Is Adding Solar Batteries Worth it?

Seeking to help states better address the value proposition of solar+storage systems, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) engaged Clean Power Research (CPR) to develop a methodology that could be used to value solar energy coupled with battery storage. The methodology described in the report can be applied in any location. It focuses on Hawaii as an example, as it is likely to be an early adopter of storage regulations.  "The concept of adding batteries alongside a utility customer's solar array intrigues utility customers, solar developers, and utility planners on several levels, but the underlying question for everyone is whether adding batteries is 'worth it,'" says Jason Keyes, Partner at Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP, attorney for IREC and report collaborator.  Though still at a nascent stage, the recent rapid growth in the distributed energy storage market suggests that now is an opportune time to take a closer look at distributed energy storage, especially in combination with distributed solar, and the values it has to offer. The new IREC study lays out the methodology to do just that and sets forth a pathway for more robust analysis and dialogue.   Cont'd...  

Is Adding Solar Batteries Worth it?

Landmark Methodology Report Helps Unlock Value of Solar PV + Energy Storage A Framework to help states quantify benefits, understand opportunities

SunEdison and Green Charge Networks Team Up To Deliver Additional Electricity Savings With Solar Plus Energy Storage Offering

Silicon Valley Power is the First Joint Customer of the New Strategic Partnership ----California Commercial and Municipal Customers Can Save Even More with Zero Upfront Costs

Ultracapacitor Usage in Wind Turbine Pitch Control Systems

Ultracapacitors have other significant advantages compared to batteries such as high power density, high efficiency, long service life, predictable aging, wide operating temperature range and light weight.

E-STOR Wins Renewable Energy Accolade

Future Transport Systems (FTS) is celebrating after winning its first national award on Thursday 18th June. FTS won the Innovation Category of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2015 with its E-STOR product. E-STOR re-purposes used electric car battery packs to store and distribute power generated by renewables - and optimise its use.

First energy storage system for primary frequency regulation in France

Alstom and Saft's innovative energy storage goes live at EDF's Concept Grid

Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity over next 25 years

BNEF's forecast to 2040 sees $2.2 trillion boom in small-scale solar as consumers seize control of their power, and weaker growth in electricity demand, but prospects for the climate are bleak

24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

Company Emerges from Stealth with $50M in Private Capital and a Revolutionary New Technology That Will Slash Today's Lithium-Ion Battery Costs by 50%

Swedish fuel cell developer PowerCell receives its first order of the S2 fuel cell stack platform

A German company has ordered two fuel cell stacks of the S2 platform of 25 kW each.

CalCom Solar Recognized by Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development with California Competes Award

Cal Competes Spurs Additional Solar Deployment and Job Creation in Central Valley by Providing Tax Credits to Fast-growing Companies like CalCom Solar

24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

Today, 24M emerged from stealth mode to introduce the semisolid lithium-ion cell, a revolutionary technology that solves the grand challenge of energy storage by enabling a new, cost-effective class of the lithium-ion battery. 24M’s semisolid lithium-ion is the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology in more than two decades and combines an overhaul in battery cell design with a series of manufacturing innovations that, when fully implemented, will slash today’s lithium-ion costs by 50% and improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. The technology will accelerate the global adoption of affordable energy storage. Until now, the energy storage field has had two options to try to drive down costs – build massive and complex factories to produce lithium-ion batteries in high volumes or pursue entirely new chemistries that may never move from the lab to the commercial floor. With the invention of the semisolid lithium-ion battery, 24M presents a third option – work with the world’s preferred energy storage chemistry and unlock new opportunities for cost reductions through new cell design and manufacturing innovations. 24M’s platform is the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology since its debut more than 20 years ago.

UniEnergy Technologies Announces Commissioning of Largest Capacity Flow Battery in North America and Europe

The largest capacity flow battery operating in North America and Europe.

POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe ends on a high

The conference and exhibition gave the energy industry the chance to celebrate achievement, tackle challenges and highlight future opportunities

Parker Hannifin Selected by Alevo to Support North America's Largest Energy Storage Deployment

Parker's energy transfer systems will connect energy from Alevo's battery modules as part of large-scale 200 Megawatt energy transfer operation

European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) announces research project around Electric Vehicle (EV) smart charging with Enexis and ElaadNL

ENCS is conducting research as a consortium member of the FP7 AMADEOS project

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