Energy Storage & Grids - Articles, Stories & Interviews

First Solar Enters Energy Storage Game

Travis Hoium for Motley Fool: Energy storage opens up some important opportunities for the solar power plants. First, it expands the market potential.

IEEE 802.16s Standard and Its Use for Distributed Energy Resources

The standard is now being leveraged to support applications at the grid edge including communication with distributed energy resources (DER) including solar, wind and local storage. DER applications are becoming increasingly important in supplying electricity.

Lithium Battery Life Could Double by Adding Graphene Girders to Silicon Electrodes

Graphite has been the default choice of active material for anodes in lithium—ion batteries since their original launch by Sony but researchers and manufacturers have long sought a way to replace graphite with silicon, as it is an abundantly available element with ten time

Research from Schneider Electric Reveals Companies Unprepared for New Energy Economy

Survey of 236 companies shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape; but action doesn’t match perception.

St. Eustatius: 100% Solar Power in the Caribbean

The diesel generators can be switched off completely during the day. This is unnoticed by electricity consumers but has huge benefits for the electric utility company and the region – and a pioneer for more diesel-free zones worldwide.

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Close to 6,500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Have Been Sold Globally

By year-end 2017, a total of 6,475 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been sold globally since 2013 when the vehicles first became available commercially. This is disclosed by Information Trends in its upcoming report, "Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, 2018."

FPL unveils first solar-plus-storage system in the U.S. that can increase solar power plant output

By incorporating this new technology into the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center, a solar power plant that was built in 2016, FPL expects to increase the amount of solar energy that the plant can deliver to the electric grid by more than half a million kilowatt-hours a year.

Tesla and Australia will turn 50,000 homes into a virtual solar power plant

Mark Austin for DigitalTrends: Installation of the 5kW solar panels and Tesla batteries has already begun on 1,100 public housing properties, with 24,000 more to follow. After that, the program will be opened up to as many as 50,000 South Australian homes.

Tesla to set up mini solar stores inside Home Depot

Lauren Thomas for CNBC: The expansion would help Tesla test the appeal of its renewable-energy products to a wider audience. It would help Home Depot use some of its excess floor space to sell new products and gain a competitive edge over its peers.

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sonnen Powers Remote School in Puerto Rico Using Solar + Battery Storage Microgrid Technology

The Orocovis school is the site of the ninth and tenth microgrids that sonnen has installed following Hurricane Maria

Essential Energy Everyday, Lead Battery Industry, Celebrate National Battery Day, February 18

New Video Highlights the Role of Innovative Lead Batteries in Our Energy Future

Smappee Works With Nest To Keep An Eye On Your Gas And Water Consumption

Combination of smart energy monitor and smart thermostat marks major step in smart home transformation

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