Voting Opens for Most Innovative Energy Storage Projects in North America

Winners to be announced at Energy Storage North America 2015 in San Diego

Tesla already has reservations for $1bn worth of energy storage

Tesla has taken 100,000 reservations for its Powerpack and Powerwall battery products, worth approximately $1bn, according to founder Elon Musk. Speaking on the company’s quarterly earnings call, Musk said Tesla had taken reservations (non-binding agreements) which led him to believe the company would sell $50m of storage in the fourth quarter of 2015, and up to $500m in both 2016 and 2017. Musk said: "If you just take the reservations that have been made thus far, it's well over $1 billion worth of Powerpacks and Powerwalls. And that's with no marketing, no advertising, no sales force to speak of, really, we're not trying to sell it". Tesla chief technology officer Jeffrey Straubel, who was also on the call, said that around 70% of the reservations were for the larger 1MW Powerpack system, which is focused at commercial users and large-scale energy generators.   Cont'd...

Tantech Holdings to Produce EDLC Carbon Based Aluminum Batteries in Cooperation with Major Battery Manufacturer

Trial production is expected to commence later this month

Battery Costs Set To Fall 60% By 2020 From Energy Storage 'Megashift'

By Sophie Vorrath for RenewEconomy:  The key role energy storage will play in the electricity grids of the future – and the vital importance of investing in and testing the various emerging battery storage technologies – has been highlighted in a major report published by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency on Monday, which predicts a 40-60 per cent price plunge for certain battery technologies by 2020. The 130-page report prepared by AECOM predicts a “mega-shift” to energy storage adoption, driven by demand – from both the supply side, as networks work to adapt to increasing distributed and renewable energy capacity, and from consumers wishing to store their solar energy – and by the rapidly changing economic proposition; a proposition, the report says, that will see the costs of lithium-ion batteries fall by 60 per cent in less than five years, and by 40 per cent for flow batteries.  Cont'd...

Ideal Power's Power Conversion System Selected by Sonnenbatterie for Their Commercial Energy Storage Solutions

Sonnenbatterie systems are designed and engineered with exceptional quality.

GE Power Conversion Breathes Life into the Japanese Solar Market with Highly Reliable and Cost-Effective Solutions

GE Power Conversion is supporting the Hosoe mega solar project in Japan with its Brilliance inverter skid solutions, offering a complete equipment and 20-year lifecycle services package tailor-made for the Japanese solar market ----GE's technology offers reliability and smooth integration into the solar farm and grid, while being cost-effective and fully compliant with local standards ----The solar farm is planned to commence commercial operations in 2018 and will be one of the biggest in Japan

KACO new energy to Provide Battery Converters and Energy Storage Systems Using Ideal Power's Power Conversion Systems

Ideal Power's Products to Be Marketed and Sold Under the KACO Brand in North and Central America

Morningstar's New Solution for Retrofitting Grid-tied Systems with Battery Backup

Morningstar Exhibited its New TriStar MPPT 600V Controller for Retrofitting Grid-tied Systems with Battery Backup at Intersolar North America 2015

Powerstorm Announces the Commercial Availability of Its Modular Energy Storage Solution

Company Targeting Off-Grid and Unreliable-Grid Markets with Critical Need for Power

Intersolar - Fluke displays new 500 Series Battery Analyzers at Intersolar North America Conference

Test tools offer new efficiencies in maintaining the health of battery systems used in solar powered installations

Intersolar - Sonnenbatterie Is Now Offering Its Innovative Products in the United States

For the first time in the US, Sonnenbatterie is taking orders for residential and commercial smart energy storage products for distribution through certified channel partners, Sonnenbatterie Centers

New CellCube installation at the University of New South Wales - the cradle of Vanadium Redox batteries

In June a CellCube FB 30-130 with a power output of 30 kW and a storage capacity of 130 kWh was put into operation at the Tyree Energy Technologies Building of the University of New South Wales.

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...  

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

First energy storage system for primary frequency regulation in France

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

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