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 Exhibited its New TriStar MPPT 600V Controller for Retrofitting Grid-tied Systems with Battery Backup at Intersolar North America 2015
Company Targeting Off-Grid and Unreliable-Grid Markets with Critical Need for Power
Test tools offer new efficiencies in maintaining the health of battery systems used in solar powered installations
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.
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
Alstom and Saft's innovative energy storage goes live at EDF's Concept Grid
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%
A German company has ordered two fuel cell stacks of the S2 platform of 25 kW each.
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.
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