Battery cell control system extends lifespan of storage devices and reduces costs
Creating the perfect solution for home and commercial "prosumers" keen to maximize their self-consumption.
Intersolar - THE INNOVATION PRIZE FOR THE ENERGY STORAGE INDUSTRY - WE UNVEIL THE WINNERS OF THE ees AWARD
The three winners won over the panel with their pioneering solutions that boost the efficiency, profitability and functionality of energy storage systems.
Energy storage roadmap released at ninth IRENA Council meeting
Saft expands its Li-ion solar energy storage portfolio with new Intensium Home 10M system designed for prosumers*
Intensium Home 10M is a high performance 10 kWh/ 10 kW battery designed specifically for high-end residential and small commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. ---- New partnership with KACO new energy GmbH teams Intensium Home 10M with the perfect inverter to enable prosumers to maximize their self-consumption. ---- Saft Li-ion energy storage systems are ideally suited for "behind the meter" and swarm** applications.
ProQuip Brings Power to Hamilton Park with First in Class, Innovative and Eco-Friendly Charging Station
ProQuip, an international leader in the new energy sector, has engineered Park N' Charge, a re-charging station that runs 100% on solar power. A Park N' Charge unit has been installed in Lifesavers Park in Ontario and delivers the convenience of eco-friendly power and cost savings.
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company, Limited (TRC) for development of a new fuel cell module that will be designed to meet the requirements of tram or Ground Transport Vehicle (GTV) applications.
Balancing renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power with fluctuating demand is a key challenge for smart grids. Market leader in integrated power systems - Socomec - has developed a solution that converts and stores the energy produced, therefore compensating for the intermittent nature of these energy sources. Socomec Sunsys PCS² power conversion and storage system optimises self-consumption, manages the variance between supply and demand. Through investment in innovation, Socomec has been able to meet the requirements of multiple applications in one single device.
Booming Business : Energy Harvesting: Off-Grid Renewable Power For Devices, Vehicles, Structures 2015-2025
Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Renewable Power for Devices, Vehicles, Structures 2015-2025 :Market Segments, Size, Trend and Market projections for upcoming years
Assetz Property Group Chooses Imergy as Energy Storage Partner for Its Off-grid Warehouse Renewable Energy System Initiative
The initiative will help APG minimize energy outages at its warehouses, lower its energy procurement costs and reduce its carbon footprint.
Stephen Edelstein for Motor Authority: Tesla Motors may be the first automaker to try selling standalone battery packs for powering homes and businesses, but it may not be the only one for long. Mercedes-Benz could soon enter the energy storage business as well. A division of parent company Daimler has been testing battery packs that can power houses or store excess electricity from the grid, and plans to launch commercially in September, according to Australia's Motoring. Called ACCUmotive, this division was created in 2009 to develop lithium-ion batteries. Like Tesla before its recent announcement, the Daimler arm has been testing energy storage systems under the radar for some time. It recently built an energy storage array operated by German electricity joint venture Coulomb. The array consists of 96 lithium-ion modules that together boast a combined 500 kilowatt hours of storage capacity, which is used to stabilize the Saxony Kamenz power grid. There are plans to expand it to 3,000 kWh of capacity. ACCUmotive has reportedly delivered more than 60,000 lithium-ion cells to customers—which may include Mercedes itself—and employs more than 250 people.
TRISTAN EDIS writes: Reposit Power are one of the first companies in Australia that have teamed up with Tesla in the roll-out of their Powerwall home energy storage system. The interesting thing about Reposit is that its primary businesses isn’t selling energy hardware but, rather, using software to aggregate and trade lots of little sources of power generation into the electricity market. Most battery retailers and installers in Australia have their roots in the off-grid market – they have sold batteries to customers because their only other option was expensive, maintenance-intensive diesel generators. But Reposit is inherently bound to the grid where there are lots of generators connected which they trade against. It means Reposit, in trying to get batteries rolled out (which they can then use to trade into the power market), face a far more challenging sales proposition. Grid-connected customers don’t really need the battery system – it’s an optional extra because the grid works extremely well in providing reliable and affordable power. Yet participants in the solar PV market know there is some considerable latent demand for batteries among householders – particularly those with solar systems – provided the offering is right. The challenge is working out what the successful marketing formula needs to be to tap this latent demand. Dean Spaccavento, chief product officer with Reposit, explained what they’ve found out so far, outlining 10 lessons of which I’ve plucked out five. The overall message is it is extremely hard to sell a grid-connected household an energy storage system. And Reposit had the benefit of an ARENA grant which allowed them to discount the price of their $25,000, 14kWh battery system by a very hefty $10,000. This was a one-off, small volume offer. To sell battery systems in Australia it will need to happen without the benefit of such a big rebate. The five lessons below provide one overarching lesson – batteries won’t be sold on some kind of pure sophisticated financial calculus of rate of return or NPV. Instead, it will be a mixture of rule-of-thumb financial hurdles and a strong dose of emotion. Cont'd....
All-Important HECO Approval Critical for Supporting Hawaiis Commitment to Renewable Energy
Intersolar Europe: Trojan Booth B1.430
Jabil will help ViZn ramp up production capabilities to fulfill current orders and meet expected delivery commitments over the next 12 months.
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