How Battery Power Sustains Wind-Blown and Sun Struck Grids

Utilities are turning to energy storage systems (ESS) to help power grids withstand the effects of high peak demands, instability and the unpredictability of energy that can be gone with the wind.

Sunverge Energy, Mitsui Form Strategic Commercial Relationship in Japan

Sunverge's Virtual Power Plant Capabilities Critical in #2 Solar PV Growth Market

Panasonic Broadcasts Total Eclipse Live Using Solar Energy from Its Power Supply Container

The container will be used for the first time to bring the astronomical phenomenon to audiences worldwide via live streaming and social media

Energy-Storage Startup LightSail Plots Long-Term Game Plan

Barbara Haislip for the Wall Street Journal:  Few industries are more daunting for entrepreneurs these days than clean energy. Developing the technology and hardware is expensive, and setbacks are common. Even if all goes well, getting a product to market can take a decade or more. Most venture-fund investors, meanwhile, want a quicker payout. Danielle Fong, co-founder and chief scientist of LightSail Energy, is trying to keep investors happy while working toward some ambitious clean-energy goals. Her company’s aim, she says, “is to produce the world’s cleanest and most economical energy-storage system” through a technology that uses compressed air to store energy from the grid. LightSail’s technology will do this more efficiently than other solutions, Ms. Fong says, by capturing some of the excess heat that comes when compressing air.  “Until now, this was wasted, reducing efficiency,” she says. Founded in 2009, Berkeley, Calif.-based LightSail has raised $70 million from several investors, including Bill Gates, Peter Thiel,Khosla Ventures and the French energy giant Total.   Cont'd...

POWIN SELECTS IDEAL POWER AS ITS POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS PROVIDER

Ideal Power Systems to Be Integrated Into Powin Storage Offerings in the U.S. and China

BioSolar Files National Phase Patents for Its Technology

Joint Patent Application With University of California, Santa Barbara, Protects the Innovative Technology That Also Provides the Basis for the Company's Super Battery Technology

Energy Storage-Enabled Virtual Power Plants Are Expected to Invade Energy Markets, According to Navigant Research

Modularity driven by lean manufacturing concepts is expected to take energy storage by storm, white paper finds

Precision Power Conversion Platform Enables Disruptive Inverter Technology to Lower Solar Energy Cost

Precision Power Conversion Platform Enables Disruptive Inverter Technology to Lower Solar Energy Cos

Energy yield of +120% on BiSoN bifacial PV system

THE BiSoN BIFACIAL PV SYSTEM SHOWS AN ENERGY YIELD OF +120% ACCORDING TO A FIRST PREVIEW FROM ISC KONSTANZ

India Smart Grid Week: Conference to discuss Potential of Smart Grids Towards Resolving India's Energy Crises

Supported by the Ministries of Power, New & Renewable Energy and Science & Technology, India Smart Grid Week is an initiative to find smart solutions to India's energy needs

Apple leftovers key for future energy storage

By Tereza Pultarova for E&T:  German researchers have developed a new carbon-based active material that can be manufactured from apple leftovers and used to build better energy storage systems. The apple-based material can be used as the negative electrode in sodium-ion batteries, which are currently being researched as a more environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Instead of energy-intensive lithium mining, which frequently damages the environment, battery manufacturers in future could be using organic waste to make batteries. In tests, the new material discovered by researchers from the Helmholtz Institute Ulm of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, has demonstrated ‘excellent electrochemical properties’, allowing the researchers to carry out 1000 charge and discharge cycles during which the apple-based battery demonstrated high stability as well as capacity.   Cont'd...

JuiceBox Energy and Simmitri Offer Energy Storage Innovation to Silicon Valley Solar Customers

JuiceBox Energy, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, and Simmitri Inc., a provider of sustainable energy solutions, have partnered to offer Silicon Valley customers the JuiceBox Energy storage system.

STORNETIC Launches New Megawatt Energy Storage Unit

Lower capital expenditure for customers

Intersolar North America 2016 to Highlight the Record-Breaking Growth and Emerging Opportunities in U.S. Solar Market

Speaking Abstracts for Ninth Annual Conference Due March 12

Penton's The Energy Times to Host "The California Renewables Rush" Conference in San Francisco, CA in April

Penton's The California Renewables Rush conference will explore the nation-leading transformation of the utility and energy industry in California. California's utilities must procure 1,325,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2020.

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