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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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Zinc-hybrid firm employs PV expert to help commercial growth

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 12:37 -- Paul Crompton
Zinc-hybrid firm employs PV expert to help commercial growth

An expert in the utility-scale solar industry has joined zinc-hybrid energy storage system maker Eos Energy Storage’s board as the firm ramps up manufacturing and large-scale deployment.

Jim Hughes joined Eos as Chairman of the Board to help guide the development of its hybrid zinc cathode, aqueous electrolyte-based battery technology from development to commercial deployment.

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BioSolar and UCSB team up for "low-cost" supercapacitors to store solar power

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:24 -- Laura Varriale
supercapacitor

California’s energy storage firm BioSolar and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) are to partner for the development of polymer-based supercapacitors.

The partners aim to develop supercapacitors for reducing the cost of storing energy from solar power.

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