Canadian utility champions installation of grid-friendly residential systems
Russell Pacific manufacturers custom DC and AC wiring harnesses with integrated wire management features.
By Michael McDonald for OilPrice.com : 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...
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, a recognized leader in energy and transmission infrastructure in North America, today announced it is entering the energy storage market.
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
Duke Energy, LG Chem, Greensmith commission fast-response energy storage system in Ohio
Closes on $30 Million Assistance Agreement With the State of Connecticut
India's largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry expects 9,500 visitors
Company completes first phase of development with encouraging data suggesting its Super Cathode technology can achieve significantly higher capacity with costs below $100/kWh
GREG KEENAN - The Globe and Mail: Ryerson University in Toronto and a high-tech startup company called eCamion Inc. will unveil a pilot project Wednesday that allows energy to be stored in a unit that sits on hydro poles. An eCamion storage unit combined with a smart controller developed by Ryerson researchers and students will enable utilities such as Toronto Hydro to store power, integrate more renewable power and improve the reliability of the system, the company and Ryerson say. The unit uses lithium-ion batteries that charge during off-peak hours of hydro usage and discharge during peak hours. One of the benefits if the storage devices win widespread adoption is better availability of power for recharging electric vehicles, said Hari Subramanian, eCamion’s chief executive officer. “These are the enabling technologies you need for electric vehicles to really have an uptake,” Mr. Subramanian said. In many areas, the current hydro infrastructure could not handle the demand if several electric vehicles in a small section of a city were being recharged at the same time, he said. The storage device allows utilities to “flex their grid” to meet varying demands at various times, he said. Cont'd...
PATHION announces a family of commercial and industrial energy storage systems that range from 28kWh to well over 1 Megawatt
Reliable Power for Renewable Energy Applications with Trojan Deep-Cycle Batteries Trojan and TeamSustain Nominated for "Solar Project in India" Award
The new RoseWater Energy Group Hubs received significant attention for its all-in-one residential and business energy management control solution that delivers clean and conditioned power while protecting electronics and providing an option to 'go green' by integrating solar panels.
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