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Molten salt ‘heating up storage market’— IEA

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:42 -- Xuan Zhong
Molten salt ‘heating up storage market’— IEA

Molten salt is “becoming the standard” for energy storage systems coupled with solar power in new markets, according to a study by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The IEA’s ‘Renewables 2017’ market report, released on 4 October, said solar and wind together will represent more than 80% of global renewable capacity growth in the next five years.

 

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ESS a “game-changer” for NZ, study says

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:43 -- News Editor
ESS a “game-changer” for NZ, study says

Building energy storage systems across New Zealand would represent an economic “game-changer” for the country within the next few years, according to new research by national grid owner-operator Transpower.

The company said its research findings show distribution-connected or community-scale batteries are expected to be economic for homes and business from 2020— promising “real potential and benefits from batteries for New Zealand consumers”.

 

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Lithium-ion reducing diesel use in micro-grid hybrid applications

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:03 -- Xuan Zhong

German firm Quinos is to provide its lithium-ion energy storage systems for two hybrid off-grid applications in the coming months.

The company’s ESS will allow micro-grid projects in Chile and Indonesia to curb use of diesel generators while storing renewable energy from solar photovoltaic (PV).

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Batteries natural replacement for gas in California energy crisis

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:55 -- Paul Crompton
Batteries natural replacement for gas in California energy crisis

Speed of deployment and rapid demand response functions at grid-scale has seen California embrace battery energy storage systems in the face of potential blackouts.

Just over a year since a gas leak in the Aliso Canyon region of the US state utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has been busy tendering projects to tackle the threat of blackouts in the area.

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US military to test mission critical ability of dry deployment flow battery

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:42 -- Xuan Zhong

The US Army Corps of Engineers is to test an all-iron flow battery (IFB) to its limits after a firm delivered a 60kW/225kWh system.

Portland, US-based firm Energy Storage Systems Inc’s (ESS) battery will have its ability to handle long-duration storage in Forward Operating Bases (FOB) tested as part of an integrated microgrid.

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North America spearheads ESS market— but for how long?

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:22 -- Xuan Zhong

Market research company Navigant Research has indicated that North America remains the largest market for newly announced energy storage systems.

An estimated 1,997.3 MW of new ESSs have been announced worldwide in 2016 so far, with around 15.8% coming from North America.

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Norwegian Maritime Authority approves two new lithium-ion ESS

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:55 -- Xuan Zhong

Two companies have had their lithium-ion energy storage systems  approved for use in a variety of hybrid and fully electric maritime applications in Norway.

Saft, the French firm brought out by utility company Total earlier this year Seanergy® marine lithium-ion Super-Phosphate® (SLFP) ESS has been approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA).

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Lead batteries key to meeting emissions targets

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:39 -- Paul Crompton

Lithium-ion might be the chemistry of choice for energy storage systems, but advances in the lead-acid means it could be a better fit to help meet emissions targets.

At this year’s biennial European Lead Battery Conference (ELBC) the world’s foremost lead battery pioneers will show how the latest research and development can reduce the global carbon footprint.

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Flow battery firm name utility expert as new board member

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:33 -- Paul Crompton
Flow battery firm name utility expert as new board member

North American all-iron redox flow battery firm Energy Storage Systems has appointed a utility specialist to its board of directors.

Portland, Oregon-based ESS named former San Diego Gas & Electric President Michael R. Niggli as its latest board of directors member.

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Investment to help firm bring supercapacitor ESS to market

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:00 -- Paul Crompton
Investment to help firm bring supercapacitor ESS to market

European firm Skeleton Technologies is set to bring an energy storage systems based on its patented SkelCap ultracapacitor technology to market. 

Details of the launch are scant, but the German based company’s chief executive officer Taavi Madiberk said the product will be market ready ‘shortly’.

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