Energy Storage & Distribution - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Scientists propose better battery system for smart home use

Phys.org: Smart homes need smart batteries. Current systems overuse power, which can shorten the life of batteries and the devices they power. Future batteries may get an intelligence boost to mitigate the problem.

Saft Li-ion energy storage will maintain the balance of power for Finland’s transition to a solar economy

The Saft Intensium® Max containerized energy storage system, with a nominal output of 2 MW and 1 MWh of capacity, has been installed at Fortum’s Järvenpää biomass fired CHP (combined heat andpower) plant.

Why Quality, Safety & Testing Matter in Your PV Inverters

The long-term success of a PV system ultimately relies heavily on the quality of the components within it – and too often many inverter manufacturers cut corners to achieve less expensive products that will sell quickly.

Ice Energy Storage Explained

New storage technologies are broadening the appetite for storage beyond lithium ion. I think we’ve hit the tipping point where the awareness and value of energy storage has gone mainstream.

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Intersolar & EES

Intersolar & EES North America run July 10th - 13th in San Francisco, California. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

Exclusive collaboration marks entrance of Mercedes-Benz Energy products into U.S. market

Empower Unveils the Genesys 8K™ Modular Smart Home Energy Platform

Technology that streamlines the deployment of residential solar + energy storage without compromise of performance or cost

Push to educate Congress on energy storage crosses political divide

Andy Colthorpe for Energy Storage News: Two Congressional representatives in the US have united across party political lines to form the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus, a group dedicated to educating Members of Congress on the benefits of the nascent technology.

Installing solar to combat national security risks in the power grid

Allison Mills for Phys.org: Distributed microgrid tech can secure the electrical grids at military bases to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, physical attacks from terrorists and natural disasters.

Energy Storage & Distribution - News Headlines

Clean Energy Group and Geli Announce Plan to Advance Solar+Storage in Low-Income Communities

Clean Energy Group will offer free training and assistance to nonprofit organizations interested in using Geli's new online energy storage and solar+storage system design tool.

Raising Power showcases full-service package for legally compliant system operation at Intersolar 2017

Photovoltaic systems, like other electrical installations, are subject to legal regulations regarding system safety. In order to ensure adherence to these requirements over the entire service life, technical operation management is increasingly focusing on legally compliant system operation according to DGUV ordinance 3.

Boviet Solar USA Introduces Embed SolarEdge Power Inverters in its New 60-cell 280-295W Smart Solar Modules

Boviet USA One of Few Manufacturers to Bundle SolarEdge Inverters to Offer Turnkey Installation

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Rolls Battery

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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.