The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas Completes Multimillion Project to Reduce Carbon Footprint

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas has completed a multimillion-dollar cogeneration plant on the Island of Kauai. It is the first instance in the Hawaiian Islands where a cogeneration system has the capacity to generate up to 100% of a resort's energy needs.

ECO-GEN Goes Live on Revolutionary JouleBox Energy System

The JouleBox Hybrid Generator delivers clean, green electricity 24/7/365 without any carbon based fuel sources.

The Schneider Electric Smart Grid (SESG) Laboratory

The SESG Lab can replicate the operation of a substation and feeders of an electrical utility distribution system, thanks to its core infrastructure that supports organizations in the research and development of leading edge solutions and systems pertaining to smart grid technology.

VC Funding in Smart Grid Jumps to $185 Million in Q1 2015, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Battery/Storage companies raise $69 million; Energy Efficiency companies raise $140 million

Swedish fuel cell developer PowerCell launched next-generation fuel cell stack, S2, during the Hannover Fair

PowerCell's fuel cell stack is designed to work in an auxiliary power unit (APU) environment on reformate gas as well as on a variety of systems running on pure hydrogen, for both automotive and stationary applications.

groSolar Selects NEXTracker for 105 MW Master Supply Agreement; Advanced Solar Trackers to be Deployed in groSolar Project Across the U.S.

groSolar, an industry-leading commercial- and utility-scale solar engineering, procurement and construction firm, has entered into a 105 MW supply agreement with NEXTracker, designer and manufacturer of the world's most advanced single axis PV trackers. Over the next three years, NEXTracker will deliver state-of-the-art trackers for groSolar's solar projects throughout the U.S.

Toshiba Begins Operation of Independent Energy Supply System Utilizing Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

-- Approx. one-week's supply of electricity and hot water for 300 people using CO2-free hydrogen energy --

SPI Announces Strategic Partnership with Leading Developer of Energy Storage Systems

SPI's PV solutions to integrate ZBB Energy's advanced energy storage systems in PV markets worldwide

NEC Energy Expands 12-Volt High Power Lithium-Ion Battery Family With Next Generation Product

The ALM 12V7s product line offers up to twice the usable energy, 50X greater cycle life, and 50% lighter weight than comparable lead-acid batteries.

Toshiba Begins Operation of Independent Energy Supply System Utilizing Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

Toshiba Corporation announced the start of demonstration operation of H2One, an independent energy supply system based on renewable energy and use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation. Kawasaki City and Toshiba have installed the system at the Kawasaki Marien public facility and Higashi-Ogishima-Naka Park in the Kawasaki Port area.
 
H2One combines photovoltaic installations, storage batteries, hydrogen-producing water electrolysis equipment, hydrogen and water tanks, and fuel cells. Electricity generated from the photovoltaic installations is used to electrolyze water and produce hydrogen, which is then stored in tanks and used in fuel cells that produce electricity and hot water.
 
Since H2One uses only sunlight and water for fuel, it can independently provide electricity and hot water in times of emergency, even when lifelines are cut. Kawasaki Marien and Higashi-Ogishima-Naka Park, a municipal facility to promote Kawasaki Port, is a designated emergency evacuation area. In times of disaster, H2One will use stored hydrogen to provide an estimated 300 evacuees to the site with electricity and hot water for about one week. The H2One system is housed in a container, and can be transported to disaster-hit areas on trailers.

EnerVault Restructures and Seeks New Owners

Energy storage firm pursues funding to commercialize its innovative technologies

Con Edison Development Enters into Agreement to Procure GE Energy Storage System

8 MWh Utility Scale Storage Project to be Deployed in California ----Storage Solution Features GE's Mark VIe-Based Site Controller and Brilliance* MW Inverters with Packaged Lithium Ion Battery Modules

Storing Energy by Making Ice

Ice Energy has been awarded a five-year contract from Riverside Public Utilities to provide 5 megawatts of behind-the-meter thermal energy storage using Ice Energy's proprietary Ice Bear system.

The $5 Billion Race to Build a Better Battery

Professor Donald Sadoway remembers chuckling at an e-mail in August 2009 from a woman claiming to represent Bill Gates. The world’s richest man had taken Sadoway’s Introduction to Solid State Chemistry online, the message explained. Gates wondered if he could meet the guy teaching the popular MIT course the next time the billionaire was in the Boston area, Bloomberg Markets magazine will report in its May issue.  “I thought it was a student prank,” says Sadoway, who’s spent more than a decade melting metals in search of a cheap, long-life battery that might wean the world off dirty energy. He’d almost forgotten the note when Gates’s assistant wrote again to plead for a response.
 
A month later, Gates and Sadoway were swapping ideas on curbing climate change in the chemist’s second-story office on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. They discussed progress on batteries to help solar and wind compete with fossil fuels. Gates said to call when Sadoway was ready to start a company. “He agreed to be an angel investor,” Sadoway says. “It would have been tough without that support.”
 

Sadoway is ready. He and a handful of scientists with young companies and big backers say they have a shot at solving a vexing problem: how to store and deliver power around the clock so sustainable energies can become viable alternatives to fossil fuels.  How these storage projects are allowing utility power customers to defect from the grid is one of the topics for debate this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York. Today’s nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion offerings aren’t up to the task. They can’t run a home for more than a few hours or most cars for more than 100 miles (160 kilometers). At about $400 per kilowatt-hour, they’re double the price analysts say will unleash widespread green power. “Developing a storage system beyond lithium-ion is critical to unlocking the value of electric vehicles and renewable energy,” says Andrew Chung, a partner at Menlo Park, California–based venture capital firm Khosla Ventures.

Aquion Energy and Ideal Power Announce Technology Partnership

Aquion Energy Verifies Compatibility of Power Conversion Systems and Aqueous Hybrid Ion Batteries

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