Renewable energy—and solar energy in particular—has a problem. Because it is subject to the vagaries of sunshine and wind for power generation, it is often not available when it is needed most. For those nighttime hours when the sun is not available and cloudy days when sunlight is minimal, provisions
Flexible use of storage batteries by sonnen is reducing emergency measures required to stabilize the network
In the future, private households will be capable of contributing to the stabilization of the power grid by enabling better integration of renewable energies. As such, sonnen and power grid operator TenneT have partnered to
By Lyn Corum
The energy storage business is hot these days. It has become the most talked-about trend in the retail energy business in the past three years with large companies offering new products, and startups introducing newly designed energy storage, software, and hardware packages.
The popularity of energy storage is driven by the rapid
Recycling High Voltage Automotive and Stationary Energy Storage Batteries
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, by 2025 more than 95 GWh of batteries will have been extracted from superannuated EV’s. This waste stream of potentially hazardous but also potentially valuable energy materials, such as cobalt, nickel, lithium and reformulated cathode materials,
By Lyn Corum
Sharp Electronics Corporation, a US subsidiary of Osaka-based Sharp Corporation, formed Energy Systems and Services Group (ESSG), which entered the market in 2014 with the launch of the SmartStorage behind-the-meter scalable energy storage system.
Designed to reduce peak demand charges in commercial and industrial buildings, Carl Mansfield, general manager and founder
Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle has established agreements with specialist US manufacturers to show how its innovative 3D nanotechnology can improve their battery performance.Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie Moroz
The companies, which produce high performance batteries used in specialised industries such as aerospace, have agreed to test how Nano-Nouvelle’s
Monday, April 25, 2016 Likely sales of Tesla batteries to just one solar company this year could be 60 percent larger than the entire U.S. “behind-the-meter” energy storage market last year, said a new report by GTM Research.
Even though the analysis focused only on Tesla Motors Inc.’s sale of high-capacity
By Lyn Corum
The microgrid is a disruptive technology. It can provide reliability, resiliency, and security of supply for the community it serves, whether it is a college campus, a military base, or a neighborhood. It can also benefit the distribution grid. But states and regulatory agencies are struggling with how to
By Ed Ritchie
The outlook for the nation’s electricity system is cause for major concern as rising demand continues to strain utility resources. New power plant construction is still a tough sell, with coal a less-than-desirable fuel source and nuclear energy now suffering under the long shadow cast by Japan’s recent earthquake and