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USC Team Develops New Method to Create the Next Fuel-efficient Renewable Energy

The fossil fuel fight goes on for USC scientists as they develop a new method for creating reversible hydrogen storage based on methanol, with no carbon emissions

Report: Fortune 500 Companies accelerating Renewable Energy Efforts

Clean energy actions saving companies $3.7 billion a year, cutting annual carbon pollution equivalent to 45 coal-fired power plants

Remote Monitoring of Off-grid Systems

Establishing a remote connection to a device allows users to program custom settings off-site. This is especially useful for systems that may need seasonal adjustments or need small adjustments to the custom settings for improved performance.

Sneak Preview of Solar Decathlon 2017 Houses

Solar Decathlon 2017 takes place in Denver, Colorado, at the 61st & Peña Station October 5–9 and October 12–15, 2017.

Venteea Project Shows a Fair Wind for Distribution Network Energy Storage

In addition to the technical lessons learned, the project team expects to draw conclusions regarding the changes necessary to the current regulatory regime that will enable the optimum usage of energy storage in unbundled power systems.

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Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homes

Scott Collie for New Atlas: Tesla has made its Powerwall plans clear, and Mercedes-Benz Energy has been talking a big game with its energy storage systems, which will soon be finding their way into homes in the UK.

Wello's Penguin WEC generates electricity at EMEC grid-connected wave test site

From Power-Technology: High-technology company Wello’s Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) has successfully generated power into the national grid off the west coast of Orkney in Scotland, UK.

Tesla Just Unveiled Its Newest Solar Panels

Futurism: Tesla just updated their website to include images of their new low-profile solar panels. The panels integrate seamlessly with the Tesla Powerwall and can be ordered this month for production in the summer.

Wind turbine maker Vestas looks at expanding into energy storage

Reuters: Denmark's Vestas, the world's largest wind turbine maker, is keen to expand into areas such as energy storage to increase the global use of wind power and bring costs down.

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California Senate Panel Approves Local Energy Storage Bill

"This bill allows the sun to shine at night by encouraging Californians to produce on-site solar power during the day and use energy storage to deploy that clean energy when most needed," said Bernadette Del Chiaro, Executive Director of the California Solar Energy Industries Association.

Erin Clark joins JLM Energy as Chief Operating Officer

At JLM, Mr. Clark will focus on scaling operations for rapid growth. As COO, he will oversee a broad set of responsibilities ranging from sales and marketing, to finance and product development.

Trimark Replaces Secure, Real-Time Telemetry Systems for Resources Providing Nearly Five Gigawatts of Electric Power in California

Recent changes to the California ISO (CAISO) SSL security certification program used by Remote Intelligent Gateways (RIGs) required updates to aging hardware and software that many electric power resources use for real-time communications with the ISO.

Energy Storage & Distribution - Featured Product

Flex-core - Flexible Split-core Current Transformer

Flex-core - Flexible Split-core Current Transformer

The FCL model split-core current transformers have multiple benefits, including a flexible twisting motion for ease of application. Installing a split-core CT means there is no need to disconnect your primary conductor(s) which reduces downtime. Many customizations are available including extended secondary lead wire lengths, various outputs including 5A, 1A, 1VAC, and 0.333VAC, and custom rubber inserts to help center the CT and maintain accuracy. The FCL models can be used in applications up to 720VAC and have an operating frequency from 50Hz to 400Hz.

Energy Storage & Distribution - Featured Company

Rolls Battery

Rolls Battery

Surrette Battery Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls Battery, is one of North America's leading lead-acid battery manufacturers. Established in 1935, with a production facility in Salem, Massachusetts, Surrette Battery Company relocated to Canada in 1959 and is the Nation's only remaining independent battery manufacturer.