Y-connectors, what the code implications may be, how they may be used with internal inverter combiners.

Siemens unveils new hot rocks energy storage system

Jocelyn Timperley for BusinessGreen:  A new energy storage technology currently und

Small Power, Big Grid: Part 1

This series will focus on these questions in the area of transmission planning (regional load forecasting and solutions to identified grid needs), wholesale market design, and facilitation of utility business model reform.

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Is 2016 The Turning Point For Energy Storage?

Michael McDonald for  In the future, when investors look back at the year that represented the turning point for clean energy, 2016 may be it. The industry overall is growing at a breath-taking pace, but perhaps not for the reason that some investors think. Energy storage rather than solar power and wind power are the real factors that are driving a revolution across the electrical power industry.

Energy storage changes the equation, not only in the renewables space, but in the conventional utility space as well. The concepts of spin/non-spin reserve costs, peaker prices, and a variety of other conventional concerns for utilities, lose meaning in the context of efficient and cost-effective energy storage. While energy storage was available previously, it’s only today that costs are coming down substantially. Tesla’s economies of scale on battery storage are well-known, but small start-ups like Orison are finding ways to lower costs in innovative ways as well. The graphic below from a recent EPRI presentation highlights the role that multiple layers of costs savings can play in creating economical battery storage.  Cont'd...

Energy Storage & Distribution - News Headlines

Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research & Consultancy - (CIIRC), Jyothy Institute of Technology & ALTA Energy Technologies Private Ltd has signed a strategic partnership agreement to strengthen their collaboration around existing R&D projects.

"CIIRC" is actively engaged in research in the domains of autonomous systems, water, energy & environment, micro & nanotechnology, affordable biomedical devices, biopolymers, ancient Indian sciences, biosensors, biofuels, energy materials, big data analytics, VLSI, Embedded Systems, etc

Ideal Power Announces Fabrication of First Double-Sided B-TRAN™ Power Semiconductor Devices

Ideal Power announces that their B-TRAN™ device has been successfully fabricated

Global Energy Capacity for Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage is Expected to Reach 42.7 GWh by 2025, According to Navigant Research

Improvements in storage technologies and emerging business models are solidifying utility-scale energy storage in the grid, report finds

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