FuelCell Energy Announces Additional Fuel Cell Sales to South Korean Partner and Highlights Asian Manufacturing

FuelCell Energy sells 5.6 megawatts of fuel cell modules to POSCO Energy for Asian market demand ----Commencement of POSCO Energy fuel cell manufacturing on schedule for fall 2015 commercial production ----Asian manufacturing volume supports additional cost reductions globally

Tantech Holdings to Produce EDLC Carbon Based Aluminum Batteries in Cooperation with Major Battery Manufacturer

Trial production is expected to commence later this month

Norway Could Provide 20,000MW of Energy Storage to Europe

Mike Stone  for GTM:  Norway has a lot of hydroelectric plants: a total of 937 of them, which provide a population of 5 million with around 98 percent of its electricity. In fact, the Scandinavian country is home to roughly half of all the hydroelectric water storage reservoirs in Europe. This vast system could also offer a Europe a substantial amount of energy storage -- up to 20 gigawatts of it -- if an ambitious scheme currently being proposed can overcome political and social hurdles and get the necessary funding. That’s according to Kaspar Vereide, an engineer at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. And his models suggest it could all be achieved in seven years. Vereide is not alone in thinking Norway could become a vast green battery for Europe. The Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy has concluded that there are four realistic scenarios for pumped hydro energy storage in the country, ranging from a Nordics-only scenario, where Norway only looks after its own needs, plus some of those of its Scandinavian neighbors; to a so-called ‘big storage’ scenario, which, it says, would see “Norwegian hydropower play an important role in integrating variable renewable sources into the European power system by providing large volumes of balancing over various time horizons to the North Sea countries through highly integrated grids and power markets.” It’s this "big storage" scenario -- with Norway becoming "the green battery of Europe" -- that Vereide has in mind.   Cont'd...

Battery Costs Set To Fall 60% By 2020 From Energy Storage 'Megashift'

By Sophie Vorrath for RenewEconomy:  The key role energy storage will play in the electricity grids of the future – and the vital importance of investing in and testing the various emerging battery storage technologies – has been highlighted in a major report published by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency on Monday, which predicts a 40-60 per cent price plunge for certain battery technologies by 2020. The 130-page report prepared by AECOM predicts a “mega-shift” to energy storage adoption, driven by demand – from both the supply side, as networks work to adapt to increasing distributed and renewable energy capacity, and from consumers wishing to store their solar energy – and by the rapidly changing economic proposition; a proposition, the report says, that will see the costs of lithium-ion batteries fall by 60 per cent in less than five years, and by 40 per cent for flow batteries.  Cont'd...

Three New York organizations reduce operating costs with Capstone Combined Heating and Power turbine systems from GEM Energy

Three New York organizations in different industries are saving money and reducing emissions with Capstone combined heating and power turbine systems from GEM Energy. Syracuse VA Medical Center; Owens Corning's Delmar insulation plant in Feura Bush; and Harbec Inc.'s plastics manufacturing facility in Ontario all will benefit from the low-emission Capstone turbines while reducing their cost of operations.

Ideal Power's Power Conversion System Selected by Sonnenbatterie for Their Commercial Energy Storage Solutions

Sonnenbatterie systems are designed and engineered with exceptional quality.

Australia Utility Ergon Energy Selects SunPower and Sunverge Energy for Residential Solar and Storage Program

This is Ergon Energy's first residential solar and storage project to be piloted in a limited release commercial offer.

Panasonic "Power Supply Container" Improves Educational Environment and Water Supply Conditions

The "Power Supply Container" is a stand-alone power package that uses Panasonic-made solar panels and storage battery units.

"Yolks" and "shells" improve rechargeable batteries

Aluminum could give a big boost to capacity and power of lithium-ion batteries.

Adenium Energy Capital Forms Partnership With Hudson Clean Energy Partners for Japan Solar Photovoltaics Investments

Adenium and Hudson have formed the partnership to jointly capture the compelling investment opportunity presented by utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects in Japan.

Ice Energy launching new R&D center to develop new thermal storage solutions and extend its award winning technology

Leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage hiring team of 12 to staff center in Riverside, California

AspectSolar Introduces PoweRack 1500 at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show

Able to power lights, appliances, communication devices and more, the PoweRack 1500 combines a compact, lightweight design with advanced long-life LiFePO4 green battery technology.

Maxwell Technologies Selected as Exclusive Capacitive Energy Storage Supplier by China's Largest Rail Company

China Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute and Maxwell Sign Multi-year Strategic Agreement

WavePOD project secures £2 million from Wave Energy Scotland

The WavePOD (Wave Power Offtake Device) aims to develop a standardised subsea unit which can be attached to a variety of different wave energy machines and convert the movement of the device into electricity.

GE Power Conversion Breathes Life into the Japanese Solar Market with Highly Reliable and Cost-Effective Solutions

GE Power Conversion is supporting the Hosoe mega solar project in Japan with its Brilliance inverter skid solutions, offering a complete equipment and 20-year lifecycle services package tailor-made for the Japanese solar market ----GE's technology offers reliability and smooth integration into the solar farm and grid, while being cost-effective and fully compliant with local standards ----The solar farm is planned to commence commercial operations in 2018 and will be one of the biggest in Japan

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