REC solar panels powering HEINEKEN's key brand, Tiger Beer brewery in Singapore

HEINEKEN's largest rooftop solar installation worldwide and one of Singapore's biggest commercial solar installations

LG Chem Batteries to Power World's Largest ESS Project for STEAG (Germany)

Large-scale solar batteries will supply power to 10,000 households starting in 2016

ORNL, Solid Power Sign Exclusive License for Lithium-Sulfur Battery Tech

ORNL's proof-of-concept battery research has demonstrated the technology's potential to improve power, operating temperature, manufacturability and cost as well.

Duke Energy, Google team up on solar power project in N.C.

Google first company to announce participation in Duke Energy's Green Source Rider program --- Total of 61 megawatts of solar energy will provide a portion of the power at expanded data center in Caldwell County --- Project reinforces N.C.'s No. 4 national ranking for solar power

SunEdison Signs 6.2 Megawatt Solar Power Deal with L.A. County

The solar power purchase agreements are projected to save taxpayers millions of dollars, and will provide predictable energy pricing to L.A. County for decades to come.

RevoluSun Smart Home Offers Solar Storage to Hawaiian Homeowners

Other products include PV hot water, whole house fans, skylights and sun tunnels, home automation and security, EV car charging, among others.

Rising Sun Solar Installs First JuiceBox Energy Storage System in Hawaii

JuiceBox Energy partnered with Rising Sun Solar, one of Hawaii's top home solar installers, to install the energy storage system.

Price Declines Expected to Broaden the Energy Storage Market, IHS Says

Led by price declines in lithium ion batteries, system prices have fallen significantly over the last few years

Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation and Tabuchi Electric Launch Solar-Plus-Storage Program

Canadian utility champions installation of grid-friendly residential systems

HiQ Solar Announces Partnership with Russell Pacific for Value-Added Sales of TrueString Inverters

Russell Pacific manufacturers custom DC and AC wiring harnesses with integrated wire management features.

Mercedes Is Proposing A Novel Solution To Meet Energy Storage Demand

By Michael McDonald for  Ever since Tesla announced its PowerWall battery project earlier this year, interest in stationary storage and battery technology in general has been explosive. Now, Mercedes Benz has put together an interesting project built around recycled batteries that might help drive even more interest in grid scale utility storage and help to blend the consumer and commercial markets for batteries.

Under Mercedes’ new project, a consortium of companies is going to create the world’s largest grid storage facility using used batteries in Lunen, Germany. The project will have the capacity to store 13 megawatts of power (enough to meet the demand of 130,000 homes) based on reusing automotive batteries. The basic premise is that when the battery from an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid vehicle is no longer reliable enough to start a car, it still has up to 80% of its original storage capacity remaining. As a result, a large series of these batteries can be connected to store energy from renewable sources like solar and wind power.  Cont'd...

Toronto Hydro to test world's first underwater energy storage system

Dario Balca , CTV Toronto:  Toronto Hydro has announced it will launch the world’s first-ever underwater energy storage system in Lake Ontario.

The utility has partnered with Hydrostor Inc., a company that specializes in innovative energy storage systems, for a two-year-pilot project intended to create a backup for the city’s electricity grid big enough to power approximately 350 homes.

"We're very excited to see this new technology in action,” said Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines. “Toronto Hydro has been very busy exploring new ways to power our grid, and I think this is the most creative project we've been involved in so far. Supporting innovative solutions for Toronto's power needs will continue to be a focus for our organization."

The system works by taking electrical energy and converting it into compressed air so that it can be stored under water in large, balloon-like structures.

The storage facility will be located three kilometres off the southern tip of the Toronto Island and 55 metres under water.

When the city’s electricity grid needs power, crews will open a valve that lets the pressurized air out. The air is then converted back into electricity and fed into the grid.  Cont'd...

Mortenson Construction Enters Energy Storage Market

Mortenson Construction, a recognized leader in energy and transmission infrastructure in North America, today announced it is entering the energy storage market.

RELiON Joins Forces with Magnacharge Battery Corporation

U.S. and Canadian Partnership Dominates the North American Battery Market

New Energy Storage Deployments in Asia Pacific's Major Markets Are Expected to Total Nearly 37 GW from 2015 to 2025, According to Navigant Research

Variable renewable energy generation is driving interest in grid-tied energy storage technologies, report finds

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