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Batteries beaten by ‘campfire’ generator

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:10 -- Xuan Zhong
Batteries beaten by ‘campfire’ generator

Two new battery systems were beaten to the top spot in an international energy and sustainability competition by a hand-held thermoelectric generator that converts excess heat from any stove or fire into useable electricity.

The JikoPower Spark is designed to keep mobile phones, LEDs and radios ready to use when their owners go off-grid in remote areas.

 

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Southern California Edison commissions 32MWh lithium energy storage system

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:08 -- Editor
Tehachapi

Southern California Edison (SCE) commissioned the largest lithium-ion battery storage system in North America on 24 September at its Monolith substation in Tehachapi, California.

The utility plans on running the 8MW/32MWh facility for the next two year to test the performance of the batteries in real-world conditions. It will also test how to automate and integrate the operations of the storage facility and its power onto the grid.

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