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.
Green recycling start-up Aqua Metals, Inc. has established its new global headquarters in Alameda, California,US.
The facility will include engineering and design laboratories, offices and an assembly line for AquaRefining modules, due to start production in Q4 of 2015.
Californian Energy Management firm ZBB Energy has undergone a rebranding and changed its name to EnSync Inc to signify its business evolution.
The name change reflects its current business development that synchronises energy storage equipment with microgrids and electric utility providers.
Californian firm PATHION is offering two international sub-licenses for its Lithium Rich Anti-Perovskite (LiRAP™) solid state electrolyte.
Pathion acquired exclusive worldwide rights of the technology/IP from Los Alamos National Security, a part of Los Alamos National Laboratories.
Californian deep-cycle lead-acid manufacturer Trojan Battery is building a research and development centre in Ireland.
The facility will be known as Trojan Battery Ireland and be located at the Innovation Centre on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Picture: Sligo Innovation Centre
US energy storage firm Imergy Power Systems (Imergy) has been selected by Foresight Renewable Solutions to provide three of its flow batteries to a smart microgrid project in California, US.
The batteries will be deployed at the US Navy’s mobile utilities support equipment facility in Port Hueneme. The project, which focuses on developing applications and use-case scenarios to optimise power consumption at military bases, industrial parks and other institutions is, sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Southern California Edison (SCE) has selected five energy storage companies to provide 261MW of grid-connected storage by 2021.
STEM will provide 85MW of behind-the-meter-storage, 50MW from Advanced Microgrid Solutions of battery-based "hybrid electric building" projects; Ice Energy 25.6MW of thermal energy storage; while NRG Energy will develop a 0.5MW grid-tied battery energy storage system.
California’s ultracapacitor firm Maxwell Technologies (Maxwell) and New York-based glass and ceramic material manufacturer Corning have teamed up for ultracapacitor-based energy storage development.
The partnership aims to research energy density, lifetime, operating environment, form factor and cost of ultracapactiors.
US-based flow battery developer Imergy Power Systems (Imergy), known as Deeya Energy, has introduced a vanadium flow battery that costs $300/kWh.
According to Imergy, the 50kW battery comes with a minimum 20-year cycle life and can store up to 200kWh of electricity. The storage duration can be extended by increasing electrolyte concentration and volume. The ESP30 battery can be used at up to 131°F (55°C).