Energy Storage & Grids - Articles, Stories & Interviews

How Smart Microgrids Will Change the Way We Consume Energy

Microgrids are smaller-scale versions of standard grids that can branch out to support local areas. When you add clean energy into the mix, you get smart microgrids.

Combining Solar Power and Energy Storage - Panasonic’s EverVolt Home Energy Storage System

There isn’t a lot of historical data on energy storage to leverage in sales strategies, so installers should sell homeowners on the benefits of purchasing a complete home energy solution, including the technology used and the warranty options.

Preventing Thermal Runaway Before It Begins

In Li-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems, off-gas detection up to 30 minutes before dangerous thermal runaway events enables action to deter potentially catastrophic cascading failure.

Maintaining Solar Deep-Cycle Batteries During Self Quarantine and Stay-At-Home Orders

With stay-at-home orders in place in many states, homes utilizing deep-cycle batteries for power could be increasingly straining their systems. As more people stay home, more appliances and electrical accessories that would typically be off during the day will be used.

Lead Acid Battery Install and Maintenance Tips

Steve Higgins, Technical Services Manager at Rolls Battery highlights some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to proper maintenance and service of lead acid batteries.

Improving Deep-Cycle Batteries Through Additives

Battery manufacturers have improved deep cycle battery performance through the use of additives, but not all of them result in the same benefit to customers.

Startup Lowering Construction Costs for Hydropower Plant

Hydropower may become less costly as startups are beginning to use pre-existing facilities and discontinue dam building. Thus, construction costs would be minimal and engineers could implement hydropower on a much larger scale.

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Span Raises $10.2 Million for Reinvention of Home Electrical Panel to Optimize Solar, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicle Charging

Span's smart panel brings greater resiliency to homes with increased flexibility when the power goes out and real-time energy monitoring plus controls

Managing Deep-Cycle Batteries For Energy Storage During Stay-At-Home Orders

The increase in renewable energy homes and small businesses began as a way to lower power usage costs, but with more people sequestered in one place using electrical accessories, battery storage systems can suffer if they are not purposely built for energy storage use.

SimpliPhi Power Teams Up with Footprint Project to Deliver Clean Energy Microgrid to Field Hospital for Matamoros Migrant Camp Fighting COVID-19

SimpliPhi's batteries combined with Solar PV are providing power 24/7 for the COVID-19 'pop-up' clinic at the Matamoros Migrant Camp of 3,000 asylum seekers in Mexico at the Texas border

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Reuters Events Launch Energy Transition Summit London Online Edition with CEO's from Across the Energy Spectrum

The Summit will establish what the future energy system will look like and offer companies, from across the asset spectrum, a definitive guide to their ET strategies via our bespoke digital conferencing platform and live broadcast.

EES AWARD 2020: FINALISTS IMPRESS JUDGES WITH GROUND-BREAKING BATTERIES AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

The panel of judges for the ees AWARD has selected ground-breaking products and solutions for the renowned industry prize. The winners will be honored on a virtual stage with an audience of international experts on June 30, 2020.

MORE WEBINARS IN ONGOING ALL-ENERGY/DCARBONISE 2020 WEBINAR SERIES

Four more webinars will feature this month in the ongoing All-Energy/Dcarbonise 2020 webinar series. This month's, on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June, will focus on 'Meet the Minister' with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands; 'The resurgence of onshore wind'; 'Speed and scale'; and 'Community and local energy: A beacon for 2030'.

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Sun Xtender Batteries

Sun Xtender is a division of Concorde Battery Corporation in West Covina, CA & Austell, GA. Sun Xtender Deep Cycle AGM Lead Acid Batteries are the preferred choice for reliable renewable energy storage. Concorde Battery Corporation is committed to standards of excellence in safety, reliability and longevity that have been sustained over 40 years in business. Concorde is committed to providing the highest quality lead acid battery solution and world class customer support. www.sunxtender.com