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Germany marks solar BESS ‘milestone’

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:58 -- John Shepherd
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Germany has welcomed the “milestone” installation of the country’s 100,000th grid-connected residential battery energy storage system.

Solar-battery storage projects will become “increasingly important” in pushing ahead with Germany’s energy transition (energiewende) policy, the German Solar Association (BSW) quoted parliamentary state secretary to the federal economic and energy minister, Thomas Barei, as saying.

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German components firm to start battery production for new ‘solar car’

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong
German components firm to start battery production for new ‘solar car’

German automotive components firm ElringKlinger is to launch its first battery production facility after clinching a deal worth “several hundred million euros”.

ElringKlinger told BBB the fully-automated facility had been planned for some time and would be “primarily used” to develop and produce modular lithium-ion battery systems for “fully-electric” solar vehicles under a contract awarded by Germany’s Sono Motors.

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'Lebanon eyes solar projects' with BESS

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:48 -- John Shepherd
'Lebanon eyes solar projects' with BESS

Lebanon is reportedly issued a call for developers to build a series of battery energy storage systems in the country as part of a solar power project.

The Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has called for expressions of interest to develop 300MW of grid-connected photovoltaic projects with battery storage.

 

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Battery-solar plans inch ahead in Western Australia

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:56 -- John Shepherd
Battery-solar plans inch ahead in Western Australia

Proposals that pave the way for a battery storage facility of up to 20MWh to be built alongside a solar farm in Western Australia have taken a step forward.

Australian firm Carnegie Clean Energy has been given the go-ahead to negotiate a lease to build the battery and a solar plant of up to 100MW at the site, 26km southwest of Kalgoorlie.

 

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Will regulator thwart green energy bid?

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:28 -- John Shepherd
Will regulator thwart green energy bid?

Plans to invest $200 million in a lithium-ion storage facility in the US hang in the balance in a row over ‘price protectionism’ and the use of renewable energy to charge the batteries.

Franklin Energy Storage Projects has said the proposed Idaho facility— which would include four 25MW battery storage units— qualifies for a 20-year contract under a federal law promoting alternative energy.

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AES to build Hawaiian solar-storage facility

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:50 -- Xuan Zhong
AES to build Hawaiian solar-storage facility

Work has started on a major solar and battery storage project on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

AES Distributed Energy Inc., part of the US-based AES Corporation, is building the 20MW “five-hour duration” storage system on the island— together with a 28MW Oasis solar system from Silicon Valley-based SunPower Corp.

 

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New Jersey adds zinc hybrid battery to microgrid

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:16 -- News Editor
New Jersey adds zinc hybrid battery to microgrid

New Jersey energy utility PSE&G has installed a 250kW/1MWh Eos Aurora battery system, using zinc hybrid cathode technology, for a solar microgrid project.

The zinc hybrid battery system, developed by US firm Eos Energy Storage, has been deployed at a wastewater treatment plant— to act as “a central component” of PSE&G’s on-site solar-plus-storage microgrid to keep the facility running during extended power outages.

 

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BYD batteries to power US utility-scale system

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:44 -- Xuan Zhong
BYD batteries to power US utility-scale system

Chinese battery maker BYD has been chosen to supply batteries to Green Charge’s  “largest utility scale” energy storage system in the US state of Massachusetts.

BYD’s lithium-ion batteries will be deployed for the 3MW/6MWh storage system adjacent to the Mt. Tom Power Station in Holyoke, Green Charge has announced.

 

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Contract awarded for phase 4 of Dubai solar storage plant

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:23 -- News Editor
Contract awarded for phase 4 of Dubai solar storage plant

Dubai's state energy utility has awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build the 700-megawatt fourth phase of a solar power plant with molten salt energy storage.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) gave the contract for the fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power.

 

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Zambia solar and storage project wins investment

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:48 -- News Editor
Zambia solar and storage project wins investment

Investment company InfraCo Africa has pledged $3.5 million for a project that aims to expand off-grid solar power with battery storage in Zambia.

InfraCo, part of the London-based Private Infrastructure Development Group, which is funded by governments and multi-lateral agencies, said it signed a convertible loan agreement for the “phased disbursement” of funds to Zambian firm Standard Microgrid Initiatives (SMI).

 

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